Golf Fitness Training
What is Our Golf Program?
Our Golf Program has 3 main components.
#1. Prevent Injury
Put simply, if you get hurt you can’t play. We teach skills to prevent injuries on and off the course.
#2. Improve Flexibility Mobility and Balance
Most people over 35 lose some form of mobility. Can you reach your arms straight in the air over your head? Can you grab your hands behind your back? These may sound like minor things, but if you can’t bend and lift your arms how can you have a technically sound golf swing? When you swing a golf club your weight shifts from one leg to the other. Balance is extremely important for golfers, especially at the ankles and lower legs.
#3. Increase Strength
Strengthen your lower body to fire your hips and put that extra turn into your golf shot. Strengthen your core to power rotational movements such as the golf swing and stopping the swing. These are just some examples of how strength adds to your golf skills.
During each of our golf fitness sessions, our coaches will help you maintain exceptional form. You’ll also receive customized recommendations. This enables all participants to learn the proper way to exercise and complete each element of the program safely.
If you don’t maintain strength and flexibility you are more inclined to injure yourself while golfing. Age plays a big part as well and the older you are, the more likely you are to injure yourself. The most common injuries from golfing include back pain, rotator cuff injuries, tennis elbow, knee pain and tendinitis.
A sudden injury can keep you from doing the things you love and make even daily tasks painful. Be proactive and prevent injuries with our golf fitness program.
Improve Mobility, Flexibility and Balance
During your golf fitness session we’ll increase mobility, in the hips for example, allowing correct performance throughout the swing. Hip rotation generates speed which is transferred to the golf ball at impact. Poor mobility can negatively impact your drive in many ways.
We have developed a program designed to improve flexibility so you can bend and twist in a full range of motion, thus improving your golf swing. Without flexibility, you wouldn’t be able to rotate your upper body enough during the back-swing or through to the finish.
Balance is extremely important for golfers, especially at the ankles and lower legs. We do several single arm and single leg exercises to increase balance. Single-leg weight-bearing exercises, for example, are similar to the golf swing, as you shift your weight from one leg to the other.
The majority of golfers suffer from at least one of the following. We work to prevent and treat all of them:
- Shoulder stability and impingement
- Lack of core/abdominal strength and stability
- Inadequate flexibility in hip and spine
- Poor posture
Strength is an important factor in golf performance. Lack of strength causes imbalances, poor power and low energy levels. Not to mention, without strong, pliable muscles in your core, hips, glutes and lower back, you can’t make a golf swing that is both powerful and technically sound.
A great deal of golfers suffer from:
Limited strength in legs and thighs to support your swing
Lack of arm and wrist strength and flexibility
An imbalance between upper and lower body strength
Our program builds power, explosion and strength.