WOW! So you are one of those great Senior Golf Players!
Congratulations, you have earned the right to be called a respected 'Mature Golf Player'! You're over 50 years old and still want to play golf? Why not?
The Senior Golf Players section of this website will be dedicated to you as a senior golfer and your special place in the game of golf.
Our assumption is you are 50+ years of age and have played golf for some period of time. However, we are not forgetting about the senior golfer who is just beginning.
There is a lot of information for the beginning player on this website and throughout the world on basic golf instruction for a player new to the game. We however will emphasize Senior Golf Instruction throughout this series for the more experienced player.
We want to concentrate on the key issues of senior golfers as they grow older, and what changes they need to make in order to maintain their existing game, and even improve their level of play now and in the future!
You can actually play better golf in your future years than you have previously!
Remember, "Old Golfers" can be very good golfers!
Personally, I began playing golf at 48 years of age. Little did I know I was already considered on the verge of being a senior golfer!
I took two lessons from a Club Pro, and began my golfing career. My golf handicap started at around 40. I played on average twice per month for the next 20 years and finally got my golf scores down to around 90, a Bogey Golfer!
In the last 3 years since I've retired, I have averaged playing 4 times per month, which is about double playing time from what I had before. I have taken a few group lessons, but the real difference has been the fact I have been practicing about 2 hours three times per week!
My handicap is now 10. I have not lost any distance on my shots, but I am now staying in the Fairway! So I know first-hand that it's possible to improve your game even as you become an 'Old Golfer'!
By the way it was a Senior Golfer, Mike Austin at age 64 who hit the longest recorded drive! That record still stands.
We are going to focus on the key elements relative to playing as a senior golfer, male or female. Speaking of the female golfer, I believe Women's Senior Golf has been virtually ignored by the golfing world.
The following basic elements are beyond golf fundamentals and are specifically aimed at the differences between the experienced senior golf players and the experienced senior golfers less than 50 years of age.
We will be discussing mostly senior amateur golf players rather than players on the Golf Senior Tour, or playing in nationally sponsored Senior Golf Tournaments.
These key elements are:
Fitness & Health
Golf Swing Techniques - Learn special things you can do to gain more control and distance.
Golf Strategy - Develop keen strategies for lowering your handicap.
Course Management - Gain knowledge of being very smart in placing the ball in the best position for success with the following shot.
We hope this section on playing as a Senior Golfer helps you become a better, happier golfer!
(Look for new articles coming soon on Fitness and Exercise for Seniors, the Senior Mental Game, as well as Equipment for Golfing Seniors)
Remember, a Senior Golfer can knock the socks off younger golfers with just a little mental magic!
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