8th September 2016
Golf Matrix- elite movement assessment available to all
Team GB’s unprecedented success has spanned a wide range of sports, from the typical GB strongholds of rowing and cycling to the traditional Olympic sports Team GB has only recently made an impact on (men’s gymnastics, women’s hockey).
Putting golf back on the Olympic stage
One sport that has raised a few eyebrows for its inclusion in the pantheon of Olympic events is golf. Yet, this apparent and controversial newcomer is actually a making its return rather than its debut. Golf, appearing in the 1904 Olympics, has experienced a lengthy exile from the Olympic stage. In this time, it’s changed massively, both in terms of who plays the game and where. How the game is played also continues to evolve, adopting black box advances in sports science to improve players’ performance.
Biomechanical analysis? It’s in full swing
This supremely technical sport has certainly undergone extensive biomechanical analysis, investigations that have sought to understand and improve every component of the game: ball, club and player included. However, away from laboratory conditions, and the easy access to costly kit how is any player, at any level, to find the factors that might be holding their game back, that just seem resilient to any coaching cue?
Black box technology – par for the course
One tool that has that black box technology quality to it is The Golf Matrix, one of the movement assessment tools that form part of any TPM Pro clinics testing services. It’s no secret that some of the most successful players on the tour are currently getting their game supported by what this movement management system delivers. Although, the system is certainly elite, designed to work with players of the highest calibre, TPM Pro clinics are delivering this same service to all.
Testing movement one region at a time? No, this is the ‘whole in one’
The Golf Matrix uses 10 tests to find the movement issues typical coaching cues don’t seem to change. It assesses all the body, requiring the player to perform golf related movements rather than just looking at the flexibility of a hip or the strength of an arm. Comprehensive and time efficient, this assessment might just be the secret weapon allowing players to keep free of injury and on course.