Golf

WMPO Tournament Chairman Daniel Mahoney

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The Waste Management Phoenix Open is the most-attended PGA TOUR event in the world, regularly drawing more than 500,000 fans to TPC Scottsdale each year. You might recognize the hosts of the tournament, The Thunderbirds, in their blue tunics and silver pendants driving around in golf carts...

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The 5 Important Stable Joints for the Golf Swing

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Last week I shared the '6 Critical Mobile Joints for the Golfer' and I mentioned the stable joints: foot, knee, lumbar spine, scapulo-thoracic (shoulder blades), and elbows. The stable joints are important because they are “the rock” or the foundation for the mobile joints. A lack of stability in the stable joints will result in altered movement patterns and swing faults.

The foot is probably the most notable stable joint.  It is the only joint that makes constant contact with the ground. Without good stability in the foot, your balance will be...

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The 6 Mobile Joints For The Optimum Golf Swing

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As a certified Titleist Performance Institute Golf Fitness instructor, the first areas of concern are mobility and stability. A golfer will not get adequate power transfer if he or she does not have good mobility and stability. If strength training exercises are done without adequate mobility and stability, then the golfer will only be emphasizing faulty movement patterns.

The human body is a system of stacking stable and mobile joints. At risk of sounding like a Happy Days anatomy lesson, here is stacking stable and mobile joint system. The foot is...

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5 Exercises to Increase Hip Mobility For A Better Golf Swing

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Your hip mobility plays a crucial part in your golf swing.  In the back swing the lead leg needs to externally rotate at the hip and the trail leg internally rotates at the hip.  During the downswing the hips switch positions with the lead leg going into internal rotation and the trail leg into external rotation.  If your hips have insufficient internal and external hip rotation, you will experience swing faults that will ultimately impact the flight of your ball. Hip immobility can contribute to S-Posture, Loss of Posture, Early Extension, Sway, Reverse...

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Blackstone Country Club Hosts Worlds Qualifying Golf Tournament and Encourages Amateur Competitors

 

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Blackstone Country Club at Vistancia, located within the 7,100-acre Vistancia master plan in Peoria, will host the local qualifying event for the World Golf Scramble with a shotgun start at 1 p.m., June 8 to earn an invitation to compete in the World Championships in Las Vegas Aug. 13-16.

The club and its operators greatly encourage all participation, especially amateur competitors. 

“Blackstone Country Club is proud to be the only private club in Arizona to host a...

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