To hit a golf ball to a target takes only 2 things- enough clubhead speed,
and control of that clubhead. If your new driver or set of irons haven't given
you that speed and control, where do you get it? Lessons with a PGA pro is
an excellent place to start, but don't stop there. Without a fit body, you
cannot make a fluid, repeating swing.
There are 4 major factors related to golf fitness:
In addition, for those who truly want to excel, cardiovascular conditioning
is important for overall energy and concentration through a full round.
Typically, golfers have poor abdominal, hip and upper back strength, and
tight shoulders, hip rotators and low backs. If you do nothing else, work
on those abdominals! An added bonus to being fit is the reduction or elimination
of the aches and pains so many golfers experience during and after a round.
Though any fitness program will be beneficial, a golf specific program will
give the best results. So find a knowledgeable person, read a book on golf
exercise (I can recommend Complete Conditioning for Golf by Pete Draovitch
and Wayne Prescott) or try it on you own, but get started.
Ron is the owner of Golfers Bodyworks, a facility dedicated to helping
golfers play better and hurt less, through individually customized golf fitness
and rehabilitation programs.
770-242-0052. Call with any questions or for a free consultation.