Why every golfer should get a TPI Screen

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More golfers, both professional and amateur, are turning to specific golf fitness programs to help give added strength, greater mobility, and overall improvement in their physical and athletic abilities with regard to their swing.

Most golfers want to improve their swing consistency and shave some strokes off their scores. Fortunately, there is an entire training movement that is redefining performance training for the sport of golf.

One system, the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) screen, is quickly becoming an invaluable tool in assessing the overall condition of a player by examining how their body moves and how their movement can correlate to possible swing faults.  

 

What Is a Performance Screen?

The TPI Screen examines human movement and how your movement restrictions are affecting your golf swing . It focuses on the movement, strength, and flexibility of the human body in relation to striking a golf ball. This is critical, as a golf swing is a dynamic and engaging movement, stability and body posture in motion which doesn’t always come natural to human beings.

The golf swing, according to some experts is “the pinnacle of human movement.” Some may disagree, but few can say that swinging a club for the first time was an easy endeavor.

By focusing on the mechanics of a proper golf swing and how an individual’s current movement patterns impacts their swing, specific areas of improvement can be targeted to make the most impact for each individual player.

Then, by consulting a certified TPI trainer,  you can create a program to affect the greatest change with targeted, specific exercises. Because the TPI screen thoroughly examines so many aspects of human movement and how it relates to the golf swing, there may be problem areas identified which were not even considered beforehand.

 

The TPI screen examines:

  • 90/90
  • Bridge with Leg Extension
  • Cervical Rotation
  • Forearm Rotation (Pronation/Supination)
  • Lat Test
  • Lower Quarter Rotation
  • Overhead Deep Squat
  • Pelvic Rotation
  • Pelvic Tilt
  • Seated Trunk Rotation
  • Single Leg Balance
  • Toe Touch
  • Torso Rotation
  • Wrist Extension
  • Wrist Flexion
  • Wrist Hinge (Radial-Ulnar Deviation)

    This is a screen for thoracic spine rotational mobility.

    This is a screen for thoracic spine rotational mobility.

After the screening, a TPI certified trainer can analyze results and create a program tailored to your specific needs. 

Once identified and corrected, golfers are able to realize a more consistent and powerful swing.  

The TPI screen is a thorough process and well worth the time, for those who seek results in their swing.
Come see us at Tampa Strength today, or email Shawn@TampaStrength.com,  and together let’s build a plan to take your game to the next level.


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