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Driving Distance Matters

While driving distance is probably not the first thing you think of when it comes to lowering your score, it is an essential piece of your game that is worth paying attention to. If you look at the top 10 players in the world, 7 of them were ranked inside the top 25...

Rotation Alert!!!

Golf is a rotational sport; therefore, rotational movements are needed within your programming to optimize your rotational efficiency. Rotational efficiency can be measured by what we call your kinematic sequence or the sequential body segment movements that occur...

Is Your Head Weighing You Down?

What would you say if I told you your head could effectively weigh anywhere from 12 to 42 pounds depending on your posture? Considering adult heads are relatively similar in size, a 30 pound difference is astronomically high; however, this is very common. Imagine...

Boost Your EGO off the TEE

The top 10 golfers on the PGA Tour average 300 yards or more in driving distance. How far you hit the golf ball matters not only to your ego, but it is one of the most important factors in lowering your score. Making a full turn in your back swing is crucial to...

Golf Gains from the Ground

Experiencing Lower Body Injuries in Golf According to the American College of Sports Medicine ankle injuries account for nearly half of all sports injuries. Ankle mobility and stability shouldn’t be overlooked in any sport, golf is no exception. Experiencing lower...

Swing Speed vs. Ball Speed

Many golfers think that swing speed is the only way to increase ball speed and ultimately the distance the golf ball travels. This is false. Before we discuss the other factors that affect ball speed and distance we need to talk about the relationship between swing...

Solve Your Low Back Discomfort Problem NOW

Low back pain? Let's solve it! According to the American Chiropractic Association an estimated 80% percent of Americans will suffer from a low back pain at some point in their life. This is due to the fact that the majority of today’s society sits for extended periods...

Ground Force Reaction Gains

For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. We’ve all heard Sir Issac Newton’s third law of motion at some point in our lives, but how does it relate to making you a better golfer? Newton’s third law of motion tells us that using the legs to drive force...

Cure Early Extension

Do you feel “stuck” or “trapped” on your downswing? If this is a familiar feeling, you may be guilty of Early Extension. What causes Early Extension? Early extension occurs when the lower body thrusts forward during the downswing. This faulty movement pattern causes...

Core Golf Fundamentals

The foundation of a golfers swing relies on a functional core. But what exactly does that mean? By understanding the framework of the core, we can determine how it influences the rest of the body and the vital role it plays in creating a better golf swing. The Core...

Workouts to Increase Swing Speed

The best exercises to help increase swing speed To execute a fast and efficient golf swing, coordination between three key characteristics of the body is required. Flexibility is a muscle’s ability to stretch or lengthen past its natural resting point. A lack of...

Meet Andrew Banner of AMPD

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Meet the Trainer Behind Golf Phenom Jordan Spieth

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How AMPD Golf Fitness Can Help: Avid Golfers

We continue our new series of blog posts on how AMPD Golf Fitness can help golfers of all types. This time, we are focusing on avid golfers: individuals who enjoy playing golf on a regular basis. These golfers might not be professionals, but they may participate in...

What to do in the Golf Off-Season

While we are fortunate to be in Texas where golf can be enjoyed for much longer periods of times than elsewhere, golf does have an offseason. For some golfers, the off-season is a chance to stay in good condition and work on your game, but in all honesty, most of us...

Maximizing Your Golf Practice: Combining Repetition with Revisions

Do you remember the very first time you picked up a golf club? We’re sure that your first swing is very different from how you swing the golf club today. It doesn’t matter if you’re an avid golfer or a casual player, your golf swing is constantly changing—and we hope...

Shoulder Stress: Why Golfers Need to Take Care of their Shoulders

Too often when we work with our clients, we find that their shoulder limits their ability to unleash their swing. We often find that our athletes with shoulder discomfort are unstable and/or have limited range of motion in their shoulders. Sometimes this is due to...

Remembering Arnold Palmer: The Man Who Changed Golf

Over the weekend, the legendary Arnold Palmer passed away at the age of 87, leaving an unfillable hole in the world of golf. To many who grew up watching The King, we knew him as the original golf superstar. Palmer was the perfect storm of amazing talent growing up...

How AMPD Golf Fitness Can Help: Retirees

We wanted to start a new series of blog posts detailing exactly how we can help different groups of golfers. From students preparing to break onto the professional scene, to weekend warriors that simply want to play pain free golf. Our first spotlight takes a look at...

How to Recover from an Injury (And Get Back to Golf)

Injuries happen, but what’s worse for some golfers is the waiting period after an injury before you can get back to the course. At AMPD Golf Fitness, we understand that you are probably anxious to get back into form after a shoulder, back or other kind of injury....

AMPD Golf Fitness: Define Your Why

Our team at AMPD Golf Fitness asks everyone who walks through our doors one simple and important question: why are you here? The question of why is the most important one that we can ask. Why did you come to AMPD Golf Fitness? What do you hope to get out of working...

The Right Way to Use Foam Rollers for Golfers

Foam rollers are becoming a favorite tool for serious golfers of all skill levels. You may have seen foam rollers used more frequently, but if you have no clue how to use a foam roller or what the hype is all about, you might be left scratching your head. At AMPD Golf...

Preventing Casting, Gaining Power

Casting results in a loss of distance and a decrease in accuracy, two attributes golfers value above nearly everything else. It makes sense, then, why casting is one of the major swing characteristics that golfers work hard to correct. For today’s post, we are going...

Sway/Slide: Eliminating the Sway

Sway or slide does not affect everyone, but for the golfers it does affect, the sway swing characteristic can lead to a reduction in rotational speed, stability, and power. When a golfer sways during his or her swing, they are limiting the efficiency of the swing....