LPGA Players Gain Respect and Recognition
Professional sports for women is an area that’s seen tremendous growth in recent years. Golf is no different. The stage is set for even more opportunity for women in the golf arena. More and more women are proving their ability to compete on the same field as men. From the more experienced players like Annika Sorenstam, to the very young Michelle Wie, the strength and stamina of women are abundantly displayed. The struggle has been long for women to gain the respect and opportunities previously available only to men.
The players on the LPGA are well prepared to set the course for future growth. If you look at the women on top of the money list of the LPGA, you’ll find names like Annika Sorenstam, Grace Park, Loena Ochoa, Meg Mallon, Cristie Kerr, Karrie Webb, and others. The top money earners span in age from the early twenties to the mid-forties. The accomplishments of the older players proudly exhibit the high levels of strength and stamina both physically and mentally women possess. These women are a good source of inspiration for other women struggling to free themselves from tradition and be what they desire.
To achieve such feats physical and mental conditioning must be a regular part of life. Whether it is your goal to join the ranks of the LPGA or simply become the best golfer you can be regular conditioning is a must. Fitness for golf is becoming a regular part of the golf world. Even recreational players are beginning to realize that with some level of muscular strength and flexibility, their golf swing suffers. More players are spending much of their training time in the gym rather than at the driving range. Their efforts pay off in the form of a more powerful and consistent swing. It’s great to practice, and to learn from instructors the techniques of golf, but if the body isn’t conditioned to repeatedly perform these movements without strain or injury, your golf game will suffer. Take some time to learn about strength, flexibility, and balance exercises for golf. You’ll be amazed at how much just a small amount of conditioning can improve your performance on the course.