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2010 Winter Olympics: Short Track Speed Skating Medal Favorites

Short track speed skating medal favorites like Apolo Anton Ohno have helped bring this sport into the main stream. The fast action and frequent lead changes makes short track speed skating particularly [more…]

2010 Winter Olympics: Skeleton Medal Favorites

To win an Olympic medal at skeleton, you need to be fearless. The medal favorites in the sport are typically USA, Canada, German and Switzerland. The USA has won more Olympic medals than any other country [more…]

2010 Winter Olympics: Ski Jumping Medal Favorites

The Norwegians and Northern Europeans are the medal favorites in Olympic ski jumping. This isn't a sport that's ever — pardon the pun — taken off in America, so neither the U.S.A. or Canada has really [more…]

2010 Winter Olympics: Snowboarding Medal Favorites

The young sport of snowboarding has grown into one of the most popular sports in the Winter Olympics. The American team is among the medal favorites. But they’re not alone. There’ll be strong snowboarders [more…]

2010 Winter Olympics: Speed Skating Medal Favorites

Speed skating has always been one of the most popular Winter Olympic events. Before the games begin, take a look at some of the athletes expected to win in Vancouver. The competition is fierce — because [more…]

Speed Skating Competitions at the Winter Olympics

Speed skating began in Holland hundreds of years ago as simply a method of transportation. By the 1800’s, the sport had spread across Northern Europe and to the United States. Thanks to its popularity, [more…]

How to Know Which Golf Club to Use

To figure out which golf club to use for a particular shot, you need to know the average distance you hit a ball with each golf club in your set. Then, you simply choose the golf club that fits the distance [more…]

How to Find Golf Lessons

Golf lessons are usually available wherever balls are hit and golf is played: driving ranges, public courses, resorts, and private clubs. The price for these lessons typically increases in that same order [more…]

How to Get Yourself Fit for Golf

To play golf well, you need a certain level of physical fitness (despite what some critics might say). To get fit so that you can effectively play golf, you need to work [more…]

How to Use the Standing Balance-Sway Fitness Test

Balance is an important physical characteristic for an optimal and consistent golf swing. The purpose of the standing balance-sway test is to help you identify muscle and connective tissue tightness that [more…]

How to Decipher Golf Course Pars and Tee Colors

Golf courses include hints about how you should play them, providing pars for each hole and tee colors in certain areas. The tee colors tell you where you should start your play, based on your skill level [more…]

How to Find the Right Golf Clubs for You

All golfers need to use the right equipment for their body types and physical conditions, including golf clubs that fit their needs. For instance, many manufacturers of golf clubs specialize in creating [more…]

How to Use the Club-Behind-the-Spine Fitness Test

The club-behind-the-spine test is a very helpful evaluation tool for evaluating your golf-related physical fitness. One important purpose of this test is to determine your ability to achieve and maintain [more…]

How to Perform Golf Posture Exercises

If you’re unable to achieve a straight-spine golf stance (in other words, if your golf posture is terrible), you may find the next three simple exercises can improve your posture at address. [more…]

How to Perform a Standing Balance Exercise

How to Use the Seated Trunk-Rotation Fitness Test

How to Perform a Trunk-Rotation Stretch

The supine trunk-rotation stretch is a good releasing exercise to help improve your ability to complete a stress-free backswing and follow-through in golf. If you have limitations in your spine rotation [more…]

How to Use the Seated Hip-Rotation Test

The seated hip-rotation test is designed to measure the relative degree of rotation flexibility in your hips. This test can identify whether you have significant tightness in one or both hips that may [more…]

How to Perform a Hip-Rotation Stretch

The supine hip-rotation stretch is a safe and effective exercise to help you reduce hip-rotation tightness and, therefore, improve your ability to make a full turn around your hips during a full golf swing [more…]

How to Find a Place to Play Golf

Golf is played in three places: at public facilities, at private clubs, and on resort courses. Some courses have only 9 holes, while a few resorts offer half a dozen 18-hole courses, or even more. You [more…]

How to Set Up Your Golf Swing

To become a golfer, you must master the building blocks of your swing. You need to set up all elements of the swing, from how you hold the club to where you place the golf ball. [more…]

How to Construct an Effective Golf Swing

Many people think that the most effective way to develop a consistent golf swing is to stand on the range whacking balls until you get it right. But the best way to develop a consistent golf swing is to [more…]

Types of Golf Putters

Because putting is such a crucial part of the game, your putter is the most important weapon you have. Club makers seem to have noticed: They’ve brought out a dizzying array of options. [more…]

How to Find the Correct Golf Putting Grip

Not all putting grips are the same — not even the ones for which you place your right hand below the left in conventional fashion. But what all putting grips have in common is that the palms of both hands [more…]

How to Adopt the Correct Golf Putting Posture

While you crouch over the golf ball to putt, you need to be in the correct position. You should have a slight knee flex in your putting stance. If your knees are locked, you’re straining your back too [more…]

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