There's something different about today's tour players than those from past decades. It's that, almost without fail, today's top players are in incredible shape. As golfers and trainers have learned more about how critical fitness is for playing the game at the top level and which exercises are important, the quality of top golfers has gone through the roof. With more attention to your fitness and the way your body moves throughout the swing, you can also see drastic improvements in your game.
It's obvious why strength is an important element of golf fitness. Strong golfers can reduce strokes by launching the ball off the tee -- opening up opportunities for birdies on Par 4s and Par 5s. But if you don't know what you're doing, you won't know which exercises are best for getting that explosiveness with your driver. Big golf shots involve several key muscles working together in unison, and there are exercises that will transform a golfer's body into one that can blast it on long holes.
Flexibility is so critical for being able to execute the golf swing properly. One of the great things about golf is that it's a game that can be played by people of all ages, and generally, people can golf long past they've lost the ability to sprint or jump as they could in their 20s and 30s. However, flexibility, unless emphasized, greatly weakens with age. Golfers that want to keep their game in good shape as they get older know to make flexibility a key area of concern.
Even a strong, flexible body can produce poor golf shots if muscles and joints are working together fluidly and in unison. A golfer can hit thousands of balls at the driving range and not get any better because he or she hasn't figured out the body's sequencing through a golf swing. What moves first? How does it move? What happens next? The way the body must move to produce consistent results on the course is not intuitive and takes some thought and practice. A good golf fitness instructor can help golfers repeatedly go through the motion of a golf shot until the correct movement is second nature.
To master your game by improving your strength, flexibility, and fluid movement, get in touch with Game Changers Golf Fitness. Good golf requires precision. If you're struggling with the mechanics of the swing or hitting the ball with explosiveness, you're likely not going to just luck into getting things right. Reach out to the experts and take your game to the next level.