Strength & Conditioning for Golf

Doan, B.K., Newton, R.U., Kwon, Y.H. and Kraemer, W.J. (2006) Effects of physical conditioning on intercollegiate golfer performance. J. Strength Cond. Res. 20(1):62–72 [full text]

Draovitch, P. and Simpson, R. (2007) Complete Conditioning for Golf. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics [google books]

Fletcher, I.M. and Hartwell, M. (2004) Effect of an 8-week combined weights and plyometrics training program on golf drive performance. J.Strength Cond.Res. 18(1):59-62 [full text]

Hume, P.A., Keogh, J. and Reid, D. (2005)The Role of Biomechanics in Maximising Distance and Accuracy of Golf Shots Sports Med 35(5): 429-449 [full text]

IDEA. Conditioning Programs for Golf & Tennis. IDEA Resource Series [google books]

Lephart, S.M., J.M. Smoliga, J.B. Myers, T.C. Sell, and Y.-S. Tsai. (2007) An eight-week golf-specific exercise program improves physical characteristics, swing mechanics, and golf performance in recreational golfers. J. Strength Cond. Res. 21(3):860––869. [full text]

Thain, E. (ed.) (2002) Science and Golf IV. London: Routledge [google books]

Thistle, S. (2009) The Lumbar Spine & Low Back Pain in Golf Dynamic Chiropractic Canada 1, 2(1) [full text]

Wells, G.D., Elmi, M., and Thomas, S. (2009) Physiological correlates of golf performance. J Strength Cond Res Vol. 23, No.3, 741–750 [full text]

Further Links

Dr Greg Wells on Sport Science in Golf

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