Category: Mind & Body

Emma Dumas is our Fairway Birdie golfer of the week…

When I first started Fairway Birdies my initial focus was to write about my own experiences. Sharing my love of the game and motivating women to have a life with golf ! My journey thus far, may it only be a short one, has enriched my life in so many ways. Meeting such incredible women, ...

Doing your bit for Womens Golf…It only takes one friend to make a difference !

A sense of belonging is a human need and when we feel a sense of connection it improves our motivation, health and happiness. Have you ever had a conversation expressing your pure delight on how things are going in your life, allowing your face to light up when you are given the opportunity to talk ...

Wellness, Golf and the Benefits …

  This topic is one of the foundation reasons I started Fairway Birdies. Social connectedness has been shown by J Dusheek. Standford Medicine 2016, to be the single largest driver of wellness.  As we all know it takes a lot of work to have a healthy level of social connectedness. You have to have the ...

Prevention is better than no cure…let’s talk Osteoporosis!

The object of this article is to point out the existence of Post Menopausal Osteoporosis.  It can be quite common for a lot of women and a big problem if you don’t realise you have it.  Osteoporosis is not reversible so prevention is paramount. Many things can cause it such as thyroid problems (get a ...

Finding the positives heading into finals week !

We come together from around the state to represent our clubs in the 2018 Golf Victoria Women's Pennant season.  Women's Pennant matches are fiercely contested, with all players representing their Club with pride and passion. I've been lucky enough to be apart of our Kingston Heath Division two Friday team.  We have had a very ...

EVERYBODY HAS ONE OF THOSE DAYS…

Ok, you're out on the golf course, a few holes into your round, everybody’s playing well - except you ! It’s normal to feel a little frustrated.  Don’t panic, analyse what has gone wrong.  If it was a couple of bad putts then you don’t really have a problem.  Decide whether it was speed or ...

NEW YEAR, NEW GOALS… It’s time to tee it up ladies !

We can do this, New Year, New Goals 2018. Over the last 4 months I have written a number of  articles with the purpose of encouraging you all  to find a life with golf.  Not only has it made me more passionate and understanding I hope I have connected with you and woken the golfer ...

Golf: Is it really ‘ Just like riding a bike’?

The old expression, "Just like Riding a Bike," is often used to describe something that comes second nature and should be easy to do.  It implies that we know everything about an activity and can take off where we left off." Unfortunately it's not the case with Golf, which makes it all that more satisfying ...

PREVENTING GOLF INJURIES…

There are many ways to injure yourself playing golf and golf may cause any underlying physical problems to become painful.  I ought to know as I have had a few over the years. Firstly, here are a few scenarios to avoid as these actions will cause problems if you keep repeating them. Awkward lifting of ...

HOW OFTEN WILL I PLAY WELL ?

More often than not you will post a golf score that is over your handicap. It can be very frustrating if it happens time and time again. Don’t become disheartened because that is completely normal and statistically it should happen. Hard to believe but true. How is that so you ask ?   Our handicap ...