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Should high handicappers and professionals work on the same golf fitness exercises?

Hi Ashley. Thanks for writing MyGolfInstructor.com. I'm looking forward to working with you.

That is a great question. The answer really is "No." Higher handicappers most often will be limited in motion, strength, balance and coordination compared to touring professionals. Professional golfers are in fact professional athletes. Not only do they hit balls and golf more than the average player, with being a professional athlete comes hours and hours of fitness training with or without a team of professionals to help. Not only are professionals always trying to get stronger to increase their distance and endurance to improve their games, they are training to protect their livelihood by preventing injuries and making sure they can stay in the game for a long period of time.

While the goals may be the same for a high handicapper and professional (to hit farther, prevent injury, etc.) the level of training should be based on the individual and their own personal capabilities, resources and available time. Programs should always be tailored to the individual to be effective and have the highest chance for success.

Thanks for the question and be sure to check out our Fitness section on the site to get yourself "golf fit."

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