I get it. That’s what all the golfers I work with do. They are all “Addicted To Golf”
What about you? How much time and energy have you put into the machine that swings the club? Your body.
Far too often amateur golfers look to the latest equipment to help them improve their golf game. The newest driver on the market, a gadget that measures club-head speed, golf Apps, 3D swing analyzers, swing sensor gloves, GPS watches, and so on.
Don’t get me wrong-a set of properly fitted clubs can go a long way in helping you play golf better! No doubt! But, you, the golfer still have to swing the club and hit the ball with the center of the clubface for all that technology to do its magic.
The Magic Pill
While great clubs and technology can play important in improving the performance of any athlete, it’s not the magic pill amateur golfers are looking for. Amateur golfers already own the most important piece of equipment they could ever have. Their own bodies.
I learned a saying from Paul Chek, author of The Golf Biomechanic’s Manual. “Give Wayne Gretzky a broomstick and he’s still going to score a goal on you.” In other words, it’s that athlete that makes the equipment look good, not the other way around.
“Once you exhaust ball and club technology you are left with you. It’s your body that’s in controls where the ball goes. Your game will be either enhanced or limited by your physical abilities.” __Brett Cohen, Founder, NY Golf Fitness Guru
Tell me if this sounds familiar to you.
- You are losing distance off the tee with every passing year.
- You experience back, elbow, or shoulder pain.
- It takes you longer to recover between rounds and that affects the frequency in which you are able to play.
- You’re concerned that your body won’t last as long as your desire to play the game.
- Your golf pro tells you you are a little “too handsy” with your swing.
These are the kinds of things I hear from the golfers I work with all the time. These are just symptoms of a body that is not working efficiently.
- You could swing without aches and pains?
- Drive the ball further than your buddies?
- Play more often and for more years?
- Be more consistent off the tee?
What would that be worth to you?
Golf requires full rotational capacity of nearly every joint involved. Let’s face it, golf is a rotational sport; to reach your golf potential, you must be able to rotate efficiently and explosively, repeatedly!
Golf is an evolving sport. Yes, I said sport. It’s not just a game anymore. If you follow the PGA/LPGA Tour, it’s clear that fitness is playing a huge role in the success of the golfers out there. You have players like Bryson DeChambeau beefing up and bombing it off the tee as well as the 50-year-old Phil Mickelson recording higher swing speeds now than he did as far back as 2016!
What’s Their Secret?
It’s not a secret. It’s called fitness! These players are spending more time on their bodies as they are on their game to stay injury-free, play 10 months a year, and stay competitive with the rest of the field.
Just looking like you’re in shape isn’t going to help your golf game and just playing golf isn’t going to improve your fitness to the point where you will see differences in your game. You need to do both.
Golf fitness isn’t a fad, it’s a movement that will only become more relevant and integrated in the future.
Where Do We Start?
If you were to Google golf fitness it will lead you to a path of confusion. There’s no shortage of information out there for you to sift through. Instagram and YouTube videos are plentiful. And then there are the quote, unquote “golf fitness exercises” in your favorite golf magazine. But how do you know what YOU should do to help YOU play golf better? You don’t! That’s the problem.
First off you need to know where you want to go. What do you want out of your body and your game? There’s an old saying, “If you don’t know where you want to go, any road will take you there.” So first things first. What are your goals?
Next, we need to know what are your needs. In other words, what can your body do and what can’t it do in relation to what it needs to do to perform a mechanically correct golf swing? We learn this by performing a screen. This is the foundation of your golf fitness program.
Everything starts with an assessment. The screen tells us what to prioritize in your program so you get to your desired outcome in the shortest amount of time. The screen allows me to create a customized exercise program for your goals and your needs to accelerate your results.
I devise the plan, all you have to do is follow it and do the work. Yes, you will have to work for the results you want. Sorry, no magic pill I’m afraid.
The lower your score on the screen the bigger the window of opportunity is for them to improve their body and their game.
What Makes Me Different?
Unlike many other TPI-certified trainers, whether here in Charlotte or online, I ONLY work with golfers like you. I have never worked with a professional golfer. I work with average golfers, all-male, most around my age (59 as I write this article), so I understand firsthand what it feels like to wake up in an aging body. And I’ve been working with this population for more than two decades!
Let’s face it. You’re not going out on the PGA tour and you’re not going to get to play in The Masters. You want an exercise program that not only allows you to play golf better but helps you do everything else better as well, and this program does just that.
What Others Are Saying:
“I am a high handicap golfer in my mid 60’s who needed someone to help me learn to perform the requisite physical movements required to hit the golf ball further (and still stay on the fairway). I have had a number of trainers and golf instructors over the years; Brett is by far the best in helping me achieve my potential.” _ Al Hurley, NYC
“I just wanted to let you know I had my best round ever today. I played a match in a season-long tournament and the guy I was playing also had a good round. I shot a 70, 1 under par. Not bad for someone that scored poorly on the TPI screen. One of the guys was asking if I’ve been taking lessons, and I said not really, but that my golf fitness guy had me doing exercises that fixed my sequencing, and that made a huge difference in my game. Thank you”!__David Shaw, NYC
Brett’s Bottom Line:
If you make it this far into the article are way ahead of 90% of the other golfers out there. You did a Google search to look for help. You know that your body is not letting you do the things you want to do with the golf club and you need help. You just don’t know where to start. Maybe you are already exercising on your own or with a “regular” trainer but just not seeing the results carry over to your game. I get it! It’s not enough to just exercise. You needed intelligent and targeted exercise to get incredible results and that’s what I do. My job is to help you figure out what it is you need to play your best golf so you don’t have to!
Who Is This Program For?
You’re the kind of golfer who understands what it takes to get your game to the next level. You’re committed, hard-working, and you’re addicted to golf. If this sounds like you we are going to get along very well, very well indeed!
When it comes to improving your golf game, your first stop is always your body. A body that is flexible, strong, balanced… and able to generate power on demand. Once you change the way you move you have the potential to change the way you play. It’s the only way to get to the next level.
If you are committed to playing great golf at the beginning of next season, not the end, then give me a call and let’s get you started on the journey to feeling better, moving better, and playing golf better in 2023.
“This review is long overdue. I have had a great experience working with the NY Golf Fitness Guru for over two years. His commitment to his workout programs and training, his in-depth expertise in golf fitness, his vast knowledge in physiology, biomechanics, nutrition, and his ever-expanding certifications have lowered my handicap in half, prevented injuries, and facilitated competing and winning my club championship and two other medals play events. As a physician, I recommend him highly to anyone seeking a dedicated, highly trained knowledgeable personal trainer that wants to move better without pain and stay healthy.”__Dr. Howard Zaiff
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