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Golf Anatomy 2ed

by Craig Davies and Vince DiSaia Human Kinetics
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Pbk 224 pages
AU$44.99 NZ$47.82
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See what it takes to improve consistency and performance in your golf game as you never have before. The second edition of Golf Anatomy provides updated and improved exercises, more artwork, and a more complete way to build a golf fitness program. This one-of-a-kind guide, developed over 15 years of working with professional golfers, will show you how to lower your score by increasing strength, power, and range of motion for longer drives and more accurate shots.


Golf Anatomy, Second Edition includes 72 exercises, each with step-by-step descriptions and full-color anatomy illustrations highlighting the muscles in action. You will see how to improve mobility, stability, balance and body awareness, and muscle strength and power to add distance to drives, consistency to your short game, and accuracy to your putts.


From sand traps to awkward lies, Golf Anatomy will prepare you for even the most challenging shots. You’ll learn the keys to an effective warm-up, train for the full golf swing, and see sample programming used by PGA and LPGA professionals themselves.


Combining expert instruction with beautiful, full-color illustrations, Golf Anatomy is truly an inside look into the game. Whether you’re a scratch golfer or simply a fan of the game, this book is a hole in one.


Chapter 1. The Golfer in Motion

Chapter 2. Preworkout Warm-Up

Chapter 3. Mobility for Optimal Swing Angles

Chapter 4. Balance and Proprioception Training for Efficient Energy Transfer

Chapter 5. Rotational Resistance and Deceleration for Injury-Free Swings

Chapter 6. Strength for Increased Distance

Chapter 7. Explosive Power for Longer Drives

Chapter 8. Program Planning

Dr. Craig Davies is the director of nutrition and fitness for the Core Golf Academy at Orange County National in Orlando, Florida. He consults with the Canadian Junior National Golf Program, Netherlands National Golf Federation, Turkish National Golf Federation, and Trinidad and Tobago National Golf Association. He has worked with more than 50 professional golfers from the PGA, Nationwide, European, Canadian, LPGA, and Futures Tours. Dr. Davies developed the golf exercise specialist and golf performance therapist certifications through Golf Performance Therapy, a company he cofounded, which is dedicated to providing complete physical analysis, cutting-edge performance therapy, fitness program design, and nutrition consulting for golfers. He was the keynote speaker at the inaugural Canadian National Golf Performance Summit in 2007 and is a Nike golf fitness mentor. Dr. Davies was born in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, and now resides in Orlando, Florida.     


Dr. Vince DiSaia is a strength and conditioning specialist and chiropractor specializing in fitness and therapy for elite golf performance. He received his level 2 certification as a medical golf fitness professional through the Titleist Performance Institute. Dr. DiSaia is cofounder of Triple Dynamix, Inc., a company that provides instructional DVD exercise programs for rehabilitating or strengthening the most commonly injured areas of the body. He has worked with amateur as well as touring professionals, including those on the Futures, LPGA, Asian, Japan, and PGA tours. Dr. DiSaia has also been KVest certified, which allows him to capture and analyze 3-D imaging of the golf swing. He helps players achieve complete golf fitness through performance therapy, biomechanical analysis, physical fitness, and nutritional optimization. He currently practices in Southern California, where he lives with his wife and two sons.