Saturday, May 29, 2010

The Benefits of Using a Golf Trainer by Cristopher Welch

Having a golf trainer in your corner to give you guidance, motivation and ongoing, cutting-edge golf fitness information will put you leaps and bounds above your playing partners and competitors.
An experienced golf trainer will be able to diagnose your current level of fitness, physical limitations and prescribe the right program for you in which you will make the most of your time and money.
I hear so many horror stories of a 'general' fitness trainer calling himself a golf trainer only to end up making the client (golfers' ) game even worse.
How discouraging would that be?
A qualified golf trainer will not only have the appropriate education and background, but have a deep understanding of the golf swing and mechanics. And be able to apply his/her exercise physiology knowledge to the benefit of the golfer.
Upon meeting a potential golf trainer you should ask some golf-specific questions to test the golf trainers' knowledge of golf. You'll know in less than one minute if they in fact do know something about the golf swing. If you have the least bit of hesitation, move on to the next golf trainer until you find one you feel will help you the most.
Now the bad news!
A golf trainer is a specialized professional and will not be cheap. Most of you will not have the the luxury to have a golf trainer one time, let alone 3 to 5 times a week, every week. This would cost in the thousands of dollars every month.
The average, 'qualified' golf trainer will charge anywhere from a low of $40 per session to a high of over $250. The more experienced the golf trainer, the more they will charge.
So what are you options if the above scenario is a little too out of your economic reality?
The next best thing is to get some golf fitness videos (dvds) that take you through the entire golf fitness session from start to finish...including stretches, warm ups, cool downs and advice.
This is the next best thing to having a golf trainer in person. I have been fortunate enough to receive hundreds of emails and letters from golfers who have greatly benefited from this format of training.
There are not too many fitness and/or fitness videos (dvds) on the market that take you through an actual workout. Most of them show you the exercise and discuss the do's and don'ts.
What you really need is a fitness videos (dvds) that takes you step-by-step through the workout so you have an idea of proper technique, pace of the session and a huge sense of satisfaction when it is done.
Then to have the wherewithal to put that video (dvd) back in the player in 48 hours and do it again. And again. And again. This will give you the best, most quickest results.
You really want to make sure it is a 'complete workout'. Not just exercises and then you have to figure out how to put them together in a workout format. I can't tell you how many times I've purchased workout videos only to have to figure them out on my own.
What a big waste of time and frustration!
You want "plug-and-play!"
So there is hope to finally have a golf trainer in your home on a weekly basis. One that will motivate you and inspire you to continue and strive to be the best you can be.
Go out and get your very own golf trainer!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Golf Swing Trainer - Raise Your Game With a Golf Swing Trainer

Anyone who plays golf knows that the secret to being a good player with a low handicap is practise, practise, practise - but what is the best way to do this that will get the very best out you and your game? One answer to this that many people find very beneficial is to use a golf swing trainer which is a piece of equipment designed to teach golfers the perfect swing which will lead to great drives time and time again.
If you are wondering what a golf swing trainer is look no further, golf swing trainers come in different shapes and designs from a full circle golf swing trainer to more simplified golf swing trainers that have weights and elastic to provide resistance when perfecting your swing. Golf swing trainers can be used by anyone young or old alike and they can be easily set up and used with minimal effort and time involved.
A golf swing trainer is excellent if you find that when playing golf you are having problems with your swing - something which can ruin your game, after all what is the point in being a great putter if you are consistently going 10 or even more shots over par? To get the most from your golf swing trainer you should aim to use it ideally once every day but this is often not possible, so it is better to get two or three good sessions per week to maximise its effects. Golf swing trainers have the added benefit of being able to be used in back yards and other open areas so you don't even have to go to your nearest golf course or driving range to use one. So if you want to get the most out of your golf swing buy a golf swing trainer and start practising.
Joe Marquart is an Underground Golf Expert and publishes the highly sought after Golf Guru Report Newsletter. For free tips on driving farther, hitting straight, and slashing your handicap fast, delivered to your inbox, see

Golf Swing Trainer - The Perfect One- By Arlin L Audrain

Do you want the perfect golf swing trainer? As you know, there are many swing trainers available on the market today, but which one is the best? I found the perfect swing trainer a number of years ago and I still use it to tune up my swing. You can still find these at hardware stores occasionally. If you cannot find one at your local store, ask around, especially with the more "mature generation" and they will be able to locate one for you.
The tool I am talking about is the weed whip, the yo-yo, the idiot stick, or the weed cutter, as it may be known, depending upon where you live. It is essentially a heavy blade mounted on the bottom of a wooden handle, and is swung back and forth to cut weeds. It is shaped like an exaggerated putter with a cutting edge rather than a putting face. You should be able to procure one of these at a very cheap price or even free. They have been replaced with the string trimmer or weed eater. Leave your power string trimmer in the garage and cut the weeds with this old fashioned weed whip occasionally. This tool is much heavier than your golf clubs.
You will get a number of great benefits from this:
You will get the weeds cut.
You will learn the feel of perfect swing through impact.
You will learn the feel of perfect release. The weed whip will force this by design.
You will perfect your backswing and downswing without even thinking about them.
You will experience the feeling of perfect rhythm. The weight of this tool will force rhythm.
Your legs and hips will automatically learn to support your body correctly.
You will understand the feel of total body involvement and synchronization.
You will feel the "club head".
You will develop stronger swing muscles.
You will hit your next tee shot much farther and straighter.
You never have to concentrate on swing positions and all the other distractions to good golf swings. This tool simply makes you swing correctly because of its design. I guarantee there is no better golf swing trainer available.
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