THE GOLF FITNESS ASSESSMENT

THE GOLF FITNESS ASSESSMENT
Bob Forman
Director, The Golf Fitness Academy
Certified Golf Fitness Instructor 

You wouldn’t go on a cross-country trip without mapping out the routes you want to take beforehand.  Contractors wouldn’t build a house without first developing a blueprint.  So why would you jump into an exercise program to improve your golf game without knowing exactly what areas you need to work on? 

You’d be wasting time and, in some cases, money without that fitness road map.  More than likely, you also wouldn’t be achieving those outcomes you had hoped for, despite the time and sweat equity invested.   

Without an anatomical blueprint, there’s a very good chance that you may also make worse an existing deficiency, enhancing the imbalance and creating a situation where the potential for injury is increased dramatically.      

The golf fitness assessment IS A MUST if you really want to improve your game.  The physical snapshot offers an in-depth look at your anatomical make-up.  It exposes the assessment photoweaker areas, helps to define the workout progression, and offers both you and the golf fitness instructor a solid direction in which you will need to take your golf fitness program.  

Collecting data allows for comparison to specific norms that can determine to what degree the deficiency exists and how much time and attention should be focused on it.  It also offers a starting point, a baseline, to which future assessments can be compared and progress judged.   

A credible golf fitness assessment should consist of at least 10 to 15 components.  Some of these would isolate areas such as:           
- posture           
- balance
           
- the ability to disassociate the upper body from the lower (X-factor)
           
- shoulder rotation
           
- mid-back range of motion
           
- glute strength
           
- core strength
           
- internal hip rotation
           
- hip flexor/hamstring/calf flexibility
 

assessment photoThe information is priceless when developing a time-efficient, targeted exercise program to correct the weaker links.  Improvements will be achieved faster and that equates to better performance out on the golf course sooner.

If done on a consistent basis, significant improvements can be seen in as little as 2 months.  Along with those physical enhancements come better ball striking, increased distance, fewer aches and pains, and a better golf game.       


Another benefit of the golf fitness assessment is that it can rule out physical factors that might be causing a swing flaw.  If an individual tests okay for a particular deficiency, but presents with a swing fault that typically correlates to that deficiency, we can equate the fault to poor swing mechanics and/or bad habit vs. a physical cause.  This would require work with a teaching professional to reprogram the brain-body pathway so that the inefficient motor skill can be corrected and the neuromuscular pathway reset for better results.  

There is no substitute for an up-front golf fitness assessment when it comes to bettering your body to better your golf game.  The personalized anatomical blueprint provides valuable insight to your specific needs and helps map out a game plan so that effective outcomes can be obtained in the least amount of time.  Be leery of programs that do not offer this component!       

Это был первый подобный случай за всю практику Бронзини, так что он даже слегка расстроился.

Вьетконговцы парни крутые, но мы не можем проиграть войну.

Прав ли был негр в своих доводах или только хитроумно придал им видимость правды, но факт остается фактом.

Вот какие дьявольские замыслы проносились в голове этого презренного негодяя.

Целых две недели сидел на дереве и, чтобы не умереть с голоду, питался ветками и хвоей, всю верхушку у ели обглодал.

Даже кто руководит Городом-государством хунта или единоличный диктатор, Стил, по его словам, не мог выяснить.

Но, увы, было много причин, не позволявших отказать Колхауну "игровой автомат magic money" наотрез.

Тут я почувствовал, как кто-то схватил меня за руку.

С этими словами он передал стоявшему рядом человеку сложенный вчетверо пергамент, а тот передал его дальше.

Футурологи относят эту возможность примерно к двадцать первому или двадцать второму веку.

Кораль для ловли диких лошадей.

Через некоторое время индейцы решили "Автоматизация технологического процесса сушки мясопродуктов с применением современных приборов и средств контроля" применить новую тактику.

Не знаю, "ТК РФ" задумчиво произнес президент.

Только держите аккуратно, за края, "Бисер Украшения и аксессуары" не повредите отпечатки.

Слушаюсь,-сказал капитан "Барто Избранное" Некеп, который был "Маша и Миша Чистим зубы" всего лишь младшим кап-ралом, когда "Грамматика франц. языка" Дитко навел его на заговорщиков "Салаты" против северокорейского ли-дера Ким Ир Сена.

Его агрессивность отвечала "Убийство по лицензии" их ожиданиям, их не вполне "Жемчуг богов" осознанной самооценке.

Сейчас, "Все секреты жизни во дворце Книга принцессы" кажется, начну божиться и чертыхаться.

Купить этот "Любовь морковь" дом, мэм, разобрать его по камешку и отправить пароходом в Калифорнию.

EXERCISE OF THE MONTH

Quad-Hip Flexor Stretch

This is a progressive stretch for the quad-hip flexor area.  Be cautious as you lean back on the bench as it will challenge the knee if the quads are tight.  Avoid this stretch if you've had knee replacement.  Tight quads/hip flexors will impede hip mobility and that may rob you of power and distance.

 

 

Check with your physician before starting any type of exercise program.

IMPROVE YOUR GAME

GOLF FITNESS
ASSESSMENT & TRAINING


A quality, customized golf fitness program will. . .
  • Enhance swing efficiency
  • Increase distance
  • Improve playing performance and satisfaction
  • Identify and correct golf-specific injury triggers

    All for much less than what another brand new driver that's going to "fix my game" would cost
     
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The golf exercises are going great.  I am hitting the ball the best I have ever hit it.  My back pain has gone away also. 
 
David R. 

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HOST A WORKSHOP

If your Club or organization would like to host an informative golf fitness workshop, contact Bob at bob@golfitcarolina.com or 336-509-4610.

Bob came to my club and did a hour long session on the basics of his teaching and philosophy of fitness and how it relates to the golf swing and its performance.  My members thoroughly enjoyed the hour and wanted more.  I was impressed with his content and explanation.  My members were floored with his Q&A and his personal adaptation to their issues.  I was impressed with his interaction with attendants of the seminar.  If you are looking for someone to integrate your fitness program with the golf program, Bob is the guy to do it!  We will be booking Bob to come back to our club next spring.
Shannon Howell, PGA Head Golf Professional
Country Club of Sapphire Valley, Sapphire Valley, NC


"Bob Forman was fabulous!  He is a great presenter who shared some extremely valuable information related to how anatomical deficiencies such as: poor posture, flexibility, and balance impact our golf swing.  He not only shared what they are and how they impact the swing, but also demonstrated exercises to help correct them."
Ellen Gregory
EWGA-Wilmington, NC chapter

“Westchester is one of the Country’s largest private clubs with a membership that has high expectations for service and performance.  Bob Forman’s seminar on golf specific fitness and flexibility was extremely well received and motivated many of my members to begin a program of evaluation, exercise and follow-ups.  I highly recommend Bob for his knowledge, energy , and ability to connect with amateurs concerning golf fitness.” 
John Kennedy, Director of Golf
Westchester CC, 
Harrison, NY

Bob has a fantastic ability to understand and combine his expertise of the physical complexities of the human body with the PGA Professional’s trained eye with respect to the complexities of the golf swing.  Bob offers a refreshing angle that most amateur and professional golfers can understand and embrace.  Many times, a golfer will have physical limitations that prevents him or her from moving the way the PGA Professional is trying to instruct.  Bob can take the golfer’s weakest physical traits and focus a training program to better overcome those obstacles and allow the golfers to ultimately improve their swing. 
Dennis Nicholl, PGA Head Golf Professional
The Dunes Golf & Beach Club, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

IMPROVE YOUR GAME

Functional Golf Fitness Training is a comprehensive player improvement resource for golfers of all ages and levels, teaching professionals and coaches.  
A great manual for golf teams as well.  

Dedicated chapters on:
- the common physical deficiencies most golfers have, how to detect and correct with over 40 golf-specific exercises and drills
- preventing/alleviating the #1 injury in golf, low back injury
- how to fix the more common swing faults 
- how to put together an inexpensive home gym

Amazon reviews:

"Very clear explanations of causes and fixes for main physical deficiencies affecting golfers. Easy to follow instructions. While other books may give a whole laundry list of exercises that end up not being used, Forman has selected a few for each issue and puts together a program that doesn't take long to do"

"This book not only tells you what to do but also why you need to do and what results you can expect.
I have every book in print about golf fitness and this book is by far the best."


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SWING FAULT PHYSIOLOGY

Swing mechanics are often influenced by physical deficiencies in the golfer's body.  Below are some of the more common swing faults, their physical causes and how to correct.

GOLF POSTURE

S-POSTURE AND LOW BACK PAIN

EARLY EXTENSION

SWAY & SLIDE

REVERSE SPINE

While correcting the deficiencies, you also need to rewire the brain-body connection in order to break out of the inefficient swing pattern.  

REWIRE THE BAD SWING HABIT

RADIO / PODCASTS

 

 
June 22, 2017
(go to 1:10:00 into the show)
golf posture, muscle imbalance, improving distance, stretching, hydration, Tiger and specialization, Rory and weight lifting



March 14, 2015
(go to 1:08:00 into the show)
fitness vs. golf fitness, strength training and slowing down the aging process, C and S-postures,  


August 28, 2014
We talk about Shan's golf fitness assessment results

 


June 26, 2014


scroll down to 9/9/2013
(go to 23:15 into the show)
back injury