The importance of strength and conditioning for golf

Biomechanics, training for golf, being fit to golf are all concepts that are talked about extensively within the professional game but are rarely explored by amateurs much less their symbiosis or overlap understood. It would be impossible to run a marathon without first training for it. We would expect anyone possessed of the desire to run a marathon to put in nearly a year of training before attempting to run one; and that doesn’t even mean in a particularly impressive time (although, admittedly, running a marathon is impressive in and of itself). So a year of conditioning the body on a regular basis would only leave us in a state to participate, not really compete in a marathon. 

As a golf swing coach I see many people embark on a golf journey with little thought to how well conditioned their body is to the task they are hoping to undertake. Golf, as many of you who have played it is a singularly demanding sport, requiring clinical precision whilst punishing even minor infractions. This means how we position ourselves relative to the ball at address and then how we move within the swing has major implications for the outcome. Therefore our posture our mobility, our ability to stabilise our joints and our level of strength are all of tremendous importance to our success as a golfer; strength and conditioning for golf is essential.

Now, here at Pascalgolf we are big believers in the ability of the golf swing to condition the body. The movements of the body follow the eyes and when the brain has a good understanding of what the task is and how best to undertake it then the body will respond. So conditioning for golf can absolutely take place within a golf lesson and also flow as a product of practicing the golf swing correctly, which again is something we emphasise here at Pascalgolf; purposeful practice. However, there are occasions when the body is inhibited either owing to injury or long term adaptations. This is when we have to create a fusion between the golf lesson and the skill of a friend of , Oak Health Osteopathy ( Wesley is a very experienced osteopath with over 15 years of practice and also a TPI certified golf biomechanist and I cannot recommend him highly enough. 

So in conclusion, golf lessons can and will be delivered in a manner that will allow the seasoned player and beginner to condition their body for better golf. I will offer solutions and workarounds when there are limiting factors but we also have other tried and tested resources at our disposal to help overcome even the most difficult of golfing impasses. Let us help you get the achieve the strength and conditioning you need to play your best golf.

How to choose a golf pro?

A question that is asked from Tiger Woods all the way to an enthusiastic beginner.

And, what is the right answer?

Well, Butch Harmon, Graham Walker, David Ledbetter, Denis Pugh, Randy Smith or Hank Haney are all names that the greats have gone to, be that Tiger Woods or Scottie Scheffler and pretty much every golfer in between. It’s a personal preference, the important part is recognising that you need a private golf coach if you ever want to transform your game.

So what is the right answer, well here at Pascalgolf we know a thing or two about the requirements of coaching at the very highest level, having studied with and been coached by Graham Walker; current short game coach to Tommy Fleetwood. I also know how this information can be best passed on to the recreational golfer having demonstrated this on numerous occasions. My belief is that whilst each person is an individual the fundamentals behind golf and the golf swing remain constant. And by looking at your individual skills and pain points we can plan a roadmap to your success, be that going pro or perhaps more likely fixing a dreaded slice or hook of the tee, working towards a lower handicap and a more stable all round game. With my extensive golf coaching capabilities I will bring your the building blocks you need to achieve all you want, and more with the fundamentals to fall back on when things go awry and they will, just ask Rory Mcllroy! But based on the private golf lessons you have and the one on one time we spend focused solely on you and your swing, you will have the knowledge within to address your current situation and find that swing!

So how do you choose a good golf coach, well, just like buying a car I’d suggest taking a test drive! And come and experience for yourself and see just what you can achieve with the right guidance all focused on your personal golf game. So take advantage of my introduction classes prices, trust me it will be the best £35 you spend on golf this year!