Golf Specific Training

Are you tired of getting the same results in your golf game? Are you looking to take your golf game to the next level? If you answered yes to either of these, this is the class for you!

My name is Denise Boyle and I am a Master Trainer at the Hockessin Athletic Club. Golfers have expressed concern to me about their lack of flexibility, mobility, and core strength. These are all important components of this new program.

This is a program specifically for golf, focusing on exercises to help improve strength, flexibility, power and mobility while addressing the core muscles. By using corrective exercises, this class will improve posture and maximize performance. Utilizing various equipment, this class will condition and improve your golf game while focusing on the proper range of motion and balance. Isn’t it about time to invest in yourself and have your body perform to its full potential?golf-specific-training-2

Using the below techniques are essential to this program. As you progress, you should gain an understanding of how your body moves as it relates to your golf game. Keep in mind that the movement styles and techniques that are taught in this program will help you in everyday life, as well.

There are four main components of this program:

  1. Stretching
  2. Warm-up
  3. Dynamic Movements
  4. Strength

Stretching

I will teach you stretches to do before and after your golf game, which will translate to better performance both on and off the course. Stretching is essential to golf to prevent injury.

Warm-up

During this segment, we will focus on elevating your heart rate. This prepares your body for the dynamic movements and strength components that will follow.

Dynamic Movements

Dynamic movements comprise the third component. These are movement patterns that prepare the body for resistance and load. This part of the program takes your body from static stretching to active movement.

Strength

Now your body is prepared for the resistance and load that you will encounter. The equipment we will use is TRX. TRX is a suspension training system that uses your body weight and gravity to perform exercises. This TRX program is specifically designed for golf. We will develop strength in your legs, back, arms, and shoulders. In this component, we will also work to improve endurance so you can maintain stamina throughout your golf game and beyond.

The exercises we do in class will mimic movement patterns of a golf swing. Targeting certain muscles like shoulders, upper back, rotator cuff and our core helps promote more speed and power, while helping you increase your distance and ball speed.

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Since the introduction of Golf Specific Training at HAC, professional golfer Dave Seeman has joined the Golf Specific Training instructor team to provide golf lessons along with your Golf Specific Training package.

“Both Denise and I are very excited about bringing this program to all of the golfers at
HAC. We are committed in not only improving your overall fitness, but also giving you ways of improving your golfing ability. My philosophy revolves around proper fundamentals. In the course, we will show how properly setting up to the ball will give you a more consistent and reliable swing. Most people do not understand how the body and the arms work together. You will learn the best swing for you, one that won’t hurt your body and that will give you the most success!”

– Dave Seeman

Dave Seeman has been an award-winning golf instructor in the Wilmington, Delaware area for over 20 years. He learned the art of teaching golf under two “Top 100 Instructors”, Fred Griffin and Phil Rodgers at the Grand Cypress Academy of Golf in Orlando, Florida.

Dave started his teaching at the Wilmington Country Club in 1992 and remained as their Head Teaching Instructor for ten years. For the next seven years he was invited to begin academies at both White Clay Creek and also Back Creek. He was also the lead Instructor at White Manor C.C. for two years. Dave has been our PGA instructor at HAC for the last four years and during the golf season, he resides at Inniscrone Golf Course in Avondale, Pennsylvania. Dave has been a fixture in local instruction and was named Philadelphia’s PGA Section Teacher of the Year in 2000.

Other accomplishments include: 2002 and 2009 “Best Teacher in the State of Delaware” by Golf Digest and “Top 25 Instructors in the Philadelphia Area” by Philadelphia Golf Monthly. He played college golf for Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida and then played the mini-tour before focusing on teaching the game he has played since he was ten years old.

Dave is dedicated to making the student feel comfortable in the learning process of the golf swing. He works with the student’s strengths and weaknesses and creates a learning environment that is fun and relaxing. “Let’s face it, golf is the hardest game that you will ever play, but is also the most rewarding”, says Dave. He is eager to bring his teaching skills to many of the HAC members! Dave specializes in teaching:

  • Beginners
  • Intermediate Golfers
  • Low Handicap players
  • Women
  • Seniors
  • Young Children (6-12 years old)
  • Teens
  • High School Team Golfers
  • College Team Golfers
  • Golfers with physical limitations

As Dave Seeman and I partner together, we will be taking your golf game to a whole new level. You will have options to choose from within the program and a package will be set up to focus on what you would like to do. Whether you want to do just strength and conditioning and/or take professional golf lessons from Dave Seeman, the choice is yours.

This is what Jim Sherrill, one of the participants says about the program: “Working with Denise has not only contributed to my overall fitness but also a dramatic increase in my core strength allowing me to play 36 holes in a day with no fatigue whatsoever. Working with Dave has put my swing and my understanding of the swing in a position to become a much better striker of the ball. Results driven for sure, but they both make it a lot of fun in developing these skills.”

If you have any questions about this program, please contact Denise Boyle.

Denise Boyle

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