Professional golfers know the importance of athletic development for golf. As a recreational golfer, you may not have the time to train like an elite athlete, but by simply adding a few swing drills into your daily routine, you can dramatically improve your game. And you don’t have to go to the golf course or driving range, you can do these exercises at home.

Try my Cardiogolf Groove Your Swing Workout to Shape Your Golf Swing and Trim Your Score.

In this video, we will be doing various exercises that not only tone your muscles but will help you increase your heart rate to increase your stamina and endurance on and off the golf course. These exercises are meant to be done in succession: follow one after the other with little to no rest in-between each exercise.



Swing drills can help reinforce sound golf swing fundamentals and proper golf swing mechanics. They can also get you into positions that you may not otherwise be able to get into when you swing on your own.

It may be easier to get the ‘feel’ of a properly executed swing when you do a drill. Swing drills break down the full swing into smaller easier to execute moves.

As you master these swing drills, the feelings get ingrained into your real swing and become second nature.

List of Drills

1. Back Arm Only Swings
2. Lead Arm Only Swings
3. Uphill Lie Swings
4. Downhill Lie Swings
5. Pump Drill
6. Swing Back Arm Under Lead Arm Drill
7. Wide Takeaway Drill
8. Step and Swing Drill
9. Swing Positions
10. Slow Motions Swings
11. Speed Drill


Karen Palacios-Jansen is a LPGA Class A Teaching Professional and a Certified Personal Trainer specializing in Golf Fitness. Karen serves as the National Vice President of the LPGA Teaching And Club Professionals Membership and has been voted as one of America’s “Top 50 Female Instructors” by Golf Digest magazine for 15 years and received the prestigious LPGA National Teacher of the Year award in 2008.

LPGA Teaching and Course ProfessionalsKaren Palacios-Jansen is the creator of Cardiogolf, a golf fitness program available at Cardiogolf.comKaren’s website at is a ‘must-see’ resource for golf and fitness instruction. We also recommend following Karen online on Twitter and Facebook.


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