golfDid you know?

  • Walking a par 72 golf course is equivalent to a five-mile hike with periodic stops to exert significant force. Even when using a cart the hike will be more than two miles.
  • The average golfer will take 9,000 swings a year.
  • Injury rate increases as skill and age increase.

Golf to Your Advantage offers programs for those who want to boost their golf performance and continue a lifetime of play. A golf-focused fitness evaluation is carried out by a therapist with years of training and experience in the areas of golf fitness and rehabilitation.

Video and still photography may be included in the evaluation. A program of golf-related exercise that is right for your specific needs is then developed to fit your exercise style. You may select from single-visit to multiple-visit packages.

Golf-specific fitness is necessary for anyone with a passion for golf. Add distance. Avoid injury. Boost your game to that next level. Make an investment truly to your advantage.

This program is affiliated with the UI Sports Medicine Center and the UI Spine Center.

 

Can you answer these golf questions...

Is golf hard on your body?

Newer swing mechanics are more physically demanding, increasing the need for conditioning and specific fitness to support your particular swing. With a well-designed program, you can make more consistently satisfying shots, do what the golf pros say you should do, and continue enjoying golf for years to come.

What are the primary factors responsible for golf injuries?

  1. Fitness issues, including limited flexibility, strength, and balance, as well as muscle imbalances, incompatible movement combinations, and fatigue.
  2. Inadequate warm up
  3. Faulty, inefficient swing mechanics
  4. Overuse
  5. Hitting a solid object (not the golf ball) at impact
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What do elite golfers have that regular recreational golfers lack?

Better fitness for the game.

This allows greater swing efficiency and consistency. Elite golfers generate more club head speed with less peak muscles activity and joint loading.

What is the purpose of the Golf to Your Advantage program?

Achieving a performance advantage to increase your percentage of golden shots and improve your chances of avoiding injury.

What can be gained from the Golf to Your Advantage program?

  • Better mastery over the physical limitations of your game
  • Fine tuning of movement combinations that support your swing
  • Improved flexibility, strength and balance
  • Greater driving distance
  • Your true golf potential

To schedule an appointment, contact:
Karen Drake, PT
GoLo Golfitness
Network Member
319-356-8400
or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.