Archive for March 27, 2012

Kia Classic La Costa Resort and Spa
March 27th, 2012, Posted by andrea |  No Comments »

What a great opportunity to see the best women golfers play a great course last week. Go see a LPGA event if you have the chance! You can get right up close to the players and they are all willing to spend time with fans after the round. My favourite was the driving range where we watched Dave Stockton give Suzann Pettersen a lesson on chipping around the greens from thick lies!


Pebble Beach Pro-Am
February 9th, 2012, Posted by andrea |  No Comments »

This weeks PGA Tour event is the Pebble Beach Pro-Am. I was fortunate to play both Pebble Beach and Spyglass in 2008. Both courses have their own challenges: for me Pebble was difficult due to strong winds and light rain the day we played. On #7 it was only a little chip 54 degree wedge to the middle of the green. Looks like the pros have a nice weather day today! Spyglass weaved its way through the local trees, up and down, and around the dog-legs. I could lay across the middle of the 4th green and touch both edges of the fringe with my toes and finger tips! What makes these courses difficult are the small greens – you have to be precise and have the sun on your side.

Looking forward to enjoying the final round at Pebble…is Tiger on his way back?



YourGolfBody “Fitness 54” Challenge
January 1st, 2012, Posted by andrea |  No Comments »

Challenge is an 18 week challenge that runs from Jan 01 2012 to May 05 2012.
Goal: Increase your activity level and improve your fitness level before golf season starts up here in Calgary (ie snow melts and courses start to open).

1 WorkOut = 30 + minutes of cardiovascular exercise (increase that heart rate) or Resistance Exercise Session, Yoga Class, Video Exs Routine etc.

3 WorkOuts a Week = Par for the Week
4 WorkOuts at Week = Birdie (-1)
2 WorkOuts a Week = Bogie (+1)
1 WorkOut a Week = Double Bogie (+2)
5 WorkOuts a Week = Eagle (-2)
Over 5 WorkOuts = Eagle (-2) and Good Work Congrats to YOU!!

Track your Numbers and See if you can reach that magic “Fitness 54”

Let me know how it’s going – Tweet me @yourgolfbody


January Golf Trip Planned? Will you be ready?
October 25th, 2011, Posted by andrea |  No Comments »

Here in Calgary Alberta – the ground is frost covered and the greens are starting to freeze from the cool prairie nights. Greens keepers hurry to put the course to “bed” for the winter – and protect it from the icy snow that is just around the corner. Golf season outside has come to an end.
BUT – there are options to keep your game and body in good form for the Winter Trips to Palm Springs, Phoenix, or Hawaii! Here are some things you can do:
1. Find out your golf body strength and weaknesses! It could be stability, strength,power, or mobility. Get yourself assessed and build on the findings.
2 Golf Domes are open all year round – busy in the winter, but still a great way to keep your swing grooved. Not grooved? Speak to a CPGA teaching pro at one of these facilities to get your swing working for you.
3. Don’t forget the heated outdoor ranges like GOLF CANADA CENTER! Watch your ball fly past where it would in the dome…still can be chilly out! Bring your warm clothes.
4. Work on your fitness! The time you spent on the course can now be spent doing an effective and efficient workout program. Ask a trainer where to start if you are not certain.
5. Putting: there are many short carpet places to practice your putting. You can even do this at home!
6. Read up on the mental aspect of the game – Rotella has many books that key into peak performance. Vision 54 by Marriott and Nilsson – Play your best golf now!
7. Book your trip to a sunny green destination – this carrot dangling infront of you will keep you motivated!


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