Screening and Baseline Numbers in Amateur Golfers: Part 1 of the Fit For Golf 12 Month Case Study
By Michael Carroll
Michael Carroll of Fit For Golf is taking three amateur golfers through a 12 month fitness journey to identify how addressing physical limitations can have an affect on their game.
The Top 6 Physical Attributes of Elite Golfers
By Nick Buchan
One of my major roles in working with a golfer is to identify and fix physical limitations that might interfere with an athlete’s ability to best “acquire” the swing mechanics for them. As such when I’m watching the top golfers in the world I’m often looking to identify the physical attributes they share. Here are six physical attributes I’ve noticed in most longer hitters and elite golfers:
How Improving Your Hip Hinge Can Increase Your Distance
By Natalie Lowe
The hip hinge is one of the most important movements as a golfer and as an athlete. Here are key exercise progressions for improving the pattern.
Four Exercises for Stronger, More Powerful Glutes
By Dr. Ben Langdown and Jennifer Fleischer
Whether you’re looking to improve your golf game, or help prevent injuries and low back pain, focusing on glute strength is one of the most important things you can do in the gym.
Sprinting vs Jogging: Why Distance Running Won't Help Your Golf Game
Golfers are sprinters, not marathon runners.
Nutrition: A Golfer's Competitive Edge?
By K.C. Craichy
TPI Advisory Board member KC Craichy discusses the competitive edge that a healthy diet can offer golfers.
The Importance of Process-Related Assessment of Golf Skills in Early Stage Junior Development
By Dr. Jean-François Richard
The development of physical literacy during childhood and adolescence has been shown to be of critical importance in children’s attitudes and motivation towards future participation in physical activity and sport.
5 Techniques to Improve Grip Strength
By Nick Buchan
The hands are you only contact point to the club so it seems obvious that they are a key area in the golfers body. However, grip strength is often ignored completely by golfers, or if trained, trained with ineffective methods.
The Man Behind The PGA Champ - How Marc Wahl Played a Hand in Jimmy Walker's Triumph
TPI Certified physical therapist Marc Wahl discusses his work with PGA Champ Jimmy Walker.
What We Can Learn From "Seve"
By Andy Griffiths
For anyone who plays golf, or for anyone who’s interested in golf, or better yet; for anyone who’s interested in finding and following their dreams, the newly released film, Seve, is a must see. Directed by John Paul Davidson, the film is an epic tale and true story of the life of the late Severiano “Seve” Ballesteros, one of the best and most charismatic European golfers that has ever lived. Known for his daring and creative play, Seve arguably transformed modern golf by turning the Ryder Cup from a US dominated foregone conclusion to an intense, emotionally draining, competitive clash that has resulted in some of the best moments in golf over the past 30 years.
Vision and Its Impact on Your Game
By Greg Rose
The development and use of your visual system has an impact on every aspect of your golf game.
Claude Harmon III, Mark Blackburn and Dave Phillips Share Perspective on Building a TPI Team
"As a golf instructor you don’t have to be an amazing physical therapist, you just have to be aware of their limitations so that you can point golfers in the right direction."
Introducing RacquetFit: The Body-Tennis Connection
By Dr. Greg Rose
RacquetFit is dedicated to studying how the body moves in Tennis and assessing an athlete's physical ability to perform movement patterns specific to the sport.
Matching Up Thoracic Spine and Shoulders Blades in an Unstable Student
By Richard Woodhouse
TPI Certified instructor Richard Woodhouse discusses the relationship between posture in set up and the quality of movement in the swing.
Jason Glass Discusses Glute Activation and Training on Unstable Surfaces
By Jason Glass
Jason responds to questions on Twitter about glute activation and training on unstable surfaces. Great discussion about the importance of progression and regression, two topics discussed in-depth in Fitness Level 2.
The Workout That Powers Justin Thomas
Justin Thomas one of the Tour's longest hitters, despite a small stature. We asked his TPI Certified trainer Tyler Parsons to talk about his workout and share some of the strategies they employ to prepare his body off the course.
Coaching Junior Athletes
By Mike Hansen
Top 8 Things to Remember When Coaching Junior Athletes
Does Early Specialization Insure Success in Golf?
By Dave Phillips
Advice for parents on raising young golfers.
Are You Stretching or Warming Up?
By Phil Cheetham
A decision must be made as to what is the goal of stretching. Are you wishing to increase range of motion or warm up for activity?
A New Motor Control Theory
By Phil Cheetham
The Leading Joint Hypothesis and how it applies to the Golf Swing