Improve Strength For Golf To Reach Your True Potential
Strength for golf is a term you’ve all heard by now. It’s all over the television during professional tournaments, and golf instructors are now throwing the term around.
What makes strength for golf so important and why should you listen?
Let me briefly explain.
Tip: If you want to develop a strong golf swing, you must start with a good grip. If you have a strong grip on your club, you’ll be able to hit a variety of different shots.
The golf swing is traumatic to the body! I can’t put it any simpler than that. When you are swing an object that is over 3 feet long at over 85 mph, there is a physical cost.
Tip: In order to hit fades, tighten up your grip. The proper grips for driving the ball and putting can be different, and is often misunderstood.
The physical cost is undo stress on the major joints of the body. The lower back is the most common area to get injured, along with the hips, shoulders, knees and even wrists.
If your body is physically weak and restricted (low level of flexibility), you will have a minimal chance at playing good golf and staying injury-free as well.
Tip: Make sure you are playing with others of your level to keep your confidence up. If you are a beginner, find partners and courses that correspond to your level of skills.
How many times have you gone to the range or the course, only to come home with your lower back stiff, aching or in pain? What about other body parts? I’ll be you’ve felt your hip joints or maybe even your shoulder joints at some point.
Tip: When faced with a really long putt shot, concentrate on the speed you use to hit the ball. As opposed to aiming at the hole, look at the putt and shoot for a target.
If you saw a slow motion video of the human body swinging a club, you’d be shocked. The body is put in some torqued positions throughout the swing. When the body is weak it breaks down. That’s a fact!
In comes strength for golf!
Tip: You might be good at golf, but you are always going to hit it into the sand trap at some point during a game! Getting out of these bunkers can really mess the sand up. Once out of a sand trap, rake the sand neatly for the next group of golfers.
By working your golf specific muscles, you will not only improve your swing mechanics quickly, but your game will transform. You will feel like a different golfer on the course. Your playing partners will be in awe.
You may think I’m hyping this up, but all the above is true! You will quickly realize this has been the missing link to your golf game improvement all along. And don’t ever think it’s too late to start a program of strength for golf.