• This article was co-authored with Chris Gibson, an Australian AAA-rated golf professional. His teaching philosophy focuses on simplicity and longevity in the game, providing help for golfers at all levels. He focuses on interpreting information from technology and applying it in the simplest way possible to help his students Before you begin reading this article, make sure you have read Part 1 in this series, otherwise not much of this is going to make sense! Here, in Part 2, Chris and I are going to offer solutions that will help you...

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  • This article was co-authored with Chris Gibson, an Australian AAA-rated golf professional. His teaching philosophy centers on simplicity and longevity in the game, providing help for golfers at all levels. He focuses on interpreting information from technology and applying it in the simplest way possible to help his students. The shoulder blade (scapula) is a strange bone, quite unlike any other in the body. It seems to float in a sea of 17 different muscles that attach to it without possessing any tangibly useful function. Not many people know why...

  •   Most of what is touted as “golf fitness” just doesn’t do the basics right. It doesn’t pay due diligence to the fundamentals, and often goes straight for the low-hanging fruit of rotational speed and power. Maybe even worse is that much of it tries to make golfers believe that an exercise such as an explosive wood chop or a gadget like a weighted club can instantly add 30 yards to their game. I’m sorry, but it doesn’t work that way. JUST LIKE A CLASSIC GET-RICH-QUICK SCHEME, IF IT SOUNDS...

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  • I am asking this question because we as golfers have limited time and financial resources to put toward getting better at the game we love. Therefore, if we want to improve, it’s necessary to be selective about what we choose to invest in. A common dilemma is whether to upgrade our equipment or invest in our bodies. I have gathered the opinions of a variety of experts in the field of golf to help you decide whether your clubs or your body is going to get a tune up this...

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  • In this series of five articles, I will be offering guidelines for golf-specific physical activity aimed at five different golfing demographics: Kids Teenagers Club Players Elite Players Seniors This article, the last in my five-part series, focuses on the backbone of the golfing population: seniors. The main difference between a younger club golfer and a senior golfer from a lifestyle point of view is that the latter normally has a lot more time to play and practice, which is definitely a positive. It also gives them more time to repeat and ingrain...

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  • In this series of five articles, I will be offering guidelines for golf-specific physical activity aimed at five different golfing demographics: Kids Teenagers Club Players Elite Players Seniors This article is for elite amateur golfers and professionals. Once the foundation of physical competence has been laid down through solid gym and posture work, then it’s time to consider what physical characteristics are actually desirable to compete in golf at the highest level. In my opinion, golfers need a solid level of cardiovascular fitness, good flexibility and as much strength and power as...

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