But despite all the technological improvements in golf equipment, the average handicap for both males and females has not dropped in the past 16 years. Fifty-five years ago, golfers were winning tournaments such as the US Masters Championships with a score of 279; a score that would win many major tournaments around the world today! So much for golf technology.
What golfers are now discovering is that the clubs don’t play the game, the golfer does! The only way to achieve a lower handicap is to improve the function of the golfer: the person who actually swings the club!
That’s where the exercise specialist or golf pro can help. By becoming a CHEK Golf Performance Specialist and learning how to improve performance in golfers by addressing golf-specific conditioning needs, these professionals can expand their skills to include a whole new niche.
Golfers need this service to reduce the incidence of injury. Did you know that 53% of male and 45% of female golfers suffer from low back pain, and 30% of all touring professionals are playing injured at any given time? The sport is also rampant with wrist problems, which is not surprising, considering the lack of core conditioning in most golfers, leading to overuse of the arms.
The CHEK Golf Performance Specialist program includes three-days of hands-on practical training, teaching you how to assess the status of your golfing clients, and then prescribe a stretching and conditioning program that will truly help them reach the peak of performance.