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    Training for Both Golf and Hockey

    I love golf because it is individual, outdoors in beautiful places and I don't have to worry about balance and dynamic hand eye coordination as much as I do in hockey. That much said whenever I play on my hockey team I really feel that I want to get better at that game too. So that is my dilemma how much energy should I place on either activity in order to still move forward in golf. How much hockey is worth doing to be considered cross training for golf. A little background. I am 35 this year and have only gotten deep into golf in the last three years. I learnt how to skate when I was 23. I also have very slight cerebral palsy which affects my balance and muscle tension such that I get tight very easily. This is probably why I have suffered a lot of soft tissue injuries since picking up sports including a level 2 MCL sprain and a shoulder injury. Needless to say I was much more brains than athletic ability growing up so I have a lot of catching up to do. I am extremely proud of how far I've come from being terrified of going to the gym to where I am now, but I want to keep improving. So here are the options as I see them: 1. Keep playing on my team but focus all my other time on getting better at golf 2. Play on my team and do once or twice weekly on ice practice early mornings during the winter to develop hockey skills. Practice my golf in the evenings one hour a night at the Golf Dome 3x week throughout the winter and as my sole sport in summer. 3. Hang up the clubs in November and pick them up again after playoffs end in March so as to not do two sports at once. 4. Do both all year alternating day to day which one I practice.
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    Training for Both Golf and Hockey

    I appreciate the honesty. I'm mostly just trying to be competitive and plan on sticking to playing in tournaments that have flights so I can play at a level I can be competive at my skill level. My overall goal is to play in the World Masters Games in 2021. What would be reasonable goals do you think given that I do work full time. Would it be better to just focus on golf? I could always do a few early am hockey practices in place of cardio workouts and do the winter range work in the evenings.
  3. Hello everyone, I am an avid golfer and I also play hockey in the winter. I would really like to improve my golf to the point where I can compete at a high level in amateur events if possible. I also would like to keep improving my hockey skills so that I can contribute to my team. I am wondering how much of an offseason I should have from golf every year to still move forward. Adult hockey practices run from November to the end of March so I was thinking maybe I could focus on golf from April to October and then hockey from November to March. That way I am dedicating 32 weeks a year to golf and 20 weeks to hockey. That appears to be the minimum practice required for kids who are in their early teens to be comepetetive. I'm less concerned about getting better at hockey because I know that it will be very hard to catch people who have been skating since they were kids. For those who have played at high levels do you think 5 months away from golf is too long? Would it be worth going with a shorter golf offseason where I'm not swinging clubs? What would be the effect of training both at the same time lets say golf Mon/wed/Fri and hockey Tue/Thu. During the golf off season? Would I just end up confusing myself? My local golf dome sells a winter pass for Nov 1-Mar 31. As a bit of context I have been playing for 2 years and have yet to break a hundred. Have probably played 50 rounds in that time. Love the team aspect of hockey and the battle aspect. Love the golf for its analytical nature and being outside.
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    Golf Course Staff Ettiquite

    Good morning I got a job at a golf course! Pro shop staff, part time. One of the perks is unlimited golf. As I am going to only be working half time. What would be a reasonable amount of time to play the course? As much as I can? On standby? Off times?
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    My Swing (TheMightyOz)

    @iacas For sure. Thanks for the reply. I'm trying to take the best things from Moe and go from there. Everybody's body is going to let them do different things. If I can land somewhere between Moe and Bryson I'll be happy.
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    My Swing (TheMightyOz)

    Hi folks, Thanks for the feedback. Right now I'm working on the posture to make it so like @iacas said bring the hands down so I am bending more from the waist. I also agree that their was no vertical drop in this swing at all. It was my first crack at a full swing a la Moe on a simulator. Too many things going on in my head :D Love the conversation. Keep it coming.
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    My Swing (TheMightyOz)

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    NHL 2017-2018

    I was at the game this week. I guess breaking your stick on the goalies face is legal now. Good job protecting goalies NHL...
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    My Swing (TheMightyOz)

    Had my tpi screening last night. Need to learn to dissociate my upper body from my lower body. Thats where we begin.
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    Bringing golf club to gym

    Hi folks, I was wondering if you have ever brought a club to the gym to practice. What was the reaction.
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    The quest for 50

    Overwhelming myself is normal. Lol. That much said I appreciate what you have to say and agree fully. I'm planning on following the Moe Norman swing.
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    The quest for 50

    Last night of my official golf season last night. Year ending stats: 34.7 GG HANDICAP 111.1 AVG SCORE 11% F'WAY ACCURACY 18% GIR 2.7 PUTTS PER HOLE 1% SCRAMBLING Avg Drive 192. Now to review: I bought a new putter from BioMech sports that I am now just finally getting used too, but things are improving. Established an official golf handicap of 37 (Unofficially about 33). Played about 25 rounds and had about 20 practice sessions. Tracked my club lengths so I know how far I hit Played Golf in MB, BC and Onatario. Attended the LPGA Canadian Open, watched a bunch of Tournaments on the golf channel. Ran a Golf League and watched everyone improve over the summer. I committed to the Single Plane Swing and bought five dvds and three training aids, plus a club fitting from Graves Golf Academy. Had great lessons from both Darren McMillan (chipping with a hybrid, who knew) and Frank Corby. Thanks both. Volunteered with Golf Manitoba as a rules official and did enough hours to qualify for Level 2 once I do the exam. Read the books: Tour Tempo, Tommy's Honour, The Greatest Game Ever Played, Moe & Me by Lorne Rubenstein, Zen Golf, The Ultimate Golf Mental Game Guide, The Art of Extraordinary Golf, Axys Golf, A Biography of Homer Kelly's Golf Machine, The Practice Manual by Adam Young, Precision Putting, and five books by Bob Rotella. Also have watched hours and hours of video. Listened to Podcasts by Golf Science Lab, Mindshift, Golf Performance and Fehrety Amazing season and amazing year. Winter now begins as a time to try and nail down the Single Plane.
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    Older clubs to fit

    @dbuck hey here are the clubs I have atm http://greenskeeper.org/productreviews/clubs/full_sets/tiger_shark_2009_hammerhead_full_set/
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    Older clubs to fit

    Hi folks, I'm on a budget of about 1000 dollars to upgrade driver irons and hybrids. I have looked at most new club markups and they come out at about double that. If I were to get clubs that were used how old is too old. My thought being I can get them adjusted. Any suggestions what direction to go wish this would be great.
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    My Swing (TheMightyOz)

    @iacas I will use it as a diary. I am always open to hear what people advise as well. I am no expert to say the least. In particular if anybody has advice on putting that would be awesome. It just freaks me out overall.

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