Golf Fitness

Improve your golf swing, add power and prevent injuries with golf fitness. Our certified golf fitness trainer will tailor a golf fitness exercise workout specifically for you.

Quality instruction is the first step in building a better golf swing. But lessons and dedicated practice aren't the whole answer. Even the best professional swing advice and your dedicated practice can be compromised by a physical limitation.

At The Golf Academy at Old Greenwood, we feel it is vital to integrate fitness into your golf lesson plan, because a golfer's most important piece of equipment is their body. That's why each class day starts with golf-specific stretches.

Integrating fitness into your lesson plan will improve your ability to move more freely and efficiently, allowing you to swing better. You'll increase power, accuracy, consistency and prevent injuries so you'll enjoy the game more.

  • Certified Golf Fitness Trainer
    • Mark Tedsen, the Academy's Golf Specific Fitness Consultant, has several programs available to help take your game to a new level. Start with a Comprehensive Physical Evaluation or concentrate on a specific area of concern like adding strength or improving flexibility.

      If a physical limitation is preventing you from making the proper swing, Mark will target the specific limitations that are preventing your muscles from being properly recruited and concentrate on correcting that one area of concern. His approach is a quick, easy and painless path to better golf.

      Mark Tedsen is a certified Titleist Performance Institute Golf Fitness Instructor. Unlike many fitness trainers, Mark is a licensed and practicing Physical Therapist, so he understands intrinsically how the body works and more importantly, how to identify and repair a physical limitation. Mark is also an avid golfer, he has played since age five and is currently a 5 handicapper, so he knows golf and the golf swing first-hand.

      Call for more information. Your golf game and your body will be glad you did.
  • Golf Stretches
    • Exercise physiologists now say that you should perform some active stretches to prepare for an athletic activity, not static stretches. Traditional static stretching, where you hold each position at the end range of motion for 20 to 30 seconds, is not the appropriate activity to prepare your body for the dynamic and explosive movements you need to effectively strike a golf ball.

      The following “movement prep” exercises were designed specifically to warm-up and prepare your muscles and joints for golf. In addition to flexibility, these exercises will work on stability, balance and specific movement patterns that are required of your body to play your best golf, avoid injury and extend your golfing career.

      All these exercises should be performed 5 to 10 times slowly, smoothly, and through the full range of motion. When you get to the end range of your movement, slowly stop (for one or two seconds) and then continue the movement in the opposite direction (to balance both sides of your body equally).

      As you become more comfortable with the exercises and can maintain perfect form, increase the speed at which you perform these movements. Never force a position or motion that would cause pain or injury. You should be able to perform this entire exercise program in less than 10 minutes.

      View the Movement Prep section of our Golf Handbook.