PHYSICAL & MENTAL PERFORMANCE CONDITIONING

 Formula for Exercise Intensity:

  • A simple formula for determining the correct exercise intensity is to train at about 70% of your estimated heart rate. You can determine your HR by subtracting your age from 220 and exercising at an intensity level at 70% of that number.

  • For example, Jim is 40 years old. His estimated heart rate is therefore 180 beats per minute (220-40=180). Jm will then have to exercise by performing an aerobic activity (walking, biking, etc.) at an intensity level that raises his heart rate to about 126 beats per minute. This level will vary according to individual fitness levels or medical conditions.

  • Fitness training involved both low intensity and high intensity workouts.

  • A low intensity workout occurs when the heart works at a rate of 60-70% of your maximum heart rate, at a consistent pace for 20-45 minutes. If you can maintain a good low intensity workout for 20 to 45 minutes, you effectively burn fat.

  • For a high intensity workout, the heart rate is maintained beyond 70% of maximum capacity. The length of the high intensity workout will vary from 5-20 minutes, according to the general fitness level of the individual.

  • Sprinting, spinning on a bicycle and high speed rowing are examples of high intensity workouts.

Skip has been a golf coach for over 35 years. He specializes in teaching the mental and physical factors that influence the attainment of increasing athletic skills and performance for golfers of all levels. Earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education at the University of Alabama and a Master's degree in Sport Psychology from San Diego State, Skip played football and golf while attending both universities.

While playing for University of Alabama, Skip learned valuable coaching techniques from the famous football coach, Paul "Bear" Bryant. Skip now uses these techniques and this specialized information in training his clients; proving to be an instrumental factor in their success.

SKIP'S EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING WILL HELP YOU INCREASE:

  • Mental focus and mental skills, such as focusing on the task at hand

  • Performance (learning to win and shooting lower scores)

  • Physical ability through a golf fitness training program

  • Breathing and relaxation techniques

  • Confidence

  • Learning to combat fears such as failure and self doubt

  • Mental prepartion for tournaments (pre-round, tournament days)

  • Identifying and correcting weaknesses

  • Practice and playing with a purpose

  • Stress, time and golf course management

  • Goal setting