How Greg Norman Changed the Training for Golf Forever

By Dr. Fran Pirozzolo

How Greg Norman Changed the Training for Golf Forever

Greg Norman Trained as an Overall Athlete

Here is a little history lesson about how Greg Norman changed golf. Yes, I think that Greg Norman is responsible for the modern training techniques that players now use. Greg was the first to consult an outside person on his training. He went to Evander Holyfield's training people and asked them how to develop a sport specific, a golf specific, program for his physical conditioning. He also went to Butch Harmon, encouraged by Steve Elkington and me, to get a swing that matched his physical capacity, his athleticism that involved the big muscles and less hands and less temptation to flip the club.

Have a Program of Strength and Conditioning in Addition to Golf Skills

Greg went on a mission early in the 1990s to be a completely different athlete. I am not sure people really appreciate, and that the amateur athlete today appreciates how much goes in to training yourself to play better golf. It is important to have a program of strength and conditioning, short game, long game, mental game and course strategy. Learn from Greg Normal and it will make you a better player.

About the Instructor
Dr. Fran Pirozzolo
Dr. Fran Pirozzolo
Woodlands Sports Medicine Centre
1441 Woodstead Court
The Woodlands, TX 77380
fpirozzolo@aol.com

Fran Pirozzolo is the mental coach to many PGA Tour Pros and is a performance coach for the New York Yankees. He is also the author of The Putter's Pocket Companion.


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