Golf: An Easy Game That’s Hard to Play!
To set the record straight, golf is far more than a game. It is also a sport. Athletics is just movement. Therefore anyone that moves is an athlete.
According to Merrium-Webster Dictionary: Definition of athletics for English Language Learners
sports, games, and exercises that require strength and skill : athletic activities
Golf has traditionally been thought of as a game. A gentlemen’s game at that. And all you needed to be good at golf was:
- Good clubs
- Good instruction
- Good practice
- Good luck….
“Unfortunately, this common misperception too often leads to injury or premature performance plateus.” __Paul Chek, Author of the Golf Biomchanic’s Manual
The reality is that the amount of force it takes to hit a golf ball is equivalent to httiing a slap shot in hockey, hitting a baseball, a serve in tennis, or a boxer’s punch.
What do all these sports have in common?
They are all rotational sports that require the athlete to transfer force from the ground up. This is what’s known as the kinematic sequence. It is the progressive transfer of energy from the lower body, into the torso, shoulder, arms, club and finally the ball.
If you’re an amateur golfer, the first place you should look to improve your game is your own body. Golf, requires a certain amount of athleticism. To Play Golf Well You need:
- postural strength endurance
You can’t buy those in the pro shop!
You can only get those qualities from training in the gym and it’s going to take hard work! Any and every great athlete puts in a lot of work…
The fact is most golfers’ bodies don’t work they way they need to to play golf the way they want to.
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