Drew's Quick Tips For Better Golf
While we are in the middle of winter here in New England, you can get started early in preparation for next season. If you are not traveling south for the winter, the following should be helpful when the temperatures are below your nine-hole scores.
1. Get In Golf Shape
Anything you can do to increase your flexibility, strength, and endurance will pay dividends next spring. Go for a walk, lift some light weights, enjoy shoveling snow, and if you need a list of stretching or strength exercises, check out Mass Golf on YouTube. Consult your doctor before beginning any exercise program.
2. Read Harvey Penick’s “Little Red Book” (available on Amazon)
Every golfer should have a copy. Mr. Penick’s wisdom and his ability to take the complex and simplify it makes this instructional book a must-have. Take your time reading it, and do not dismiss what seems to be obvious. Practice what he preaches especially his classic slow-motion drill throughout the winter.
3. Locate Books by Authors, P.G. Wodehouse and Bobby Jones
For pure entertainment, laughter, and a love of the game, P.G. Wodehouse penned such golf classics as “Golf Omnibus”, “The Heart of a Goof”, “Divots” and “Wodehouse on Golf”. When the snow falls, sit back and relax as Wodehouse takes you on a humorous journey around the club with his favorite character “The Oldest Member". Although his stories reflect an era long since passed, his characters and stories are easily identifiable with today’s modern club life.
The legendary Bobby Jones, winner of golf’s grand slam in 1930, wrote many books on golf. His style of writing might be even better than his golf game. In addition to graduating from Georgia Tech with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, he also earned a degree in Literature from Harvard and passed the Bar Exam after his first year at Emory Law School. In my opinion, he is the only champion of the game that relates to the average golfer on his or her own level. His instruction is easily understandable and a joy to read.
4. Visit the GOLFZON Simulators at The Links at Mass Golf
In addition to taking a golf lesson, the best way to keep your swing in shape or to play Pebble Beach, The Old Course at St. Andrews, Bethpage Black, or 190 other courses is to come by The Links at Mass Golf. Our simulators are open seven days a week. Call the pro shop at 508-222-0555 or visit linksatmassgolf.org to reserve your simulator time.