Twenty-seven physiotherapists, who had expressed an interest in working with golfers, attended a seminar at the England National Golf Centre, Woodhall Spa, run jointly by the English Golf Union and the English Ladies’ Golf Association.
Traditionally golfing physiotherapists have treated injured golfers but experience shows that many players have physical difficulty in achieving the swing positions needed to generate the power needed to compete in the modern game. The intention of the seminar was to help physiotherapists to understand how the golf swing works and how to give golfers the flexibility and strength required without developing those muscles which inhibit the swing.
The speakers were Lynn Booth and Paul Darby, leading golf physiotherapists; England National Coach Keith Williams; Pat Smilie the ELGA National Junior Coach; Linda Bayman the ELGA World Class Performance Manager and Anthony Abraham, the Chairman of the EGU Coaching Committee.
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