For many years I have heard golf commentators and golf teachers use the phrase, “The Golf Swing Starts From The Ground Up”. You have probably heard that as well. Frankly, I really didn’t know how to apply that knowledge to my actual golf swing. I saw video of Justin Thomas, Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy’s […]
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Knowledge Is Power…Or Is It?
I’m sure at some time or another you have heard this very definitive statement, “Knowledge Is Power”. As I have gotten to experience more of life, I have come to believe that it is not the Knowledge itself that is Power, but it is the “Application” of Knowledge that is Power.
Simple Drills To Get More Out Of A Treadmill
“You can enhance your time spent on a treadmill while helping you overall golf game. Check out this fun video:” “ Start slowly to get balanced and create a rhythm that feels comfortable. “Once you are comfortable, start moving your arms front to back, or side to side while staying balanced.”
Hank Haney Talks Speed In Your Golf Swing
“Recently, I have been hearing many golf coaches and teachers talking about the concept of developing as much speed as possible in your golf swing” “This information affected me personally, because even though I was swinging well and hitting solid shots, I was not getting the distance I thought I should be getting. “Is it […]
How Can Bruce Lee Help Your Golf Game?
“I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks one, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times”. There is no real way of calculating the exact amount of balls a PGA Tour Player hits in a year, but after a little dancing………….”
Jason Day’s Winning Formula – S.F.T.
This past week PGA Tour player Jason Day won his second PGA Tour event (the first FedEx Playoff tournament) in two weeks and his third event in four weeks. Have you ever watched Jason during his pre-shot routine? If so, you would have noticed that with the help of his caddie he chooses a target […]
Three Steps To More Power In Your Golf Swing
Golfers are always talking about needing more power in their golf swing. Power and Golf are words generally related to Tour Pros like Tiger Woods, Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy, Bubba Watson. I saw this Three Step Drill on Facebook. It was presented by Zach Allen on the American Golf Association Facebook Page. I added a […]
I Am Sorry Hank Haney – You Are Wrong!
“If you have watched the Golf Channel at all you have probably seen the ads for the Haney “BluePrint – Tour Pro Secret” video series.” I completely agree that the Game of Golf is a complex assembly of physical and mental gymnastics………..”
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………”
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………”
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………”
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 […]
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…]
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 […]
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…]
Do you Hit The Golf Ball or Swing The Club?
Do you Hit The Golf Ball or Swing The Club ? I viewed a great video on YouTube that may help you answer the question. It is a very good question to ask yourself. I had to ask myself. ……[read more…]
What Is Your Swing Speed?
About 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 […]
“Golf Fitness” Part 3 The Mental Game
When 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 […]
“Golf Fitness” – What is it Really? Part 2
This is the Second of a Five Part Series on Golf Fitness – What Is It Really? When we talk about golf fitness, it is my guess that 95% of amateur golfers look to the pros as the benchmark for being fit as a golfer……[read more…]
Strength & Endurance Workout – Over the Top Core Workout
Coach Chris Noss is a great friend of the GolfGym family and works with many of the top golfers on the PGA Tour including Rickie Fowler and Zach Johnson. This video was shot during the Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass……[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…]
Rickie Fowler Wins His First PGA Tour Event!
Congratulations to Rickie Fowler on his First PGA Tour Victory! His hard work and dedication to his golf fitness has really paid off. Thanks to Coach Chris Noss, Rickie’s coach while on the Tour and Coach Joey D. When Rickie is at home in Jupiter, Florida he works with Joey at the Joey D Academy…..[read […]
How Much Exercise to Lose Weight? Interesting!!!
While checking the GolfGym Twitter page this morning, I came across an article written by Coach Calorie titled, “How Much Exercise to Lose Weight – Not That Much”. Given that I am slightly calorically challenged myself…I was drawn to the article. It illuminates the fact that in our endeavoring to lose weight….[read more…]