March 27, 2020
Stay Golf Ready—Things To Do While You’re Not Golfing
With spring officially here, most of us had plans for the new golf season. Then the unimaginable happened and it’s all been put on hold. We know there’s light at the end of the tunnel, and that right now family and health are higher on our mind.
That said, we’ve seen and heard about a number of creative ideas to keep a positive attitude and use some of our Shelter-in-Place time to do some things we never seem to have time to do– Stay Golf Ready. We thought we’d share some:
For this week we offer four tips:
Exercise–Whether it is to hit a weight target, build muscle for longer drives or increase flexibility, there are innumerable resources online and on TV. Spend a few minutes to set a goal, then find the resource that works for you. Got a free 15 minutes per day? No telling how a few weeks with a new habit can make a difference and get you even readier for when play resumes. Don’t forget to get outside and walk, that is one of the things we love about our sport.
Ditto with golf instruction!–There are lots of online and TV lessons. We’ll put you in touch with a few of the best instruction articles we’ve featured in our award-winning NCGA Golf Magazine.
Clean out your golf bag–Now’s a great time to find and throw out those expired granola bars, pro shop receipts, found balls that have seen one too many cart paths and pre-2019 Rules books. Clean everything! Inventory and re-stock – golf stores are open online and there are many good deals to be had.
Rules–Last year there were a bunch of new Rules and we think we got most of them under our belt; but if you take 5 minutes a day to review them, you will be ahead of the game and show up with more confidence. Check out our NCGA Online Rules School.
In the following weeks we’ll share more tips from our fellow members and golfing community – Be safe and be well.