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Physical Development For All Levels Of Golfer

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Handicap Improvement: From 5 to +1 In One Year.

In April 2020 my handicap was 5.1, the lowest handicap I’d ever had. I am writing this blog post in May 2021, just over one year on. My handicap is +0.7. Throughout this time frame I have been posting updates on Twitter and Instagram quite regularly. As my handicap got lower, more and more people…
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Bryson DeChambeau hits long drive with high club head speed and ball speed

Club Head Speed: Reverse Engineered

The potential benefits of club head speed have become clearly illustrated with modern golf analytics. It is now also extremely easy to measure. Longer drives off the tee and shorter clubs from each approach distance are extremely desirable for all golfers. It seems all levels of player are searching for more. This has lead to…
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A Nutrition & Workout Guide: Better Golf, Fitness, & Health

The goal of this article is to help you shed fat, increase strength and muscle mass, and improve the function of your body. Achieving these things, with the help of proper nutrition and training, will have a huge effect on your golf potential, fitness and general health. Poor Nutrition and Training Let’s not beat around…
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Speed Sticks: Tour Data & How I Use Them to Increase Club Head Speed

As golf analytics have made the advantages of distance abundantly clear, golfer’s of all levels are working on their club head speed. As a result the SuperSpeed Golf Speed sticks have become very popular, and rightly so. They are a fantastic tool, and worthy of inclusion as a tool in training programs. Speed Sticks Baselines…
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Swing Speed: Part 3 of the “Big 3” in Golf Fitness

Welcome to Swing Speed, Part 3 of the the three-part series pertaining to golf fitness! Part 1: Mobility Part 2: Strength Training for Swing Speed High speed light weight exercises are an important element of a golfers training program when trying to increase swing speed. There are specific central nervous system and muscular adaptations that…
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The Truth About Cardio for Golf

If golf is slow walking with lots of breaks, decision making, and golf shots, then why do some individuals put such an emphasis on cardio for golf? Is Cardio for Golf Important? Physical conditioning has minimal effect on short game and putting potential as the motion used when playing these shots does not require significant…
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Golf Strength Training: Part 2 of the “Big 3” in Golf Fitness

In Part #1 “Mobility”  I covered how better mobility can give you a longer backswing for more distance. Now, let’s explore golf strength training. Golf Strength Training Misconceptions Now it’s time add some strength to that extra range of motion. The benefits improving strength has on your golf game are far reaching. Better swing mechanics,…
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5 Home Exercises For Golfers

There are many simple home exercises for golf you can do from home which will have a big impact on your game. Below are 5 very simple but effective ones to get you started.  You don’t need any specialised equipment and they are suitable for all ages and fitness levels. Try 5-10 reps of each…
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Home Workout for Golf: How to Train Without a Gym

Gym’s closing does not mean your training needs to stagnate. With some creativity and discipline you can perform extremely beneficial workouts from home. Below I have created a Golf Home Workout Guide which includes a list of useful equipment that will hugely increase your workout options.  (Note: Unfortunately the price of home workout equipment has…
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Strength Training for Golf: What’s The Point?

Golf clubs are light, and one of the main training goals for many golfers is to be able to swing them faster, so how does heavy strength training for golf help with this? What Does “Heavy” Mean? For the purpose of this article I’m going to define “heavy” as a load (resistance) that you can…
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Mobility for Golf: Part 1 of the “Big 3” In Golf Fitness

Mobility for Golf is Part 1 of 3, in a series titled “Golf Fitness – The Big 3”. I’m going to discuss the importance of mobility for golfers, and provide some exercises you can do from home that will make an impact on your swing, and life. Key points if you don’t want to read…
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Are You Losing Club Head Speed? A Tale Of Two 70 Year Old Golfers

Many individuals just accept that they are losing club head speed as they age. It’s no secret most golfers significantly lose distance as they get older. Is the primary reason for this the year they were born, or are other (controllable) factors more significant? Of course age is important, and a decline in physical qualities…
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Golf Injuries: How to Overcome Them & Get Back To Playing Your Best

I don’t know the exact percentage of golfers who play with one or more ongoing golf injuries, I just know it’s a lot. Knees, hips, backs, shoulders, necks, elbows, and wrists are all common areas of concern. How Do All of These Golf Injuries Occur? The vast majority of these issues are overuse in nature.…
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Complex Training For Power Development In Golfers

Complex training for golf is essential if the goal is to increase club head speed. In this article, I will go into detail on how power training works and why it’s effective. The Relevance Of Training To Increase Power. Complex Training – A Simple Method To Increase Strength & Power In Golfers. Sample Workouts –…
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Golf Mobility: Is there more to it?

The picture in the heading sets the scene for this article and misunderstandings when it comes to golf mobility. Last month I asked my followers to vote for which physical department they felt most deficient in. As you can see from the results, 59% voted for mobility, 22% voted for general conditioning, 16% voted for…
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Research Review #2: Training Program Adds Carry Distance

In this article, I will cover study in which participants underwent a periodised strength training program that was conducted to assess launch angle, club head speed, ball speed, and ultimately, carry distance. Study Recap Study Title: Effects Of Long Term Periodisation Training In Korean Elite Golfers Study Location: Korean Institute Of Sports Science, Seoul, Korea.…
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TPI Movement Screen and How It Can Help Your Golf Swing

Golfers have no problem spending on clubs, balls, shoes, mental training, lessons, but what about a TPI movement screen? Golfers are always searching for the next thing that is going to transform their game. If a product has promise, golfers are like addicts, they must have it. Often times regardless of the price. Something that…
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The Fit For Golf 12 Month Project: Part 1

The off-season is here for many meaning it’s the perfect time of year to evaluate what you need to work on to improve your golf game. From what I can see, more people are realising the critical role physical attributes play in the ability to make high quality golf swings. As a result more golfers…
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Fat Loss: How Is It Related to Strength Training and Diet?

While not necessarily directly related to performance, the vast majority of people I have worked with at some point ask questions about “losing weight, getting leaner, toning up, fat loss etc”. This makes perfect sense for health, lifestyle, and fitness reasons. From talking with them it’s immediately obvious that most of them are trying to…
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Golf Fitness: A Guide to Needs Analysis and Program Design

Golf (and golf fitness)is changing. No doubt about it. Watch the coverage on television, look at the world rankings, listen to players interviews, or read what they say in the papers. Nothing gets more talk in golfing circles currently than distance. Top players are hitting the ball further, and courses are getting longer. First Tiger…
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