“I can’t seem to get my success on the range to translate onto the course.” “I practice on a regular basis, but I am not seeing much improvement with my scores.” Sound familiar?
While the number of hours and swings with a club in your hand should improve your overall game, it does not guarantee rapid, or even consistent, improvement. There are three critical flaws with most players’ practices: lack of organization, insufficient competitiveness, and a deficiency of reality.
“Feel is Not Real:” Why You Need to Use Training Aids
Article By Ben Pellicani - Head Coach, Mike Bender Elite Golf Academy
There are many reasons to hit balls on a practice range. These include a pre-round warm up, shot making practice, working on your pre-shot routine and/or improving your swing mechanics. It has been our experience at the Mike Bender Elite Golf Academy that most golfers go to the range to “work on their swing.” This is true for PGA and LPGA Tour players as well as junior golfers, but, unfortunately, it is a slow process to make changes for most players as “feel is not real” as Greg Norman once said.
How Do I Remain Proactive in Identifying My “Best Fit”?
Article by Ted Gleason
During my seven years as a Division I coach and seven years consulting with junior golfers and families in navigating junior golf, I can confidently say that a junior golfer’s success in the recruiting process hinges on his/her ability to take ownership of his college process. There are a number of key ways to remain proactive, and the following tips can positively impact the college recruiting process and your ability to identify a best-fit college(s).
In considering fitness, young golfers want to remember key areas of the body must be protected to prevent overuse injuries. The primary focal points are shoulders, hip joints, knees, and ankles. If hamstring strains and ankle sprains are two of the most common injury sites, then the focus will be on balance between the muscles of the upper leg called the femur (quadriceps and hamstrings) as well as the lower leg called the tibia (shin and calf muscle)..
Riley Rennell of Columbia, Tennessee was crowned the overall champion at the SJGT Tournament of Champions held December 7-8 in Opelika, Alabama. The Robert Trent Jones Trail's Grand National Lake Course was the host of the event, and the field played in cold and damp conditions during both rounds of the event. The par 72 layout provided a tough test for the field of 63 tournament winners.
Rennell claimed the Female 15-19 division with rounds of 75 and 74. Michaela Owen of Suwanee, Georgia finished second in the division with 77-76. Athens, Alabama's Micheala Williams took third with 82-73.