Have you hit a plateau in your golf performance? Are you finding it challenging to perfect your golf swing? Do you experience ongoing shoulder, back, hip, knee, or ankle discomfort after playing golf? The key to addressing all of these concerns lies in achieving proper body alignment and optimal muscle strength.
Despite many golfers dedicating significant time to their gym routines and diligently following strength programmes, they continue to struggle with their swing or suffer from persistent injuries. Ultimately, the root cause often lies in body misalignment and inadequate flexibility.
When seeking advice from various top coaches to enhance your technique, they typically highlight the following aspects:
- Proper grip of the golf club
- Correct shoulder positioning
- Right posture
- Accurate hip rotation
- Precise knee alignment
- Appropriate ankle positioning
For peak performance in golf, it’s evident that attention must be given to the entire body. Any lack of flexibility or stability in any part of your body can negatively impact your golf swing and contribute to chronic injuries.
While a skilled coach can assist you in correcting these issues, it’s essential to understand why these problems emerged in the first place. Starting from childhood, we develop unique movement patterns influenced by our habits and experiences. These patterns are further influenced by compensatory adjustments due to injuries, surgeries, and even unresolved emotional stress and trauma. These movement patterns manifest in the way we stand, sit, walk, run, and play golf.
Changing a lifelong movement pattern is challenging because the brain tends to favour comfortable neural pathways. Without a precise understanding of these patterns and how to reset them to a neutral state, the body will naturally revert to its familiar positions.
Addressing faulty movement patterns requires a comprehensive understanding and analysis of the entire body. Correcting a flawed golf grip, for instance, isn’t as simple as adjusting the forearm or wrist. It involves tracing the pattern through the shoulder, neck, trunk, and even the opposite leg. Similarly, limited hip mobility necessitates compensations throughout the body, potentially resulting in unfavourable shoulder rotation and a compromised grip.
Unresolved old ankle injuries, for example, lead to compensation patterns that affect movement around the injury. This can force rotation in the knee and hip, potentially causing chronic back problems.
Golf, much like bowling in cricket or serving in tennis, relies on rotational movements that demand full-body rotation combined with stability to execute powerful and accurate shots. Insufficient rotation mobility anywhere in the body triggers a chain reaction, leading to chronic injuries and flawed techniques in other areas.
The Lyno Approach to Correcting Golf Patterns:
The core of the Lyno approach is a holistic full-body assessment. Within just 30 minutes, we can pinpoint a golfers’ movement limitations, identify their stuck compensation patterns, and assess their ability to stabilize their bodies during a golf swing.
Our Bunkie Test comprises five distinct plank tests that rapidly expose stability issues.
Our FROM Test comprises 50 mobility tests that precisely reveal movement restrictions, guiding our focus on necessary releases.
The LYNO app provides golfers with their FMP (Fascia Mobility Profile), highlighting the neural compensation patterns developed over time to cope with past traumas.
Once we understand these patterns, we redirect the brain’s attention to the areas it tends to ignore. Through gentle, targeted manual techniques, we guide the brain back toward neutral neural pathways.
Approaching this through the brain yields rapid results. When combined with the golfer’s dedication and commitment, we can swiftly enhance alignment and stability.
True effective strength training occurs in a body that’s aligned, balanced, and stable. Attempting strength and technique training with an unaligned and unstable body wastes time and yields limited results.
To enhance your golf performance and alleviate chronic injuries, prioritize achieving alignment and stability. The rest will naturally improve in no time.