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PGA golfers and introductory players alike know how complex and complicated a golf swing truly is. During a swing, a golfer uses all segments of their body and a nearly full range of motion. Not to mention the added stress and risk of injury from the incredible acceleration followed by a sudden deceleration of the body.
Although, among golfers, a common misconception is believing that stronger muscles ultimately lead to a longer more powerful drive. This is not entirely true. While strength does aid in a powerful swing the most successful ball strikers are able to move their bodies with a high level of control and have achieved the necessary mobility.
“Mobility is the range of motion through which an individual can move one or a group of joint complexes with the desired speed, precision, and resistance to both internal and external forces.”
* Davies, Craig, and Vince DiSaia. Golf Anatomy. Human Kinetics, 2019.
Increased stiffness is common in all of us as we age but it can also be seen in younger golfers too, especially those who have gone through a rapid period of growth. Although, any individual who does not regularly move their body through a full range of motion will certainly suffer from decreased mobility. For any type of athlete, low mobility will ultimately lead to frustration, wasted time practicing, and lack of real improvement in their game.
Mobility, however, is just the starting point. Once a golfer has achieved optimal mobility the next crucial step is learning how to control it. Without the ability to properly control the body’s movement the golfer will exhibit a “sloppy” range of motion. This is when the body does not know how to accurately communicate position, distance, and speed. A golfer who is able to move the body with the necessary control throughout the desired range of motion will insure that the maximum possible club head speed can be produced and will have repeated consistently for a successful swing every time.
In the end, gaining access to full mobility and control will lead any golfer to achieving longer distances, improved accuracy, improved consistency, and avoiding injury.
Gain the ultimate control over your swing and discover a daily routine to help you become a better golfer through one on one training with Margaret McMahon, Certified NASM Golf Mobility Specialist.
The Lakeland Fitness & Golf team is so THANKFUL for its members that we are offering a new program called Community Classes. Community classes are a way we can give back to you, our valued members. Each month will be dedicated to an employment category or lifestyle we would like to honor and give thanks to! Those members can enjoy a FREE fitness class of their choosing!View
Mission: The LFG Men’s league is being established this year to provide all interested men in our community, regardless of their golfing skills, the opportunity to improve their golfing abilities, increase their knowledge of the game, be able to play friendly competition, and enjoy playing golf in an atmosphere of fun fellowship. Starting the week of November 22ndView
Mission: The LFG Women's league is being established this year to provide all interested ladies in our community, regardless of their golfing skills, the opportunity to improve their golfing abilities, increase their knowledge of the game, and enjoy playing golf in an atmosphere of fun fellowship. From Now through Spring!View
Do you have what it takes to WIN the November Check-In Challenge? During the month of November Lakeland Fitness and Golf is rewarding your healthy habits! And the key to developing healthy habits? Frequency and consistency! The three members with the most check-ins by the end of the month will WIN Lakeland Fitness and Golf gift certificates!View
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Next week's tournament will be played at the Aviara Golf Club. Play your 9 holes anytime between November 9th and 15th for a chance to WIN cash payouts! "Named by Golf Digest and Golf Magazine as one of the best resort golf courses in America, Aviara Golf Club overlooks the Batiquitos Lagoon nature preserve in beautiful Carlsbad, California."View
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Mission: The LFG Ladies league is being established this year to provide all interested ladies in our community, regardless of their golfing skills, the opportunity to improve their golfing abilities, increase their knowledge of the game, and enjoy playing golf in an atmosphere of fun fellowship.View
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Last week, July 13th, kicked off the first Lakeland Fitness and Golf Junior Golf Camp! This three-day event was a fun filled learning experience for youth golfers ages 6 to 14 of varying skill levels. The junior golfers received hands-on instruction from our golf professional, Scott Howard, and golf assistant, Kailey Godfrey, using our four TruGolf simulators and indoor putting green.View