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Fit for Golf: Play Longer, Straighter & Injury Free

Unlike other sports that require brute strength or place excessive wear and tear on the body, golf can be enjoyed by individuals at any age and athletic ability.

The unique blend of technique, balance, flexibility and power that goes in to a golf swing has many different styles, but at the end of the day one goal remains the same for us all; put the ball in the hole. Unlike other sports that require brute strength or place excessive wear and tear on the body, golf can be enjoyed by individuals at any age and athletic ability. As golfers hit the course this summer be aware of the interdependent role technique and movement efficiency play in your golf swing. Below are a couple ways to help maintain power and accuracy in your golf game.

  1. Shift your weight forward through the impact zone. Failure to do this will lead to a loss of distance, spin, and consistency. Also, increasing the chance of hitting the ground before impact, or striking the ball thin as the club ascends into the ball.
  2. Accelerate into the impact zone. The motion it takes to power through while hitting the ball requires mobility and stability. If a golfer cannot move freely at the waist or is unable to stabilize their trunk and limbs at critical points of the golf swing, initial take back, mid back swing, transition, downswing, and through impact will initiate a significant sequence of compensation robbing the golfer of speed, accuracy and increase the chance of injury.

As we get older in order to maintain a strong golf game it is even more important to focus on retaining our flexibility and rotational speed. If you are finding your swing is causing you discomfort, do not hesitate to ask for a physical therapist’s help. With an individualized mobility program followed by golf stabilization training, a golfer can maintain their ideal swing style, speed and accuracy for years to come.

Article written by: Ben Boyle, DPT golf cert

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COMMUNITY EDUCATIONAL NIGHT

Come enjoy a free seminar to speak about common golf swing and physical changes that occur as we age including their effect on performance, potential causes, and role in injuries. Ben Boyle, PT, DPT Clinic Director at Sports Physical Therapy and Performance Center is an avid golfer himself and Titleist Performance Institute Medical and Fitness Professional. He has helped many golfers develop programs to improve performance, swing efficiency and avoid injury.

Listen to Ben discuss the benefits of golf fitness and performance and what we can do to improve your game.

Topics include:

1. Physical Performance Enhancement Techniques

2. Pre-Round Strategy & Stretching Technique

3. Swing Mechanics

4. Golf Exercise Program

5. Common Injuries and Rehab

If you have pain during golf or just want to learn how we can help you improve your game, make sure you attend. We will also be giving away a few goodies including Titleist golf balls and discounted screens.

Please RSVP or contact Everett Sports Physical Therapy at 425-252-3908. There is limited seating, so mark your calendars to register for this event.

When: Thursday, July 23, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Where: Everett Sports Physical Therapy & Performance Centers

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Fit for Golf: Play Longer, Straighter & Injury Free

Unlike other sports that require brute strength or place excessive wear and tear on the body, golf can be enjoyed by individuals at any age and athletic ability.

The unique blend of technique, balance, flexibility and power that goes in to a golf swing has many different styles, but at the end of the day one goal remains the same for us all; put the ball in the hole. Unlike other sports that require brute strength or place excessive wear and tear on the body, golf can be enjoyed by individuals at any age and athletic ability. As golfers hit the course this summer be aware of the interdependent role technique and movement efficiency play in your golf swing. Below are a couple ways to help maintain power and accuracy in your golf game.

  1. Shift your weight forward through the impact zone. Failure to do this will lead to a loss of distance, spin, and consistency. Also, increasing the chance of hitting the ground before impact, or striking the ball thin as the club ascends into the ball.
  2. Accelerate into the impact zone. The motion it takes to power through while hitting the ball requires mobility and stability. If a golfer cannot move freely at the waist or is unable to stabilize their trunk and limbs at critical points of the golf swing, initial take back, mid back swing, transition, downswing, and through impact will initiate a significant sequence of compensation robbing the golfer of speed, accuracy and increase the chance of injury.

As we get older in order to maintain a strong golf game it is even more important to focus on retaining our flexibility and rotational speed. If you are finding your swing is causing you discomfort, do not hesitate to ask for a physical therapist’s help. With an individualized mobility program followed by golf stabilization training, a golfer can maintain their ideal swing style, speed and accuracy for years to come.

Article written by: Ben Boyle, DPT golf cert

———————————————————————————————————————————————-

COMMUNITY EDUCATIONAL NIGHT

Come enjoy a free seminar to speak about common golf swing and physical changes that occur as we age including their effect on performance, potential causes, and role in injuries. Ben Boyle, PT, DPT Clinic Director at Sports Physical Therapy and Performance Center is an avid golfer himself and Titleist Performance Institute Medical and Fitness Professional. He has helped many golfers develop programs to improve performance, swing efficiency and avoid injury.

Listen to Ben discuss the benefits of golf fitness and performance and what we can do to improve your game.

Topics include:

1. Physical Performance Enhancement Techniques

2. Pre-Round Strategy & Stretching Technique

3. Swing Mechanics

4. Golf Exercise Program

5. Common Injuries and Rehab

If you have pain during golf or just want to learn how we can help you improve your game, make sure you attend. We will also be giving away a few goodies including Titleist golf balls and discounted screens.

Please RSVP or contact Everett Sports Physical Therapy at 425-252-3908. There is limited seating, so mark your calendars to register for this event.

When: Thursday, July 23, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Where: Everett Sports Physical Therapy & Performance Centers

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Posted on June 27, 2014

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