Thursday, March 28, 2013

LPGA & PGA Weekly Challenge Results for Red Devils

  • CONGRATULATIONS to KAITLYN for correctly picking the champion in both the LPGA (Beatrice Recari) & PGA (Tiger Woods) events!!! 
  • Very impressive as Kaitlyn's pick for the Kia Classic champion, Beatriz Recari had only won once before!!!!
  • Additional shout-out to Lauren Morello & Lauren Magro for naming the PGA Arnold Palmer Invitational champion Tiger Woods!!!!!!
Have a FANTABULOUS week-----have an awesome preparation for Monday's match!!!! April, here we come!!!!

Stability is important in putting!!!!

Thinking 27 for nine holes or 54 for 18 holes,

Your golf pals,

Coaches Lyd & Johnny

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

COllege Scholarships Available Online From LPGA Foundation

girls-go-golfing-alumni-wins-national scholarship


The LPGA Foundation administers several scholarship programs for young women who enjoy the game of golf, and plan to attend college in the fall. Qualifications for all scholarships include strong academic programs, community service and recommendations.
The LPGA Foundation's structure also allows for the establishment of endowed scholarships in honor or in memory of individuals who made a significant difference in the world of golf. 
Applications for the LPGA Foundation's 2013 Scholarships are now available! The deadline for completed scholarship applications is May 15, 2013.
    • The Dinah Shore Scholarship is awarded to an outstanding female high school senior who played golf during high school, but will not be playing collegiate golf. One $5,000 scholarship is awarded annually.
    • The Marilynn Smith Scholarship is awarded to ten high school seniors who will be playing golf at the collegiate level. Ten $5,000 scholarships will be awarded in 2013 to the most highly qualified candidates.
    • The Phyllis G. Meekins Scholarship is a need-based award, given to a high school senior from a recognized minority background who will be playing golf at the collegiate level. One $1,250 scholarship will be awarded in 2013.
    • The Goldie Bateson Scholarship is an initiative of the LPGA Teaching and Club Professionals (T&CP) Midwest Section membership and is awarded to junior golfers between the ages of 7 and 17 who have an interest in learning and playing the game of golf. Ten $250 scholarships will be awarded in 2013. Eligible candidates must reside within one of the following LPGA T&CP Midwest Section States: Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Missouri, Kentucky, Arkansas, Tennessee, Louisiana, Mississippi, or Alabama.
Visit each scholarship page for detailed information and to download copies of the 2013 application forms.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Bosu ball, Core & Balance

Coach Lyd working on core muscles & stability in 2010
One area where women stack up well against men is in lower body strength.                      

The following exercises from Annika Sorenstam's trainer Kai Fusser will make your legs even stronger, creating a stable platform for you to swing around.                    

Your legs, glutes and hips are also a major producer of speed and power.                  

These exercises also develop strength, stability and range of motion in your core, enabling you to rotate properly around a single axis.                     

For an extra challenge, try these whilst balancing on a BOSU ball as pictured above.

Dumbbell Squat

Weight: 5-10 lbs.
  • Hold a dumbbell in each hand at elbow height. 
  • Squat into your glutes, dropping your hips behind your heels. 
  • Keep your heels on the ground and your body centered. 
  • If you're afraid of falling, perform the exercise in front of a bench, taking a seat on the bench. 
  • As you stand up, feel as if your abs are pulling you toward the ceiling. Perform three sets of eight reps.