TPI Level 3-Golf Fitness

Forty five fitness trainers from all over the world gathered at the Titleist Performance Insitute for two days to learn the latest in speed and strength fitness training for both men and women golfers.  We heard how golfers should be eating and drinking for maximum performance on the golf course and how Olympic lifting can change your world (both men and women). 

Janet, Greg, Robert were our instructors.  Janet is a triathlete, health and fitness leader and a trainer for many of the top LPGA players.  Dr. Rose is the co-founder of the Titleist Performance Institute and Robert is a Olympic lifting coach, trainer and nutritionist.  Both Janet and Robert are on the advisory board and work closely with Greg to keep the TPI at the top of the golf fitness industry.

Janet Alexander gave us insights on how women golfers need to be trained by the week and even the best and worst days to do strength training to gain the most power and lose the most weight. :)  Any woman golfer looking for a personal trainer should make sure her trainer is TPI certified and a level 3 certified if at all possible. 

For all golfers looking for power and more distance, Dr. Greg Rose and Robert Yang went through a basic primer on Olympic lifting for power, gave us numerous speed drills to increase clubhead speed and the proper sequence for a golfer to work on getting more power into their swing.  Robert also went through how we should be eating and drinking to maximize what we do have and how to keep our energy level more even as the round progresses so that you don't "bonk" on the 13th-14th hole....

Robert demonstrating how to properly use a tornado ball.  The centrifugal force is amazing.

You can find a Level 3 trainer on the TPI website:  http://www.mytpi.com/experts

Thanks for sharing that Cathi. That sounds awesome. Would have loved to have been a fly on the wall during that seminar. I listen (because I can't watch) to all the myTPI TV during work and can't get enough of it. 

I think the take away was how well prepared these Level 3 trainers were to work with golfers - the difference between a good trainer and a great golf trainer is in this knowledge.   

For those heading into the winter months, it might be a good time to have a checkup on your golf muscles.  The trainer will run you through an assessment of your mobility, stability and then power and let you know what and how you can work out so that you come out in the spring ready to go! 

My club's pro is TPI level 1. I plan on working with him this winter. What can I do to prepare so I can get the most out of my sessions and my game?

Hi Josh,  It's great that you are working with a pro that understands the body mechanics as well as the swing mechanics.  When he goes through the assessment for mobility and strength, I would ask him who his TPI fitness trainer is.  You may even want the fitness pro there, too, so they can work in conjunction together.  That way, your trainer can see what your pro is working on and make sure that everyone is working towards the same goal.  After the assessment, the fitness pro will be able to set up a program so that you can work out while taking lessons.  As far as preparing....you are not going to want to do anything different so that his assessment will be an accurate reflection of what your swing and body are doing. 

 

Hi Cathi,

My pro is the fitness trainer as well. I'm looking forward to the experience and hopefully the lower cap!

It would be kind of cool to get your numbers before you start and see how you end up in the spring :)

Cathi, Titleist Club Concierge

It would be kind of cool to get your numbers before you start and see how you end up in the spring :)

I'm gonna do that for sure.  I'll start a post on it.  Weight, handicap, and whatever numbers my Pro/Trainer gives me. I work out a couple times a week as is, but nothing golf specific. I'm really looking forward to a few yards and some lower scores (if I can tighten the belt another notch that would be a bonus too)