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Are people who play golf “real” ...

Posted Sep 29 2008 7:33pm

Are people who play golf “real” athletes? If you go to the golf course to play a round, you are likely to see a number of people there who do not appear to be in the best physical condition and yet these people want and expect to play like professionals.

After reading Dr. Larry Foster’s book, “Dr. Divot’s Guide to Golf Injuries”, I have come to understand the high degree of unnatural stresses and forces that the golf swing places on our bodies. These are the same stresses and forces that are put on every person who swings a club - pro and hacker alike. But typically, the hacker (like me) is sore for a couple of days while the professional can play multiple rounds of golf every day and keep right on going with little or no physical discomfort. How is this possible? Golf is just a game right?

Professional golf is a sport played by real athletes

From your fingers gripping the club to your ankles supporting your body weight, nearly every joint and muscle in between is actively involved during your golf swing. That being said, it seems to me that if a golfer wants to improve his game, then the natural place to start would be by getting your body into excellent golf playing condition. It is simple logic to understand that a finely-tuned automobile runs better and is more productive than a machine that is just allowed out of the garage on the weekends.

GOLF FITNESS: A magazine dedicated to helping you become golf fit

The answers to these and other questions can be found at Golf Fitness Magazine. I had the pleasure of meeting Steve Gomen (President & Publisher of Golf Fitness) and Kristi Gomen (Vice President and Editor of Golf Fitness) at the PGA Expo held in Las Vegas this past week.

We had never been to a golf function of any size before, much less a PGA sponsored buyers convention, so we didn’t know what to expect. I surely did not expect to meet the publishers of a outstanding golf fitness magazine nor did I expect them to be as friendly and patient with us as they were (we ask a lot of questions).

Steve and Kristi went out of their way to make us feel comfortable, answer our questions and introduce us to other great golf people. They publish a high quality, superbly designed and extremely informative golf magazine. If you truly desire to get to the top of your game, then you need Golf Fitness!

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