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How To Hit The Golf Ball Further

Whether, he or she is a novice golfer, or a club amateur. The thrill of driving the golf ball long is every golfers dream. "Drive for show, putt for dough."

I know all you golfers out there have a favorite golfing pro's who is on the tour that you like and copy. But you must understand, golfing pro's whether it’s the guys from the USPGA Tour or girls from the LPGA Tour, they all have an team of people behind them to help them with their golf game.

Please don’t be disheartened by what I have just said. Because I strongly believe if you have good solid fundamentals of the golf swing and a good golf fitness program you can come pretty close to hitting the golf ball just as far as the pros do.

In the era of Arnold Palmer, Sam Snead, Jack Nicklaus, and Lee Trevino there wasn’t much emphasis on golf workout programs, majority of these guys relied on their raw physical ability and talent to hit the ball long.

Today golf fitness or workout programs are the most important aspect of the game. Especially if you want to hit the ball long and straight. It is thanks to guys like Gary Player and Greg Norman that golf fitness has been another ingredient of the game. The secret ingredient that I was missing in my game was that I never incorporated a golf fitness workout program. Let me give you an example all these years I have been hitting my driver about 200-210meters. Just like every golfer out there this was simply not good enough I wanted to hit the golf ball longer.

When you mention the word golf fitness program you would think this would involve going to gym and lifting heavy weight to hit that white ball a country mile but that’s not entirely true. I spent a few weeks researching on this matter.

During my research I looked at my golf swing again and ask myself what are the major muscles that I am using to hit this golf ball and this is what I discovered.

  1. Your Legs
  2. Your Hips
  3. Your Core (abs)

The reason why I was only hitting the golf ball only 200-210meters was that I was lacking muscle development in all three areas mention above. So I designed a fitness program which concentrated on three major muscle groups.

I started my training regime by going to the gym 3-4 times week and doing following exercises which would allow me too hit golf ball further.

Monday- 20 minutes Cardio (treadmill, cross trainer machine etc.)

- Chest press machine (light weight) – emphasis on chest and arms

- Sit down cable row machine (light weight) – emphasis on back

- Leg press machine (start with 40kg and work your way up)

- Hamstring machine (start with 40kg and work your way up)

- Calve machine (start with 20kg and work your way up)

- Hip Flexor Machine (start with 10kg and work your way up)- great to strengthen the hips.

Now the same regime is repeated on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. One thing you must remember your body needs a resting period. My resting period is on Wednesday this is the day when I don’t do any exercises.

You must have notice that I did not mention anything about working out your core (abs) this is because I incorporate this workout every morning. For example when you get up in the morning before you have your breakfast do 20 sit-ups concentrating on your core. Then do 20 sit-ups concentrating on your oblique.

After doing this for 2months guess what? I was out the golf course playing with my buddies on Saturday and I was hitting the golf ball with my driver 245meters. Now that’s 45meters longer then what I was currently hitting. This made a huge difference to my game.

I hope this article helps you with your golf game.

Cheers


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