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How Cutting Myself Shaving Improved My Golf Game

Shaving,GolfGym

When I was a kid growing up, I would see my Dad shaving with an electric razor. I remember the hum of the motor and him running the clunky thing up and down and around and around trying to get every last one of the little stubble buggers off his face.

Shaving,GolfGymSo when the fuzz started growing on my face…the manly thing to do was to lather up and scrape it off……..” Continue Reading →

I Used To Have A Pretty Good Swing!

Ken Pierce,Golf Swing

I was pleasantly surprised to see that I had a fairly good swing way back then. I had a “Bubba Swing” before Bubba did. Check out that Jack Nicklaus knee. You could put a watermelon under my left foot.

Ben Hogan3-100 I came across a picture of myself (actually a collage of pictures) performing a golf swing. This picture has to be 30 years old or more …….” Continue Reading →

Ben Hogan Inspired Drill – Start Your Downswing

I received a call last week from a gentleman who sounded like he was a member of the “Seasoned Citizen” Club. (The first time I ever saw that term was in “The Little Red Book” by Harvey Penick)

Ben Hogan3-100I came across a short video by Ben Hogan in which he demonstrated exactly what that nice gentleman was requesting …….” Continue Reading →

You Must Swing Your Swing!

“Have you ever seen that commercial with Mr. Arnold Palmer, “The King”. It was for Dick’s Sporting Goods. Mr. Palmer, said, “Swing Your Swing.

“Swing Your Swing. Not someone else’s. Not the one you wish you had. No, swing your swing…..I did” …….” Continue Reading →

Play Golf Just Like An Olympic Ice Skater

Ice Skaters Falling

Yes…I know…Golf and Ice Skating have zero, nada, nothing in common right? Oh, but they do comrade (a reference to Russia because of the Olympics)…let me explain.

“The Winter Olympics are taking place this week and I have been watching many of the events especially the events taking place on the ice. …….”[read more...]

Kevin Stadler Wins! See…That Golf Fitness Stuff Is A Bunch Of Baloney!

Kevin Stadler,PGA

Congratulations to Kevin Stadler on his first PGA Tour victory in Scottsdale this past weekend. He played great golf and deserved to win over Bubba Watson and Graham DeLaet. It was his first win in 239 starts.

“Kevin Stadler is a big man…almost a carbon copy of his Dad, Craig Stadler, “The Walrus” (some of the younger among us may not even know what a carbon copy is)…….”[read more...]

Balance? We Don’t Need No Stinking Balance!

I grew up in Chicago, and from as far back as I can remember, I fell in love with ice hockey and, of course, the Chicago Blackhawks. I got very involved with hockey and eventually went on to become a professional referee.

“What does this have to do with balance and the golf swing? Well, here goes. About a week ago, I turned on the TV…….”[read more...]

Proud To Be Down 80 Pounds

Ken Pierce,GolfGym,PowerSwing Trainer

I am proud to say that I have dropped 80 pounds from my highest weight over the past seven years. I am in the best overall shape of my life and Playing my best. Let us help you to play better.

“Because I am 6′-2″ tall, everyone used to tell me that I carried it well. Oh, I carried it alright……..”[read more...]

Old Dog – Definitely New Trick!

I learned something new about my golf swing recently and must pass it along. Because of what I learned from Martin Chuck, I am moving my weight forward at address for a better strike and follow through.

“To date, I have been playing golf for about 50 years. Actually, for many of those years I was playing “at” golf. …….”[read more...]

What I Learned About Golf At The Ice Rink

Golf,Ice Hockey

I learned something about my golf game while playing Ice Hockey on a beautiful Sunday morning. Maybe it will help you think a little differently.

“You see…I haven’t skated in 2 years and that’s why I am a little wobbly…Oh! and my skates weren’t sharp…and I am getting older you know…what excuses do you have?…….[read more...]

Senior? “You Talkin’ To Me”

Jack LaLanne

Getting older doesn’t mean you have to start slowing down…it means you have to pick up the pace to be able to pick up the pace.

“You talkin’ to me? Are you talkiin’ to me? I’m the only one here…you talkin’ to me?” That is one of the all time greatest series of lines uttered by an actor in a movie…ever. The actor was Robert De Niro and his character was…….[read more...]

Simple Extension Drill For A Strong Follow Through

Golf Swing,Full Extension,Golf Fitness

I am going to show you a simple and effective golf swing drill, exercise or movement pattern to help you get the feeling of an extended follow through in your golf swing…

In this video I am going to show you a simple and effective golf swing drill, exercise or movement pattern to help you get the feeling of an extended follow through in your golf swing…….[read more...]

Trash Talking About The Treadmill

A good friend of ours was trash talking about getting your cardio on a treadmill. Personally, I like the treadmill for warming up and listening to motivational and inspirational messages. How about you?

There is a debate going on in the “Fitness Community” about “cardio” exercising versus, weight training and the newest technique called HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training)…….[read more...]

How To Fix Your Slice With The PowerSwing Trainer

Arlen Bento, Jr. and Ken Pierce demonstrate a drill with the GolfGym PowerSwing Trainer that will help to get you on the right swing place/path in order to eliminate the most common of golf swing flaws, the Slice…

Arlen Bento Jr.,Ken Pierce,GolfGym,Golf Gym,Golf,Golf FitnessArlen Bento, Jr. identifies the flaw in our swing that causes a slice. Using the GolfGym PowerSwing Trainer, Arlen and I demonstrate the correct move which can be learned through repetition and resistance to eliminate the evil slice…….[read more...]

Develop Stronger Legs With These Exercises

Ken Pierce demonstrates some simple exercises with the GolfGym Balance Ball that will help to build stronger legs. Strong legs are critical to overall golf performance…

Strong LegsWe all know that our legs are important in the game of golf and to our overall golf fitness. They are important for many reasons……..[read more...]

The Russian Twist Drill

PowerBall,Golf Swing,Rusian Twist,Balance BallKen Pierce demonstrates a Golf Fitness exercise called the “Russian Twist” utilizing the GolfGym 8 pound double handled PowerBall and the GolfGym 65cm Balance Ball. The exercise develops better golf rotation, core strength……[read more...]

“Begin With The Follow Through”

Arlen Bento Jr,Golf Swing,Golf,Golf Gym,GolfGym,Follow ThroughIt has always been a challenge demonstrating golf fitness techniques and exercises to golfers, hoping they will employ them consistently to reap the benefits. However, it is difficult for most golfers to see the benefit of a movement pattern or exercise if it isn’t tied directly to their swing……[read more...]

Five Golf Fitness Products for Spring Training

Scroll Down To View All 5 1. The PowerSwing Trainer – Personal Edition   GolfGym PowerSwing Trainer Personal Edition is a complete training kit containing a ProPerfect Training Grip with Personal Resistance PowerCord, high quality training DVD video, instruction booklet, and carry bag. This is designed for the golfer looking for the finest in golf-specific […]

What Is Your Swing Speed?

Golf Swing,GolfGym,Golf,Martin Chuck,Swing Speed,Golf FitnessAbout three months ago, I joined a great gym that is about five miles from our home in Stuart, Florida. It’s a Planet Fitness facility. It is a gym with stuff in it…that’s it. That’s all I wanted, and it’s very inexpensive to join. I don’t generally use weight machines, but I do use the treadmill and the elliptical machine. ……[read more...]

“Golf Fitness” Part 3 The Mental Game

Golf Mental Coach,Golf Mental Game,sports psychologist,GolfWhen we talk about golf fitness, most of us think immediately of our body and how we need to get our muscles in shape, lose weight and look like those pictures we see on the cover of Fitness Magazines. Ah yes!…six pack abs, broad defined shoulders, a 28 inch waist, muscular legs, maybe all your hair shaved off and a Hogan like swing……[read more...]

Golf Fitness – What Is It Really?

This is the First of a Five Part Series on Golf Fitness – What Is It Really? In this digital age, when you want to find information on anything, you go to Google or Wikipedia. Google disseminates all the info out there in cyberspace based on Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and…..[read more...]

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