Something to make you smile

It’s late, my day has been really long and I have managed to play 6 rounds in 7 days.  So tonight I’m just dropping off a picture of my sweet pup because it’s hard not to be happy when it comes to Danno.  

One more round to go at the State Mid Am, talk to you all afterwards!

-S

Monday Rehab: Fixing how you do tournament prep!

And I’m not talking about going to the range and putting in hours of work. ¬†Today on Monday rehab I’m sharing with you the little things that make a huge difference in how you feel heading into that early morning tee time.

One of the keys to freeing your mind up to play awesome golf is reducing as much stress as possible. ¬†I think a lot of people ignore how small issues can lead to a lot of stress the morning of your tournament. ¬†We’re talking a messy golf bag, golf balls not being marked, forgetting food or water, losing your favorite ball marker, digging through a closet for your favorite polo shirt you just have to wear, forgetting your golf shoes, your range finder battery going dead, not eating breakfast……..I could go on forever. ¬†These are the smallest problems that can happen during a tournament, but ones that add up to freaking out and ultimately running late or feeling rushed.

With some preparation though, you can eliminate these worries and wake up feeling confident that you are ready!  I shared some of my day before activities today on my Insta Story, check it out!

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Imagine if you made a list and checked off everything the day before your event?  You could wake up refreshed, make a great breakfast and actually enjoy your drive to the golf course without a constant worry that you forgot something.

Much of this too is anticipating what could happen and being ready.  Here are a few other keys for me:

  • Stock up on CR2 batteries for the range finder
  • Keep an extra dozen golf balls in your car already marked
  • Always have your rain gear with you
  • Pack an extra pair of golf shoes and socks (you never know when rain could hit!)
  • Bring more food with you than you will actually eat
  • Make a fun playlist for the car drive, music will always put you in a good mood!
  • Check the traffic when you first wake up

As with life, as much as you prepare, something can always go haywire. ¬†But it’s important to remember that some good planning will always make things run smoother and dealing with one issue verses a 5 equals a lot less worry.

Cheers!

-S

My Home Course

It’s Sunday night and I’m getting ready for bed with a full heart and the feeling of gratitude overwhelming me.  The last five days I went from having a 2 hour lesson to playing 18 holes four days in a row.  I sit here with no pain, no headaches, no feeling of complete dread.  Not every shot I hit the past few days was what I envisioned, but there was so much good that happened and that is where I place my focus.

I truly love this game and will continue to fight as hard as I can to be my best self on and off the course.  


As Pete Carol would say, it’s the day before the day before and I can’t wait to tee it up Tuesday morning! 

Goodnight for now…….S

A night out!

There is a whole lot of craziness going on in our lives right now between golf, work and travel.  But this guy is just the best and I am so excited to have him home for a few weeks.  

Cheers to a beautiful weekend in the PNW, be sure to take some time to reflect on all the good there is out there!

-S

Prepping for next week!

The past few days has been all about getting ready for next week’s WSGA Mid Am.  It is really difficult these days to put the work to a tourney that I would like, so instead I have to prepare smart.  

Over the years my priority list has changed quite a bit.  Right now, it looks like this….

  • Making sure my body is at its best, this includes getting soft tissue work done, chiro, corrective exercise, motor pattern work and even some strength work!
  • Hydrating, I need to drink more water 
  • Reading The MindSide Manifesto
  • Playing golf 

Years ago this list operated in reverse, but these days it is way more important that my body and mind be in the right state.  ‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč

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I played the past 2 days and will be getting a few more rounds in this weekend.  It’s all  about committing to my swing and body, building trust and having fun too!  

Hope you all make it out on a course this weekend!

-S

Awesome exercise alert!

I love the mini bands, they are my go to torture device when it comes to singling out the glutes and feeling the burn.  But lately, I have become an even bigger fan of using them a completely different way.

Here is one of my favorite exercises for addressing ankle and hip stability, glute activation, thoracic rotation, disassociation, balance, and you’ll feel an awesome shoulder burn! ¬†On a separate note, when will Apple change their auto correct so that when I type in glute, it doesn’t change to flute?

Balance, Rotate and Activate

A few keys to success:

  • Place the mini band around your forearms creating some tension and ensuring the arms stay parallel to each other
  • Feel your shoulder blades pulling towards your back pockets
  • Get into golf posture on one foot lifting the free leg up towards the ceiling to better engage the glutes
  • Once you feel the glutes engage, begin rotating from the torso
  • The goal is to keep the arms and torso connected throughout the motion. ¬†Rotate within the limits of your body
  • Start with 10 rotations on each leg

This is a great add in to your warm up or movement preparation portion of a workout.  It will engage your body in all the right places!

Enjoy!……….S