The benefits of imagery and sinking putts…

I have come across a research paper in the Journal of Sports and Exercise Psychology; Smith & Holmes 2003. In this paper they assigned forty experienced golfers to one of four groups.   A “written script” group received a personalised, response - proposition laden script. Participants in the audio and video groups either listened to ...

The basic foundation of a swing…“you can’t rotate a bent spine”, plus getting the Spine Straight

Ok, straight up, the key biomechanical element is “you can’t rotate a bent Spine”.  Yep, that’s it. Without this basic fundamental you won’t get your shoulders to turn when you swing the club back. If you don’t turn your shoulders by rotating your trunk, then the only way to get the club back is to ...

Get your mind around MATCHPLAY !!!

G This is why I love Golf so much, it can take us on many journeys…  I was introduced to the game of match play when I joined Kingston Heath Golf Club.  The women members were so encouraging and eager to teach me everything I needed to know about the game of matchplay.   After ...

NEVER PLAYED GOLF BEFORE ?  LET ME HELP YOU GET STARTED…

This is what I did and I want to share it with you because it’s so simple. You can find a friend to start with or you can be brave and go it alone like ME !! I live in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne, with many public and private Golf Clubs in reasonable driving ...

‘Strength and Conditioning Essentials’ Series Part 1.

Keeping motivated to be fit and strong for golf !! What if I told you that your core stability & gluteus maximus would increase your consistency with your golf game… cleaner, straighter, longer ball flight.   BUT there’s a catch, you need an exercise regime designed to activate these muscles. I for one am happy ...

Banana Bread- how carbs can help our game

This post features: why carbs are are not our enemy, and how we can lift our energy levels mid and post game...

Golf on your Travel Itinerary…

I know there will be many golf destinations that I can blog about but I can't go past the opportunity I was given to travel with 11 women to Ireland on a Ladies only golf trip.  My beautiful friend Hazel Thompson, who I've been lucky to meet through Kingston Heath Golf Club got the ball ...

Feeling & looking Confident 1st time out…

  Feeling & looking Confident 1st time out… It’s coming up 10 years that I’ve been a member of Kingston Heath Golf Club and I still remember my 1st 18 holes.  Terrified is a word that comes to mind, sweaty palms, dry mouth, shaking hands and I hadn’t even hit off the 1st tee yet ...

How menopause affects athletic women…

  I’ve spent the last 2 years in postmenopause and it's taken me that long to realise how badly it has affected my golf.  After chronic aching,  MRI’s, specialist appointments, physiotherapy, muscle wastage and loss of fitness I am finally getting back to some kind of normal !!!! First of all, what even is menopause? ...

Why your mental state needs to be as supple as your muscle…

When I started out I was so naive to the mental side of golf, I certainly didn’t realise how important it was to be in your happy place.  I soon got used to arriving at the club, heading off down the fairway and forgetting about everything that was going on in my life good & ...

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