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Spring Golf Off To Frosty Start In Many Areas
After a relatively warm February and March in much of the Carolinas, May has started off a little on the cool side. That hasn't stopped many golfers with cabin fever from sheltering in place because of the Coronavirus scare from enjoying the game. Courses that are open have restrictions in place, but with not much else to do, many courses report that they are busier than usual. Hopefully the weather will soon be back in sync, the Coronavirus will subside and this will be a very successful golf season.
As the Triad area's one and only Nicklaus Design course, Salem Glen continues the legendary Nicklaus tradition of accentuating and amplifying the beauty of the natural terrain. The layout takes full advantage of the 150 feet of elevation changes, four and a half miles of creeks and nine lakes. With two distinct nines, the course offers fun and excitement for players of all skill levels.

Salem Glen is first and foremost a course designed for players who love the game, from expert to novice. The five sets of tees offer a challenge that ranges from 4,816 yards from the front tees to a full 6,810 yards from the back tees. Experienced players will continually find risks and rewards, yet the course is designed to have the ultimate playability for those still learning the game. The design assures enjoyable play round after round, while its craftsmanship reveals its intricacies the more you play it.

Thanks to the Nicklaus Design group, Salem Glen plays almost as if it were two courses. The front nine is a links-style layout with generous fairways and several strategically placed water hazards. Five of the front nine holes are set in the Yadkin River basin. The most dramatic is the signature fourth hole, a 566-yard par 5 with an elevated tee shot that must avoid a meandering creek to the left of the fairway and trees to the right.

The back nine is typical Carolina mountain-style with dramatic elevation changes. Most of the fairways are tree-lined. The 13th hole is a breathtaking par 4 where your tee shot must carry a 70-foot deep ravine. The challenging 14th hole is a 550 yard par 5 that plays over the ravine to a long, shallow green cut into the hillside. The four closing holes are the toughest on the course, as they should be. The 17th, a 193 yard par 3 flanked by creeks in front and behind the large green, is a player favorite. The course closes with a challenging par 4 where the ideal tee shot utilizes the gently sloping fairway from right to left to avoid the water hazard off to the left.

Overall, Salem Glen is a picturesque, playable jewel of a golf course that takes full advantage of its unique setting and abundant acreage. Our guests relish every shot and every hole. Visit the website for more information or call to make a tee time. CLICK HERE for more information.
Featured Course: Salem Glen Country Club
Clemmons, NC
1000 Glen Day Drive  |  Clemmons, NC 27012  |  (336) 712-1010

www.SalemGlen.com
Golfers: Analyze and Paralyze
By David Breslow
The Too Analytical Golfer

Most golfers I meet are very analytical. Not all of them of course but most seem to take a very analytical approach to the swing and their overall game.

Phillip, a 15 handicap told me, "Sure, I'm analytical. I'm always thinking when I'm on the course. I'm thinking about my pre-shot routine, my set up, my mechanics and if I'm hitting the shot correctly. After I hit the shot I analyze what I did wrong so I can fix it on the next shot."

"That's a lot of thinking" I told him. "Yeah, that's why I called you. I'm trying not to think so much on the course. I think I'm overthinking!" he replied.

Take a look at the first four letters of the words analytical and analyze. Do you notice that they spell the word "anal"? Being "anal" means being uptight. I find a lot of golfers slip into this category and here are some of the traits they demonstrate:

    Constantly analyze the swing

Analyzing your swing can lead to tension and a loss of freedom in the golf swing. Your swing can't be loose while thinking your way through it. Constant analysis of your swing can lead you to make unnecessary changes and distract your focus from being in the moment and enjoyment yourself more.

    Over think their game

These golfers spend too much mental time over club selection, trying to figure out the conditions, checking in on themselves to see how their doing, constant score thoughts and so on. Of course these things are important but some golfers spend so much time trying to make the "best" decision that they actually get in their own way and "out think" themselves. In between shots take your mind off the game by focusing on the course, talk to others, notice the sky, birds, trees or whatever you can look at and feel good about. Be thankful you're on the golf course and recognize those things!

    Worry about the past and future

I find that many people say they have "run on" minds because they are always thinking and can't "turn it off". In fact, this is not real thinking at all because real thinking is clear, direct and causes you to gain energy; not lose it. What they describe is not thinking; it's worrying. They find themselves worrying about the past or the future. All you can do is recall the past or imagine the future. None of that is real in the moment; it's just in your head. The past already happened so you can't make it real now and the future hasn't happened yet so that's not real either. All you can do is waste mental energy on them when you carry negativity from the past or project negativity into the future. Either way, reality is now and always will be.

How analytical are you?

To Your Best Golf!

David Breslow is a National Speaker, Author and Performance Consultant. Weekly Mental Game Contributor to The Golf Channel, Guest on TGC and creator of the highly acclaimed "Wired to Win" program-it is called "The Straightest Line From Where You Are-To Where You Want To Be" He brings a fresh, direct, no-nonsense approach to help golfers play UP to their potential more quickly and consistently. Learn more here: http://www.mentalgolfcoaching.com
One of my patients, Norm, originally came to me with a health problem that affected his ability to enjoy a recreational sport and that also affected his relationship with his wife. Norm had a lower back problem that was limiting his ability to golf. You might ask: "I can see why this would affect his ability to enjoy a recreational sport but why was it affecting his relationship with his wife?" I wondered about this also. Norm told me: "When I can't golf I just sit around the house all day and drive my wife crazy!"

For Norm's sake and for the sanity of his wife I was motivated to help eliminate his back ache and get him golfing again. I am a chiropractor and treating lower back discomfort of golfers is one of my specialties. This article will explain why many golfers have back pain and how it can be helped.

Recently a study noted in the South African Journal of Physical Therapy, March 2018 stated that almost half of golfers have back pain. The research showed that among a group of 271 recreational golfers, 45% suffered from mechanical lower back pain and 23% had sacroiliac joint dysfunction. Further analysis showed that nearly 96% of the golfers with sacroiliac joint dysfunction had mechanical lower back pain.

Mechanical lower back pain simply means that there is a movement and/or an alignment problem. The sacroiliac joint is a pelvic joint, in the hip pocket area. There is a sacroiliac joint on both sides our pelvis. Dysfunction of the sacroiliac joint means that it is misaligned and/or isn't moving properly.

As a chiropractor, I am trained to evaluate the sacroiliac joints in golfers with lower back discomfort. Through a simple physical examination, it can be determined if one or both of the sacroiliac joints may be misaligned or moving improperly.

If this is the case it is a problem that can be treated with chiropractic care. Usually, a series of "chiropractic adjustments" are given to the patient with misalignments and/or improperly moving sacroiliac joints to correct the cause of the problem. Once corrected, 90% of these back conditions are improved and
most golfers can resume the sport.

Many professional golfers undergo regular chiropractic care. I encourage any recreational golfer who is being limited by lower back pain to explore chiropractic care for their condition. If it's good enough for the pros it certainly is good enough for the rest of us.
What Golfers Can Do About Lower Back Pain
By Dr. James Schofield - Chiropractor
OH NO!
The Reverend Francis Norton woke up Sunday morning. He realized that it was an exceptionally beautiful and sunny spring day and decided he just had to play golf. So he told the associate pastor that he was feeling sick and convinced him to say Mass for him. Then he headed out of town to a golf course about forty miles away. This way he knew he wouldn't accidentally meet anyone he knew from his parish. Setting up on the first tee, he was alone. After all, it was Sunday morning and everyone else was in church!

About this time, St. Peter leaned over to the Lord while looking down from heaven and exclaimed, "You're not going to let him get away with this, are you?"

The Lord sighed and said, "No, I guess not."

Just then Father Norton hit the ball. It shot straight toward the pin, dropped just short of it, and rolled up and fell into the hole.  IT WAS A 420 YARD HOLE IN ONE!

St. Peter was astonished. he looked at the Lord and asked, "Why did you let him do that?!

The Lord smiled and replied, "Who's he going to tell?"
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