My swing coach Kris Derdenger just got certified as a TPI golf fitness instructor. So this past weekend she finally had some free time and we went over my swing, and then she measured the flexibility of my legs and hips. It turns out that I have average flexibility in both of my legs, but I am not using my hips enough in my full swing, which means that at impact my hips are almost closed and the hole you are suppose to see in between your legs at impact, is almost non existent. So she gave me a few exercises to help me rotate around my body and increase my hip speed with out loosing control. She also told me to check out myTPI.com to get more exercises which will target more than just my hips. I looked and it and it is an awesome site, which I hope all of you will take a look at. It has a bunch of exercises and stretches to help out any problem areas that you have. I have already seen a difference in my hip flexibility and I have only been doing it about a week. Enjoy!
Golf season is happily almost upon us, which means The Golf Channel Amateur Tour starts very soon. February to be exact. I have been playing a lot in the off season and feel my game is finally coming around, so I decided to start playing from the men’s tees. If your remember from my GCAT National Championship post I said that distance on the holes was one thing that I was not use to. The holes were so long in Florida and it was hard to get on the green for the par fives in regulation. This year I am not completely sure where I will be playing from because the Directors of the GCAT have canceled my Sacramento Tour or at least removed our tour director, which in my opinion is complete BS. Phillip was/is an awesome tour director who was/is very organized, brought in outside sponsorships, and there were at least 40-50 participants at each tournament. It was a great tour and the members have spoken out about it, so we will see what will happen. However, they opened a San Jose Tour, which is a lot close to my home which will be really nice. I have no idea who the tour director is and where I will be playing, let alone which tees I will be playing from. Nonetheless, I want to come out to the tour playing some really good golf and I want to show the new members that woman can play golf. Some men forget that, which really bothers me. The saying that women are slower than men is over. I have played behind many foursomes of men with my family and they take longer than we do! Anyway, I hope everyone is have a great off season and stay tuned for upcoming fashion for 2009!
Yesterday hall of famer Annika Sorenstam got married to Mike McGee at Lake Nona Golf and Country Club. Hurray!!! I am so happy for Annika, and I know she will continue to be a big part of the golf world and I can’t wait to see what comes next.
I am a twenty-something golfer who just joined the obsessed golfers club. I love playing different golf courses and meeting new people. I work at ATR International as a Marketing Specialist! Feel free to make comments (good or bad)about what you think and what you want to see on my blog. DISCLAIMER: The views expressed on this blog are those of Andrea's personal opinions and do not represent the views of ATR International or any of its clients.