By: Core Conditioning   30/03/2011
Keywords: personal training, personal trainer, personal trainers

Regardless of current golfing ability golfers ARE athletes and the golf swing DOES require a great deal of athleticism.

Strength, power, balance, flexibility, core stability, body awareness, even endurance... they're all physical traits that every consistent golfer (even fair-weather players) must possess if you wish to get the best out of your game of golf.

Across the golf industry there gizmo's and gimmicks for increasing accuracy, shot distance and generally upping our game. However, for all their fascinating claims and guarantees most remain independently unproven. Compare that to a basic golf fitness program...

After 5 weeks of completing 5 minutes of very simple home exercises 5 times a week, golfers increased their club-head speed by an average of 24%. While it could be argued that club-head speed is only one small facet of a golfer's overall game, it's highly correlated with a player's handicap. In other words, the lower a player's handicap is, the higher their club-head speed at impact tends to be. In fact, a 24% increase relates to a reduction of 4 shots off a golfer's handicap. This is just one of several studies that indicate the benefits of physical conditioning for golf.

And the benefits of golf fitness training are not purely reserved for the young. Golfers aged 55-75 have also benefited from strength and flexibility training - both in terms of general health parameters as well as their performance on the golf course.

For the more serious golfers, golf specific physical conditioning can no longer be seen as an unnecessary add-on to their practice routine. Just as a committed amateur athlete spends time on their technique AND their fitness, so must the golfer who demands to be the best they can from their game.

However in order to improve performance in any sport including golf, training must be specific to the technical demands of the game involved. Of the few golfers who do appreciate the importance of physical training, most still make the mistake of following a general fitness routine. If you want hit every shot, consistently further and more accurately, you need to take a different approach... Not a more difficult approach. Not a more time-consuming approach. Put quite simply,
a more golf-specific approach.

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