Normally the glutes are 'switched on' in sequence.”
James Nursey at the Mirror headlines his article, “Tiger Woods faces "catastrophic" damage to golf career unless he acts now, says British sports expert”
The sports expert is Drewe Broughton. A former professional footballer who now runs his own company called Surpass Fitness.
If you’re like me and not into body work, here’s what Ron Kaspriske writes.
“The glute (butt) muscles are key contributors to a good golf swing, providing power and stability. More importantly they support the torso, especially when you're standing. When the glutes are weak or inactive, the soft tissue around the lower back often becomes overly active as a compensation. And that can cause pain and inflammation around the lumbar disc of the spine.”
Aha! So it feels to me something like a pain in the butt.
Sounds to me overly dramatic especially as I’m an admirer of the late and very great Ben Hogan and when I remind myself of how he rebuilt his body and golf swing after his near fatal car crash. It can be done. Tiger can come back. It’s just a matter of finding someone who can put him on the right (physical) track.
Forget about his chipping yips. They’ll be fixed when he gets his body fixed. What most “experts” appear to forget is that although there’s not a large amount of physical effort involved while chipping. Stability is absolutely crucial.
So what’s the fix?
James Nursey quoting Drewe Broughton.
“So I would suggest something in the chain is out and therefore the exercises he's doing aren't working.
The knee obviously sits between the foot and the hip and these will be trying to protect the knee by limiting the range they use.
With the wrong training on top, it's catastrophic. It is like building a house, you need to go right back to the foundations.
Unless that sequencing is corrected slowly a series of compensations will start to occur.
One surgery leads to two surgeries, leads to three, leads to four and all of a sudden you have a body out of sequence and therefore muscles not firing in sequence.”
Here’s the links to James Nursey and Ron Kaspriske
Quote of the Day
“Golf was my life. I didn’t want to give it up. So I went to work!” – Ben Hogan’s response to his near fatal, body-crushing accident and why he continued to play golf.