Winter is coming, which means lots of holiday temptations. Are you trying to reduce the holiday damage or are you trying to work on long-lasting fitness and overall wellness that will shave shots off your scorecard and inches off your body?
Have you and your Certified Personal Coach been working on the same thing for longer than you care to admit? Are you tired of regularly practicing drills from your swing coach without seeing results? Do you sometimes feel like you’ll NEVER get this game? If you answered yes to any of these, the problem may not be your effort or skill level but may be physical limitation. In other words, the problem may be that your own body is preventing you from swinging efficiently. But, there’s hope! There are plenty of corrective programs you can take advantage of and many at-home stretches and exercises that can help.
Our TPI-Certified Coach, Jayde Panos, has some tips for you:
When it comes to golf fitness the two keys are mobility and stability. Mobility and stability are essential if you are to swing efficiently and generate maximum club head speed.
Mobility refers to muscular flexibility and range of motion and is critical for creating the proper swing and preventing injury.
Stability is your body’s ability to remain aligned or unchanged against the forces created during the golf swing.
A lack of either will force you to make compensations that present themselves as swing flaws. Limited mobility in your hips and lower back makes it difficult to move your upper and lower body independently from one another. The result of this problem can cause many swing flaws which produce pulls and slices. Another common problem is a swaying or lateral movement of the lower body in the backswing. Poor internal hip rotation from tight hip flexors, and instability in your glute muscles, both limit your ability to stabilize on the backswing. See how your body’s overall wellness directly affects your golf swing?
If you think you have physical issues limiting your progress, talk to Jayde Panos at Precision Golf Academy. She can recommend an appropriate course of action which will likely include an assessment of your current situation. You’ll be amazed at the progress you see and how much easier it is to achieve the swing changes you are working on.