Archive for June, 2008

Physical Fitness and Golf

June 21, 2008

On my Good Golf For Life.com website I have a section that discusses the important role of physical fitness and golf. Tiger Woods is the poster child for building one’s body into a golfing machine.

Suppose you could spend 20 minutes a couple of days a week and do a simple yet highly effective, very easy to learn workout.

Even Better…Suppose you step on the course a couple weeks from now having the absolute confidence that your drive is longer, your accuracy is amazing and your days of being embarrassed on the golf course may be over.

Sounds too good to be true? Well, Rick Miller, a well-known golf fitness trainer, has a program you might be intersested in. Below is a press release he has been kind enough to share with me.

If you are intersested in contacting Rick, let me know, and I will pass on your name and email address to him. Thanks.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

In less than 10 minutes golfers can have all their golf fitness questions answered. Over 85% of golfers lack the physical capability to play any better. They often wish they had a way to measure their body’s ability to perform, since in 2008 testing a golfers fitness level is as important as taking lessons and practicing.

The definitive white paper in golf, The Golf Fitness Handicap Test© has just been released to the public. This breakthrough test is quick, free and lets golfers know exactly how well their bodies can play the game. Golfers have a handicap index now they finally have a way to measure and track their fitness level.

America’s top golf fitness expert, Rick Miller says, playing without knowing this critical information means you are golfing at a distinct disadvantage. Since the body is the most important piece of equipment in golf, understanding it can give any golfer a noticeable edge on the golf course.

If you would like to view this white paper contact me at the information above and I will personally email it to you. This important document has just been released but many golfers have already viewed it and are playing golf like they were years younger. Do not fall behind, get the test and take control how you golf.

The Legend of Tiger Grows

June 17, 2008

Tiger Woods is not of this world. I have been watching golf since 1974 and have studied its history closely, and conclude that this man is beyond description. Not only is he blessed with unspeakable physical talent, but also possesses the combined hearts of all the best champions of the game. He hates to lose, always. He never gives up, ever. Yesterday he gouged a third shot from the rough to within 15 feet and made the putt to tie Rocco Mediate and have a chance to win in a playoff today. He was dead, but is never dead. 

Other players don’t have a chance from that lie.  Tiger always has a chance. Always. Even more than Nicklaus – who I thought was superhuman – and Tiger did this on a knee that was gimpy. I mean he was limping around like Ben Hogan after hge was hit by a bis in 1949. Has Tiger ever missed a putt? Remember when he made all those putts to win the 1996 U.S. Amateur when he was dead in that match. The putt to beat Bob May in the 2000 PGA? All the other “regular” events that have become a blur of perfection. And yesterday, 15 feet that he had to make. It may not have had the break of the 12-footer Bobby Jones made on the 72nd hole at Winged Foot in the 1927 U.S. Open, but it was at least as improbable.

It gave him life, at the expense of another victim. For today was a fait accompli. I’ m just so proud of Rocco for playing him like a man today and not lying down. Rocco is a throwback, a guy with a swing out of the 1940s, and he’s played through back problems that would have shelved 90% of the timid souls on Tour. So kudos to you Rocco! But you were up against the Tiger, the man with the gift.

Bob Ferguson, who won the British Open three time in the 19th century, once said: “Nerve, enthusiasm, and practice are the three essentials to golf. But to be great requires the gift.” The gift, indeed! That gift has been passed down from Allan Robertson to Young Tom Morris to Harry Vardon to Bobby Jones to Sam Snead to Jack Nicklaus and now to Tiger Woods. He’s the best of them all, and that’s saying something coming from me, the man who said when Tiger turned pro that he would win maybe 15-20 tournaments. I ate my words long ago and now just appreciate his gift and his greatness. We golf fans are lucky to live to witness his feats, believe me.