Friday, March 23, 2012

Golf clubs for your 2 to 5-year-old, Playing Skills & Practice Drills from ANNIKA's Coaches (my VISION 54 pals) & a Weight Training Program Designed for the FEMALE GOLFER!

Spring has sprung and it is time to get your golf games going whether you are 2, 22, 44 or 88! 




Checkout the golf clubs for your LITTLEST GOLFER from the littlest golfer link

Checkout these playing & practice skills from the VISION 54 gurus taken from their newly published book:

Go to the vision 54 link to checkout the many options available for IMPROVING YOUR GAME!

 The 8 Essential Playing Skills

1. LEAVE YOUR MIND BEHIND: Learn to engage with the shot. Just make it happen.

2. DECIDE AND COMMIT: Become a more confident player by learning to make clear decisions that you trust and stick with.

3. FIND YOUR BALANCE: Be centered physically and mentally.

4. FEEL YOUR TEMPO AND DANCE TO ITS RHYTHM: Learn how your natural tempo feels and discover what tempo works best for you.

5. TAME TENSION: Recognize tension and how to manage it. Balance, tempo and tension awareness (BTT) will make any swing better.

6. BUILD EMOTIONAL RESILIENCE: Learn how to turn disappointing results into steppingstones rather than stumbling blocks.

7. STORE MEMORIES: File away the good and neutralize the bad. You can learn from the past to make a better present.

8. DROWN SELF-TALK IN USEFUL THOUGHTS: Hear that voice in your head that raises doubts and fears? We all have it. Have a dialogue with it. 

The 2 Essential Practice Skills

1. SIMULATE GOLF: Make practice like golf by inviting the pressure of performing onto the practice range with you. This is crucial to getting better.

2. INTEGRATE SKILLS: Don't just hit balls, practice with a purpose. Have a plan. Hit each shot with an objective in mind.
Weight Training for Women's Golf: The Ultimate Guide (Ultimate Guide to Weight Training: Golf)
Weight Training for Women's Golf is the most comprehensive and up-to-date women's golf-specific training guide in the world today. 

It contains descriptions and photographs of the most effective weight training, flexibility, and abdominal exercises used by top female golfers worldwide, including Annika Sorenstam. 

This book features year-round golf-specific weight-training programs guaranteed to improve your performance and get you results.

No other women's golf book to date has been so well designed, so easy to use, and so committed to weight training. 

This book enables female golfers of all skill levels to add extra yardage to their drives and irons. 

By following this program you can develop the flexibility and strength required to eliminate fatigue and increase distance with every club in your bag. 

With stronger and more flexible muscles, you will hit the ball farther and you will have better control over all of your shots throughout the round. 

Most importantly, you will reduce your chances of injury and be able to play 18 holes at your highest level.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Speaking French in Brazil!

2016 Olympics golf architect chosen: Girls Go Golfing co-directors John & Lydia Siipola call Hanse-designed golf course FRENCH CREEK home!!! 

Read the announcement from French Creek below:

Congratulations to Gil Hanse and Hanse Golf Course Design!

Many of you who attended our Annual Membership Meeting are aware that Gil Hanse has been competing for the Course Design Contract for the 2016 Summer Olympic golf course design in Rio de Janeiro.

French Creek is happy to announce that Gil Hanse and his design group have been officially awarded the contract today!!!
Gil and his group will be very busy over the next 18 to 24 months with other projects as well, including the remodeling of the Blue Monster  tournament course at Doral Resorts in Florida and a new 27 Hole Design in Oregon, just south of Bandon Dunes.
French Creek is proud to have the privilege of playing a Hanse designed course every day! 

Congratulations to everyone at Hanse Golf Course Design!

Click here to view the official announcement from Gil Hanse himself and more news on Hanse Golf Course Design!
Click here for The Golf Channel and their article on Gil Hanse.