Golf may be defined as Scottish Outdoor Sports, which is practiced on a large grassy field with natural or artificial obstacles, and which consists of throwing a ball with a club in a court series of eighteen (sometimes nine) spaced holes, in a minimum number of strokes. Franck Peltier will give you a few tips to be a good golfer !
Golf requires qualities to access performance.
For easy access to optimal performance and good results, the Golf requires a certain amount of hygiene:
Even if golf is not part of endurance sports like jogging or cycling a good physical condition is required. This good physical condition makes it easy to cover the 8 to 10 km of a golf course, often on rough terrain. A journey lasts about 4 hours and corresponds to an energy expenditure of between 600 and 1000 K calories
Good physical condition preserves the qualities of attention and concentration and the neuro-sensory abilities essential to performance: this leads to fatigue that does not affect the quality of the game.
Flexibility is linked to golf performance: some joints, such as the shoulder, are very involved in golf and directly involved in performance. Flexibility is measured in shoulder mobility and lateral flexion and trunk rotation. The realization of the swing solicits strongly these joints.
Golf performance is strongly influenced by anxiety. On the other hand, being anxious can be considered as an added value if this anxiety is mastered and channeled and then allows more rigor to eventually lead to better attention.
It is traditional to say that in golf neuro sensory qualities are more important than physical qualities. The main qualities that influence golf performance are:
- The attention;
- Concentration ;
- Reaction capabilities;
- The ability to appreciate laterality, spatiality.
Physical qualities :
Each sport has optimal physical qualities, which are usually found in champions, as they have a significant influence on performance. At golf, these are:
- Size: Successful golfers are usually great.
- The relationship between the length of the arm and the size: this anatomical characteristic represents the dimension of the pendulum which has an influence on the quality of the swing.
- The circumference of the forearm.
- The height of the leg: the more important it is, the more the performance is accessible.
- The percentage of fat: it is the thin, thin people who are the most efficient.
Some legends of the Golf:
Like any sport, golf has legends that have pushed the boundaries and shine with their incredible performances on the world’s grounds:
Tiger Woods born on December 30, 1975 in California is an American golfer. He is one of the greatest golfers of all time and one of the most popular athletes of the early twenty-first century. Winner of 14 major tournaments, he revolutionized the world of golf with his sporting results and the attractiveness of new audiences to the sport.
Philip Alfred Mickelson
Philip Alfred Mickelson, known as Phil Mickelson, born June 16, 1970 in San Diego, is an American golfer (southpaw). Considered one of the best players of his generation, he must wait many years before winning his first grand slam tournament, the Masters in 2004. He has won many titles. He is a legend of this sport
Rory McIlroy, born May 4, 1989 in Holywood, Northern Ireland, is a professional golfer from Northern Ireland. Early on, he was quickly noticed for his golfing skills, first of all amateur where he won the Junior Ryder Cup in 2004. he became professional in September 2007 at 18 years old.
He won his first victory on the PGA European Tour at the Dubai Desert Classic in February 2009 and his first victory on the American circuit the following year at the Quail Hollow Championship. After two third places in major tournaments, in 2009 at the PGA Championship and in 2010 at the Master, he won his first Grand Slam title at the 2011 edition of the Open American.