My job as a golf strength and conditioning coach is to help people who play golf to move more like athletes by improving mobility, strength and power specific to the sport. Golf has been in my life since I was a very young boy playing golf up at Bamburgh Castle Golf Club. Having represented their junior team and now their men’s team in the North Northumberland League. My aim was always to have a job within the golf world. This lead me to pairing golf up with my other main hobby, the gym!
Alongside gaining this experience I have also undertaken several qualifications/certifications to enable me to be the best I can be with regards to golf strength and conditioning. Currently I’m a member of the Golf Performance Network and working towards my latest qualification with them. A particular highlight was earning my certifications with the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI). Having completed Level’s 1 and 2 fitness with the Titleist Performance Institute, I travelled to the America to complete the Level 3. This was an unbelievable experience learning from some of the very best in the golf fitness world.
Throughout my 9 year’s working as a personal trainer I have gained valuable experience that has helped me greatly in becoming the golf strength and conditioning coach I am today. Coaching people with disabilities for many year’s meant I had to think outside the box and be creative with my workouts and exercise choices. I people with hip/knee replacements as well as many other injuries such as back pain and shoulder pain. Golfer’s are especially susceptible to injuries such as bad backs and lead shoulder pain.
I have had the pleasure of working with golfer’s of all abilities and ages ranging from DP World Tour Player’s to the weekend warrior. I’m a results driven coach and take great pride in providing my clients with a bespoke physical assessment covering mobility, power and strength. The data we collect from assessing provides me with all the necessary information to create training programs to improve movements that directly link to the golf swing. If you’re not assessing, you’re guessing! Working together we set appropriate goals to work towards alongside regular check ups with regards to making the progress with the areas that will be the most game changing for you.
I thoroughly enjoy working with people and being a coach. I understand that everyone has a different background or life obstacles that sometimes get in the way. My aim is always to help build a plan around those obstacles to enable my clients to reach their goals.