Posts Tagged: golf

Does Strength Cause Golfers to Get Hurt?

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I am confused after this weekend. Brooks Koepka just won the US Open. He did it by hitting the ball a mile, stuffing iron shots into pins, and putting incredibly when it mattered. It is really hard to beat those attributes when they are all working together. Its very impressive when you break it down. […]

Upper Body Mobility for Golf

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A lot of mobility for golf is centered around improving rotation. Many golfers will hammer away on their hips in the hopes of improving their swing. What is often forgotten about is the role of the upper body. The upper body plays a huge role in the ability to rotate in the golf swing. When […]

Reducing Reverse Spine for Golfers

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My golf game has come a long way in the five years that I have gotten back into playing. I started when I was 12 and played through high school. It was tough to play a lot growing up with limited options in Greater Boston. I actually don’t think I knew of anyone who had […]

Mixing Hip Rotation and Strength for Golf

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When it comes to fitness for golf I am always going to favor strength. Personally, it has helped my game in ways I never would have thought possible in high school. I will always remember the 4th hole at Unicorn Golf Course in Stoneham, MA. It used to play about 150 and I was deadly […]

Stopping Sway for Golfers

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The weather is starting to get better here in Southeastern, MA. At least for now, who knows what will come next week. Earlier today, I was able to play nine and it was about 90 degrees outside. This is the first really hot day we have had. The one thing that I noticed was that […]

Stop Hanging Back in the Golf Swing

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I played a lot of golf last week. I was lucky enough to get 72 holes in Thursday-Sunday. Had some mixed results out there. At my home course I often struggle with the tee shot on the ninth hole. For some reason, I always decide its a good idea to hang back and slice the […]

Addressing Over the Top in the Golf Swing

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Last week was a really tough round for me. I shot 86 but was really not happy with the way I hit the ball. The front 9 was 46 followed by a 40 coming in. My course is only 9 holes so a 6 shot discrepancy between the front and back bothers me. My issue […]

Reducing Slide in the Golf Swing

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There are a lot of ways in which the golf swing can be affected by the way you move. This is not the easiest thing in the world to decipher and work on. It usually takes some input on a few sides. A fitness and golf pro working together can usually get to the bottom […]

Golf Lessons, Fitness, or New Equipment

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I was on Twitter this morning and saw a link from Jon Sherman of Practical Golf. His article was about investing in lessons vs. new equipment. Check it out. I found this article particularly interesting because I always go through the equipment discussions with the kids at the gym and friends. His point was that […]

Using Core Stability to Improve Rotation for Golf

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On Monday I had the opportunity to guest lecture a lab at Bridgewater State University. As someone that went through the undergrad and grad programs there, I thought it would be cool to go through some stuff that the students are not typically exposed to. The lab was centered around fitness testing. I opened up […]