Golf Tips - A Golf Training Program Isn't Just Hitting Balls at the Range

By Mike Pedersen

If you're a golfer and you hear the term "golf training program", you may think it means going to the practice range or course and hitting balls; chipping and putting. While this would be an effective golf training program for your "feel" and confidence, it's not the type of program I'm talking about.

A golf training program I'm talking about is addressing the physical limitations in your body that are holding you back from making a mechanically sound and repeatable golf swing.

How many times has your teaching pro told you, you need to make a bigger turn; or you are "coming out of your posture?" I hear this all the time, but the solution has never been released to the public.

It's not more lessons, new equipment or just hacking more balls at the range. It's a "total golf performance" approach as if you were an athlete again. This approach is one that address the physical component of sport. Working on your body specific to the demands of that sport.

An effective golf training program incorporates both golf strength training and stretching exercises for your golf muscles that will enable you to make a near perfect golf swing for 18 holes.

The ultimate goal of this new golf training program is better consistency, more power and distance, and lower scores all equally a much higher level of enjoyment of the game.

Improving your strength for golf specific to your swing faults and mechanical deficiencies will elevate your body's ability to produce more efficient golf swings that are loaded with more power and repeatability.

This newfound golf strength will also prevent future golf injuries, and eliminate current ones. Golf injuries have kept golfers off the course for the entire season. Playing with a nagging ache or pain will create compensations in your golf swing that result in mishits and new swing faults.

A stretching program specific to golf will give you freedom in your swing to produce more distance with less effort. Being able to make a full backswing with minimal tension creates maximum torque and clubhead speed. Stretching for the older golfer is critical.

With age comes declining physical capabilities. This includes strength, flexibility, coordination, balance and many other components that result in poor results and lack of enjoyment of the game.

A golf training progam specific to your physical needs will give you the quickest results that last. *


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