Look after your body and mind

The Norfolk Premier Golf Academy has taken a major step forward in the pursuit of the perfect swing and are keen to get the best out of a particular piece of equipment - you, the golfer.

The Norfolk Premier Golf Academy has taken a major step forward in the pursuit of the perfect swing and are keen to get the best out of a particular piece of equipment - you, the golfer.

Many players might say the most important piece of equipment is the driver or the putter but if the person on the end of the club is not performing to their best then they will never achieve their true potential.

As well as offering a comprehensive teaching package, using all the latest swing technology, the Blofield-based driving range now has a qualified fitness instructor on hand to work in tandem with the golf pros to help determine any weakness or imbalance in the body that leads to particular swing faults.

Matthew Potter, 20, has also qualified as a Titleist Performance Institute instructor, following an intensive course in the America, and studies how the body works in relation to the golf swing.


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He said: 'The most important piece of equipment to a golfer is their own body. If we can get the body moving in the most effective way possible then we can improve people's games drastically.

'By setting aside half an hour you can complete 12 simple exercise tests to determine if there is a weakness or an imbalance in your body. One of the weaknesses can lead to a particular swing fault or shot. Have you ever wondered what are the physiological reasons for hitting a slice?

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'The exercises that are part of the TPI program are simple to do and include stretching and resistance exercises that you can do in the comfort of your own home. Twenty to 30 minutes of gentle exercise two to three times a week can make a big difference to the golf swing.'

t Norfolk Premier Golf will be holding an open day on Saturday, March 27, where customers will be able to try all the facility has to offer and have a chat with Potter with regards to golf fitness. The facility is also close to achieving the prestigious Range Mark accreditation and is working closely with Active Norfolk to encourage people to get back into golf.

t Norfolk Premier Golf is also looking for another PGA professional to join the team either on a full-time or part-time basis visit www.chrispottergolf.co.uk or call 01603 716611 for further details.

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