So, the question on your lips, is what exactly is Golf Biomechanics?
Is it not just another sexed up term for the way you swing a club?
Well very loosely yes, but more specifically, golf biomechanics concentrates on assessing every aspect your swing, from your posture both before and during your swing, your flexibility and strength.
After a series of complex assessments and muscle tests, a qualified golf biomechanic can tell what improvements can be made to your swing to make it:
• More Powerful
• More Balanced
• More Consistent
and arguably most importantly
• Safer - to help prevent injury.
Golf Biomechanics and Injury prevention
The power of marketing makes it impossible to ignore the latest beasty driver from Taylor made or Ping but it doesn't take a genius to work out that just because you have paid £300+ for a new driver, it means that your swing and handicap will automatically improve.
No matter which driver you invest in, the way you swing the club will change very little and certainly not enough to make your swing consistent. The only way to improve your swing and maximise your potential as a golfer is to combine the skills of a Golf Pro and a Golf Biomechanic.
Irrespective of whether you are a weekend golfer playing off 28 or a Professional swinging a club, to hit a ball 300 yards down the fairway or chipping out of the sand, places a massive strain on a number of structures, particularly the lower back and unless you take measures to protect it, it will only get worse if there is muscular imbalance and inflexibility in key areas.
By having you trunk strength and flexibility properly assessed by a Golf Biomechanic, you can be told the areas you need to strengthen and stretch, to help rebalance your swing and make your round of 18 not only a pain free one, but above all a better one.
If you'd like to find out more about Golf Biomechanics and how it could help your game, feel free to drop me an email at graeme@fitFAQS.co.uk.