Golf Fitness

The connection of golf and fitness has been vague among common golfers, however on the professional tour, it is a necessity. Almost all PGA Tour players have a specific exercise routine that enhances their performance and most importantly prevents injury. At the amateur level, a golf specific exercise program should not be an afterthought, gut rather a precursor when playing golf regularly. Why? Physical limitations are one of the leading causes of swing faults. The primary reason tour players’ golf swings are functional is because they have trained their body off the golf course to assist in fixing their swing faults.

TPI (Titleist Performance Institute) is the world’s leading educational organization and research facility dedicated to the study of how the human body functions in relation to the golf swing. TPI has studied thousands of golfers ranging from the top professionals to amateurs, and the differences between them in relation to their physical capabilities to their swing pattern.

We received the original TPI Certifications a few years ago but completed Level 3 certifications at the end of last year. This is not to say that the original certification was not important, in fact it was necessary to acquire a system to evaluate golfers, identify their limitations and prescribe the correct exercises for those limitations. These evaluations and exercises have been proven by TPI to improve a golfer’s performance regardless of their level.

Level 3 certifications were important for us to acquire in order to separate us from other fitness and golf professionals. Although we have over 50 years of experience combined, we had to stay current with the latest findings in our industry. Not many Level 3 Certifications were acquired in the State of Texas and currently none in the Hill Country area. Each level of the certification process consisted of testing, lectures, intense hands on training and case studies.

TPI Level 3 Fitness Professional is a certification that Ann-Kristin has acquired. TPI Level 2 Fitness Professional focuses on strength, power screening, exercise progressions, body weight training, group training, cardiovascular evaluation and protocols, wrist and ankle screens and advance biomechanics. Level 3 objectives include: nutrition, advance strength, power development, advance swing concepts and balance.

TPI Level 3 Golf Mechanics is a certification acquired by Gevin that concentrates on the science of the golf swing, new ball flight laws, short and long game advance 3-D biomechanics, force plate data and advance club fitting. Different swing philosophies and their effects were also discussed. The information given is separated into two different levels.

Most importantly these certifications assist our clients by improving their golf game faster and more efficiently. All of the information and resources that we have acquired have been proven accurate as a result of the data collected from TPI and their testing. TPI has a specific system for improving each of our clients’ golf game in relation to their swing limitations and faults. Our job is to use the system and simplify it for the members where they can self coach themselves.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call Gevin at 210-632-2787 or email at gallen@cordilleraranch.com, and Ann-Kristin at 210-367-5942 or norway1961@yahoo.com.

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