Anyone in my area? You may want to visit the Salt Lake Golf Show. I’ll be there checking out the booths and equipment. Comment in here and let me know when you’ll be there.
* Friday, Mar. 23rd – 11am to 6pm
* Saturday, Mar. 24th – 9am to 5pm
* Sunday, Mar. 25th – 9am to 4pm
South Town Exposition Center
9575 S. State Street
Sandy, UT 84070
* $9 adults | $5 Students (13-17) | Kids under 12 free
There’s a cool new feature on PGA.com called “Ask the PGA experts.” Go to the PGA.com home page and scroll down to the bottom. There you’ll see the experts themselves and links to ask a question and to read the answers.
I submitted a question just to see what would happen and the experts replied! I picked a question relating to my game, specifically my fight with golfer’s elbow:
Are there specific ways to adjust your swing or technique to prevent or reduce “golfer’s elbow?”
Golfers elbow is caused by an early release of the wrists on the downswing or a scooping action through impact. This is usually the result of your swing path being outside to in or your body being out of position. If you put your right arm (for a right handed golfer)out in front of you and bent your right wrist backward so that the back of your right hand and wrist created an angle your would want to maintain that angle as long as you could into impact. When you lose that angle and your hand goes the opposite way you are early releasing the club early and creating stress on the elbow that causes golfers elbow. See your local PGA pro for a lesson and they will be able to help you with your early release.
— Dave Phillips, PGA Professional – Titleist Performance Institute
I actually didn’t think there was a solution to my problem, which was part of the reason I picked that question. I simply thought the stress of impact on my aging elbows was the problem. But apparently I have something to look into. I don’t think my swing path goes outside in, but I DO know that a problem I have is early release on my wrists. Fixing the early release will not only increase my power but apparently help my golfer’s elbow problem. I’m very glad to hear this information.
Head to PGA.com and ask your question!
We haven’t seen Phil Mickelson since the Ryder Cup. He went into super secret training. He worked hard in his off-season on conditioning, doing cardio and weights about 6 days a week. He’s dropped 25 pounds and thinks that being in better physical condition will help his game. He said he was fatigued and it hurt his game down the stretch in tournaments etc.. I can buy that, sort of. Well, maybe not.
Though Phil has had times when he was a little overweight, that’s never been his problem in my opinion. Despite his body fat level he’s always had the game, the shots, the skills, the talent.
What needs to be more “fit” for Phil’s game to be at it’s best is his MENTAL side. Phil (and his caddy for that matter) need to work even more on course management and decision making. There was a period of time during the last couple of years where it looked like he’d done just that and what happened? Major victories.
Perhaps if Phil believes being more physically fit will help his game, his mental side will tag along too. Sort of a placebo effect of sorts? Whatever works. Time will tell.
I did a post a while ago about a cool golf training facility in the Empire State Building which specializes in golf training. Now another golf facility has opened in NYC.
First country club in Manhattan
“Drive 495” is probably the first “country club” located inside a building in Manhattan. This club comes complete with workout facilities and a virtual golf club. The club charges membership dues on a yearly basis just like a standard country club would. The cost is $5,000 per year with a limited membership of 500 to keep down the crowds. Personal trainers and golf instructors range from $100/hour to $350/hour. You can even rent the entire place out for $6,000-$7,000 bucks a night for a corporate event.
Just like a real club
Just like a real golf club, Drive 495 has a cafe, lounge, a real locker room, workout facilities, putting green, virtual driving range/course and more.
Two brothers with large golf balls
The facility was founded by two brothers still in their 20’s, Don and Joe Saladino. They ponied up $4 million to start up the venture. Don and Joe not only have large golf balls for starting this thing up, they have a great ability to drum up venture capital from friends, family and whoever.
For more check out http://www.driveclubs.com.
For more photos check out the Drive495 gallery.
The site at pro golf news dot net (URL not included intentionally) is stealing content from Hooked On Golf Blog and many other golf blogs and sites like The Golf Channel’s. Much of this content is not linked or credited to the original authors AND they have google ads on the site. They’re making money by illegally posting OUR blog posts.
Though this site and many golf blogs have RSS feeds, these feeds are intended for the personal use of individuals on their personal home computer. These RSS feeds are NOT for other sites or companies to use for monetary gain.
I’ve sent them a C&D email and reported them to google for adsense violations.