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Golf fitness is relatively new in terms of published research and proven training methods for developing the full physical potential of the golfer. So this page is where I'll share the best resources I find—studies, articles, tips and advice related to golf fitness.

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Golf Fitness Chicago President, Mark Tolle This episode features an interview with Mark Tolle, president of Golf Fitness Chicago who has over eighteen years of experience in athletic training and is also a Titleist Performance Institute Certified Instructor.

Latent Effect Of Passive Static Stretching On Driver Clubhead Speed, Distance, Accuracy, And Constistent Ball Contact In Young Male Competitive Golfers. JEFFREY C. GERGLEY Human Performance Laboratory, Department of Kinesiology and Health Science, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas

High-Intensity Interval Training: Applications for General Fitness Training. Brad Schoenfeld, CSCS1 and Jay Dawes, MS, CSCS*D, NSCA-CPT*D2 1Global Fitness Services, Scarsdale, New York; and 2National Strength and Conditioning Association, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Low-Carbohydrate Diets Promote a More Favorable Body Composition Than Low-Fat Diets.Jeff S. Volek, PhD, RD, Erin E. Quann, PhD, RD, and Cassandra E. Forsythe, PhD, RD Department of Kinesiology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut

Physiological Correlates of Golf Performance. Greg D. Wells, Maryam Elmi, and Scott Thomas. Department of Physiology and Experimental Medicine, The Hospital for Sick Children; and Faculty of Physical and Health Education, The University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Strength, Flexibility, and Balance Characteristics of Highly Proficient Golfers. Timothy C. Sell, Yung-Shen Tsai, James M. Smoliga, Joseph B. Meyers, and Scott M. Lephart. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 2007, 21(4), 1166–1171, 2007. National Strength & Conditioning Association.

Golf and upper limb injuries: a summary and review of the literature.
Andrew J McHardy and Henry P Pollard. Chiropractic & Osteopathy, 2005

Effect of an 8-week combined weights and plyometrics training program on golf drive performance. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 2004 Feb; 18(1): 59-62

Effects of physical conditioning on intercollegiate golfer performance.
Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 2006 Feb; 20(1):62-72

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Book Recommendations - Click to buy on

Feeling Up to Par: Medicine from Tee to Green Edited by Cornelius N. Stover, John R. McCarroll, William J. Mallon

Search For The Perfect Swing by Alastair Cochran & John Stobbs

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