Thursday, October 19, 2017

Health and fitness

Editor September 24, 2014
GAME FITNESS… Pictured, Mooroopna Golf Club’s AAA Rated PGA Professional, Chris Donovan. Photo: Madeleine Caccianiga.

GAME FITNESS… Pictured, Mooroopna Golf Club’s AAA Rated PGA Professional, Chris Donovan. Photo: Madeleine Caccianiga.

Find your best game

GOLF is not only a fantastic sport for any person at any age, but it can also be good for your health. Walking an average course for a round of golf can be between five to seven kilometres and playing golf regularly can help you stay fit, improve muscle tone and endurance, lose weight and body fat and it’s also relaxing and very enjoyable.
AAA Rated PGA Teaching Professional at the Mooroopna Golf Club, Chris Donovan said, “With the right use of technique, golf is a low impact sport which is easy on the body, which keeps you constantly moving and which is great fun to enjoy from a social aspect.”
Chris said the most important thing to understand whether you’re a beginner or a regular golfing enthusiast is that correct form is key in preventing injury and improving form flexibility.
“We specialise in helping our golfers, at all levels, develop correct form and posture to optimise movement and motion capabilities. This not only helps to optimise flexibility, but also improves form and technique.
“If the correct form is used, golfing related injuries are completely preventable, but it’s important for us to know if our golfers have any previous injuries to ensure preventative measures are taken to alleviate further strain.
“Form and flexibility is not a prerequisite to enjoying golf. If you have limited movement you can absolutely develop it through training and technique. And this is the case for absolutely everyone, of any age and any ability.
“Golf really is for anybody.”
The Mooroopna Golf Club offer private golfing tuition as well as men’s, women’s and juniors clinics to help learn and improve technique.
For more information, visit www.mooroopnagolfclub.com or phone the Pro Shop on 5825 2811.