Being physically fit allows you to walk 18 holes of golf without feeling fatigued and to stay focused throughout the game. Perhaps more important, a well-conditioned body can produce more powerful and coordinated swinging actions that result in longer and better-placed drives. Higher fitness levels also reduce your recovery time, thereby letting you enjoy more frequent rounds of golf.
The repetitive nature of the golf swing predisposes both professional and amateur golfers to injury. To avoid or limit physical breakdown, we encourage a preventive program of physical conditioning. The first steps are to recognize your own physical limitations and understand what you must do to strengthen these weaknesses. If left unattended, they certainly will lead to eventual breakdown. This is why it is imperative to become aware of potential problems and preventive measures. A successful training program should address cardiorespiratory endurance, postural imbalances, golf-specific strength, functional flexibility, balance, and motor learning.