It was weird spending the day inside in a hall when it was sunny and high 20’s here in Orlando. Rest assured I got out for a few runs (all caught up on #31in31) and some walks at lunch. And trust me, it was time very well spent indoors.
By the way, I created #TPIOrl since when I asked about a workshop hashtag I got a blank stare after she shared with me the TPI handle. It still baffles me when cutting edge companies don’t embrace social media in this day and age. But I digress…
Anyway, here are some observations from Day One of my golf fitness certification journey:
- The three topic that got the most play were posture, hip rotation and pelvis. Does that sound like a running style you know?
- I don’t know much about the golf swing or anything anymore.
- This is pretty cool and I think this is the future of golf and most sports for that matter. Making sure people enjoy their physical activity and not hurt themselves at the same time. Win-win.
- I still can’t touch my toes. Signing up for a golf fitness workshop didn’t miraculously cure that.
- TPI believes there are many ways to swing the club but only one way to be the most efficient, and that depends on the person.
- If you don’t test, it is just a guess. I guess that’s why they have over 15 screening tests to help golfers.
- Golf is not about just making shots anymore, it’s now about making the best athletes possible. That will translate to better (and longer) golf for a lifetime.
- Learned about the firing and deceleration sequence. It’s pretty geeky but also fascinating stuff.
- Video analysis is key for improving. You can think you’re doing something right but seeing it with your own eyes usually makes you actually clue in.
- I’m very excited to find out more today!