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How to Winterize Your Golf Game
How many times have you started a new golf season with very high scores, short drives and aches and pains? Am I talking to you? Let’s be honest: It happens more times than you’d like. If you are like most of us, you tend to spend the winters being sedentary. Do yourself a favor. As winter is here and you find your golf season coming to an end, follow these tips and winterize your golf game.
The golf swing is very athletic. Every major muscle in the body is used in a specific sequence of motion to enable you to hit the ball with consistency. It is proven that muscles used in the golf swing that are not exercised and conditioned on a regular basis, will not respond to the correct golfing techniques. Golf is athletic! And we are athletes. Name a sport that does not have an off-season. These athletes work on their bodies during the off-season to reach their true potential on game day. Why wouldn’t you?
There are three main physical fitness components every golfer must have to play his best. To be a successful player at the golf game, you need flexibility, core strength and balance. These are all equally important and should not be ignored in your off-season training program specific to golf.

Strength for Golf  
This includes core strength and rotary strength.
It takes core strength to maintain good golf posture and to rotate your upper body powerfully into the ball.

Flexibility for better Golf 
Mobility in the upper torso is a must to achieve a full backswing with no muscular tension.
Lack of upper body mobility creates tension in your golf swing, robbing you of club head speed and distance.
Balance for better Golf 

Have you ever fallen out of balance during a swing? Everyone has…but why then do golfers ignore balance training for a better swing?
Just as you cannot expect to fire a cannon from a canoe with any accuracy,
you cannot expect to express the strength and power necessary for a long drive,
medium iron shot, shot from the rough or chip shot with any accuracy if your body is out of balance.
Balance cannot be taught, it is the result of core strength, so it can only be trained.
Don’t let your clubs get dusty and forget about your game during the winter or off-season…
It’s no fun to come off the course feeling spent when you could have energy to spare.
You have between 2-3 months to greatly improve your strength, flexibility and balance.
It would be the wisest thing to do to winterize your game – today for a better game tomorrow.

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Healthy Body = Better Game!
20 years in the golf and fitness industry.
Certified golf fitness instructor through the Titleist Performance Institute
Chris Ownbey is the owner of Chris Ownbey’s Golf Fitness.
We specialize with men over 40+.
And offer 30 & 60 Minute golf fitness workout sessions.

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