The Hidden Reason Why You Inconsistently Hit the Golf Ball Further and Straighter in Your Golf Game

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Do you want to hit the golf ball further? Here’s a little secret… In order to hit the golf ball further (consistently) and combat a lot of the twisting and torque that happens to your body in golf, it is important to keep your body balanced and strong. There is a type of exercise that has shown to give golfers an edge and keep their body from breaking down….

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Hit the Golf Ball Further

Pilates is a type of exercise that helps a golfer avoid muscle imbalances that can affect the legs, hips, arms, shoulders, and the lower back. When you are over 50, it is more common to feel these effects. Your drives may be shorter and less accurate, your stamina may decrease, and the potential for debilitating strains, pulls and tears becomes much higher.

Many pro golfers are now turning to Pilates as an essential training tool that keeps the body in balance and actually improves performance.  And let’s not forget… drive the ball further! This type of exercises consists of either a series of body weighted exercises on the mat or using Pilates equipment, like the Reformer. The equipment has springs for resistance and requires control of your entire body, which enhances the mind/body connection to gain that control. It strengthens the center of the body, also known as the core (the trunk, shoulder girdles and pelvis).

You can get a whole body workout, enhance your core strength.  And most importantly which carries over into getting that longer, more powerful drive in your golf game, thus you hit the golf ball further… consistently.

Golf requires a good balance of abdominal and lower back strength. Pilates teaches you to think about how you use your muscles during your workout so you use them better in daily life. For instance, because much of the focus is on good posture and body mechanics, you stand and sit taller and walk more gracefully in your daily life.

Core strength can improve hip rotation, range of motion in the shoulders and back stability leading to more powerful and accurate golf shots. It is also a full body exercise that works all muscles and is easy on the joints. The end result is a flexible, symmetrically muscled body that is strengthened from the inside out.

How Pilates helps your golf game:

  • Build up the back muscles evenly
  • Elongate and align the spine for better stability
  • Strengthen the abdominals
  • Increase overall flexibility, strength, and balance
  • Increase range of motion in hips and shoulders
  • Decrease fatigue which can lead to break down in your back and shoulders most commonly
  • Have a smoother, more powerful swing
  • Most importantly allow you to play without pain!

Check out all the other benefits by visiting www.level4pt.com/pilates for more info!  And also don’t forget to check out our new 4 week series “Pilates Foundations”… CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE PILATES FOUNDATION SERIES!


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Dawn Andalon, DPT, MTC, CPI

Women's Health Physical Therapy Specialist at Level4 Physio-Wellness-Performance
Dr. Dawn Andalon is a physical therapist, educator, author, and co-founder of Level4 Physio-Wellness-Performance. She is known as a leading spine and women’s health specialist in the San Diego area.

Prior to living in Carlsbad, CA, she worked at Nike Headquarters in Portland, OR as a physical therapist and consultant. She has always enjoyed fitness and working with the athletic population as a former dancer and gymnast. Dawn has also completed certification through Polestar Pilates which she has implemented with elite and Olympic athletes, surfers, golf pros, and the weekend warrior to enhance their chosen sport. After having 2 kids she saw a need for more highly skilled programs for women who are struggling with common body struggles after having a baby so she went on to seek more training in Pelvic floor rehab and the female athlete through Herman & Wallace Institute. As a spine specialist with a Manual Therapy Certification from University of St. Augustine and Pilates background she has helped men and women of all ages stay active and feel their best.This combined with her passion to educate Pregnant and Postpartum women, she is now reaching a larger audience with her Postnatal rehab coaching series, helping to bridge the gap from labor/delivery back to an active lifestyle.
Dawn Andalon, DPT, MTC, CPI

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