Weight Training For Golf In Your Own Home
Weight training for golf is viewed by golfers as a lot of work, time-consuming, boring and you need a gym membership to do it. None of the above is true, and if you read this article, I’ll explain why.
Tip: Dedicate some time to familiarizing yourself with a course new to you prior to teeing off for the first time. No matter if you’re using a scorecard or asking someone who is experienced with that course, knowing the dangers around the corner can help you avoid penalty strokes or those into hidden bunkers.
You see…weight training for golf isn’t on machines anyways…so that eliminates the requirement of a gym. It’s not a lot of work, if you pick and choose the area you want to focus on. It’s not time-consuming if you do it in the convenience of your home, and have a plan of action. And lastly, it can be a lot of fun, when you use bands, exercise balls and training equipment specific to golf.
Tip: You will sometimes hit the ball into bunkers or sand traps, even if you’re great at golf. When you try and hit a ball from these areas, you can often make a mess of the sand.
There many “so-called” weight training for golf programs, but when you take a look at them, you’ll see pictures of golfers sitting on their butts in a machine. I don’t know about you, but I think golf is done “on your feet”, right?
Tip: When faced with a really long putt shot, concentrate on the speed you use to hit the ball. Don’t aim directly for the hole.
Weight training for golf is close to becoming “mainstream” with the golfing community. We see and hear all the pros doing it and playing their best golf; so why wouldn’t we amateurs do it also?
There are so many reasons why to participate in a weight training for golf program, that you can’t overlook it and say you don’t need it.
Tip: Tee height is an often overlooked aspect of a beginner’s golf game. Your drives won’t be as good if the tee height isn’t correct.
Lacking power in your swing? It’s because your body can’t produce any stored energy from a full back swing with torque in your core. That’s a ‘physical’ issue, not mechanical.
Tip: The back of the front foot should be aligned with the ball during your drive. For other swings, the ball should be consistently placed close to equal distance between your left foot and right foot.
Is your golf swing inconsistent from one swing to the next? Swing faults originate from some deeper physical limitation that’s not allowing you to make a mechanically sound and repeatable swing. How many times have you taken a lesson and heard your pro say, “you need to make a full backswing”, but you just can’t physically do it? That’s a ‘physical’ issue, not mechanical.
Tip: Keep a consistent tee height for consistent drives. A grounder is often the result of a low tee.
How about injuries? Do you have one at the moment? The golf swing is physically damaging to the body if you don’t have enough strength and flexibility to withstand the force the golf swing puts on it. Swinging a 3 foot long lever (club) at up to 90 mph is unbelievably stressful on the joints, ligaments, tendons and muscles of the body. That’s a ‘physical’ issue, not mechanical.
I could go on and on, but I think you might get the idea by now.
Tip: When golfing, you need to constantly be paying attention. It is important that you are ready to step up to begin your shot when your turn comes.
Weight training for golf may be your “missing link” to your best game ever! If you’ve tried all the ‘other’ methods, this is the ONLY one left. Why wouldn’t you explore the possibilities a little more?
If you’re looking to add power to your golf swing; improve your consistency; and prevent golf injuries, then you’ve got to consider weight training for golf.