Physical preparation for golf

Coughlan, Dan, Tilley, Nigel, Mackey, Luke, Scott, Fiona, Brearley, Simon and Bishop, Chris ORCID logoORCID: (2023) Physical preparation for golf. Aspetar Sports Medicine Journal . ISSN 2304-0904 [Article] (Accepted/In press)

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Historically, in both the recreational and professional game, golf is not a sport that has a strong tradition of physical preparation. At the recreational level, less than 30% of golfers do any structured warm up and most golf facilities do not have a gym. However, a greater understanding of the health- and performance-related benefits of fitness training is changing this, with elite and professional players now viewing physical preparation as being as important as golf practice. Specifically, it is now common to see athletic warm-ups and physical training regimes focusing on dedicated speed training on the range, improving strength, power, and range of motion in the gym, and drawing on the planning expertise of strength and conditioning coaches to ensure this training is optimised through effective modulation of stress, adaptation, and recovery. As a result, professional players are exhibiting faster clubhead speeds than ever before, which naturally translates to hitting the ball a greater distance.

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Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > London Sport Institute > Strength and Conditioning at the London Sport Institute
Item ID: 37892
Depositing User: Chris Bishop
Date Deposited: 02 May 2023 13:17
Last Modified: 12 May 2023 12:17

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