The TPI Team
The Philosophy of TPI is simple, "a golfer will see the greatest improvement by surrounding themselves with a team of experts".
Who are the experts? Is it Teaching Professionals, or a Physiotherapist, or is it a Fitness trainer. The answer is all of them, uniquely applying their expert knowledge to the golfer & their swing, but working together, enabling the golfer to develop in all aspects of their body-swing connection.
Only once a golfer has been physically screened, by a TPI expert, can the best plan be designed for that golfer to improve. This may be some physiotherapy & gym work, some coaching on swing mechanics, mental strategy, or a combination of all aspects.
The image below will hopefully show the working relationship between the different experts when working with a golfer to improve their game, emphasizing some of the areas in which Fitness & Physio experts work alongside the Teaching Pro with their golfers.
In particular, it highlights the often blurred, crossover from Physio to Fitness, showing that it isn't always you go from one to the other, at times you may need to be working with both to complement each others work. At times, you may need some work with a Physio, not because of an injury, but to help improve your mobility or learn to stabilize certain parts of the body better before you can alter your technique with your Pro. Alternatively your fitness trainer may need to improve your movement patterns before they can really work on improving your power in the gym.
What is key from this, is that a golfer will see the most improvement in their golf with the help of all of these, not just one of them. So start building your team around you.
Author: Jonathan Smith
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