Is your golf handicap a reflection of your swing, your equipment, or you?
The first steps most golfers take to help improve their game is to buy new equipment, play more golf, or get lessons. However, there are many times our golf game is not a reflection of our skill as a golfer or the equipment we use. It is actually a reflection of our body’s physical limitations. How can someone expect to drive the ball further or have a consistent swing when their body lacks the proper foundation to swing the club and play the game?
The Evolution of Golf Fitness
Back in the early 1990’s most golfer believed that there were a few key components to address for the building the ultimate golfer:
- Basic instruction
- Mental preparation
- Course management
- Advanced instruction/Shot making
Since 1996, when Tiger Woods hit the scene, a new component of emphasis emerged: Physical Conditioning
We’ve all become accustomed to the idea of “working out” to become a better golfer. The question is how do we work out and what do we train to play better golf? What exercises and muscle groups help the golf swing? Can certain exercises and muscle groups hinder the golf swing? What’s the optimum balance for flexibility (mobility) and strength (stability)? How can someone assess this?
Golfers are place through a complete array of tests and screens usually reserved for the best golfers in the world to check dynamic movement, flexibility, stability, and mobility as it relates to your golf swing. These screens as designed by the Titleist Performance Institute (www. Mytpi.com), will assess a “total picture” of your body, swing, and its relation to one another. Based on these results, a custom program will be integrated into your existing PGA or LPGA professional’s instruction to help you optimize your golf performance.