FUNCTIONAL SCREENS FOR THE GOLFER
An efficient golf swing requires requires the body to by fully mobile and very stable. Here are a few simple tests to determine of you or your student has the necessary mobility and coordination for an efficient golf swing.
Use this test to determine if the golfer has adequate pelvic mobility and control in the sagittal plane. This motion is also known as pelvic tilt.
PELVIC ROTATION TEST
This test is used to determine if the golfer has the ability to generate vertical axis pelvic rotation independent of vertical axis shoulder rotation. This movement is critical in maximizing X-factor.
TORSO ROTATION TEST
Shoulder rotation around a vertical axis is clearly important in golf. Use this test to determine if the golfer has good control of shoulder rotation independent of the hips and adequate range of motion in the thoracic spine.
DEEP SQUAT TEST
This test requires great muscular stability and full joint mobility in almost the entire body. It only tells us IF something is wrong. It doesn't tell us WHAT is wrong. To figure out the 'WHAT' you'll have to see your TPI fitness or medical professional. 99.9% of people who fail this test will early extend or lose posture in the golf swing.