January

  • 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...