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INDIAN WELLS INSIDER - Summer 2015

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L iving in the desert, we all know it takes a real desire to get up and get out on the practice tee in temperatures over 100 degrees. Golf is a sport that needs constant, consistent practice. When it gets hot, you should adjust your practice regime slightly to help you last in the heat. Here are a few things you can do to help improve your game in a not-so-ideal summer climate. if you are going to be out hitting balls on the practice tee, pick a part of the day that isn't in the peak heat. Plan accordingly to capitalize on early- morning or late-afternoon practice. When you are practicing, practice with a purpose. Get the most out of your session by focusing on what you are working on. Simply beating ball after ball with no purpose in hot weather will only wear you out. try to find an exercise routine that is somewhat golf-related. Keeping your core golf muscles active in the off-sea- son will help you maintain your game all summer long. Always keep your golf muscles engaged whenever you are at the gym. Most tour players, if not all, have an exercise routine that is somewhat focused around golf to keep them familiar with what parts of the body work during the swing. If you aren't one for practicing early or a gym rat, you can still familiarize your golf muscles around the house in the comfort of air conditioning. You don't need a real grass green to work on your putting stroke. Instead, roll putts in any space large enough to ac- commodate you. Doing little things such as putting off of a CD — which allows you to see your eyes over the ball — can really go a long way to im- prove your comfort level when you get back on the golf course. Stay familiar with your swing during off times. Whether you are holding a golf club around the house, putting to a cup in the living room or chipping whiffle balls around the house, you want to do anything and everything to stay familiar with your stroke. We have all been out for a round where we haven't played for a while and every- thing seems so unfamiliar. The goal is to never experience that, even if you don't have time to get on the course. Beat the heat Follow these tips to keep your game in top shape this summer By tom BURley Head pGa professional PRO'S CORNER > C L I C K H E R E F O R W O R K O U T I D E A S I N T H E G Y M T H AT W I L L I M P R O V E Y O U R G O L F G A M E Book a tee time leSSon SPeCialS n ow is the time to take your game to the next level with lesson pack- ages from the pros at indian wells. CLICK HERE for more information. GAME IMPROVEMENT

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