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Exercise Tips for Golfers

Many non-golfers tend to think of the sport as rather sedentary. Nothing can be further from the truth. Golfers, especially those who have not played in a while, know that it can be quite challenging to play an entire 18 hole round of golf. Thus, your entire golf game can be greatly determined by your level of fitness. Here are some tips that will you keep in good physical condition and help you to be a better golfer.
First, you will need to improve your flexibility while at the same time you will also need to improve your strength in order to be in the best condition for the sport. This means that you will want to emphasize exercises that build lean muscle over bulky muscles. You can do this by working with lower weights. This will allow you to improve your muscle strength in order to make those long driving shots. Our best advice: Resist the urge to lift weights that are heavier than 10 pounds. This will usually result in bulky muscles rather than lean ones.
Next, you should be sure that you are in good aerobic condition. Golf may be a rather slow moving sport, but it does typically involve great amounts of walking. The best way to do this is to add walking and/or jogging to your workout routine. If you do not, you may begin to experience back or leg pain while you are playing and become fatigued.
Stretching also helps when it comes to golfing. You should not only add stretching to your at-home (or gym) workout routine, you should also remember to stretch both before, while and after your golf game. This will help you prevent some common injuries related to the sport.
Finally, as you are playing golf it is very important to remember that you are often out in the very hot sun. For this reason, golfers should always keep an ample supply of water with them in order to remain well hydrated during the game. If you become overheated or dehydrated, it will start to hinder your game. This is important no matter what type of exercise you are doing or what kind of sport you are undertaking.
Ultimately, a bit of carefully planned and executed exercise can go a long way towards helping you to improve your golf game. So too can the right equipment. We have a complete line of quality golf course accessories and miniature golf supplies that will ensure you are always properly equipped while you are on the course.

5 Driving-range Rules you Should Always Follow

Practicing at a driving range is an excellent way to improve your game. It is also a lot of fun. However, one thing that can take away from the enjoyment of this activity is when people forget that there are others around who are trying to improve/enjoy themselves. To this end, everyone should always follow the rules and be courteous of the facility and others who will be using the range. Here are a few rules of thumb for the driving range that you should know and follow so that everyone can have fun.

  •          Respect the facility: Every driving range has a different set of rules set out for the people who will be using the facility. For example, some facilities will allow you to hit from the mat, while others will restrict this and allow you to only hit the ball off the grass. Learn and follow these rules in order to ensure that everyone has good time.
  •          Do not offer tips or advice to other golfers: There are few things more annoying than unsolicited advice when you are trying to improve your game. Therefore, even if you see someone using improper form, don’t say anything. Keep your eyes and mind on your own game. If someone asks you for advice and you can help them then that is another thing entirely. Above all else, always be courteous and respectful.
  •          Use caution when swinging your club: Be aware of your surroundings at all time. Try to maintain at least a two driver club-lengths distance away from other golfers. Moreover, look before you swing to make sure that no one is behind you or about to walk around you. Finally, never retrieve balls on the range while others are striking their balls. You may be hit by a ball and sustain a serious injury.
  •          Stay off the cell phone: Spare people your pointless conversation and stay off the cell phone while you are at the driving range. It is rude, distracting and can cause arguments. Besides, many people come to driving ranges to escape such distractions and you aren’t doing anyone a favor by talking on your mobile device.
  •          Don’t take what doesn’t belong to you: Some people abscond with golf balls while they are on the range. This is wrong. There is a cost to the owner of replacing pilfered driving range equipment and golf course accessories as this cost impacts everyone who uses the facility.

In short, it’s all about remembering why you and others are at the driving range in the first place. You and they there are to have a good time and to hopefully improve your game. You can do so by being courteous and respectful of others and the facility.