Bobby Jones said "Competitive golf is played mainly on a five-and-a-half-inch course...the space between your ears". Many argue the mental side of the game is equally, if not more, important than the physical part of the game. If you are keen to strengthen the mental side of your golf game here are five golf books that may help:
- Your 15th Club by Dr Bob Rotella
- Golf is a Game of Confidence by Dr Bob Rotella
- Silent Mind Golf by Robin Sieger
- Golf is not a Game of Perfect by Dr Bob Rotella
- Zen Golf: Mastering The Mental Game by Joseph Parent
Looking for the leading golf fitness books? Here is a list of five golf fitness books, four on physical fitness and one on mental fitness (Your 15th Club by Dr Bob Rotella).
- Core Performance Golf by Mark Varstegen, forward by Tom Lehman
- Golf Anatomy by Craig Davies
- Golf Fitness Training, Core to Score by Christian Henning
- Golf Rx: A 15 Minute a Day Core Program for More Yards and Less Pain by Vijay Vad and Dave Allen
- Your 15th Club by Dr Bob Rotella
Whether buying these golf fitness books for a present or for yourself the buying is the easy part. For the best chance to increase your fitness then there is no substitute to hard work and application. These golf fitness books include methods to assess your current golf fitness, monitor your development as well as a range of exercises you can follow to improve your golf fitness. Many of the exercises can be done at home. One book here is on the mental fitness that you need to be a great golfer - Your 15th Club by Dr Bob Rotella who has coached many leading professionals including Rory McIlroy, Padraig Harrington and Darren Clarke.
Further list of golf fitness books available at link
Hope you enjoy!
How flexible and agile are you? Do you have limitations in your upper or lower body that impact your swing and your ability to play better golf? Here is an excellent video that gives a great insight in to the physical assessment screening done at the Titliest Performance Institute. Here you can see Andy from MeandMyGolf go through the assessment with co-founder of the Titliest Performance Institute Dave Phillips. Three part series that can enable to do an effective physical self-assessment screening.
Broken in to three parts, the first part shows the simple assessment techniques which are used. This can enable you to do an effective physical self-assessment screening in your own home. Part one also defines expected flexibility in both the upper and lower body. The second part shows Andy on the range and the impact on his swing of his flexibility. Part 3 then shows some very good exercises that can be used to improve flexibility.
This is a down-to-earth practical approach that is both simple and easy to understand. Parts 1 and 2 are excellent if you want to assess your physical limitations and learn some exercises to improve flexibility.
MeandMyGolf at the Titliest Performance Institute, Part 1
MeandMyGolf at the Titliest Performance Institute, Part 2
MeandMyGolf at the Titliest Performance Institute, Part 3
Titliest Performance Institute where you can find your nearest TPI qualified instructor
Dave Phillips MyTPI Twitter Account
Has the Christmas eating and drinking added a bit more weight that you would like? To shift the fat, get fit and play better golf it could be worth trying to follow Sportskool videos where Mark Verstegen, fitness coach and author of Core Performance Golf, takes golf professional Chez Reavie through the paces. Get an insight to the Core Performance Golf program.
If you are making a Golf Fitness New Years Resolution to get in better shape and improve your scores on the golf course this could be for you:
Series of 3 videos - Link 1 of 3, Link 2 of 3, Link 3 of 3.
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I have played from the same handicap for many years. I have invested in clubs and lessons, not heavily but probably around the level of the average golfer, but have not seen any real improvement in my handicap. While investing in equipment and practice my 'golf fitness' has not been in focus. Understatement, it has been completely neglected.
As I write this I am 45 years old, 6'2" tall (188cms), weigh 202lbs (92kgs) and have a body fat level of 33%. Last time my doctor weighed me and calculated my BMI she said I was considered obese. Let's say my fitness level could be described as low, playing golf and once a year going to the gym or taking a few short runs. Most time spent at work, on the computer, with the family and eating great food!
As Albert Einstein's said the definition of insanity is "doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results". So instead of doing the same thing over and over (lessons, practice, new equipment) I am going to explore something different - golf fitness. I aim to look at how those professionals who are most dedicated to fitness train. I will explore the tips and advice of the leading golf fitness coaches as well as evaluate the different publications and training aids available. Do they positively impact our performance on the course? Let's see. Let's see if my research in to golf fitness will bring an improvement in my performance on the course.