Education

Ten tips to help optimize your sleep and improve your golf

In our previous blogs we have discussed ‘How do you plan for those early tee times?’, exploring how sleep quality and duration have a part to play in performance on the course and we’ve presented that sleep is one of the moderators of internal load.

How do you ensure you give yourself the best chance of a full, undisturbed, night of sleep?

By looking after your ‘Sleep Hygiene’, that’s how!

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Education

How do you plan for those early tee times?

As you look through the second-round tee sheet you note that you’re off at 7.10am. Another early start – getting up in the dark, travelling to the course in the dark, warming up as the sun comes up…sounds inviting hey?! This is exactly where a strategy counts. Your schedule needs to be effective to set you up for a fast start – rather than waking up through the front-9 only to realise that you’ve played yourself out of contention because you didn’t pay enough attention to planning.

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Education

Moderators of internal load

People talk about marginal gains a lot in sport. In this blog I discuss six areas that can all influence the level of fatigue you experience and how you react to the golf, training and any other physical activity you undertake. Each of these could well be considered a marginal gain; those one percent margins that separate you from the rest of the field.

We start by establishing what external and internal load are, and why it is important to monitor your golf, training, and other physical activity load.

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Education

The importance of monitoring workload

Monitoring a log of your golf, strength & conditioning, and other physical activity workloads provides you and your team with intelligent insights to help optimize performance and reduce the risk of injury (e.g. due to overtraining or sudden spikes in load).

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Education

Optimize your golf with a dose of daily wellness

Even with a sweetly struck drive, it’s obvious that an old, cut up golf ball won’t perform optimally in the air, or roll true on the smooth, freshly cut putting surface of each green. In the same vein, a tired, stressed, and demotivated golfer won’t perform at their best either!

Having read the title, you may be wondering, what does ‘daily wellness’ have to do with golf? In fact, what does ‘daily wellness’ even mean?! In this blog we will focus on the importance of understanding and logging specific items each day and how, ultimately, this can improve your golf.

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Support

User guide: Overview of the ‘Daily Wellness’ features

AMI Sports: Golf allows you to monitor your daily wellness – providing you with insights into how your sleep, recovery, energy, motivation, muscle soreness and stress levels are related to your training and golf performance. This support blog is designed to help you understand the key features on the ‘Daily Wellness’ screens.

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Education

Five reasons to use live practice monitoring on the driving range

New goals are often set at the end of the year, and/or at the end of the playing season, in preparation for the next, and this is no different in golf. With good intentions to keep a record of all your golf practice, you open the first page in a brand-new notebook. You log your driving range session from earlier in the day, recalling the clubs used and the number of shots hit, filling the neatly drawn table ready for your stats. Like most New Year resolutions, you start with excitement at creating something useful, high motivation to use the data, and looking forward to making it your best golf season yet. However, whether or not you manage to maintain the motivation to record months’ worth of practice sessions (accurately!) or in fact never bought a notebook to start with, have you then ever considered how you would have used the data?

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