Golf fitness training is a well established area for golf improvement. Many players seek guidance from fitness coaches and physiotherapists to help them avoid injury and stay in the game longer. It is also not uncommon for a modern golf coach to have qualifications in fitness. As you age, muscle mass, flexibility, mobility and stability decrease. As these areas weaken the distance the ball is hit can decrease and the chance of injury can increase. Combining golf specific fitness exercises with golf specific drills can help you with your ball control and distance.
I know first hand the importance of being fit for golf. At the beginning of 2013, I retired from professional golf despite having a full tour card for the 2013 Ladies European Season. A big part of the reason for stopping was that I was continuously getting injured. It seemed that once one injury healed, another began. The two biggest issues I had were hip and shoulder both caused by lack of mobility and stability in the surrounding joints and muscles. This is a big reason why I am passionate about incorporating fitness with golf coaching.
Moving forward with Fitness
When coaching players of any age and ability, I am often prescribing different exercises as part of their homework. Improving your golf fitness can be as simple as performing relevant exercises for 15-20 minutes a day. and with minimal equipment. With the right exercise and equipment you can make changes to your golf fitness without leaving your house.
Rachel is a certified Personal Trainer with a Certificate IV in Fitness.
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