Hey golfers, it’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for! The offical beginning of the 2019 golf season. At least for those of you who live in the Northeast.
You’ve suffered through another long winter and a wet start to Spring, but trust me, soon the sun will be shining and you’ll want to be teeing off with your buddies. But is your body prepared for the season ahead?
If you are like most amateur golfers you spent the winter relaxing, watching the professionals on tour while sitting on your couch when you should have been in the gym preparing your body and mind for the new season. Is it too late?
It’s never too late to start moving better. And the better you move the better you’ll play.
Simply put, better athletes make better golfers.
You’d be hard pressed today to find a PGA or LPGA professional who does not train in the gym. Golf fitness is no longer a fad, it’s a necessity. In fact 19 of the last 20 Majors were won players advised by a TPI Certified Expert like myself.
Why You Need Help
“Most amateur golfers do not have the physical capabilites to perform the required body movements that are involved in a mechanically correct golf swing.”
This is KEY because the body is the limiting factor in how well or poorly you swing the golf club. And motor patterns or movement patterns that you practice – are developed around your physical limitations.
Determining Your Physical Limitations
My job is to evaluate and determine how a golfer’s body moves and how that effects their golf swing. This is known as the BODY- SWING CONNECTION. I do that using what’s known as the TPI Level 1 Screen. This screen measures: flexibility, mobility, stability, balance and motor control as it relates to the golf swing.
In other words, The physical evaluation of the body becomes a powerful predictor of the swing characteristics that the golfer will likely reproduce. so unless you eliminate those physical limitations you will likely continue to make those same errors.
“If I could give just one piece of advice to golfers of all levels, it’s to be physically assessed by a competent professional. A well-trained professional can identify key areas of weakness or imbalance and develop a highly effective exercise or rehabilitation program. It’s no guarantee that you’ll remain injury free, as the golf swing puts incredible forces on the body, but it puts the odds in your favor.”_Dr. Greg Rose, co-founder of TPI
What About Lessons?
To be a powerful, consistent and injury resistant golfer requires you to have mobiltiy at the ankle, hip, t-spine, shoulder and wrists (and be able to use them all together in 3 planes of motion). Unfortunately, that is not what I see in most of my golfers so I need to help them establish flexibility and mobility by using self-massage tools such as those from RAD ROLLER.
Supporting Technologies And Equipment
To further assist you in playing better golf I use BodiTrak and tools from TRX, the RMT Club (rotational movement training) and SuperSpeed Golf. I’m proud to say I have successfully completely the BodiTrak Ground Mechanics Course as well as training courses for TRX Susepension Trainer and RIP Trainer as well as the RMT Club.
Brett’s Bottom Line:
Playing golf will always be challening (hey that’s why you play). But playing golf can also be frustrating. Especially when your body doesn’t work the way it needs to to play golf the way you want to. I can help. I specialize in helping golfers, just like you, improve how they move so they can improve how they play and shoot lower scoores.
Here’s an email I recently received from a 52 year old golfer who has been training for about 5 months:
“Just a note of gratitude for the work you’ve done with me. From all indications it’s spot on. When I hit the ball now it has lots of force from lower body.”_Tom
And later that day I got this email from Tom’s friend Barry.
“Hey Brett, my name is Barry and I just saw my friend Tom destroy some balls. I need a trainer. Call me”!
image credit to: Elite Sports Medicine + Orthopedics
Let’s Get Started
Get screened, get moving, get better. Come see me and I will design an exercise program to help eliminate the physical restrictions that are preveing you from playing your best golf.
Call me: (917) 596-8485