Using Golf Equipment As Intended

Well my great fast track to golf proficiency plan just suffered it’s first major set back. Whilst searching for my partners errant golf ball amongst an architectural landscape of rocks I sort of forgot that my trainer looking golf shoes were sporting plastic sprigs. And of course, sprigs don’t grip too well to rocks. End result was a badly smashed up joint between my second phalanges and metatarsal. Five weeks later and I still can’t put too much weight on my foot or risk any sideways pressure. Of course, this means that my upright golf swing drills have not been too comfortable either.

So that was lesson 1 – Golf Shoes are not intended for walking on rocks.

I have however been able to concentrate on my upper body and spinal flexibility training. Whilst this has at least kept my upper body flexible, I certainly noticed my lack of swing drills when I ventured back to the course yesterday. If nothing else, the drills reinforce the routines I use in my in my preparation, address and swing. It took the first 4 or 5 holes to even start remembering. Now this was nothing more than me being slack and distracted by taking twice as long to do normal tasks around the house. [Violins playing!!]

Seriously, the whole exercise was a great lesson 2 – reinforcement of how valuable these drills are. Even if you cannot complete the full movement, the mental patterning of the routine is invaluable.

After a pain free day today, I have grabbed a wood and iron out of my golf bag and it will be swing drills in the morning – right after a warm up, naturally.

Golfing Girl

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2 Responses to “Using Golf Equipment As Intended”

  1. perfect golf swing…

    hmmm…….interesting thoughts….

  2. perfect golf swing…

    does anyone know where a good place is to buy a callaway ft-5 9* netural for a reasonable price? I don’t really care if its somewhat used, but I don’t have the money to shell out over $200 for this club. Thanks in advance….

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