“Golf is deceptively simple and endlessly complicated; it satisfies the soul and frustrates the intellect. It is at the same time rewarding and maddening – and it is without a doubt the greatest game mankind has ever invented.”
I love this quote by Arnold Palmer. Our passion for golf certainly doesn’t come without frustrations. Although there is no magic formula to completely take away the frustrations golf can inflict on us, there is a tried and tested way to give your more consistency and control over your game.
Pilates for Golfers can have a huge impact on your performance, as can a great golf coach. But put the two together and watch the magic happen.
Golf Professional, Nick Drane, sees regularly the frustrations in clients when the body just won’t perform in the way it needs to. “Insert amazing quote”
Golf requires repeating the same essential movements, which can cause imbalances in the body as some muscles become overused and others weakened.
For a golfer, muscle imbalances can affect the legs, hips, arms, shoulders, and the lower back. It can also affect your game – your drives may be shorter and less accurate, the potential for injury becomes greater and your stamina may decrease due to inefficient movements.
Pilates for Golfers teaches you to be in control of your body, not at its mercy. It enables you to hit the ball further, straighter and more accurately with less chance of injury. As the body becomes stronger, new patterns in your golf technique may need to be relearned.
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The Pilates for Golfers program is running at Kingston Heath Golf Club, Victoria Golf Club and The Dunes Golf Links. To view current class times, visit our ‘Book Now’ page for availability.
In the Pilates for Golfers program you will learn how to properly engage muscles and use them for specific movements that relate directly to the golf swing. Alternatively, contact your local Pilates studio to get started.
Belinda Goldfinch is a highly qualified Pilates Instructor (APMA) with over 6 years experience working with Physiotherapists, Chiropractors and Myotherapists.