Every avid golfer is always in desperate search of the next best golf swing aide, latest in swing mechanics, and ever improving new clubs. The truth is each individual golf swing is dictated by body type, posture, and current physical limitations. Identifying these physical limitations and spending the appropriate time addressing these problems is the key to enjoying the game more, dropping your score, and avoiding injury.
Let Bobby O'Dell help you get back onto the course with the physical tools to tackle the game we all love. Bobby O'Dell is a Medical Professional Level 2 Titleist Certified Golf Fitness Instructor and strives to assist clients in solving their body specific limitations to maximize their potential on the course. Bobby has over 20 years of experience as a Physical Therapist. He can help treat any current medical condition while developing a golf specific program to avoid further injury on the course. The initial evaluation consists of Titleist certified testing of balance, flexibility, mobility, and stability. Once limitations are identified a personalized exercise program will be designed to free up your body to perform an efficient and repeatable swing necessary to achieve the results you want from tee to green. We have a working relationship with multiple golf professionals in the Austin area. Once physical changes are identified and corrected it is imperative you make an appointment with a golf professional to master the technical part of your swing. Your lessons with your golf pro will be significantly more productive if your body is able to perform what your golf professional attempts to teach. I stress to all my clients that if you don't address the physical restrictions it will be very difficult to make appreciable changes to your swing resulting in very inconsistent scores and inefficient movement patterns. Bobby is currently training PGA professional and UT grad Omar Uresti. Omar has two wins on the Nationwide Tour: one in 1994 at the NIKE Shreveport Open, and one in 2007 at the Livermore Valley Wine Country Championship. "O-MAN" has made 351 PGA Tour starts in his career and has credited physical conditioning and golf specific training as the reason for his success and the longevity in his golf career....
The initial evaluation consists of Titleist certified testing of balance, flexibility, mobility, and stability. Two dimentional video analysis of your golf swing is recorded, analyzed and provided to you for historical comparison to your swing. Once limitations are identified a personalized exercise program will be designed to free up your body to perform an efficient and repeatable swing necessary to achieve the results you want from tee to green.
If you don't test, it is just a guess!!
Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription: 90 Minutes - $150
Followup Sessions: $75 per Hour
10% Discount for Package of 10 Sessions
Group Discounts - Please Call Bobby O'Dell
Good Kinematic Sequencing is the key to consistency and accuracy. Good segmental stabilization is the key to power. Center Face, Square Face Contact. Hitting down at something you want to go up is not logical. And until it becomes logical to you, your muscles may resist as a result.
NO, this is not a kinesiology or physics course but you must have a simple grasp of the following concept if you?re ever going to be able to answer the burning question, ?How can I make my golf swing get the job done?? Have you ever wondered how players such as Jim Furyk, Raymond Floyd, or John Daly have enjoyed success on tour with such unusual swings and non-flattering physiques? Breakthroughs in 3D technology have allowed researchers to identify the true measurement of a good golf swing. The answer doesn?t lie in how close or far your swing resembles that of great ball strikers like Ernie Els or Tiger Woods. The answer lies in comparing the efficiency of your swing to the best players in the world.
Using data collected from 3D motion systems the focus has been on how golfers generate speed and transfer the speed or energy throughout their bodies. The Titleist Performance Institute has found the most efficient sequencing of how the great Tour players get this speed to the club head. When transposed on top of each other the kinematic sequencing or ability to generate and transfer energy throughout the body of all top flight tour players are roughly identical. This is a pretty bold and broad statement based on the fact there are so many types of swings on the Tour. All great ball strikers generate speed from their lower body and and trasnsfer that speed through their torso into their arms and then into the club. It doesn?t matter what style or arc of swing path they follow the same kinematic sequence.
The key to remember is that each segment of the chain slows as the next segment begins to accelerate in speed. The best way to visualize this concept is thinking of the whip. The first thing you have to do is rapidly accelerate the handle of the whip to generate speed. To transfer this energy you bring the handle to an abrupt halt thus generating great speed into the next sequence.
Do not worry about the style of your swing at this point. The most unorthodox styles on tour, most notably Jim Furyk, have the same kinematic sequence as those widely respected to have the "prettiest" swing on tour, ie Davis Love or Ernie Els.
Where does that leave us?? Well to achieve this kinematic sequence your body has to be primed and ready to generate this momentum from your lower body > trunk > lead arm > club shaft. The goal is not to build you a swing that looks like Tiger?s but rather to train your body to perform the most efficient swing for your body makeup and swing.
Bobby O'Dell has been a practicing Physical Therapist for twenty years with a focus on golf rehabilitation and instruction. Past injuries can have an effect on a golf swing. Bobby will help you work around those problems which are currently yielding swing faults such as the slice or shank.
The twelve most common swing characteristics:
Each and everyone of these swing characteristics have physical causes which can be identified using the TPI Performance Evaluation.
Why is it that traditional Golf Instruction over the last 50 years has yielded very little change in the Average Golf Score attained in playing golf? Well, we feel it is because predominate thinking is focused on buying your way into a better game with the latest equipment such as Drivers and Putters, and relying on basic Golf Swing Mechanics.