Business Golf For Women - Tips And Advice For Getting The Most Out Of Golf, For Business, Executive, And Career Women
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Did you know golf as a business tool and for fun is on in the increase. In fact the fastest growing group of golfers is women.Business and executive women are using the game as businessmen did before them - for networking, for entertaining clients, and for making business deals right on the links.
Golf is the only sport that gives you four or five hours of uninterrupted time to talk to a potential business client or buyer and get to know him or her. That's why golf is such a useful skill for any businesswoman to acquire.
Any women who is serious about getting ahead in business needs to look at incorporating golf into her strategy for success. Playing business golf for women offers beautiful settings that are conducive to developing and deepening business relationships. You'll have the time to learn information and characteristics about each other that you might otherwise never have known.
When it comes to breaking down the golf swing, I will admit that the concept of 'watching paint dry' just might be more fun
That said it is necessary if you expect to be able to swing the club more effectively, have more fun playing the game and lower your scores.
I often quote the saying given to me by a friend that sums up my feeling about the set up and the golf swing; "If you choose a path with no obstacles, it generally doesn't lead anywhere."
The most integral part of the SET UP is the SPINE
It is my firm belief if you can achieve a good spine angle, the rest of the pieces of the set up will come more naturally if you allow it.
When it comes to the swing, your spine impacts literally every part of your set up and swing from your grip, stance, weight distribution and alignment, to your ability to transfer your weight effectively through the swing. It also can enable you to achieve maximum club head speed. The Drive Shaft, as I call the spine is the one part of the set up you need to get correct as far as physically possible.
Golf tips for women golfers
I spent the majority of my time this year on the practice range and around the putting green at the Deutsche Bank Championship watching the players PRACTICE on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday then WARMING UP during the event Friday through Monday.
On Thursday as I walked past the putting green, I saw Charlie Hoffman, this year's winner, practicing 4-6 foot putts. That is to be expected. What struck me on this day was Charlie being so immersed in his putting practice. I used to see a lot of what Hoffman was doing years ago but not so much anymore at venues.
Charlie had set up tees off the toe and heel of his putter and one each to check the length of his take away and follow through. Watching him on the range then the putting green, I can tell you he spent as much time working on his putting as he did on his full golf swing that day.
Indoor golf practice facilities have become popular around the country and are gearing up for the winter practice season
This does not include outdoor driving ranges retrofitted with gas heaters for winter practice and those facilities that offer what I call 'gaming' situations, or Golf Simulators.
Winter practice will lead to a better golf game and a better golf game leads to more enjoyment on the golf course.
It is important to understand that habits, good and bad, are part of your perception when it comes to swinging the golf club, much like the fear of hitting over water or a sand trap. That said, when you put your clubs away for the season, know that any and all bad habits are put away as well, and will remain waiting until the next time you play golf even if it is several months before you play.
Practice Like The Pros
All good players understand the importance of prioritizing practice on areas of the game that make the greatest difference between good golf and great golf. I will give you some interesting stats below that demonstrate what makes players like Phil Mickelson, Jim Furyk, and Tiger Woods the great players they are.
Most amateurs waste practice time beating balls on the range while neglecting the parts of the game that make the biggest difference to scoring and playing their best. Go to any range and you will see the following bad practice techniques; hitting full shots without a practice station, hitting more than 30 balls with a driver, and hitting very few wedges.
The Importance Of Staying Steady While Putting
Remaining steady during the putting stroke is one of the most crucial aspects to successful putting. During the Accenture World Match Play Championships this year we saw just how critical this fundamental of successful putting is, some of your your most important golf shots.
During the semi final matches, Paul Casey and Camillo Villegas, were matched against each other. It was an exciting and close match throughout the day, so much so, the match was extended beyond the 18th hole. Camillo took an early lead in the match and was 2 up after 3 holes. Paul fought back on the back nine and went 1 up on the 15th hole only, to lose, the 18th to Camillo and head to the 19th hole All Square.