“You don’t have to give up beer. You don’t have to join a gym. You work on it for 10 minutes a day and you get fit.” There are a lot of golf training aids that golfers are embarrassed to bring to the course……….”
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Tighten The Bolts In Your Golf Swing
Iron Byron – “An electro-mechanical machine used by the United States Golf Association to test golf clubs and golf balls for conformity to standards”. As a golfer, you have probably seen this machine (named after the legendary Byron Nelson) on television being used at different………”
A Green Smoothie & Your Golf Fitness Program
You are probably asking…”What the heck does this have to do with a Golf Fitness Program?” Well, for the majority of golfers I have Does that sound like you? Do you want to (or think you should) get involved in a golf specific fitness program but it looks overwhelming?………”
The Guy At The End Of The Range – Left Eye Dominant
I go to the range regularly because I really enjoy working on my swing and my ball striking. I use the term “ball striking” because that’s what I am doing…at least I think so… By the way…I hear that Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods and several other great “ball strikers” are left eye dominant. I’m just […]
Be Aware Of Your Posture For Better Performance
In this blog, I want to focus on your “AWARENESS” of your posture. Although grips and swings may vary from player to player, nearly every professional…. This short video is all about becoming aware of your posture and some simple exercises you can do to ingrain that awareness in a repeatable Motor Pattern………”
The Death Of An Old Friend – Our Weighted Club
We recently experienced the death of an old friend. This friend was with us for almost 10 years. During those 10 years we touted its benefits….. Over the past few years, people started talking about our old friend in a very negative way. They would say that working with it would………”
A Fitness Ball – It’s Not Just For Balance
If you are into any type of fitness program, or even if your not, I am sure you have seen trainers, teachers and/or golfers using a big colorful Fitness Ball… In this next video I want you to just have fun………”
Short – But Intense!
No I’m not talking about Steve Smith with the Baltimore Ravens (formerly with the Carolina Panthers…our favorite NFL team…We miss you Steve).. I am talking about my workout this morning in the gym. I usually head over at about 4:45 am………”
Are You Rotating Properly? Let’s find out!
In golf the three most important words may be: Rotation, Rotation, Rotation. That’s because if you want any power, distance or accuracy with your golf swing, you must be able to rotate properly. I noticed that I was performing one of the movements improperly. It was easy to figure out………”
Golfers Are Insane!
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. By that definition I will make the bold statement that most golfers are INSANE!!! Golf is Hard! Maybe not as hard as trying to roll a 10 ton boulder up a steep rock formation, but it is hard………”
How Many Golf Balls Should I Hit To Improve?
I received a phone call today from a gentleman who had purchased two of our GolfGym Training Products. He was suffering from the dreaded “coming over the top” He asked me, “How many balls should I hit to improve?”………”
How Cutting Myself Shaving Improved My Golf Game
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. So when the fuzz […]
I Used To Have A Pretty Good 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. I came across a picture of myself (actually a collage of pictures) performing a golf swing. […]
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) I came across a short video by Ben Hogan in which he demonstrated exactly what that nice […]
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” …….”
Play Golf Just Like An Olympic Ice Skater
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!
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 […]
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, […]
Proud To Be Down 80 Pounds
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 […]
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 […]
What I Learned About Golf At The Ice Rink
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 […]
Senior? “You Talkin’ To Me”
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 […]
Simple Extension Drill For A Strong Follow Through
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 […]
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 […]
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. identifies the flaw in our swing that causes a slice. Using the GolfGym PowerSwing […]
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… We 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
Ken 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…]
The “Scrunch Drill” with Arlen Bento, Jr.
In this video, Arlen takes us into the movement from short back swing to impact then to follow through. You can work on these simple golf fitness and golf swing drills at home or in your office……[read more…]
“Toe Drill” Swing Tip from Arlen Bento, Jr.
The video below demonstrates a simple and fun drill to help you “Feel” your golf swing moving from a short takeaway to a strong follow through.The drill with Arlen Bento Jr is called the “Toe Drill”. It is easy to do and helps to develop a great ball striking platform……[read more…]
“Begin With The Follow Through”
It 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…]