At this time of year golfers are keen to get out there and move into Spring weather with a spring in their steps going down the fairway. Coming off the back of a more sedentary time over winter, there are many routes that golfers can take to get an advantage on the course. All players of all ability would like to be able to say that when they strike the golf ball their swing feels more connected and stable. Sometimes this can be taught through technique and golf swing coaching. Sometimes too, this advantage can be gained through work to help the help the body, particularly the hips and back feels stronger and more stable through the strokes.
Here at our clinic, our physios enjoy working through simple strength and conditioning programmes in Spring to help get golfers going again, smoothly and strongly. We love to help players of all ability to improve their mobility and increase their strength and stability. After an initial assessment which takes into account individual biomechanical strengths and weaknesses, we walk through simple and effective exercises that will help the player become stronger and more stable through different aspects of their strokes. Helping a golfer with exercises to stabilize the hips and feet for example can allow smoother back and chest rotations on the follow through part of the golf swing! Not only can work on lower limbs or back improve mobility but strength and coordination allows the player to feel more connected to each stroke usually with better outcomes😊
In addition working on the upper limb from the shoulder blade towards the hand can help with improving the contact point when you actually strike the golf ball. Shoulder strength is key for this and we can help you improve this while also mitigating the risk of injury in the process.
If this is something you would like to get guidance and help with over the coming few weeks, feel free to chat to one of our physiotherapists on how they might be able to help you get out and get moving better on the course this Spring.