LEARN MORE ABOUTBIO-SWING DYNAMICS
BioSwing Dynamics is an approach to learning and coaching golf that was founded by Mike Adams and E.A. Tischler. Though they founded the approach they have also made it their commitment to work with many of the leading coaches, instructors, scientists, biomechanists, fitness experts, and doctors that use their expertise to help us all better understand the truth about what works, why it works and which golfers it best fits.
With over 30 years of research each, Mike and E.A. have identified 12 structural influences that help identify why golfers have unique and specific patterns within their swing techniques. Beyond the structural influences they have also identified a variety of dynamic patterns and have been categorizing which patterns best fit each golfer. Though BioSwing Dynamics also acknowledges issues of functionality within biomechanics we typically differ to those fitness experts that we have partnered with to deal with functional issues.Throughout their careers both Mike Adams and E.A. Tischler have worked with Medical Experts, Physicists, Biomechanists and Fitness Experts to help understand which patterns are valid and which ones failed to stand up to scientific review. With their help we strive to provide the best possible information with regard to the patterns we have identified. With our ongoing research we do our best to describe the tendencies we recognize as well as the information we can definitively state as true.
LEARN MORE ABOUTSTACK & TILT SYSTEM
I have been fortunate enough to spend some time with arguably two of the worlds leading coaches in golf theory and coaching. From there I have continued my learning with them gaining my qualification as one of their Network Instructors. One of only a few in England!
The Stack & Tilt® Golf swing was created and developed by Michael Bennett and Andy Plummer, here’s a little about them and the swing theory that’s redefining golf as we know it!
About Mike and Andy
Michael Bennett and Andy Plummer began learning about golf swing theory out of necessity. They were professional golfers who wanted to become outstanding players themselves, yet found it difficult to improve consistently. Subsequently they sought out many of the game’s best instructors, and at times their advice was just what they needed to improve. However there were also times of steep decline in their progress that made little to no sense given the amount of time they dedicated to practicing. This revealed to them that there was a lack of order in their understanding of the game of golf. Out of necessity they began organizing the swing based on advice received from noted teacher Mac O’grady, and based on principles laid out in Homer Kelley’s book “The Golfing Machine”. This process resulted in a system of understanding and organizing the game of golf that would later be referred to as the Stack & Tilt® system. The goal of the system is to present golf as a progressive set of workable challenges to the beginning players while also being broad enough to differentiate the smallest variations on the champion player.
Mike and Andy’s methods have been featured in numerous magazines including Golf Digest, Sports Illustrated and Golf World among others. They have appeared on the syndicated talk show The Charlie Rose Show and published a book titled “The Stack and Tilt® Swing”, which briefly cracked Amazons top 100 bestseller list.
This publicity has made the Stack & Tilt® system the most talked about element in golf instruction in more than a generation, as evidenced by Golf World magazine naming Stack & Tilt® instruction one of the biggest stories in golf in 2007.
Andy and Mike have now coached 9 different players who have won on the PGA Tour, including most recently Troy Matteson’s record setting victory at the Frys.Com Open in October of 2009, and Bill Lunde, the 2010 Turning Stone champion. Their methods have been used to win numerous tournaments on the Nationwide Tour as well as professional golf tournaments around the world. They also find improving the games of amateurs and beginners as gratifying as working with the best players in the world. They still teach players of all levels on a regular basis.
See more – https://stackandtilt.com/
LEARN MORE ABOUTAPPLIED BIOMECHANICS
Dr Kwon is now considered one of the worlds leading golf scientists and researchers. His now world famous course allows coaches not just to gain a better understanding of the terms and terminology, but also more knowledge of the key concepts and principles which may well allow them to view the golf swing in a different way. His groundbreaking research has busted the myths of the golf swing, allowing coaches to deliver better and more effective lessons.
Tiger Woods’ previous coach Chris Como is a big admirer and has personally learned from golf biomechanics expert Dr Young-Hoo Kwon. Como has heaped praise on Dr Kwon and credits him with improving his knowledge of the golf swing, saying:
- “His passion for research and education is inspiring and he will help anyone who learns from him become a better teacher themselves.
- “The data we have collected at Texas Woman’s University will give you insights to what some of the best players in the world are actually doing.
- “Through this education 3-D motion won’t be such a “black box”.
- “You will be able to read current and future research with a better understanding and a more critical eye, and, most importantly, you will become a better “on the range” problem solver and your day to day coaching will improve tremendously.”
Dr Kwon is at the forefront of golf biomechanics and is sought out many of the world leading coaches for advice and understanding on the the subject area. Dr Kwon regularly advises the coaches such Sean Foley, Chris Como, Brian Manzella and Grant Waite as well as many others. He has built up an extensive data from many world class golfers as to what actually happens in the golf swing.
Learn more – http://drkwongolf.info/index.html
LEARN MORE ABOUTCERTIFIED PUTTING INSTRUCTOR
The Certified Putting Instructor Course was developed by Frank Thomas who is recognised as the world leader in holistic putting.
The goal was to create a comprehensive curriculum based on good science to help the PGA and LPGA professional deliver a holistic putting lesson to golfers so they could improve their game.
Frank has been researching putting for over a decade. He is best known for his invention of the graphite shaft, his redesign of the Stimpmeter, as well as creating the USGA Research and Test Centre where he directed the research and testing of golf equipment for over 26 years.
Surrounding himself with an Advisory Board of research superstars, Frank set about creating a putting course that is unrivalled in golf education. What I learnt during the course was not a putting method, more, an all encompassing approach with solid fundamentals rooted in good scientific research.
This course built upon my understanding to take my knowledge of putting to the next level. It doesn’t stop there, through forums and ongoing research, we are now breaking new ground and sharing information amongst fellow CPI’s so that we can deliver the best information to students to help them improve and enjoy their game more. I am at the forefront of putting theory.
Having also spent some time out with Frank and Valerie (Co-creator) at their base in Florida USA where I have had first hand experience of what they do and how they teach.
See More – https://franklygolf.com/
LEARN MORE ABOUTTHE PGA COURSE
To gain a PGA status I took and passed a 3 year degree in association with Birmingham University. The PGA Degree is all encompassing covering Equipment Technology, Rules, Tournament Administration, Sports Science and Golf Coaching. During the course I spent substantial time at the PGA Head Quarters which is the European Centre of excellence for training. Through the 3 years of training I had the privilege of working with some of the UK’s leading coaches and golf consultants which is a fantastic learning experience.
To pass my final coaching exams my knowledge was assessed by one of the UK’s top 25 coaches for which I passed with credits.
Since qualifying as a PGA Professional I have continued the learning process collecting many other qualifications. I feel it is essential to continue my research into new techniques and learning methods.
See more – https://www.pga.info/become-a-pga-pro/
LEARN MORE ABOUTPERSONAL TRAINING
Fitness plays a major role in golf performance. It’s important to not only have strength to hit a golf ball, but to also have the endurance to hit all those golf shots and walk around 5 miles. My qualification as a Personal Trainer gave me the knowledge about the body, types of training and nutrition that I needed to begin my own research into golf specific fitness and nutrition. After a round of golf you should feel as fresh coming off the course as you started, if you don’t you need to work on your golf fitness! Another common complaint I get is even if the player doesn’t ‘feel’ tired their round that started off well begins to tail off finishing poorly. If this sounds like you I can create a personal golf specific program to improve your golf fitness. This will allow you to play your best golf for longer and to stop performance tailing off as the round goes on. Nutrition can be just as important as your fitness levels, I can advise you on the correct Pre and Post round meals you should be eating. I can also give you an eating/hydration plan for around the golf course to ensure consistent energy levels and maintained concentration.
That’s not the only application of golf fitness, using targeted and specific exercises I can increase your strength and flexibility helping you hit the ball more powerfully and more consistently. I also use a whole host of screenings to asses and identify movements your body likes to do and movements your body struggles with in relation to the golf swing. We can use this vital information on range of motion to tailor your swing further, finding your optimum solution.
Improve and your golf fitness, improve your golf it’s that simple!
LEARN MORE ABOUTTHE MIND FACTOR
Probably the leading mind coach qualification available in Europe. The course was designed by Dr Karl Morris who is the creator and founder of The Mind Factor.
Karl has worked with some of Europe’s best golfers. The techniques taught in the course have been used by six major winners including Graeme McDowell, Darren Clarke, Louis Oosthuizen and Charles Schwartzel to name a few.
The Mind Factor is a practical approach to performance coaching that understands the role of the mind in sport and how to get the very best out of yourself and your clients.
Karl’s techniques have consistently produced outstanding results for clients at all levels of sport and business with a practical and applicable approach based on real world experience as opposed to classroom theory.
There is no doubt modern day coaching is a mixture of good technical understanding and mechanics. However a massive flaw in coaching is a lack of understanding of how we learn skills and then how we can take those skills from a practice environment to a high pressure performance situation. The art and science of Skill Acquisition, Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology, Hypnosis, NLP and Life Coaching are all integral to the tools and techniques contained within the mind factor but have been distilled into a workable and practical model so normal people can use and understand them.
Great coaching is about understanding how a player has to be able to integrate sound mechanics and biomechanical principles with a mindset which then sets the body free to be able to play in any environment.
Learning with Karl personally was an amazing experience, something only a few coaches can boast to have done. The skills and tools I now have will allow me to improve clients even faster and really help them achieve the results they could only dream of.
Come and book a session today and open your life to the word possible see what it can do for you!
See more – https://themindfactor.net/
LEARN MORE ABOUTSPORTS MASSAGE THERAPY
I was interested initially in Sports Massage as golfers can be prone to injury. Using this qualification I am able aid a golfers recovery through advice, sports massage and assisted stretching, getting them back to full fitness and enjoying their golf faster. Also using the extensive knowledge I have gained of the human body I can also offer further physical screenings to test your muscle flexibility and range of motion. Many faults can be attributed to poor mobility and flexibility which in some cases will make it almost impossible to achieve some positions in the golf swing.
This means that I can offer more than just a golf lesson, I can asses your swing and not only see faults but highlight any bodily reasons that may be a direct cause. With my knowledge of the body I can improve your inflexibility or work around it to create a swing that’s right for you.
What is Sports Massage Therapy?
The prime purpose of sports massage therapy is to help alleviate the stress and tension which builds up in the body’s soft tissues during physical activity. Where minor injuries and lesions occur, due to overexertion and/or overuse, massage can break them down quickly and effectively. Above all, it can help prevent those niggling injuries that so often get in the way of performance and achievement, whether one is an athlete, ardent keep-fitter or a once a week jogger.
This treatment is not just for the sports person: anyone can benefit from sports massage, including people in physically demanding jobs and those not quite so obvious (occupational, emotional and postural stress may produce many similar characteristics to sports injuries).
Sports massage tends to be deeper and more intense. It is based on the various elements of Swedish massage and often incorporates a combination of other techniques involving stretching, compression, friction, toning, and trigger point response techniques similar to Acupressure and Shiatsu.
- Even with preventative maintenance, muscles cramp, tear, bruise, and ache. Sports massage can speed healing and reduce discomfort during the rehabilitation process.
- Soft tissue techniques employed by sports massage therapists are effective in the management of both acute and chronic injuries.
- Trigger point techniques reduce the spasm and pain that occur both in the injured and “compensation” muscles.
- Cross-fibre friction techniques can help with healing by improved formation of strong and flexible repair tissue, which is vital in maintaining full pain-free range of motion during rehabilitation.
- In all cases, such massage techniques are employed in collaboration with other appropriate medical care.