Tee up your fitness

Updated: May 20

As the weather warms and spring approaches, golfers are eager to dust off their clubs and get back on the course.


To make sure your golf game is more about fresh air and birdies and less about phys

iotherapy and Advil, it’s important that your body be prepared for the coming season.





Assessment

As a Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) Certified Expert, I work with many of our local golfers. Regardless of their expertise on the course, I always suggest a TPI fitness test and assessment before the season begins. The pros do it, and you should too.


TPI is the world’s leading educational organization dedicated to the study of how the human body functions in relation to the golf swing. It has developed gold-standard evaluation tools to assess limitations and strengths to help you and your coach work on your golf swing.


It’s a must if you want to play your best this season.


Spring training

Golf requires a certain baseline of fitness to prevent injury. As a result, physical fitness has become a top priority for many professional golfers.


Most of the top golfers regularly consult with fitness experts and personal trainers. This is not about becoming a bodybuilder. It is about developing sport-specific strength, and the flexibility and mobility required by the sport.


Weakness or lack of flexibility in one part of the body affects the golf swing, as stronger muscles try to compensate.


Before you hit the links this summer, make the time for a TPI test from a certified pro, and take a close look at your overall physical fitness. Assess and address.


Chances are, the key to a better game is a better off-the-course training program that creates the strength, flexibility and mobility needed to execute a proper swing.


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