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Fitness Friday: Sync up your swing before you swing

How many times have you began a round of golf stumbling out of the blocks, making double bogeys or worse on the first few holes? "I can't find my swing," you say.<p>Trust me, your swing is there. You've been swinging the club the same way for a long time. The problem is sometimes, particularly at the …

Perfect Pitch: It begins with the proper setup

<b>By John Strege</b><p>Trouble with your chipping and pitching? See your PGA professional, as they say. But those not inclined to do so, consider this: A good short game starts with the proper setup.<p>This was the motivation behind a new product, the Perfect Pitch Golf Mat, designed by a PGA of America …

Fitness Friday: Activate your obliques for a better swing

When most people think of the core, they think of those mighty rectus abdominus muscles responsible for a six-pack stomach and a stable golf swing. But when it comes to the rotational aspects of your swing, the obliques play a key role, too. In fact, if these muscles on the sides of your stomach …

Get Fit: Fix What Ails You

Test Your Impact

Hit full-speed shots without touching the tees<p>One of my favorite drills to get a player hitting the ball squarely is to make a simple training gate using a pair of tees.<p>Set one tee just inside the heel of the club at address, and another just outside the toe (<i>above</i>). The tees should allow enough …