They first became aware of the possible connection between Stand Up Paddleboarding and better golf when some of their readers began emailing the website over the summer about how their golf games had improved since taking up the sport.
Austin, TX. (PRWEB) November 08, 2011
There’s no shortage of golf instruction tips on the Internet these days, but one consumer golf website called golfersadvice.com says that participating in a recreational activity called Stand Up Paddlebaording will help golfers of all levels drive the ball further and straighter.
“People thought we were crazy when we advised our website readers, in our latest ‘Golf Instruction Tips Hotline’, to try Stand Up Paddleboarding if they really want to start driving the ball further and straighter,” said golfersadvice.com Senior Editor Dean Green. “It’s really not that farfetched, since we’ve been hearing fitness experts talking about the importance of core conditioning in sports for years, and certainly golf is no exception.”
Golfersadvice.com said they first became aware of the possible connection between Stand Up Paddleboarding and better golf when some of their readers began emailing the website over the summer about how their golf games had improved since taking up the sport. “So many really good golf instruction tips come from our web readers, so we decided to look into Stand Up Paddleboarding, and it’s benefits as an all-around golf-centric workout,” said Green.
For those golfers who haven’t heard of Stand Up Paddleboarding, it’s a rapidly growing, family-oriented recreational sport that utilizes a wider, longer, more stable form of surfboard weighing a scant 25 pounds. Participants simply stand atop the board (sometimes easier said than done) and propel themselves using a single, long paddle (about the length of some belly putters) in bays, rivers, lakes and oceans.
“What makes this sport so incredible for golfers,” says Green. “Is the mere act of constantly having to maintain your balance on the board automatically strengthens the core without ever having to think about it. Let’s face it, for most weekend golf warriors (myself included), every time we come over-the top, sway, have early extension issues, loss of posture or start hanging back – much of it has to do with the strength – or lack of strength – of our cores.”
Rod Edmondson, a certified fitness instructor in Southern California whose classes are filled with golfers looking for an edge through better conditioning, says that Stand Up Paddleboarding provides the perfect workout for any golfer. “First of all, it’s a non-impact workout that dramatically increases flexibility for full rotation, endurance and shoulder strength – and above all – it’s awesome when it comes to strengthening the core. Golfers get an amazing total body workout, and I’ve seen a sharp decline in the number of back issues among my golfing clients since they started Stand Up Paddlebaording.”
More important the all of the golf instruction tips in the sport today. “The golf swing is nothing more than rotational movement, with our body parts rotating on various planes along the golf swing. A person’s core links the upper and lower body, and creates a strong, balanced base to maximize speed and leverage. In other words, it we want to really crush it, and still keep it in the short grass, we need strong cores. Without a strong core, most people’s swing start to breakdown by the 13th hole or earlier,” he added.
Golfersadvice.com is quick to point out that Stand Up Paddleboarding won’t cure all of our golf woes. “We haven’t found one expert who would tell us that this sport helps with sinking those nerve-rattling four-footers, but it will certainly help most us get it to the green in fewer strokes and not feel so worn out at the end of the round,” he said. “You may never see Stand Up Paddleboarding mentioned in any other golf instruction tips or websites, but we’re encouraging our readers to go out and give it a try and see if their games don’t improve. At the very least, they’re in for an exhilarating day on the water.”
For more information and FREE online videos and eBooks on this, and other golf instruction tips, go to http://golfersadvice.com/.