The Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe installed GolfForever training stations at all practice facilities. Members shared that using the program helps to properly prepare them for their round. They also believe it has prevented injuries due to their bodies and muscles being properly warmed when they hit the first tee.
GolfForever designed the ultimate training system that combines fitness and golf to safely increase mobility, balance, and speed.
The GolfForever swing trainer and easy-to-use app allows users to choose from hundreds of routines and stream anytime, making it an excellent training tool for golfers of every age and ability. It offers pre-round warm-up and flexibility routines, speed drills, stretching, pain-relief courses, balance training, core strength and rotational power workouts, and on course performance.
I spoke with Jon Levy, VP, Communications & Strategic Partnerships at GolfForever. He shared that using the swing trainer and customizable workout plan in the GolfForever program provides golfers with countless benefits.
The two most significant gains seen by golfers using their program include range of motion and the golfer’s ability to load into the trailing hip better in the backswing. These improvements correlate directly to more distance and consistency on the course, in addition to more energy and stamina heading to the 18th hole.
Their team is working on a detailed study this year that will prove the benefits of using the swing trainer and the GolfForever program with hopes of enlightening golfers at all levels as to the direct positive effect it can have on their game.
We installed GolfForever training stations at The Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe at all practice facilities. Our members are happy with their results and have provided positive feedback. They shared that using GolfForever helps to properly prepare them for their round. They also believe it has prevented injuries due to their bodies and muscles being properly warmed when they hit the first tee.
I recently asked Todd Gill, our in-house Physical Therapist, what he has seen as the biggest benefit since using GolfForever with his clients. He says that golf is an asymmetrical sport. We only swing in one direction, causing muscular imbalances, specifically in the oblique and torso rotation. The GolfForever trainer helps normalize these imbalances by training movement patterns in rotation and anti-rotation. Training these patterns engages and strengthens core stabilizers which is critically important for performance and prevention of lower back injuries.
For me, teaching with the aid of GolfForever is beneficial for my students. It helps them understand what it feels like to be in proper position, while also teaching them how to use the ground better on the takeaway and downswing. GolfForever allows my students to understand their swings and to visualize what they are trying to achieve, resulting in them seeing better results quicker.
In addition to GolfForever, I use a SwingCatalyst pressure plate and 2D video to show students how much better they can be. If they are not able to feel the position or understand how the feet are supposed to work, they are not going to be able to make the changes necessary to get better.
Scottie Scheffler, 2021-22 PGA Tour Player of the year, uses GolfForever to prepare for grueling seasons on the PGA Tour. I genuinely believe if GolfForever can help a golfer as talented as Scottie, it can help any golfer!
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Matt Kilgariff is a PGA professional who spent much of his career working for Butch Harmon and the Harmon Family. He is currently the Director of Player Development at The Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. Prior to joining The Bridges, Kilgariff was Director of Player Development at The Olympic Club in San Francisco. Matt has also been part of TaylorMade’s National Advisory Staff since 2012.
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