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Golf Performance

Kinetic Podiatry - Golf Performance

The physical components that make up a golf swing are as important as the skill of hitting the ball. If you are restricted in areas of the body that are key to the loading of a golf swing then this can change the path of your swing and your contact speed.

The Golf Performance System organises, sequences, and delivers individualised golf-specific training programs to clients.Leveraging more than 240 golf-specific movements, the system empowers the movement practitioner to "prepare the body to make the swing"

Our practitioner Zainali Panjwani is a qualified Golf Performance System Specialist from the renowned Gray Institute. He has learnt alongside Dr David Tiberio and Professional Golfer Jonathan Moore. 

The Golf Performance System provides any golfer whether beginner, weekend warrior or players at an elite level a comprehensive assessment of all the joints involved in the swing through an integrated functional movement approach. Once the key areas of possible dysfunction are identified our practitioner will create a program to address your joint restrictions and movement abilities. The program also consists of conditioning to improve power, strength and balance.

 

Address Position

Your position at address can compromise your entire swing. Many of us can be tight in certain areas of the body or have a resting posture that creates tension in one side of our body. If we are not able to create a buffer zone for our movement then our ability to successfully transfer into the backswing could be hampered. 

Golf is never played on a flat surface, the ball lies in different surfaces and different angles. It is very important that the body is able to compensate from the ground for these different positions and still be able to execute the swing.  

Backswing

In order to jump we need to go down first, and in order to swing we need to go up first. The backswing is loaded through a series of joint motions that successfully turn on a chain of muscles like an elastic band on stretch ready to recoil. This movement involves the ankles, hips, spine, neck and arms. In fact it even involves the eyes that need to stay fixed on its target. 

The backswing is where we load up for power. Compensations can lead to a change in club speed, club pathway and ultimately direction and distance of the golf ball. 

Impact

The impact zone can be effected by how our bodies move. It is not only about the head being still and keeping the eyes on the ball. If we are unable to get through our hips and keep our upper back in a nice laterally flexed position this will effect the way in which we impact into the ball. 

Finish

This part of the swing is often neglected as being important since the ball has already left the ground. However, this may be the most vital aspect of the swing. Our bodies understand if there is a lack of ability to decelerate our body after the swing then the body will only load to its capacity for fear of not being able to decelerate the after shock. Imagine when you are running too fast down a hill, there is a point that you begin to fear stopping because the body may not be trained to slow that type of speed. It is the failure of the body to decelerate motions that possible injuries are at a peak.