Blogs about Golfing

TPI Performance Test 4: the Toe Touch Test

This is the fourth in a series about TPI performance tests.  These tests can help us identify weaknesses in your golf swing just by watching you perform a simple movement. This particular test is a pretty basic variation on "bend over and touch your toes," but it's very important, as it gauges mobility in your lower back and hamstrings, and it can also identify a hip problem versus a lower back or core limitation. How to perform the test:Stand with your feet together and toes pointing forward.

TPI performance test 2: Pelvic Rotation test

TPI performance test 2: Pelvic Rotation test

Maintaining My Edge

I always try to keep up with the latest knowledge available to fitness professionals.  This past week, I traveled across the country to upgrade my knowledge and check out the cutting edge of golf fitness. I visited golf's premiere trade show, the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, Florida.  While I was there, I attended a TPI fitness professional certification class in order to keep my knowledge fresh.

How to stretch your pecs for golf

I always stress the importance of preparing for physical activity by stretching.  Golf is no exception.  Most people think of pectoralis muscles as something gym rats use to show off, but they are an important interface between your arms and your core.  As such, they are crucial to a good golf swing.

Endurance: The key to golf consistency

I've talked about the five physical pillars of a good golf swing before: flexibility, balance, strength, endurance, and power. In previous weeks, I've talked about strength, balance, and flexibility, and this week I'll address endurance, and what you can do to improve yours.

A Workout Routine for Golf Strengthening

Do golfers really need strength training? Surely it's just one little swing and a whole lot of walking right? You’d be very surprised just how much strength is needed in golf.

Balance is Key to an Efficient Golf Swing

 TPI philosophy of the swing: “We don't believe there is one way to swing a club. We believe there are infinite numbers of ways to swing a club, but we also believe that there is one efficient way for all golfers to swing a club, and it's based on what they can physically do.”

How to work out while travelling

It might be a trip to the big city for a business conference or an adventure around the world.  No matter what kind of trip it is, one thing is certain. Our normal routines get completely thrown out the window when travelling. Here are some tips that can help.

Golfers! Corrective Exercise For Low Back Pain

Any golfers out there? Golf is a great summer activity and the average male will expend about 620 calories during an 18-hole round!! Not a bad way to get some activity in. Like any activity though there is always the chance for injury and in fact the most common complaint is low-back pain. It can be caused by poor swing mechanics, poor conditioning or overuse…that is using the same movements repeatedly.

Preparing for a Golf Event: Guidelines for Injury Prevention

Today’s typical golfer faces many challenges. Not only are golf courses becoming longer and more difficult, but today’s golfer is actually less prepared to play the game. In today’s automated society of long commutes, computers and television, many golf enthusiasts are not properly conditioned because of a lack of movement in their everyday lives. People today are spending more time in office-related jobs and more hours at work.