BUNKERS…Getting out, Raking, Rules…

“It’s a stroke round so don’t play like you’re off a handicap of 4, play smart and play within your ability indicated by your handicap” !!!   Eliminate mistakes  going for shots that you can not make, like going for the green from a bunker 150m out. Picture this, 110m out in a fairway bunker ...

GOLF SNACKS – AVOID THE SUGAR CRASH…

Sugar can not give you a sustained release of energy required to play more than a couple of holes.  Specific to the needs of golfers is the requirement for energy levels to be maintained for a number of hours.  If your on course snacks are sugar your blood sugar will spike quickly for 10mins and ...

CADDYING !!!  Your FREE on course lesson…

When I first started playing golf I never thought that I would have anything to share with an experienced player.   Walking through the wind lobby of the ladies change room there would be notices up asking for volunteer caddies for the next upcoming inter club or pennant season. To be honest with you, if ...

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 ...

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