Are You Ready for the 2024 Golf Season? PART 1 – TPI Trainer, Southpark, NC

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  • Well, how would you know? What are you using to measure readiness?
  • Did you buy new clubs? Take a few lessons? Hit a few hundred balls at the practice range? Maybe.

  • Did you think about how well your body is prepared for the increase in physical activity? Do you go to the gym? Do you do any physical activity or preparation as it relates to golf performance? Do you even know what you’d like to improve upon from last season?

TPI Golf Fitness Professional 

Hey, maybe you heard of this TPI thing, it’s supposed to help out golfers just like you. Golfers who are struggling to play golf the way they want to.  Well, if that’s what you heard, you heard correctly!

As a golf fitness professional, I help golfers, just like you improve how they move and that leads to:

  • Longer Drives
  • Lower Scores
  • Fewer Injuries

“I started working out with Brett about 1 year ago in the fall. In just the evaluation, Brett noticed my poor “golf posture” and said that was something we would work on. I then went on a golf trip that fall and focused on my posture and had a great trip and played really well. I worked with Brett throughout the winter and spring and then played the most consistent and best golf of my life, culminating with winning my club championship that fall. His workouts fixed sequencing issues in my swing that lessons didn’t.” __David Shaw

Know Your Limits – The TPI Fitness Screen

It all starts here. The screen helps to measure movement efficiency as it relates to that which is required and desired of a mechanically correct golf swing. The screen tells us what’s working and what’s not working and how that relates to the struggles you’re experiencing.

I have performed hundreds of them in the last 13 + years, and like many of my colleagues around the world, we see consistencies in club golfers who are complaining of:

  • Loss of power
  • Inconsistency
  • Injuries (particularly back pain)

If you are already experiencing aches and pains before the season starts, I can assure you they will only become worse over time. The “it” never magically goes away. The “it” is just a symptom of what’s not working somewhere else in the body. The process goes like this: irritation, inflammation, pain, diagnosis (the doctor names your “it”), surgery. The doctor removes your “it”. I don’t know about you, but I’d rather not get things cut out of me, especially when most of the time it’s avoidable!

All of you struggle with mobility. What I mean by mobility as it relates to the screen is that the joints that are supposed to move in three directions (rotation) don’t! Those joints/segments are going to be:

  • Ankles
  • Hips
  • Thoracic spine
  • Shoulders
  • Neck

 

In other words, your body doesn’t work the way it needs to, to play golf the way you want to. PERIOD! End of story. If you want to play golf better, you first need to IMPROVE MOVEMENT EFFICIENCY.

 

   

If you can’t bend backward, hinge forward, squat, and rotate through your hips and thoracic spine, you are not going to be a very good golfer, no matter what magic driver you buy!

In golf fitness, we are trying to establish mobility patterns, stability patterns, coordination, balance, muscular endurance, and sequencing issues.

My main objective is to take your red lights and turn them into yellow and green ones. What do I mean by that? If you get a red dot next to a screen it means there is a very high correlation that it is negatively affecting your golf swing and probably your body. Those are almost always mobility issues. A lot of them can be dealt with relatively quickly. I can improve and-or eliminate many of them in your initial 12-week commitment.

To establish new movement patterns I follow these three steps:

1)  Reset – Restore mobility using rolling and stretching-MOBILITY IS THE KEY TO POWER AND CONSISTENCY AND EVERY GOLFER WANTS MORE POWER AND CONSISTENCY

2)  Reinforcement – maintain that mobility through a regular stretching routine.

3)  Reload – the software.. that’s exercise coaching. Knowing how to progress a client that has problems with certain motor patterns. Drills lead to Skills.

What Most Golfers Want

• Greater consistency • More power

  • Longer Drives – More power
  • Lower Scores – Greater consistency

These are all under the control of (flexibility, stability, mobility).

Strength speed and power are important for golfers, but the foundational movement patterns of the golf swing need to be in place first. To have the foundation movement patterns in place you need adequate mobility, stability, and muscle elasticity to get your body into position to perform a mechanically correct golf swing.

Brett’s Bottom Line:

If you are a golfer whose body doesn’t move the way it needs to to play golf the way you want to, I can help! Call me at (917) 596-8485 to schedule your free Strategy Session. Let’s turn your body into an asset, not a handicap.