The Golf Matrix Way was created by:
One of the key elements of the “Your Game” portion of The Golf Matrix is your golf specific fitness level. If we are serious about our attempt to improve, the first thing we MUST do is reduce the interference that our bodies impose on our games. Once that is done, if we choose, we CAN further enhance our potential by getting serious about fitness for golf.
Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) has conducted extensive research and testing in an effort to understand the link between the body and the golf swing. The study has identified 12 swing flaws that must be avoided. The TPI team continued further and developed a series of screens that test a player’s physical ability to execute a swing without running into any of these major flaws.
As an example, TPI research found that over 64% of golfers either “early extend” and/or “lose posture” in their swing. The screen that is used to test a player’s ability to perform these movements correctly is called the “overhead deep squat test.” Over 70% of golfers failed to perform this test optimally and nearly 50% of golfers completely failed the test even after two accommodations to make the test less rigorous!
Just because you are unaware of how your body is holding you back
Some of the ways that your body interferes with your game include:
How can we help to ensure that your body is not holding you back?
The TPI Certification gives us the tools to help. During your lessons we are trained to recognize interference caused by body issues. We are also able to use functional screening right then and there to verify what we are seeing. This preliminary screening assesses your ability to make one or more of the movements required in the golf swing.
If a physical issue is confirmed, we refer you to our fitness provider, The Golf Fitness Center at Makefield Chiropractic, where a comprehensive bio-mechanical screening will be completed. The result of that screening will reveal one of two findings:
If your body is interfering with your game, a TPI Certified Fitness Program with The Golf Fitness Center is your key to success. Because of our relationship, our students enjoy the benefit of close collaboration between trainer and golf professional. Together, we consult regarding your fitness and swing goals, to develop a truly customized and uniquely effective program. Your golf specific fitness truly is the foundation of your swing and improving your game truly depends on it.