• 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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  • This is a light-hearted look at the five best and five worst pieces of gym/fitness equipment that you can use for your golf fitness routine. I have personally used, experimented with, been given the sales spiel and watched the dodgy YouTube ads for every piece of equipment on these two lists. How did the respective pieces of equipment qualify for their placing on the respective good and bad categories? They were put through an extremely subjective and moderately rigorous scrutiny, which involved absolutely no scientific process whatsoever. It comes from...

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  • No. 1: Establish Neutral Spine Standing with your back up against a piece of flat wall, place your feet hip width apart and the heels about 6 inches from the wall. Connect your backside, upper back and back of your head to the wall, aiming to get even pressure in all three body parts. Mobility restrictions or fixed postural issues might stop you feeling even pressure or getting the three body parts on the wall at the same time. If this is the case, try moving your feet farther away...

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