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  • What The Science Says: Your Tight Hamstrings Affect Your Swing!

    Tuesday October 24th, 2017 Jason RivkinToe Touch and Spine Posture Stability In the vast realm of fitness we try to stay as objective as possible to insure that fitness training for the golfer is efficient, safe, and effective. At FitGolf Performance Centers throughout the nation we periodically conduct research studies to determine how the body influences the golf swing.  One of our most eye openings studies to date examined the Toe Touch movement and how the inability to complete an adequate toe touch affects the golf swing. The Toe Touch Test: Before I continue I would like you to try the Toe Touch Test. Stand up with your ... Read more about this post


  • Golf Fitness Routine for More Accurate Putting

    Monday October 02nd, 2017 Jason RivkinYou 3-Putted How Many Times?! How many times has poor putting cost you from shooting your desired score? How often do you say, “I was striking the ball great, but I 3-putted X-amount of times?” Missing make-able putts is often the reason for inflated scores in what would otherwise feel like a great ball striking round of golf.  Putting is not a simple science. Golf pros have written books and spent careers focused on teaching the technicalities of putting. From a Golf Fitness prospective, when comparing putting to the full swing, it appears obvious that the physical demands of putting are ... Read more about this post



  • Common Injuries

    Friday May 05th, 2017 David OstrowThis entry is part 2 of 7 in the series Shoulder InjuriesThe Shoulder – Common Injures in Golf Shoulder injuries can be a real pain. There are many kinds of injuries. In this lesson we will take up a variety of shoulder dysfunctions and the injuries they cause. Shoulder injuries are interesting because they generally come from overuse or improper use and from poor stability/mobility patterns of the thoracic spine and shoulder girdle. When the thoracic spine (which is supposed to be mobile) becomes immobile this leads to excessive mobility of the shoulder blade. If this happens, the shoulder joint’s response ... Read more about this post


  • Building a Golf Fitness Business at a Golf Club

    Monday July 11th, 2016 Fran RosarioThis entry is part 1 of 1 in the series building a golf fitness business at a golf clubTo talk about building your golf fitness business, I am first going to assume thatYou are a fitness trainer, you have already gone through the training for golf specific services AND you have provided these types of services for several golfers; or You are an Owner, General Manager or Head Golf Professional at a Golf Club, looking to add another amenity to help your golfer members.The information I share with you will help you establish the necessary relationships to either start seeing clients ... Read more about this post


  • Alexander (AK) Frazier

    Monday March 21st, 2016 David OstrowI’ve been working with the folks at Fitgolf for 15 years. I credit the program for my continuing success on the golf course. Although I’m moving into my late 50’s, I have not lost distance, and have actually gained some and have a better ball flight. I began with the physical assessment, moved to miafacial release, and for the last several years I have been working with TPI certified trainers to make my body the best it can be for swinging the golf club. Fitgolf also has diagnostic equipment to detect swing changes/ flaws. Recently, after a lesson with my ... Read more about this post

12 Comments

  1. Kip Cleland says:

    Golf Fitness tip of the week – Touch Your Toes For Consistency.
    Touch your toes – 5 degrees in posture change during swing. Can not touch your toes 18 degrees posture change during swing. Consistency in the swing is key – that’s why we have 14 clubs to use.
    This is just how simple you need to keep information for the general golfing public. Much more than this and they will not do it.

    Kip Cleland
    Home Sweat Home Inc.
    Personal Trainiing
    Far Hills, N.J.

  2. Thank you for your comment, Kip. That change is with any and every club you can swing. If you start at 42 degrees the changes will be from there, with your five iron. If you start at 36 degrees with a drive the changes will be from that starting point, and if you start with a sand wedge with 47 degrees of bend, the changes will be from that starting point. It is not club dependent, rather is a standard change with any club of any angle or length that could be in your bag.

    I hope that clarifies the situation….yes consistency in the swing is the key, and our data indicates that no matter what club you hit, you will be less consistent if you cannot touch your toes.

    Dave

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