Golf Season is on its Way- Are You Ready?

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With the warm Spring weather arriving, it’s time to dust off those clubs and start preparing for the upcoming golf season.

The first step is to take inventory of your golf equipment. Check for wear on your grips, replace the soft spikes on your shoes, and make sure the groves on your irons are cleaned out. In the early part of the golf season, the emphasis should be on practice, get out to your local driving range as soon as you can. Practice should involve every club in your bag, not just the driver. It is important to identify the weak parts of your game early in the season and work on correcting the problems. Work on the driving range and the putting green is essential for improvement. Do you self a favour and take a lesson at the beginning of the season with a golf professional, don’t wait until your game is in complete shambles before you take a lesson. Making changes to your posture and swing at the beginning of the season will help you to continue to improve as the season goes along. Regardless of skill level, a spring tune up never hurts. Raise your level of health, fitness and strength to become more flexible. Good nutrition habits translate into energy on the course and avoid the empty tank feeling over the last three holes.

By Kevin Gunter, Head Professional, Baxter Creek Golf Club

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