Golf Performance and Strength Training

Today, Longevity Exercise Physiology Drummoyne, EdgecliffMarrickvilleBella VistaRandwick, PymbleBalmain, Neutral Bay, Coburg – Melbourne, and Barrie, Ontario – Canada discuss golf performance and strength training.

Are you looking to improve your golf game? Do you want a lower handicap?
Start strength training with Longevity Exercise Physiologists!

Strength training will improve your:

  • Drive distance
  • Swing speed and ball speed
  • Swing rhythm and stability
  • Motor control  swing control  finesse chipping around greens and putting.
  • Golf skills, golf performance and golf scores which means  LOWER HANDICAP

Not only will strength training improve YOUR golf game, it will help to reduce your risk of injury, improve your muscular endurance to play better for longer, improve your mental game and enhance your overall health and wellbeing.

 

“Specific strength training will improve your golf performance and reduce your risk of shoulder or lower back injuries”

– Lehman, 2006

Here’s the science.

Torres-Ronda et al., (2011) found:

  • A positive relationship exists between handicap and swing performance
  • A positive correlation between skill (handicap and/or score) and muscle strength
  • Muscle strength improves driving distance, swing speed, ball speed
  • To improve your golf game, train legs, hips and trunk for strength and power
  • To improve golf performance, focus on grip strength and body movement control.

Luo et al., (2022) found strengthening your core muscles improved golf performance. How? Core strength creates a more stable golf swing and more accurate golf shot.

Specific strength training will improve your golf performance and reduce your risk of shoulder or lower back injuries (Lehman, 2006).

Longevity EP’s create personalised training programs which can improve golf performance by focusing on whole-body fitness and golf-specific functional strength and flexibility (Smith, 2010).

Our practitioners offer the highest quality service in exercise professions to optimise client overall health and wellbeing long-term and improve your golf game.

 

If you or someone you know is interested in exercise and strength training and/or improving their golf game Longevity Exercise Physiologists are here to help.

Call Longevity Exercise Physiology Drummoyne, EdgecliffMarrickvilleBella VistaRandwick, PymbleBalmain, Neutral Bay, Coburg – Melbourne. and Barrie, Ontario – Canada on 1300 964 002 to enquire today!

 

Written By Matt Skelly

 

References:

Lehman G. J. (2006). Resistance training for performance and injury prevention in golf. The Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association50(1), 27–42.

Luo S, Soh KG, Soh KL, Sun H, Nasiruddin NJM, Du C and Zhai X (2022) Effect of Core Training on Skill Performance Among Athletes: A Systematic Review. Front. Physiol. 13:915259. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2022.915259

Smith, M.F. The Role of Physiology in the Development of Golf Performance. Sports Med 40, 635–655 (2010). https://doi.org/10.2165/11532920-000000000-00000

Torres-Ronda, L., Sánchez-Medina, L., & González-Badillo, J. J. (2011). Muscle strength and golf performance: a critical review. Journal of sports science & medicine10(1), 9–18.

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