Building strength in the upper body directly benefits your swing by increasing:
Place the left foot forward approximately four feet in front of the right foot. Revolve the right leg inward so the foot is now at a 45 degree angle. Place the tubing under the left foot and the handle in the right hand. Revolve your torso so your chest if facing the floor.
Inhale deeply as you draw your navel towards your spine. On the exhalation revolve the torso and arm towards the ceiling. Repeat ten times and switch sides.
Wrap the tubing around your hands to increase the intensity. Drive the navel towards the spine, hinge at the hips and balance on one leg. Lift the arms to shoulder height and on the exhalation pull the elbows back, shoulder blades together. Note: Keep the traps down and neck in a neutral position.
Repeat ten times and switch legs.
The Yoga of Golf: Expectations
Stewart Cink, the number one putter on tour, was recently featured on the Golf Channel show, Playing with the Pros. He was discussing the concept of expectations and putting pressure on yourself in tournament play.
He said, I let go of the expectations and now he scores better and has more enjoyment. The higher the rankings, he put more and more pressure on himself to achieve higher expectations.
He continued to say that he is no longer defined by his current score on the course. I used to walk around with a bubble over my head with the score in the bubble but he is no longer defined by the score.
Golf is a game of imagination. Use your imagination!
- - Stewart Cink, #1 putter on tour.