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Power Development for Golf

Morrison, Scot D. PT, DPT, CSCS1; Chaconas, Eric J. PT, DPT, CSCS2

Strength & Conditioning Journal: August 2014 - Volume 36 - Issue 4 - p 43–48
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0000000000000066
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ABSTRACT GOLF IS A POPULAR SPORT ATTRACTING PARTICIPATION FROM ALL AGE GROUPS. THE STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING PROFESSIONAL WILL OFTEN ENCOUNTER GOLFERS WHO ARE LOOKING TO IMPROVE THEIR GAME THROUGH ROTATIONAL POWER DEVELOPMENT. BY GAINING A SOUND UNDERSTANDING OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF ROTATIONAL POWER IN THE GOLFER, THE EXERCISE PROFESSIONAL WILL BE BETTER ABLE TO ADDRESS THIS NEED. THE PURPOSE OF THIS ARTICLE IS TO DISCUSS POWER DEVELOPMENT PRINCIPLES, ADDRESS GOLF-SPECIFIC POWER DEVELOPMENT, AND GIVE SOME SPECIFIC EXERCISE OPTIONS THAT CAN BE IMPLEMENTED.

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1Washougal Sport and Spine, Washougal, Washington; and

2Department of Physical Therapy, University of St. Augustine, St. Augustine, Florida

Conflicts of Interest and Source of Funding: The authors report no conflicts of interest and no source of funding

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Scot D. Morrison a physical therapist and strength coach at Washougal Sport and Spine in Washougal, WA.

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Eric J. Chaconas is an assistant professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of St. Augustine, St. Augustine, FL.

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