Date of Course:
30 Jul 2020 - 13 Aug 2020
GOLF MECHANICS ONLINE COURSE – via zoom meeting;
with Dave Bensted-Smith
B.A. (phys ed), B.Sc. (medical)honours) in sport science, qualified biokineticist.
Internationally qualified golf fitness instructor.
Former sport science consultant to PGA of SA
Established Gary Player school for champions screening protocols and fitness facility
Consultant to numerous professional golfers
Golf fitness presenter – “The golf bag” SABC 3
Author of numerous articles on golf fitness.
Live stream times; 9am – 12noon South African times for all 4 modules; dates are 30th July, 6th, 9th, and 13th August 2020 – please check your own local times.
GOLF MECHANICS ONLINE COURSE – via zoom meeting;GOLF MECHANICS ONLINE COURSE – via zoom meeting; – Modules 1-4
Course objective: To provide trainers and medical therapists with the tools to manage the body in golf
The game of golf has seen a mega shift in golf fitness since the mid 1990’s. There is hardly a player on any of the world tours, male or female, that doesn’t employ the services of a fitness and health professional. It’s no longer a competitive advantage to be fit and healthy, it’s the minimum requirement to be on tour.
Power is the name of the game for all players, professional and recreational, and a scientific approach to high performance, playing injury free and increasing longevity in the game requires a thorough understanding of the body – swing connection.
This course will analyse the kinematic sequence of the golf swing and connect the therapist and fitness professionals to what is required to understand, assess, analyse and deliver on what each individual requires to perform at his or her optimum on the golf course.
Today’s golfers need to be convinced that their instructors are up to date with the latest information on the sport.
Who should attend:
Trainers who work or intend working with golfers of all abilities.
Therapists and practioners who treat and manage golf fitness and injuries.
Anybody interested in learning how the body works in golf.
What they will learn:
Module 1 (3 hours); 30 July 2020:
An introduction the to the body in golf. (20 min)
Why modern-day golfers have become athletes (30 min)
An understanding of the kinematic sequence of the swing. i.e. how the body moves efficiently in the swing to create accuracy and power. (70 min)
Building the athlete: posture, balance, stability, mobility (60 min)
Module 2 (3 hours); 06 August 2020:
The 12 basic swing faults and their physical causes. (60 min)
How to screen for these faults (75 min)
The power connection: Force, mass and acceleration (45 min)
Module 3 (3 hours); 09 August 2020:
Muscles activated in the swing (45 min)
The team approach to treating golfers (30 min)
Common injuries and their causes. (90 min)
Module 4 (3 hours); 13 August 2020:
The different requirements of special population groups such as children, women and seniors. (45 min)
Physical preparation for tour players – case studies. (45 min)
Marketing and a business model for golf fitness. (60 min)
Wrap up (30 min)
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Live stream time; 9am – 12noon South African times for all 4 modules; please check your own local times.