Technology is changing the way we live our lives. It is also changing the way we train and play sports. Many digital transformation initiatives are focused on improving productivity and doing more, faster. But it is also about doing the right things, at the right time, for the right reasons. This post will cover the importance of measuring your students’ physical abilities to help them improve their golf game.
We host webinars together with our Kinexit Certified Coaches to help them address the issues and challenges players will have if they don’t focus on developing and maintaining their body’s mobility, strength, and stability. We spoke with the players at Christensen Golf Academy. Here is what owner Mark Christensen said at the start of the webinar.
“I can’t help players improve if they physically are not able to swing the golf club. There’s no point trying to teach a routine or make a swing change when the player is not fit to make the move.”
– Mark Christensen, PGA Professional
Setting your players up for success means starting with building a solid foundation. Assess your players’ physical abilities first to determine if they have limitations or restrictions that will impact their ability to swing the golf club. For some, this might sound complicated and too much of an effort. This is where you should lean on technology, just like most coaches and teachers do with launch monitors. Launch monitors help measure swing speed, ball speed, and other critical data points in the golf swing.
Teachers and coaches use Kinexit’s online platform to assess and measure their students’ golf readiness. The starting point is taking your students through a mobility assessment at the beginning of their lesson. The assessment includes seven different movements, where the students’ mobility and flexibility are measured. Once their results are entered into our platform, we will automatically create four different exercise programs for them – all specifically designed to improve their golf game.
Feedback and encouragement are proven ways of helping players reach their full potential. You can use your coach dashboard to check your players’ progress. Are they sticking to the plan you mutually agreed on? You can add value to their training program by sending messages and follow up on their progress on the platform.
That’s a great question. We work with hundreds of PGA Professionals. Most of them genuinely want their students to improve but are left frustrated due to restrictions, pain, and lack of fitness. Students feel good when they improve. And the coach can claim success too. Our research shows that when players are fit, they play more golf. They also spend more money on lessons, equipment, and food & beverage. The bottom line is fitter and stronger players are more active golfers spending more time and money at your facility. Do you want to grow your business?
Kinexit is humbled to have been selected by HYPE Sports Innovation to participate in the Global Golf Innovation Competition at the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando in January 2019. Ten start-up companies have been selected from more than 200 applicants.