Friday, April 23, 2010

Ways to improve your golf game

Teeing off to play a round of golf can be a lot of fun, but the game requires a great deal of strength, stamina and cardiovascular fitness.

Assistant Director of Recreational Sports Amanda Jillson recommends running, biking or walking for at least 20 minutes to improve your cardiovascular fitness before you take to the course. She says it could even improve your game.

“You don’t necessarily have to be in cardiovascular shape to have a good golf game, but it is really important to be able to have that stamina to walk 9 or 18 holes,” said Jillson.

Jillson also recommends stretching before and after a game of golf and also during the week before you even think about going to the course. Strength training exercises like chest presses, shoulder flies, push-ups and neck extensions are also important.

“In recent studies it has been shown that it’s really important to strength train between 8 to 10 repetitions of your workouts,” said Jillson.

Developing muscular strength and power is essential for generating club head speed, a determining factor in how far you can hit the ball.

For more information about improving your golf game contact Amanda Jillson at



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