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On & Off the Course

April 1, 2006

On and Off the Course: Spring into the season

TERRE HAUTE — After a long and tedious winter, it’s time to dust off the cobwebs on our golf equipment and get ready to play. In my case, it wasn’t spiders that visited my clubs over the winter, but mice!

They discovered a peppermint and a granola bar that had been left in one of the little pocket-type attachments that hook to my bag. Luckily, that was removable (and disposable), and no damage was done to my golf bag itself. One of my golf towels was chewed up a bit, too, but again, that could be replaced.

My clubs are in working order, but it’s yet to be seen how well they actually work! I’ve had a workout regimen over the winter that included playing tennis two or three days a week, and taking a class at the YMCA called “Body-Pump.”

It is a great class because it made me work on specific muscle groups and it was a lot of fun! Sarah Johnson, the instructor, keeps it fun but pushes you to build strength and endurance. She stresses safety and has a lot of knowledge, so you’re not likely to hurt yourself, although she encourages a little soreness for a couple of days! Everyone can do whatever amount of weight is good for him or her for the specific muscle group the exercise is for.

I worked on my triceps and biceps this winter, so we’ll see if that work will show up in my golf game. Other exercises that tend to be great for golf were for the back and for the thighs, especially the dreaded lunges! Since the YMCA and the YWCA have combined forces, the Body Pump class is at the YWCA building now, on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9 a.m. That schedule is not set in stone, though, so check with the Y before you go.

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