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Here are some thoughts to help get ready for the new season!

Here are some thoughts to help get ready for the new season!

Here are some thoughts to help get ready for the new season!

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All golfers who live in the Northern parts of the USA are in high anticipation of the new season!  “This is going to be my best year ever!” said one of my female students recently.  She had come to South Carolina to take a 3 day school and get a jump start on the season.  She now has some positive things to work on as soon as her driving range opens in early April!

 of Golf Digest suggests 9 things to remember when playing golf for the first time in the new year!  Check them out!

For most of the country, March is the time when golfers end their hibernation. Returning to the course is reason alone for celebration, but other influences — such as nice weather or the prospect of trying out new equipment — make this round one of the more anticipated of the year.

Count us among the elated ready to hit the links. However, this is far from your average outing. Before you tee it up, here are nine things to keep in mind before your first round of golf in 2016:

Here are some thoughts to help get ready for the new season!

 

It’s colder than it feels.

Let’s call this the “Weather Relativity” rule. In September, coming off a sun-scorched summer, a cloudy, 50 degree day feels like you’re visiting the ice planet Hoth. But after three months of winter, those same conditions translate to a trip to the beach.

Don’t be the knucklehead who shows up to the first tee in shorts and a golf shirt. While your body may tell you it’s warm, trust the forecast and dress appropriately.

Here are some thoughts to help get ready for the new season!
 

Stretch out on the driving range

The golf swing uses a unique muscle combination and memory, one that’s hard to replicate in the workout room. Making your first swing of the year on the tee box is a recipe for a disaster. Golf Digest fitness editor Ron Kaspriske says it’s important to “prime your muscles before athletic activity,” so prior to heading to the first hole, make sure to swing and stretch on the range.

Slow and simple, stupid

Not only at the range, but throughout your inaugural round, tempo should be your primary focus. Chances are your swing is going to be rusty. Trying to smash your new driver or taking a hard whack from the rough will only aggravate any kinks. According to teachers Lynn Marriott and Pia Nilsson, establishing tempo means giving 70 percent of full effort on a swing. This will help you keep your swing under control.

To see the rest of the things to remember before your first round of 2016, go here!

Source: Golf Digest

Pictures: Golf Care  Pinterest  GolfWeek

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