At IGPN as a concept, we believe that you should train and develop as a golfer to perform age-appropriate skills.
To sport the primary requirements are Strength, Speed, Stamina, Flexibility & Mobility. The next physical assets are, Power to deliver instantly an explosive burst of movement, Agility to possess sustained power, Balance to control the body in these situations and lastly Endurance to remain ahead of others at the 18th Green even on the last Day of the Tournament.
The IGPN ‘Sports Conditioning Program’ is structured to improve Physical Fitness and Motor Skills in young children to develop their physical potential for golf. The Trainer customizes drills to keep pace with the progress and push to higher levels. Aim’s to improve certain muscles or postures for performance, injury prevention and proper mechanics
A significant investment of time is required. Our ‘Sports Conditioning’ program starts at the Junior Level and continues through past the competitive stages of a golfer, thus it must be part of a weekly routine.
To maintain a healthy life style, programs are also tailor made for Senior’s to enjoy the Golden Years.
Understanding which muscles are involved in the golf swing will help you exercise them to perfect the golf swing and lower your golf score.
Primarily there are 22 muscles involved in the forward golf swing. The proper conditioning of these muscles will increase your club head speed and give you better control. For this you will need to speed up the contraction rate within these muscles, thus the body needs to be worked upon.
Some of the most common swing limitations amateur golfers have are:
Loss of Posture - any change from the body’s original set up angles during the golf swing
Flat Shoulder Plane - when the shoulders turn on a more horizontal plane than the axis of the original spine angle
Early Extension - when the hips and spine start to go into extension or straighten up too early on the downswing
Casting/Early Release/Scooping - any premature release of the wrist angles during the downswing and through impact
Over-the-Top - when the club is thrown outside of the intended swing plane with the club head approaching the ball in an out-to-in motion
Some physical reasons may also play a part, such as:
Inability to separate the upper and lower body
Inadequate core stability
Lack of shoulder and hip flexibility, mobility, and/or stability
Lack of thoracic spine mobility
Lack of glute and/or abdominal strength
Limited overhead deep squat
Just to illustrate, every muscle of the body gets to participate in the golf swing .Your hips are the bridge between the upper body and lower body. They are at the center of your body's movement; it is the psoas major muscle that connects the upper to the lower body.
A functioning psoas muscle creates a neutral pelvic alignment, stabilizes the hips, supports the lower spine and abdomen, and gives you greater mobility and core strength, so very necessary for Golf.