Are you experiencing pain in a particular part of your body that never goes away? Is it stopping your from playing your regular golf? Do you have your good days and your bad days but the pain is always there in the back of your mind?
Last month I illustrated the importance of the glutes in the health of the back, and performance of the golf swing. (remember, glutes are the “King”)
This month, we are going to introduce you to the Queen of the golf swing: The abdominals.
Fitness trainers, Biokineticists, Physiotherapists and even popular fitness magazines have been throwing the term “core” around for a few years now, but unfortunately, many professionals’ understanding of the function of the core leaves a lot to be desired.
This month Scotty has a special drill specifically for those members who have invested in grass tee membership. Taking a cue from one of golf’s great ball strikers of recent times, former World No. 1 Vijay Singh, we can learn a lot about making consistently solid contact during practice sessions.
The Gluteus muscle group does a lot more than attract our attention and cushion us as we sit!
Well-developed glutes allow us to stand, walk and run upright and recent studies have shown that the gluteus group plays a substantial role in core stability. Another interesting fact is that the gluteus maximus is the largest muscle in the body
When playing in windy conditions, do you change your technique, or do you just struggle to control your ball flight the ball like most Highveld golfers?
Scotty has some advice for you to help deal with windy situations, but as with all other tweaks to technique, it will require some solid practice sessions at the World of Golf before you take it onto the course.