If you think that golf is still just a game and not a sport, you have not been watching the Golf Channel or reading any golf magazines lately. Literally everywhere you look, golf publications have a section on fitness, flexibility, etc. As a matter of fact, the PGA Tour has a fitness trailer that follows the tour to all of the tour stops. I personally decided three years ago that my aging body needed a little help if I was going to play better and have more fun at golf. So, I went to work with Dee Tidwell, one of the best golf fitness gurus in the Denver metro area. We started slowly and worked mostly on flexibility/mobility, stability and finally strength. Literally, I did not touch a weight for about nine months. The results have been very dramatic. I am hitting my drives farther than I did when I was 50 (now a tender 65!). This is honestly because I have more mobility so that I can not only make a better move away from the ball, but powering through the ball. And, I have the stability to not lose my balance which causes a ton of bad swing moves. You would be surprised at what a series of good mobility and stability routines can do for your golf swing. The other thing that Dee helped identify is an old nagging injury that was restricting my swing. With a short series of Muscle Activation Therapy, I was able to make a good golf swing again. If you are serious about getting more distance with your driver, and all of your clubs, I encourage you to take a look at the following discussion on Stability and Mobility and go see a professional trainer before the golf season starts! CGFC MOB-STAB- more distance article.
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