I Do NOT Teach GOLF! When I tell people who ask what I do “I turn ordinary men into extraordinary golfers”, they immediately assume I am a golf teaching professional. Not the case. I would define myself as a golf fitness specialist.
As a golf fitness specialist, I measure movement efficiency as it relates to that which is required and desired of a mechanically correct golf swing. In other words, I evaluate how a golfer’s body moves and how that affects their swing. This is known as the Body- Swing Connection.
Measuring Movement Efficiency:
How do I measure movement efficiency you ask? Good question. First and foremost I use the Titleist Performance Institute Level 1 Screen. The Level 1 screen was developed for golf professionals to help identify any physical limitations that might be affecting their golf swing. The level 1 screen looks at your motor patterns, flexibility, mobility, stability, and balance in the body and how it relates to the golf swing. The physical screening process measures your body’s ability to get into the position required to create an efficient, repeatable, and safe golf swing. In short, it identifies what your body can and cannot do as it relates to the golf swing. From the screening process, we can learn how any of those physical limitations may be causing your swing inefficiencies.
In other words, is the way you swing the club developed around your physical limitations or do you just need some instruction to understand what your body is supposed to do?
If it’s the former, unless and until you alter the limitation and then change the software that controls it, we are never really going to see lasting changes in your swing.
Once those physical restrictions are identified I then design an exercise program based on the science of exercise and rehabilitation to eliminate the physical restrictions that are preventing you from playing your best golf.
The goal of the exercise program is to help to improve movement efficiency so that the golfer has the physical potential to play golf better!
“A Golf Pro is basically telling you that we think this is the best way to express our physiology to move the ball. But if you physically can’t do it you’re going to spend thousands of hours working with a pro who has become a master at addressing your movement compensations…If you show up with the full capacity to move the way a golf pro wants you to – you can use their expertise to become a better golfer because you possess the movement foundation to do so. That’s the central difference between a golf pro and a golf fitness professional.” __Kelly Starrett, author of The Supple Leopard
Brett’s Bottom Line: “If you show up with the full capacity to move the way a golf pro wants you to you can use their expertise to become a better golfer because you possess the movement foundation to do so.”__Brett The Golf Guy
“Golf instructors are great. They can change your swing. But they can’t change your body! The best way to get the most out of my significant investment in golf lessons is to have a body that can do more…and give my pro more to work with.”_Ken Davenport
If you are a golfer whose body doesn’t move the way it needs to-to play golf the way you want to, I can help! Call me at (917) 596-8485 to schedule your free Strategy Session. Let’s turn your body into an asset, not a handicap.