Pilates for Golfers



Hit the ball further, increase accuracy, endurance and consistency, improve your game whilst decreasing the risk of injury.

Posture during motion has definate effects on the forces through the spine. Whether twisting the body on a drive, squatting down to measure a putt or leaning over to pick up a ball, golfers are constantly torquing their bodies. Golf also requires repetition, driving, picking up the ball and carrying the clubs or pulling the trolley. As a result some muscles become overused and others weaken, causing imbalance.

Without mobility and stability the body compensates causing faulty bio-mechanics and poor performance and possible injury. Continually practising with physical limitations will only compound problems. For the golfer muscle imbalances can affect the arms, shoulders, legs, hips and the lower back. This can affect your game, particularly those people over fifty. Drives become less accurate, shorter, stamina decreases and the potential for strains, tears and pulls becomes higher.

Many elite golfers, like David Duval, Tiger Woods and Annika Sorenstam use pilates as a training tool to help to keep the body in balance and improve performance.