Feeling tired coming down the back nine?


FUNNY thing about playing 18 holes of golf. If you’re playing well and scoring well you just seem to breeze through it.

If you’ve got a good score going and you’re “in the zone” nothing seems to be a problem … no tiredness, no aches and pains … even if you’re an older golfer you feel like you’re strutting down the middle of the fairways like a cocky young Rory McIlroy.

But if things start going pear-shaped, oh what a difference. You’re suddenly wracked by lethargy, every part of the body is starting to ache or whinge, and you just want to get home and have a good lie down … or maybe just drown your sorrows on the 19th.

Worse still, the harder you try the worse your swing gets. The more erratic the golf, the more tired you feel.

Even on occasions if you have a good score going and start to tense up, the same problems start arising.

Here, golf teacher Paul Wilson offers some solutions in the accompanying video.

As Wilson explains: “Most of the time when you are coming down the last holes you end up pulling shots and do not know why other than you are tired. This comes from trying to hit with your arms and not with your body.

“You first need to understand what happens when you get tired during a round of golf. When you are hitting shots with solely your arms, it’s like you out there chopping blocks of wood all day long, therefore you will get tired. But, hitting shots with your body does not take up too much energy and you will have more energy at the end of a round of golf.”

Wilson offers a good a remedy if you are starting to look up early to see that fantastic shot that you think will keep your great score going.

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Brian is an award winning golf writer and is the founder and editor of Australian Senior Golfer. He is a former Sydney journalist who had little interest in golf till he hit his first ball at the age of 49 (and a half). Since then golf has just about overtaken his life. Brian founded ASG in April 2008 and has since covered every Australian Open, Presidents Cups, World Cups and numerous other big men’s and women’s tournaments, spending days inside the ropes with the likes of Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Tom Watson, Fred Couples, Greg Norman, Adam Scott, Jason Day, Karrie Webb, and many others. He has also played in, and reported on, numerous amateur tournaments, particularly senior and veteran events, around the country. Brian is a member of the Australian Golf Media Association and won the award for Best News Report for 2016 - 2017

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