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Don’t Just Grip It and Rip It

Getting ready for a round of golf should mean more than grabbing your driver at both ends, holding it over your head and leaning back. Instead, warm up using simple stretching exercises. They will help you hit straighter, farther and take a few strokes off your short game.

Build rotational power

Want more distance off the tee? Rotation is the key. We help golfers maintain their rotational flexibility and muscle control, ensuring the optimum combination of power and torque. Be prepared to take your best shot, we’ve got your back.

 

Rotational Flexibility

Club Head Speed

Average Amateur

160 degrees

90 mph

Average Professional

180 degrees

115 mph

Top ½% of Professionals

200 degrees

125 mph

Tiger Woods

215 degrees

135 mph

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Split the Load

Opt for a golf bag with two straps—and use them both. Research shows that carrying a bag on just one shoulder not only wastes energy, but also distributes the weight of the clubs unevenly across joints and muscles, which can alter your posture and stride. And the last thing you need is another hitch in your form.

Walk away from elbow pain

Golf can be brutal on joints and muscles, so take preventative steps to avoid nagging injuries like golfer’s elbow. Stretching your forearm muscles will help prevent injuries when you divot the fairway or duff the ball. Already hurting? Don’t let a small problem keep you back. We can get you back in the game, free of pain and better than before.

Try these tips to keep you in the game without the pain:

  • Select larger and softer club grips and use a neutral grip.
  • Select irons with large heads and graphite shafts to lessen vibration.
  • Ensure you are using the correct club length.
  • Strengthen your forearm muscles.

Prevent shoulder injuries

Shoulder injuries in golfers are common due to the repetitive nature of the swing. To reduce shoulder pain, try these two tips.

  • Shorten the backswing slightly. Instead of ending the club head at the 3 o’clock position, stop at the     1 o’clock position.
  • Strengthen your shoulder, scapular, chest, and back muscles. Your chest and back muscles are large     and generate the power in the swing.

Don’t let foot pain throw you off balance

Can’t wait to get you golf shoes off after a round of golf? Perhaps the knee pain is what’s slowing you down. Chances are you would benefit from a pair of custom orthotics.  Orthotics help restore the balance, flexibility and shock absorption your foot is supposed to provide. If any of these components of your feet are missing you will undoubtedly suffer on the green and on the scorecard.

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