Golf for Women – Mid Iron Swing Tips

EWGA Forecaddie - Mid Iron Swing Tips

We all know that irons are called irons because the clubheads are made of metal.

To further categorize them, there are short irons, mid irons and long irons. Generally, the shorter the iron the easier it is for the amateur golfer to hit. To put in layman’s terms, as loft increases and shaft length decreases, a club becomes easier to master.

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Finding Fun on the Fairways this July

2000 opportunities to play with EWGA coast to coast are available this month

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Women's Golf Fitness to the Core

Women golfer's are always challenging their core to get the best results. Author Christian Henning, believes that strength, power, endurance, and solid fitness are key elements.

"My book, Golf Fitness: Core to Score empowers golfers with the key to unlocking more power and core golf training," Henning said. "It also provides golfers with a proven way to shed pounds to shave strokes while improving strength, endurance, power, and taking their fitness to a whole new level."


EWGA Supports LPGA - USGA Girls Golf

Each year EWGA Chapters purchase tee signs in support of LPGA- USGA Girls Golf as well as conduct local events to benefit Girls Golf, First Tee and other youth developmental programs. On June 27th, the first annual EWGA Par 3 Challenge was held in Palm Beach, FL and four girls from the local LPGA-USGA Girls Golf program arrived to run a putting contest for participants. In addition, an auction of golf play-and-stays and an exclusive opportunity to play in the LPGA CME Group Tour Championship Pro-Am raised a total of $3,335 for the Girls Golf program.

Since the start of the EWGA Foundation in 2003, EWGA Chapters and the EWGA Foundation have raised over $500,000 in support of LPGA-USGA Girls Golf.

Women’s Golf is Getting Golf Ready at a Facility Nearest You

Now is the time to take your interest in golf and turn it into a reality. In fact, women are the largest group of Get Golf Ready (GGR) attendees. GGR gets new (and golfers returning to the game) over that first hurtle of getting you on the golf course. Don’t have clubs? No problem, the facility offering Get Golf Ready can supply you with loaner clubs so that you can begin your love affair with golf.

When the lessons are over join an EWGA Chapter nearest you to put into action what you just learned at GGR. [MORE

Oh My Aching Back - Golf Tips from Chiropractors

Oh My Aching Back - Golf Tips from Chiropractors

Golf is a physical sport. Like most sports, injury is a real possibility. Prevention is the key.

Did you know that you should squat to pick up the ball or to set the ball on the tee?  Golfers tend to bend and twist to pick their ball, according to the Chiropractic Society of RI. This action puts a lot of force on the muscles, joints and discs.

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Golf for Women - Managing a Career Nine Holes at a Time

Women's lives have become complicated. Schedules leave little free time to squeeze something in. That is the beauty of 9-holes of golf. It does fit into an already crowded schedule. 

The EWGA Austin, Texas Chapter has four 9-hole leagues for golfer's in different locations. They also offer a beginners league. 

(Photo via Facebook/EWGA Austin)

Golf for Women - Is there More than a Spoonful of Sugar on the Snack Label?

Golf for Women - Is there More than a Spoonful of Sugar on the Snack Label?

Golf season is in full swing and you want to bring a snack on the course to keep up your energy level. Reading the label can help you make a healthy choice when choosing a snack.  Many snack foods contain excess sugar and unnecessary calories. Average American's are closer to 20 spoonfuls of sugar per day. 

To have a Heart Healthy diet, the  American Heart Association recommends limiting sugar intake. Women should have less than 6 teaspoons (24 grams) per day. Men get a few more with 9 teaspoons per day (36 grams). 


Golf for Women: EWGA Forecaddie Putting

This week’s EWGA Forecaddie blog is part of the “Short Game Secrets” series created exclusively for EWGA members. Get your golf for women putting secrets fix on items such as ball position, eye position and even putting with your eyes closed!

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Giving Exercise a Break - Women's Health Prospers with Fewer Fractures

Giving Exercise a Break - Women's Health Prospers with Fewer Fractures

We all know that golf is a good exercise whatever your age. Studies now show that older women profit the most from regular exercise. Benefits include fewer falls which lead to bone fractures or other serious injuries. 

One in three adults over the age of 65 fall. This is the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries to the elderly. 

“It is useful to train a little bit harder and intensively so that your physical functioning really improves,” said Saija Karinkanta, a scientist at the UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research in Tampere, Finland.  “After that, you can maintain the benefits with lighter, less intensive exercise.”

Scary Golf Shots made simple by the Stanford Women’s Golf Team

The women from Stanford University were last week's big winners at the NCAA Championship. The golf team are giving a few pointers to ease your fear of four different golf shots.

Enjoy quick tips from the Stanford University National Foursome:

·         Stiffing the 40-yard Bunker Shot (Quirine Eijkenboom )

·         Flopping it off a downslope (Casey Danielson)

·         Flushing it from a Slice Lie (Mariah Stackhouse)

·         Threading the Needle (Lauren Kim)

(Photo by J.D. Cuban,Courtesy of Golf Digest)



Golf for Women: Visualization Sinks more Putts?

Jessica K. Witt, a Purdue assistant professor of psychological science who studies perception in sports, has found that golfers putt better if they visualize the hole as bigger.

If you visualize the hole bigger, you will sink more putts?  A study published by Purdue University in 2012 thinks so. "People in our study made more successful putts in a smaller hole when a visual illusion helped them perceive it as larger," said Jessica K. Witt, a Purdue assistant professor of psychological science.

"More work is needed to better understand this effect, but we think the perceived increase in target size will boost confidence in one's abilities." Her findings are in the April 2012 issue of Psychological Science.  

(Photo of Jessica K. Witt/Purdue University photo/Andrew Hancock)