Thursday, February 2, 2012

How To Spring Clean Your Golf Game

"How To Spring Clean Your Golf Game"
By Sean Mysel - "CrossGolfDude"

Spring is seemingly upon us.  How do we know this?  Cuz Puxsutawney Phil the groundhog told us so.

That means for my friends in the Midwest and East Coast warmer weather will be upon you, the snow will melt and the golf courses will re-open.  So after a layoff of weeks or months how do you get back into the swing of things?  Here are some ways you can "Spring Clean" your game up.

1)  Start a warm-up routine.  Your golfing muscles have not been in action for a while so to get the most of your performances, make sure you try getting them ready.  At CrossGolfPros, we recommend grabbing a 4 or 8lb medicine ball, taking your stance and rotating through tossing the ball to your partner.  Also, you can find the pilates balance pads you have or buy them at the store and work on your balance.  This will also help strengthen your leg muscles trying to stay upright.

2)  Practice Your Short Game First.  Usually we think the bigger parts of the game will suffer after a long lay off, but the finer points need polishing first.  Chipping, putting, pitching and the sand game take a tremendous amount of skill and concentration and will most definitely be off.

3)  Set Up A Practice Routine.  Instead of being this guy at the range:

Machine Gun Kelly

Pick some targets out at the range, work on your alignment and try hitting different trajectories and ball flights.  By giving yourself a game plan, the game will be more fun and you will get more out of your practice time.

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