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How will you, as a Golf Professional, benefit from Dr. Darcy Dill’s Ph.D. Program in Body Friendly Golf?
Increased Demand For Lessons
The Golf Professional is benefited by the Body Friendly Golf program as the golfers find that they are more eager to get golf lessons once they have been through the program. They have tasted the feel of their body working better and the feel of how that helps them to hit the ball further. Now they want to perfect their game and get that score that they have always wanted.
We do not give golf lessons. We make the student better able to take a golf lesson and get better results from that lesson.
There is some confusion as to a conflict of interest with a PGA Professional and a Body Friendly Golf professional. We are health care providers and personal trainers. We do not give golf lessons. We do however give exercises that are performed on the range and there is a distinct difference between what we do and what the PGA Professional does.
The exercises that are done on the driving range in the Body Friendly Golf program are designed by David Lee of Gravity Golf. They are not golf lessons. They are an extension of the exercises that are prescribed by Dr Dill. They are designed for core work and cardiovascular efficiency, and are a reflection of the same exercises that are taught in the gym….only the student is given the opportunity to hit golf balls while doing these exercises.
In the Body Friendly Golf Program, the client is given a specific set of home exercises to address specific weaknesses, inflexibility, and coordination issues that pertain to that client. The client is also given precise body work to address specific bio-mechanical problems.
The “Range Exercises” force your body to use it’s new found abilities (in the home exercises and the body work) to hit a golf ball. It takes the same movements (that are enabled from the body work and burned into your muscle memory with exercise) and uses them to power the golf club. They are predominately core and cardiovascular type of exercises that force the body to use those muscles to hit a golf ball.
"I have found both personally and through our various forms of feedback from Dr. Dill’s students that his relaxed manner and approach to teaching is well suited to the methods he offers in his classes. The skilled and unskilled alike have walked away with ways in which to conceptualize an improvement in their game of golf which either carries over to the links directly or as an enhancement to the lessons offered by course professionals."
"After working with Darcy and his program, (as well as a golf pro Chris Guiterez), I did notice that I got more distance off the tee and lowered my handicap. My neck is also feeling better than it has in years."
In a traditional golf full swing lesson the PGA Professional Golf Instructor shows the student how to swing the golf club. He tells the student what to do and the student does it to the best of his abilities. The student practices the move that he has learned until he “feels it” and applies it to his golf swing.
Sometimes the golf instructor needs to help the student in spite of certain inabilities. The golf instructor might have to give student some way to work around the students lack of flexibility or stability or coordination. The instructor might also work with the obstruction to help the student get in the right position to hit the ball better. This requires a through understanding of the golf swing and different ways to effectively hit a golf ball.
Make Your Job Easier
Most of the golf instructors that we have collaborated with are grateful to get their students a better working body to work with. It makes their job easier and the swings of their students much less complicated and easier to repeat.
In the Body Friendly Golf Program we encourage our clients to see a PGA Professional. Once the client has the feeling of swinging the club with bio-mechanical efficiently and without pain…..he is more likely to pursue the other parts of his golf game. The golf professional can help our course participants with short game, putting, course management, mental preparation, as well as golf swing mechanical analysis etc. Once a students get a body that feels better, swings the club with out hurting and more prepared to play golf, they want more that the PGA Golf pro has to offer.