Strength training for golfers is often performed with the intention of increasing distance. It can also be used as injury management as well as injury prevention. Today we are going to discuss the use of plyometric strength training for improving performance through increased distance. Plyometric exercises are ones where the muscle is quickly stretched before it shortens. An example of this would be squat jumps. A traditional squat would have you squat down and then back
Pelvic control refers to the ability to move the Pelvis independently of the rest of the body. The Pelvis is often called your Hips for the purpose of analysing the golf swing. It may seem strange to think that distance is achieved from control rather thanstrength or power. Have you ever thought ‘I’m just going to make a nice easy swing on the ball’ and sure enough you hit the ball further than you expected? This is often due to improved timing and sequencing of the swing.