Time to Start Preparing for the Golf Season!
3 Simple Tests to Help You Know Where to Begin
Is mid February too early to start preparing for the upcoming golf season? If you are like me, that’s a silly question. The golf season is almost year round in Colorado! But, seriously, I think we all know the weather can be very uncertain this time of year which allows the opportunity to take a step back and look for ways to improve your game.
Within the last 10 years, thanks to Tiger Woods, there has been a rising focus on the importance of improving strength and conditioning in conjunction with refinement of the swing. I think it is pretty evident that swing coaching can be very costly and time consuming. So, let’s talk about the easier and cheaper way to discover ways to improve your performance out on the links.
The Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) has developed a functional assessment tool that allows professionals to assess clients for potential deficits in strength and mobility. For the most part, the tool is lengthy and really does take a PT (or other skilled professional) to understand what to look for in a lot of the tests. However, there are a handful of components that can be easily self-administered.
Check out the three videos below to test your strength and mobility. They will help you understand the strength and mobility needed to improve your golf game. Please take the time to review the accompanying videos for proper instructions on the self-assessment. Next month, we will discuss specific exercise strategies to address some of the common strength and mobility deficits that are found tests.
Now is the time to take the initiative and improve performance on the golf course. If you would like to discuss additional ways to lower your score or would like an evaluation for a golf related injury, contact our golf expert, Dr. Michael Johnson, PT, DPT at firstname.lastname@example.org.