GOLF-FIT offers safe and individualised fitness and healthy swing mechanics training programs. Not ready to make the plunge into a committed training schedule? No problem - GOLF-FIT also offers consultation and injury risk assessment sessions.
I have played golf for most of my life, and decided to really get serious about improving. Unfortunately, striving for the perfect golf swing by hitting tens of thousands of balls led to a bad rotator cuff injury, lower back pain, and many unanswered questions.
Fortunately, I discovered the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) and attended an introductory golf fitness session given in Toronto by Dr. Greg Rose. I was hooked and completed my 3 levels of certification as a golf instructor in less than one year.
Since then, I have been sharing what I learned with golfers almost ten years ago, promoting the benefits of better fitness and healthier swing mechanics for injury prevention, and longevity on the golf course.
While working with hundreds of golfers in Ottawa and Gatineau, and after capturing thousands of swings with 3-D motion capture technology, and come to realize three things:
Golf is a rotary movement with a forward bend of the torso.
Golf is hard because it is a rotary movement with a forward bend of the torso.
We struggle at golf because our brain is way too good at finding ways to compensate for poor setup or incorrect motion patterns.
For the average golfers to improve, they need to work on the three interconnected pillars of:
The stance (or static posture) they adopt when they address the ball.
The dynamic posture we often struggle to maintain.
And the proper sequence in which individual body segments need to fire to strike the ball correctly.
Here are the services that I offer: individualized fitness and functional movement training, as well as swing mechanics coaching programs for golfers of all levels.
These programs focus on the three pillars of improvement, as they are interdependent. A poor stance unavoidably leads to an incorrect sequence, because you cannot maintain the proper dynamic posture during the golf swing.
When you hear the suggestion: -"Keep your head on the ball," remember that it has nothing to do with your head, and everything to do with your day-to-day posture.
I offer GOLF-FIT programs in-person at Loch March Golf & Country Club in Ottawa, Canada; or on-line.
A continuously expanding list of questions (and answers) concerning GOLF-FIT functional movement, fitness and heathy swing mechanics program, as well as many other topics.
To accompany golfers on their journey to healthier golf, GOLF-FIT has enlisted the help of Kim Bristow, Registered Holistic Nutritionist and founder of Active Nutrition. Renew your diet and your energy in time for the start of the golf season.
— Dan Houle, GOLF-FIT