End of Season?
I was out of pocket all weekend, away on a hunting trip far from newspapers, so I didn’t learn of the icy blast that hit the northeast until yesterday. My heart goes out to all of you who were ushered into winter with a shocking blow. Hope all is restored to normal soon.
That made me think about how many of you have to put up the sticks for several months each year – how awful that must be. Makes me thankful to live in South Texas where we just have to dodge the inclement weather a day or two at a time. Cold northers can make things miserable from now til March, but we wait ‘em out and it’s nice again within a couple of days.
If you’re one of those who sees the 2011 golf season slamming to a halt, why not take the next few months of off season to give yourself a chance to re-build, re-fresh and re-new your golf game for 2012? Why not make a commitment to do the indoor things necessary to make next year your best ever? The golf swing is much more easily learned without a ball in the way, and changes to your technique can be completely ingrained indoors through the winter months.
You can work on posture and alignment, developing a better starting position. You can work on making those fundamental grip changes that will give your shotmaking consistency a boost. Putting and short game technique drills and improvements can also be achieved indoors, along with working on your pace and rhythm in the short game.
And one of the most dramatic improvements to your 2012 golf can be affected by spending the winter months working on your flexibility and strength. You can research the internet for plenty of exercises that will lead to better golf core strength and stretching exercises to keep or improve your late-season form.
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your 'end of season column' was probably right on the money....I've been thinking of what I'm going to do when it's too cold to go out, and we've already had some of that....I'm already committed to exercise...lifting weights etc from now till March (and maybe after), but do you think I should get with a pro to re-learn correct posture, grip, etc? I think my posture looks perfect, but folks I play with apparently don't agree. The problem with getting your technique info from golf magazines or internet, is that next month, they will be saying what they told you last month is all wrong. That's why I was thinking of actual lessons from a pro...what do you think?
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