Another great boost for European golf this week with Justin Rose winning the World Golf Championship at Doral. Add to that , Rory McIlroy finishing third, despite a first round 73, and the Americans must be wondering what has happened to end their one-time dominance. The leading US player was in seventh place , and a recently resurgent Tiger Woods had to withdraw after 11 holes of the final round with a leg problem. He might struggle to be ready for the Masters in three weeks time.
The golf story of last week was clearly Kyle Stanley winning the Phoenix Open the week after blowing his chance at Torrey Pines. Stanley dominated at Torrey and took a three shot lead to the seventy- second hole , only to spin his approach back into the water and subsequently take eight, and then lose a play-off to Brandt Snedeker. The twenty-four year old could be excused going into his shell a little after that blow , but he came out guns firing in the desert and secured his first Tour victory by one shot from Ben Crane.
The sub-plot however was, Spencer Levin starting the final round six shots clear, and then falling away to only finish third. Hopefully he can take strength from Stanley’s story and win soon. Why players crumple when leading is almost certainly due to pressure, but tiredness at the end of the round/week plays a part too.
Over many years I have witnessed players have a great round going, only to blow up in the final few holes. I am certain that fatigue plays a big part in this, and the obvious way to combat it is to use an Electric Trolley to take the strain of that heavy bag of equipment out of the equation. Protrolley provide the perfect answer with their superb range of trolleys all available with lightweight lithium Batteries if desired.
If you do not already have one , try one now and give yourself the best chance of finishing your round as strongly as you started it !
Wins for Tiger and Lee Westwood made for great viewing this weekend. However many Tour Pros are not at all happy with the World Ranking points being awarded for these limited field events. Westwood won from a field of only twelve , while Tiger won his own tournament in a field of only eighteen. The problem is that these rankings decide who gets entry into a host of other events through the season. Tiger , winless for two years, moved up thirty-one places for coming out on top in a tense battle with Zach Johnson , making birdies at the last two holes at Sherwood Country Club in California. He certainly played those two holes flawlessly and proved that he can still pull it off when it really matters. It was as if he had to be a shot behind to bring out his best.
Woods looked far from his former , dominant , self. But who knows what will happen in the near future , when he relaxes from this win and stops fighting his golf swing , as was so in evidence this weekend.
Rory also won in Hong Kong this week and although it was not the strongest field in quality terms it was at least a full field numerically. The work he has been doing on strength in the gym was in evidence , as his arms appeared considerably bigger and as he is maturing I have no doubt he will be World No. 1 in the near future.
Here at Protrolley we are busy doing Electric trolley checks for customers , involving battery diagnostics , frame checks , electrics and anything else that needs attention. I recommend you have your trolley checked over through the winter months and you will be fit and ready for next year.
If you want to save your back, an electric golf trolley is well worth investing in – using one instead of carrying your bag can improve your health and your game.
Invest in an electric trolley or a push trolley – not one of the pull variety.
Golf may seem like a gentle sport, but lugging a great big bag stuffed with clubs over one shoulder, then walking 18-holes with this dead weight, can in fact be brutal. If you don’t invest in a good quality electric golf trolley or push trolley, carrying your golf bag can cause terrible back pain and strain, which will affect the technique of your swing and could leave you vulnerable to injury. The most common injury in the male professional golfer is in the back, and four out of five golfers, at whatever level, will suffer low-back pain at some point in their lives.
Electric and push trolleys, save your back
All golfers are aware of the problems of back pain and how it can affect their game. Carrying your own bag instead of utilizing a specifically designed golf trolley can lead to unnecessary strain on your back. Employing an electricor push trolley could in fact improve your game – carrying your bag not only affects your back but can be exhausting. Using a golf trolley means you can save all your physical energy for your golf swing.
A pull trolley can cause you to twist your back without realising it, even causing long term problems . Whereas a push trolley means you can maintain good posture. The addition of a front wheel to most makes, means they are much easier to use. Some roll so freely they have to have a brake fitted !!
Improved athleticism will help protect you from damaging your back while strengthening your muscles for the game. Although you might think carrying a golf bag will make you fitter than wheeling one on a golf trolley , you’d be mistaken – the best place to get fit is in the gym using correct equipment under expert supervision. Slinging a bag over your shoulder and suffering around the course will only cause injury and take away the pleasure of the game.
Strength, flexibility and endurance all play a part with effective warm-ups, stretching and core-strengthening work essential.
Avoid back problems
How can the recreational golfer take the first step in the prevention of back injury?
A remote controlled golf trolley is the ultimate among all the other manual golf trolleys and how! From carrying golf bags weighing over 20 kgs to moving almost anywhere around the golf course with much ease and comfort, it can do it all, lending a breather for your frayed nerves. A remote controlled golf trolley is thus the perfect companion for every golf-lover, helping them to get in shape and in tune to get that perfect swing and to hit the perfect shot, adding up to the many moments that one cherishes in a good game of golf on a bright, sunny morning.
A remote controlled golf trolley is very compact so that it saves you the anxiety and trouble of having to deal with huge and heavy golf trolleys. Most of these remote controlled golf trolley are designed in such a way that they can be folded, bent and dumped anywhere you want, using very little space and effort as well. It has a very powerful engine that could make it go on for more than 12 miles and well over 18 holes. Thereby, being compact, comfortable yet powerful, a remote controlled trolley is just the thing that a golfer would need on a bright sunny morning as he prepares himself for a good game of golf.