Musings from Day Two of my golf fitness certification journey aka #TPIOrl

Musings from Day Two of my golf fitness certification journey aka #TPIOrl

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Another wonderful day at the TPI Level 1 Seminar. Today we built on yesterday’s session to look at what physical limitations create the common swing characteristics (aka faults) we typically see out there.

So I was one of the lucky one who got picked out from the crowd to since I had an abnormality (I couldn’t do a full squat with my legs past 90 degree and my arms over my head perpendicular to the ground.

It was a bit of a blow to the ego to get the my swing and mobility screen critiqued by the entire room. But it was a great learning experience as I got a bit of a correction from one of the top golf fitness trainers in North America.

We figured out it was some hip issues and my core misfiring so he gave me some modifications to help me along. And within five minutes I was doing a full squat. Like magic!

The good thing is we also critiqued a golf pro who’s a scratch golfer so that made me feel better!

The rest of the day was spent on screening other participants in teams with one from a medical background, one from a golf background and one with a fitness background. Pretty cool stuff when all three get to talk and work together. We each look for different things during the exact same movement so great to get feedback from the other two.

We also looked at some corrective exercises for the major ailments and they did a marketing 101 segment. All in all a full two days and it really made me think.

Now I’m looking forward to playing around with these tools to help my golf game and help other folks understand the connection between flexibility, mobility, stability and golf.

I still have to do a test to become officially certified so if people want a free screening (and correcting exercises) to see how it can help their golf game, let me know. This is a limited time offer!

2 Responses to Musings from Day Two of my golf fitness certification journey aka #TPIOrl

  1. Chris says:

    Hey there,
    I am really interested in this certification. Would you have any time to share any insight? I have been playing golf for a while and work for a company who own 21 golf courses in my area. It was recommended to me to consider pursuing this as an avenue for our courses and myself. I see some at home certifications for this kind of thing, but I am not sure if they are reputable. It sounds like you went to something on sight. What are you planning to do with your certification?

    • EC admin says:

      Chris,

      I really enjoyed it. TPI is the gold standard when it comes to golf fitness. Yes, their courses are held in major centres. Check out their site for more info: http://www.mytpi.com/seminars/default.asp.

      I will be doing some golf screens and some specialized fitness instruction with it.

      I’d love to chat about it if you want. Drop me a line if you want more info,
      Eric

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