Stowe Mountain Lodge Blog
Get Fit and Lower your Handicap in Stowe, Vermont
It is no secret that professional golfers have taken fitness more seriously over the past decade. Why? The answer is simple - longer drives, more stamina and fewer injuries. We can all benefit from that! So, if you play golf, give some thought to your current fitness program. Does it include specific exercises for muscles involved in the golf swing? Maybe you are ready to begin power development by performing explosive-type exercises.
Ron Philo, golf pro at Stowe Mountain Golf Club, has been taking Stowe Mountain Lodge's Golf Fitness class all summer and attributes the class to his ability to play 100 holes in one day this summer to raise money for Folds of Honor, an organization affiliated with the PGA that raises money for soldiers and their families.
While you may not be training for a 100 hole day any time soon, generally speaking, participating in a program of cardiovascular endurance (such as walking, running, cycling, swimming) as well as specific strength exercises and stretching for golf may keep you injury free and lower your score. Now what’s better than that!
And anytime during the year is perfect for getting started with golf fitness, not just in the spring. The sooner you start, the better your game will be, currently or in the future. Remember, as we say at Stowe Mountain Resort, golf is not just a sport, but a lifestyle!
Check out Rebecca’s Golf Fitness Class on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 – 9:20 at Stowe Country Club. $20 per person.