Three Essential Golf Fitness Assessments: Are You Really Ready To Play Golf?

Golf may not seem to be a strenuous exercise to those who sit in their lazy-boy chairs on a Sunday afternoon and gaze upon the LPGA or PGA Pros walking up the fairways. But it is. To play well you must be in good physical shape. To be a top player, you must spend hours in the gym. Just look at the biceps on Tiger Woods if you doubt me. Ask any golfer who has suffered through a bad back or bum knee and you will quickly realize that to play golf you need to take care of yourself.

Kathy Ekdahl, A TPI Certified Golf Fitness Instructor has been working with GolfGurls.com to produce a number of golf videos that walk you through a golf fitness assessment of your own strengths and weaknesses. We’ve posted all six of them on YouTube but for your convenience we’ve posted links to three of them here as well. Watch each one and try these fitness assessment moves yourself. If you pass, great. If not, then begin to use some of the exercises Kathy suggests. If you have a special question or need advice about your unique circumstances, use the Ask The Trainer form on this website and Kathy will get back to you as soon as possible.

Golf Fitness Assessment #1: Overhead Squat and Calves
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Golf Fitness Assessment #2 – Shoulders & Hip Rotation

Golf Fitness Assessment #3 – Glutes

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