"The trainers at Athletic Edge utilize an extensive understanding of
kinesiology and biomechanics to
assemble a complete program for directly
training the golfer's
--Peter Kim-Fredell President,
Kellion Corporation makers of the
PowerGroove Golf Swing Trainer
Listen to Shear's
discussion on the 3
Axes of Power in the
golf swing, the
and the necessity for
stability for crucial
insight into your game: Rotary Power Training
For Golf Podcast
Advances in Golf technology are actually demystifying the
seeming complexity around the ever-elusive progress in one's golf game. Golf, over the years, has
been taught using a theoretical approach: with the belief of how one should swing, with the assumption of what makes certain things happen in the swing, and
with the perception of what the swing should feel like. As stagnant handicap scores will attest, this form of instruction has consistently been hit or miss.
And, while some small percentage of people do improve with purely theory-based lessons, their improvements can actually be physical by-products of things not
even being taught.
Golf Is Science
Top playing and teaching Pros are embracing technology, physics and biomechanics to achieve the proper swing. In the recent years that various 3-D motion-analysis
tools have become available, researchers have shown that almost all of the top players in the world sequence their motion of the full swing in the same way.
From a visual perspective and swing plane, they all have very different-looking swings. But what happens inside their bodies is the same. The rate at which
they move their parts may also be different, but the order (sequencing) in which they move them is not.
The Science & Motion Putt Lab
Using technology during lessons, golfers can now see what is happening during set-up, back-swing, impact, and putting. Visualizing ideal body mechanics
has never been easier, and progress has never been more at hand.
Golf Is Athletic
These advances in technology have also allowed coaches to understand the physics and the biomechanics of the game, clarifying that golf is just another rotary
sport - that the physical laws of motion that create rotation for golf are no different than those for throwing a softball or javelin, hitting a baseball,
serving in tennis or taking a slap-shot in hockey, just to name a few. Not that the golf swing is exactly the same as these other motions, but that the
body sequencing (momentum transfer, or kinetic link) for them all is exactly the same. Ideal biomechanics in golf create a more consistent, reproducible
swing that hits the ball farther and straighter and reduces unnecessary stresses on the body. But in order to achieve ideal biomechanics, golfers have to
be aware of what their bodies physically can and can't do, what they are currently doing versus what they should be doing.
The PowerGroove Trainer
Golf Is Competitive
Geared specifically to performance-enhancement, Golfer's Edge uses cutting-edge diagnostic and training technologies, a staff of PGA Teaching Professionals,
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists, M.A.T. screenings, and sports psychology to evaluate and prescribe the proper course of action for lasting
Golfer's Edge offers training that stays away from general theories and contextualizes one's golf performance within objective and quantifiable sciences.
It is science, after all, that tells us that no one swing technique can work for all people. Two completely opposite body types cannot make their bodies
do the exact same thing, and lacking a thorough depiction and understanding of body composition, overall balance, swing mechanics, etc., teaching pros are
doomed to provide incomplete and somewhat arbitrary instruction. Quite simply, by having real information about one's body and movements, a golfer becomes
more consistent, hits the ball farther and reduces the risk of injury, just because he or she is allowing their body to work the way in which it was designed.
Knowledge is power.
In the Golfer's Edge "lab," an extensive array of technologies allows the staff to analyze and diagnose precisely what is occurring in the body during the
golf swing—from addressing the ball to driving and putting.
Dynamic Balance System's Forceplates comprise a bio-feedback tool which analyzes the correctness of one's center of gravity during their address and their swing.
ModelGolf is a digital video training tool that overlays proper biomechanics over a golfer's body, using their own body measurements.
The Science & Motion SAM PuttLab is an ultrasound system which addresses 28 parameters of the putting stroke.
AccuSport's Vector Launch System depicts clubhead and ball characteristics at impact.
Some of these are geared to unearthing the cause of a problem, and some are targeting improved effect. Combined, precision and accuracy are suddenly attainable.
Golfer's Edge uses cutting-edge diagnostic
and training technologies
In addition to educating golfers about their biomechanics and the physics of their game, Golfer's Edge can prescribe the solutions to the problems revealed during
the extensive analysis—whether it be in the form of lessons in the golf lab using the various technologies; working with the trainers on staff to increase dynamic
range-of-motion, balance, core stability, strength or power; consulting with the Sports Psychologist to handle the mental side of the game better; applying the
aspects of Pilates-for-Golf principles to promote balance and stability; or having the M.A.T. Therapist treat muscular imbalances which can reduce or eliminate
pain and fatigue and help speed muscle recovery.
Just as the game of golf is multifaceted and complex, so too must golf performance training be. By combining the best of technology, training and instruction,
Golfer's Edge has created a complete golf performance facility. If it's improvement and consistency that golfers seek, they need knowledge first. Golfer's Edge
turns knowledge into power and training into lasting results.
Ideal biomechanics Ideal biomechanics in golf create a more consistent, reproducible swing that hits the ball farther and straighter and reduces unnecessary stresses
on the body. But in order to achieve ideal biomechanics, golfers have to be aware of what their bodies physically can and can't do, what they are currently
doing versus what they should be doing.
The Physics Of Golf These advances in technology have also allowed coaches to understand the physics and the biomechanics of the game, clarifying that golf is just
another rotary sport - that the physical laws of motion that create rotation for golf are no different than those for throwing a softball or javelin,
hitting a baseball, serving in tennis or taking a slap-shot in hockey, just to name a few.