Play golf. Lose weight. Sounds simple, right?

Play golf. Lose weight. Sounds simple, right?

Posted on August 17, 2021 By Tara O'Loughlin

It seems like, for American society, weight loss is always on the brain. Whether it’s a new fad diet or workout routine, people are continually searching for new ways to drop a few pounds. This mentality has inspired the question: can you lose weight playing golf? From an outside perspective, golf may seem like a … Continue reading “Play golf. Lose weight. Sounds simple, right?”

The Most Important Muscles for Golf

What are the most important muscles for golf?

Posted on July 24, 2021 By Tara O'Loughlin

When working on your golf swing, there are certain muscles that need to be conditioned and exercised in order to produce an effective follow-through. Not enough golfers practice proper strength and conditioning for golf, and this can affect your ability to achieve a suitably balanced and flexible position. But how can you use strength training … Continue reading “What are the most important muscles for golf?”

Golf strength and conditioning essentials

Golf strength and conditioning essentials

Posted on July 13, 2021 By Tara O'Loughlin

When you hear the phrase “strength and conditioning” you probably think of bulky football players hogging the weight rack in the gym. But strength training is important for all athletes, not just those who play fast paced contact sports. Even golfers can benefit from these techniques. Being stronger helps you control the speed and distance … Continue reading “Golf strength and conditioning essentials”

Can you really improve your golf handicap by 10 strokes?

Can you really improve your golf handicap by 10 strokes?

Posted on May 29, 2021 By Tara O'Loughlin

For many people, the process of getting better at golf starts with an attempt to improve your handicap. In golf, a handicap is a number that indicates your ability as a player. For example, if a player has a +10 handicap, they play about ten strokes above average. As all golfers know, lower numbers are … Continue reading “Can you really improve your golf handicap by 10 strokes?”

How young can kids start playing golf?

How young can kids start playing golf?

Posted on May 12, 2021 By Tara O'Loughlin

As parents, you are always teaching your children new things. Whether they are learning about the way the world works or simply what they’re interested in, kids often learn by watching their parents. Exposing your kids to your hobbies and passions can help them develop their own. For golfers, bringing your kids to the course … Continue reading “How young can kids start playing golf?”

Playing golf after hip surgery

Playing golf after hip surgery

Posted on April 27, 2021 By Tara O'Loughlin

Despite golf’s popularity among the older demographic, it can actually be quite difficult on the body. Golfers struggling with arthritis or other joint problems may find it difficult to play without pain. Hip arthritis in particular can be very painful while golfing and can affect your ability to play at all. Hip rotation is diminished … Continue reading “Playing golf after hip surgery”

3 mental health benefits you get from playing golf

3 Mental health benefits you get from playing golf

Posted on April 17, 2021 By Tara O'Loughlin

In a time of increasing tension and uncertainty, most people are searching for some way to de-stress. Some of our favorite calming activities have been disrupted due to COVID-19, but there are still ways to take care of your mental health while protecting your physical health. Believe it or not, playing a round of golf … Continue reading “3 Mental health benefits you get from playing golf”