Does Your Body Type Influence Your Golf Swing?
It’s common knowledge…the best ball strikers in the world copy certain aspects of other great ball strikers’ swings. This has been going on since the game was first invented. Ben Hogan did it. Jack Nicklaus did it. Even Tiger Woods has done it. Every great ball striker looks at what others do successfully, and attempts … Read more
Winning Golf Defined: What It Takes To Be A Winner!
Even though you’re probably well into your competitive golf season, I thought I’d share with you some sage advice I’ve picked up over the years from my mentors in total performance training regarding what ‘winning’ golfers have in common to help you stay focused as you prepare for your upcoming competitive play and ensure your … Read more
GOLFERS! Struggling With Too Many Negative Thoughts?
As a physical therapist specializing in the ‘physical’ part of total golf performance, I mainly help golfers condition their body structure (posture, balance, flexibility, strength, stability and conditioning) to support their full swing mechanics and prevent golf injuries. However, I learned a long time ago, that our golf ‘body’ is truly an instrument of our … Read more
A Few Quick Questions For You…
Are You Balanced? I have a few quick questions for you… regarding your balance: • Do you now that your balance is one of the most vital physical performance factors for optimal golf performance?Working with my custom golf fitness clients, I make sure that improved balance training through perfecting my clients posture and core stability … Read more
Golfers! Try This Simple Shoulder Flexibility Test
We need to talk about your tight shoulders! Shoulder Rotation Shoulder tightness, like lower back tightness in golf is closely tied with postural restrictions identified through the middle section of our spine. If you have an overly rounded middle spine (thoracic spine) then you will not be able to rotate efficiently and completely through your … Read more
GOLFERS! ‘5’ Keys To Protecting Your Joints NOW!
Lower back, hips, knees, shoulders and necks. These are the ‘top 5’ joint areas of the body that can potentially suffer from the greatest amount of wear and tear when you play golf. And, as the 1st PGA Tour Physical Therapist, it was very important that I learned how to understand the root causes of … Read more
‘4’ Tips To Fix The ‘Most Stressful Part Of Your Golf Swing
When I worked as the 1st Physical Therapist on the PGA Tour (1984-87) I ended up treating 278 of the 300 touring pros with a variety of injuries – mostly to the lower spine. And despite the predominant thinking of the time… that golf was an unusually stressful game for our body and will eventually … Read more
The ‘Most Important’ Element Of Any Golf Fitness Workout – SLEEP!
As important as the quantity and quality of your golf-specific fitness training program is to the effectiveness of the physical improvements in your body structure and your overall swing performance potential, as it turns out, there’s something even ‘more’ important. Believe it or not, it’s SLEEP! Both the quality and quantity of your sleep is … Read more
Tune-Up Your Tempo – ‘3’ Simple Golf Drills For Improved Consistency
Every time I meet and evaluate a new golfer, I ask them what they most to improve about their game. The #1, most common, answer they give me is, ‘I want to be more consistent!” When you watch today’s top tour players one thing you will always notice is how consistently smooth their swings are.Some … Read more
This Miracle Drill Stops ‘ALL’ Slicing And Adds Power Instantly!
After proper posture at address, learning how to make the proper transition from your complete backswing to your forward swing is vital to your ability to performing a powerful swing that is both on ‘plane’ and on ‘path’… instead of the weak, over-the-top ‘slice’ or pull shot so typical among most amateur players. Therefore, I … Read more
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