Balance & Body Awareness
Having the fortune of working with Kevin Honsberger of Sport Science over the last 5 years has allowed me to develop a teaching system that will detect any deficiencies in the body and most importantly in the feet. Students have difficulty standing on one foot without any rotational motions will cause a breakdown of the link somewhere in the chain of movements. This leads me to question of proper body alignment specifically the pelvis.
Focussing a group of simple exercises will improve your ability to adjust your body to the thousands of different lies you experience on and off the course everyday. By creating more efficiency in your body’s balance and training your body to adapt quickly , your golf shots will be more consistent and the ability to adjust to those difficult lies.
Balance is defined as the amount of processes that occur to maintain your centre of gravity over a base of support and the less you have to maintain this position the better your balance is.
Here’s a couple of exercises that I’ve incorporate into my weekly schedule.
One Leg Roll Out
- Start by sitting on a stability ball with tour right leg parallel to the ground and your left foot on the ground out in front of you.
- Keeping your left foot, knee and hip in line with each other , roll forward on the ball with your left foot.
- Roll back to the original starting position and complete the number of repetitions with the opposite leg.
One Leg Airplane
- Stand on your right leg with your left foot off the ground and behind you.
- Move your arms into a T , and bend at the waist as you would be addressing a golf ball and bend at the waist as you would be addressing a golf ball
- Maintain your T position and turn your torso.
- Start by moving slowly with total control 5-20 repetitions adding speed and repeat with opposite leg.