Ron Kaspriske is reporting on “Fitness Friday: Golf's Best Cardio Machines”. And so here I am thinking why not buy myself a stationary bike for Christmas?
Why a bike?
Regular readers will be aware of the fact that I’m no spring chicken Scot and it came as a surprise when during my overseas trip I rented a bike in Holland and I was shocked to learn my legs and particularly my thighs were not nearly as strong as I thought they’d be given the very many games of golf I’ve played over the years.
In support of the suggestion that buying myself a bike for Christmas, Mike Voight, a clinical physical therapist from Belmont University says, "Low compression on the joints is key. I like the stationary bike because most golfers will tolerate it as a warm-up versus other cardio equipment."
Amen to that! Sounds like good sense for senior golfers.
Why not a book?
Now there’s a thought. Sounds less strenuous although common sense tells me that the last thing I need on my shelves is another golf book.
Over at Geoff Shackelford’s blog we’re told, “Roger McStravick's St. Andrews In the Footsteps Of Old Tom Morris is easily the richest visual history of early golf. The clarity of the early imagery and Roger's sense for what was important to include make this an amazing trip back in time when a small group of golfers had an inkling that they were onto something.”
Sound’s smashing until I read Patrick’s comment, “the McStravick book is available in three editions: the Collector's Edition cost $442.00 US the 70 Edition cost $592.00 US the 1821 Edition cost $90.00 US for a fricking paperback.”
Back to a better and cheaper idea
A box of Bridgestone golf balls especially since they may become hard to buy in the future.
Bunkered reports, “In a surprising move, Bridgestone Golf has announced it is to withdraw from the golf market in the UK and Ireland from March 2016.”
Today UK and Ireland, tomorrow Australia and New Zealand? Who knows but I’d better buy some in case they go.
Here’s the link to Ron Kaspriske and to Geoff and Bunkered
Quote of the Day
“As a golfer (Old Tom Morris), he was human too – he had the yips and they plagued him until his later non-competitive years. Once when a letter was sent to the ‘misser of short putts’ at Prestwick, it found its way to him.”
- Roger McStravick discussing the contents of his book St. Andrews In the Footsteps Of Old Tom Morris