Improve Your Golf Game Like The Pros!
Each year, nearly a million golfers take to the links all around the UK. Anyone from kids to adults - golf is one of those sports that can actually be played for decades through one’s lifetime. After all, Gus Andreone, the oldest member of the PGA was still working as a golf professional to the day he died in 2018 at 107 years old! The point is, the more you care for your body, the longer and better you can play golf, and ultimately live.
Ok wait, hold up…Did you say PLAY BETTER GOLF?
Yes, we did!
For decades, golf professionals have made sure that CHIROPRACTORS are included as part of their wellness and coaching teams. Assuring them the “edge” when it comes to the sport. The difference between winning and losing in a major golf tournament can come down to one drive or 1% more mental and physical stamina than the next player.
Golfers are the ideal statisticians when it comes to figuring everything out to the finest detail. It is no wonder they can clearly see the positive difference regular chiropractic adjustments make to their game.
A research study performed on golfers in Brazil showed that after 4 weeks of chiropractic care, participants increased their drive distance by 5-10 meters as opposed to another group of participants who made little improvements after doing a stretch and warm-up exercise only.
Regular chiropractic also keeps the pros on tour because they experience less injury and illness. 72% of golfers on the grueling circuit (like Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy) make chiropractic a priority just as much as they make practicing a priority.
The art, science, and philosophy of chiropractic are founded on the same principles that we’ve talked about before and here’s how they relate to your golf game. Yes, we are repeating them but they bare repeating because these principles are the foundation of chiropractic and ultimately the foundation of your health. (They’re important!!)
- NO INTERFERENCE - The whole point of a chiropractic adjustment is to align the spine so that the nervous system can operate properly with no interference. It sounds simplistic but the nervous system is one of the most complex systems in our bodies and without its proper function, well, it’s kind of like your computer’s hard drive crashing. Yikes.
In the game of golf, your mind, body, and intuition, must align with every shot. When the body is experiencing pain or dis-ease, it becomes an unwelcome distraction and blockage when it comes to your overall performance and endurance on the golf course.
- YOUR BRAIN AND BODY WANT TO TALK – Interference comes when the nerves running through your spine get pinched, blocked, or impinged when your vertebrae get hurt or twisted and can’t get straight again. Think of this like a water hose. If you bend it, the water will not flow through. If that hose was carrying a message from your body to your brain or vice versa, the message would get stuck, distorted, or never reach its destination. A chiropractor is trained to pinpoint the exact area of blockages in your nervous system and corrects it so the flow can get back to normal and the messages can get through again.
Giving your body the right messages while playing golf will not only help to improve your score but also help you to finish the game strong. One golf game for the everyday person can be long. A tournament even longer.
When the brain and body are able to communicate efficiently, it goes a long way for the golfer’s score and recovery.
- BODY ALIGNED = HAPPY MIND – When things are in alignment, you and your body are able to process information easier and quicker because your brain is getting the messages needed to function.
Unlike any other sport, golf is very much a mental game. The cognitive and problem-solving nature coupled with the physical demands and emotional competitiveness of the game of golf require long stretches of extreme focus.
Imagine if you could just enjoy the game with no aches and pains or mental and emotional distractions?
To make sure you’re ready for your next weekend game or the pro tour, make sure to contact Dr. Michael for a comprehensive chiropractic assessment!