Practice vs Warming Up. There IS a Difference. How to Take Advantage of Both


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625: Most amateur golfers consider the time getting loose before a round as practice, but that's actually warming up and it may not be the best time to experiment or tinker with your swing. This week our guest is John Battaglia, a PGA Professional teaching at the PGA West Golf Academy in La Quinta, CA. His early training at Jim McLean’s academy has not only made him a better teacher, but a better golfer as well. In this week’s conversation, we explore the differences between warming up and practicing. John also offers online lessons for anyone around the world at This week on the Golf Smarter Academy presented by HealthIQ, Todd from Philly has a question for Tony Manzoni about hip rotation. Let us help you too! Submit your question by calling toll free 415-761-1498. Listeners who get answers receive a free copy of Tony Manzoni’s DVD “The Lost Fundamental”, a workout shirt from HealthIQ, a diploma from the Golf Smarter Academy, and the all new Golf Smarter ball marker! Get more at Golf Smarter Academy is presented by Health IQ, an insurance company that helps health conscious people like runners, swimmers, cyclists, and vegetarians get lower rates on their life insurance. Visit to to see if you qualify.

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