Golf – a game of man vs. nature that requires a great deal of technical skills, intuition, and precision. It’s also a sport that can be played at any age. But what most golfers don’t realize is that they can improve their game by exercising!
Fitness Training “fore” Golf
Two words most don’t hear put together are “golf” and “fitness.” Golfers don’t get the same fitness glory as the rest of the top athletic community but believe us, nothing goes more hand-in-hand than exercise and the game of golf. Both encompass physicality, endurance, strength, and mobility. The body and the swing are one, and no swing is the same because no body is the same.
With that being said, strengthening the body will lead to more efficiency on the course. The problem is understanding the body-swing connection and how to train for the swing that works for your body. Now, it’s nothing new that all professional golfers have a team of highly qualified fitness experts working at the helm to take their game to the highest level. But, that doesn’t mean that fitness experts are solely working for the pros. Through the Titleist Performance Institute, there are now over 16,000 fitness professionals trained to both screen the masses of golfers and design highly effective training programs. These programs are effective at strengthening as well as conditioning for both the course and for everyday life.
Training your body to be healthy and efficient should be a focus in every single workout program. TPI allows for each individual to have the opportunity to develop a tailored and personalized program that is matched to their bio-mechanical needs. Thus, focusing on mobility, stability, strength, and endurance will create a workout that is fun, beneficial, challenging, and supportive.
Improve Every Season
As Wisconsinites, we are blessed with 4 months every year that are frigid, cold, and snow-covered. The reason I say blessed is, we can take this time to pinpoint, assess, and train to change anything we deem necessary from one season to the next. This is the perfect time to grind, work, and strengthen the body to see dramatic differences from year to year. Offseason doesn’t have to mean taking the season off, it means working your butt off to make sure next season is spot on.
Golf Training at Elite
Luckily for members of Elite Sports Clubs, this individualized, golf-specific training is not hard to come by. Elite is equipped with on-site TPI certified trainers that possess all of the information and training necessary to make a difference, both physically and competitively. Look out for some of the future golf fitness workshops and small group training coming to your club. For a tailored approach designed for your bio-mechanical needs and individual swing, contact one of your Elite trainers to get started today!
Golf Simulator at River Glen
If you want to test out your swing mechanics, you can do so using our Golf Simulator at Elite-River Glen! With numerous sensors and a high-definition impact screen, you can see analysis of your swing in real time as it realistically determines ball trajectory.
Written by Taylor Eckholm, Certified Personal Trainer at Elite Sports Club – Brookfield.
Taylor has a B.A. in Marketing from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, is a National Academy for Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer, an Institute for Integrative Nutrition Certified Health Coach, and a Titleist Performance Institute Level 1 Trainer. He specializes in Functional Training, Rotational Sport Training, Fat Loss, and Muscle Gain. Taylor lives by the mantra of “Nothing changes unless you do.”