I am the Asst. Fitness Director at the Army Navy Country Club so I have worked with many golfers in our facility. Many good suggestions have been made so far but something different that I can suggest is to take a look at your client’s posture. Many people including many golfers have a forward head and rounded shoulder posture. This posture inhibits a proper back swing and follow thorough. If you can help improve your client’s posture his game will improve and he will think you are a genius. Try to perform SMR on Upper Traps, Sternocliedomastoid, Levator Scapulae,Lats, and Thoracic Spine. Stretch Upper Traps, Sternocliedomastoid, Levator Scapulae, Lats, and Pecs. Strengthen Mid and Lower Traps, Rhomboids, Rotator Cuff muscles, and Neck Extensors. If you are looking for a great resource for understanding the biomechanics of a gold swing and how a personal trainer can work with a client to prepare her body to play better golf get Paul Chek’s book “The Golf Biomechanic’s Manual”. This book is fabulous.
It would be better if I saw you in person and could evaluate your overall fitness and needs. To give you exercises that you “may” need, could also backfire as you may not be ready for some or already past others. In general, working spinal, abdominal, hip complex, shoulder complex, etc. for endurance and range of motion is a good place to start for any program.
I just came across this article from ACE today. It looks like a good resource for you to use with your client.
Hope it helps!
I’m not a golf pro, so as Karin mentioned, I don’t work on technique with clients.
However, I have used ViPR with several clients to work on movements that support their game.
the technique of the golf swing should be left to a golf pro but as trainers we can assist clients in developing the dynamic strength necessary to generate the force for a long drive.
I work with my avid gofers on exercises that improve dynamic hip extension, also with rotation, like a reverse wood chop but also single leg deadlifts. A quick google search gave a result of exercises which I would pick for my golfing clients if they are otherwise capable of doing them. http://www.mensfitness.com/training/build-muscle/drive-the-ball-longer-w…