• 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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  • 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 story is for club golfers. The average club golfer has a handicap of 26.5 if they are female, and 14.3 if they are male. They don’t play a lot of golf and have limited time to practice because of their busy schedules. And they usually don’t have the time or the inclination to undertake an extensive physical regimen to improve their golf. But that doesn’t...

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  • In this series of five articles, I will be offer guidelines for golf-specific physical activity aimed at five different golfing demographics: Kids Teenagers Club Players Elite Players Senior Players This article covers the physical activity that’s best for kids interested in the game of golf, and is beneficial for children who simply want to engage in golf as a hobby, as well as those who one day hope to play golf as a professional. What you’ll find is that in childhood, what’s good for a child’s physical development as a whole is also good for their golf...

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  • In this series of five articles, I will be offer guidelines for golf-specific physical activity aimed at five different golfing demographics: Kids Teenagers Club Players Elite Players Senior Players This article covers the physical activity that’s best for teens interested in the game of golf, a period in which many changes start happening in the body. Hormones go crazy, which normally leads to growth spurts, acne and unpredictable mood swings amongst a whole host of other adaptations. A teen’s body often feels strange, ungainly and uncomfortable to live in. Combine this self consciousness with a...

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  • 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. Rotation is a buzz word that gets used a lot when talking about the golf swing. And it should. Golf is a rotary sport that requires us to turn the body in order to generate power in the action of hitting...

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