The most efficient swing is not the same for every golfer, because efficiency is unique to their body.
Have you ever wondered why you have lesson after lesson but whatever your coach instructs you to do just doesn’t feel natural or easy to achieve or maintain? This may be because your body physically cannot do what your coach is asking it to do! Without diagnostic testing you may not know what is stopping you and your coach cannot adapt your instruction until he/she knows…
This is where our golf screening really becomes helpful!
Our head Sports Therapist Gayle Cotton trained with TPI (Titleist Performance Institute ) at The Belfrey PGA National Golf Academy to become a Certified TPI Screening professional. She has a passion for the game and works closely with both amateur and professional golfers alike, most recently her involvement with Golf Scholars of Wath Academy in association with Waterfront Golf where champion young amateur player Ben Schmidt is completing his scholarship.
The Golf Screening Process takes you through 16 functional tests, each one relates to part of the golf swing. For example the 90:90 Test shown below which assesses how each shoulder joint can achieve rotation and how stable the scapula or shoulder blade is during the set-up and swing position. This screening test is designed by Titleist and is the same test used at their research facility in California and applied to some of the top professional players on the world tour. They use these same diagnostics to identify strengths and weaknesses throughout the season and inbetween.
Once the screening is complete, a Muscle Activation assessment is also carried out. This will highlight how you use muscles during the golf swing which will identify a neurological reason why certain swing characteristics can’t be achieved. Muscle Activation and exercise prescription can then follow on to help you engage the correct muscles and build power where necessary to create a more efficient and consistent swing which may reduce any frustrating repetitive injuries.
Golf Screening packages :
Initial Screening and Muscle Activation Testing – This will last 1 hour and provide a full diagnostic report explaining the results and treatment plan-£50.00
Follow-up Session (first one must be within 2 weeks from Initial Session)- Muscle Activation/Soft Tissue Therapy and basic Golf Fitness programme-£45.00
1:2:1 Golf Fitness(1 hour) – £35
Fit4Golf Group Exercise – 6 week course £60