Nobody ever says "I wish I didn't drive it so far... I wish I was shorter off the tee...".
There is the old saying "Drive for show and putt for dough", but this kind of polarity is simplistic and doesn't colour the true nature of this dynamic. There is of course an approach shot to execute as well. (which I missed all day yesterday! Bah!)
Driving distances on the PGA Tour have increased over the last 10 years. Check out this data below.
Indeed club head speed and thus distance has increased. Its true golf club and ball technology is in HUGE part responsible for this jump.
However, the physical training that all pro golfers now do is also responsible for this increase in speed and distance.
So says strength and condition coach Ross Eves. This TPI Certified and x-pro golfer believes that golf fitness is a major factor in defining why we all hit it farther than we used to. Read the whole article here.
Not only does the physical golf fitness training increase a golfer's ability to weight shift, rotate and balance their finish, it also makes their body stronger overall and thus more resilient to injury. The PGA Tour season is now longer than it ever was and players need to be able to withstand the rigors of all that practice and play.
"I just have to say, look at who I was and where I was as a golfer in 2010. I started training in September 2010 and look at me now. Since I started training I’ve won four majors and got to world number one. So it can only help.”
The same goes for us amateurs. It can only help. We want to hit it further. We want to have better control of our swing. We want to play golf for a long time. TPI Golf Fitness can help you achieve all these goals.
If you would like to learn more about TPI Golf Fitness please contact Chris Saini at firstname.lastname@example.org.