2011

  • Crucial warming-up exercises

    Written by Gareth Johnston on Friday, 02 December 2011

    Increase your power and control with this simple warm up routine, which you can do prior to the start of your golf round. If you don't warm up you will limit the amount of power and control you can create because the muscles aren’t elastic. Secondly, the lack of blood flow to the muscles increases the risk of injury. So before you...

  • Squat and swing exercise

    Written by Gareth Johnston on Friday, 04 February 2011

    Use of the muscles in our lower body is what helps us achieve dynamic weight transfer during the golf swing. This squat and swing exercise enables us to deliver power to the back of the golf ball efficiently at impact. This video tip from TG Elite Pro and Fitness expert Gareth Johnston will help you increase the strength of your thigh...

  • Floor rotation drill

    Written by Gareth Johnston on Friday, 04 February 2011

    The muscles in our lower back not only help us maintain our golf posture during the swing, but strengthening them also helps to prevent injury. This simple exercise from TG Elite Teaching Pro and Fitness Expert Gareth Johnston can be done at home or in the office and will improve the strength and flexibility of these vital muscles considerably.  ...

  • Core strength twists

    Written by Gareth Johnston on Friday, 04 February 2011

    The golf swing is very much a rotational movement where we turn around our core. These rotational muscles need to be conditioned regularly in order to help us build momentum in the backswing and turn it into raw power in the downswing. This exercise from TG Elite Pro and Fitness expert Gareth Johnston is great for working on core strength while...

  • Improve balance and core stability

    Written by Gareth Johnston on Friday, 04 February 2011

    In golf, power starts from the ground up. So it’s vital we work on improving the strength of the muscles in our lower body as well as our upper body. The side lunges in this video from TG Elite Teaching Pro and Fitness expert Gareth Johnston are an ideal exercise to improve both leg and core strength for a better golf...

  • Increase key muscle strength for golf

    Written by Gareth Johnston on Wednesday, 19 January 2011

    In the golf swing, we use a variety of muscles, some of which we don’t even know exist. The rotator cuffs are very small muscles that act to stabilise the shoulder. The strength of these muscles is crucial for both consistency and distance. In this video tip from TG Elite Pro and Fitness expert Gareth Johnston, you can discover a simple...

  • Increase your backswing turn

    Written by Gareth Johnston on Wednesday, 19 January 2011

    Distance comes from the separation of the shoulders and hips during the backswing. The longer this distance becomes, the more coil we are creating and the more power we can unleash at the ball! To increase your coil, you need an exercise that creates resistance in the backswing. This video tip from TG Elite Pro and Fitness expert Gareth Johnston has...

  • Add strength and flexibility to your shoulders

    Written by Gareth Johnston on Wednesday, 19 January 2011

    The shoulders muscles are crucial in helping you load the club correctly in the backswing and release it correctly in the throughswing. Many golfers struggle with a flying right elbow in the backswing, where the right arm fails to fold and the swing plane becomes very steep. This often causes us to cut across the ball or hold the face open...

  • Strengthen your rotational muscles

    Written by Gareth Johnston on Wednesday, 19 January 2011

    In the golf swing, it’s the rotational muscles in our upper body that create the torque and coil, which in turn generates power. This simple exercise from TG Elite Pro and Fitness expert Gareth Johnston can be done in the comfort of your home and isolates these rotational muscles. It will increase the flexibility and strength of your upper body, adding...