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Exercises for elite golf performance
Blackburn, Kelly, 1961-
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Publication Information:
Champaign, IL : Human Kinetics, [1999]

Physical Description:
v, 161 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
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GV979.T68 B53 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize
GV979.T68 B53 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize

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It's not a secret that the most vital piece of golf equipment is the human body, yet most golfers believe the best ways to lower scores are big-head drivers, premium golf spikes, and other top-of-the-line tools. It's better physical conditioning that allows the pros to hit drives farther than ever, play 72-hole tournaments nearly every week, and rehabilitate even career-threatening injuries. These pros use the workouts prescribed by the fitness consultant and personal fitness trainer for players on both the PGA Tour and Senior PGA Tour, Kelly Blackburn.

In Exercises for Elite Golf Performance , Blackburn provides the same strength and flexibility program the pros use. Whether you're a fitness professional, teaching professional, coach, or a golfer serious about improving your game, this book ensures you're getting the top training program available. It includes 138 illustrated exercises and Blackburn's ""Fitness Analyzer,"" a series of tests golfers use to evaluate their beginning fitness level.

By using Blackburn's ""Elite Golf Performance Program,"" your shoulders will be more flexible and will rotate for a fuller backswing, and your stronger hip muscles will help you by putting more power behind the ball without having to consciously swing harder. This will result in longer, more accurate shots that allow you to club down and essentially shorten any course.

Don't be fooled into thinking new equipment is the only key in turning your golf game around. Use the pros' workouts to get in shape now and see significant results on your scorecard for the rest of your life.


Author Notes

Since 1994, Kelly Blackburn has been the fitness consultant and personal fitness trainer for players on both the PGA TOUR and Senior PGA TOUR. She has worked closely with Fred Couples, Larry Nelson, Dave Stockton, Hubert Green, Bob Duval, Hale Irwin, and many others. She is also the creator and host of the PGA TOUR Fitness Center featured on

Blackburn is president of Elite Personal Fitness Trainers, which specializes in locating fitness professionals to assist players with their fitness goals. She is also a fitness columnist for GolfLife Magazine and is on the advisory board for MET-Rx Nutrition. She has been developing specialized fitness programs to help individuals achieve their fitness goals for more than a decade.

Blackburn lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Creating a Golf Performance Program
Chapter 2 Developing a More Flexible Swing
Chapter 3 Strength Level I: Building a Base
Chapter 4 Strength Level II: Adding Strength and Power
Chapter 5 Strength Level III: Maximizing Your Gains
Chapter 6 Partner-Assisted Flexibility and Strength Exercises