Titleist Performance Institute Golf Balance Test

Today Ha Bui, Certified TPI Golf Fitness Specialist, demonstrates how to do the Titleist Performance Institute’s Basic Balance Test.

While this test looks very basic and may be for some people, many others it’s not either due to equilibrium issues or muscle imbalances. Once a candidate can master this test on both feet, they can move on to more advanced balance drills to improve their golf game. Balance and control are of the utmost importance in quality and consistency of the golf swing.

You may feel grounded now but when you move on to a Bosu Balance Ball the difference is night and day once you step off of it.


Bosu Squat with Dumbbell Upper Body Twist

Advanced Balance and Coordination Exercise for Golf
Golf Fitness Client Spotlight: Ken Goodin

This is an intermediate to advanced golf exercise that challenges your balance, stability, coordination, core, torso rotation, and body strength control to improve your golf swing motion. This is also a great balance skill exercise for golfers to increase their sensitivity to changes of the load’s equilibrium as it relates to the body. As rotational weight is being shifted from side to side, your body is learning how to keep balance and control the whole body during the golf swing motion.

The Bosu Ball provides an unstable training surface, challenging the body at a more difficult level. By having great body awareness and full body control with balance, you are able to have a more consistent ball strike that can translate into increasing your golf swing speed and distance. This exercise is for intermediate to advanced golf fitness level person just looking for a new golf exercise drill added into their golf workouts to challenge them in those areas. Of course, consult with your physician before performing any physical activity.

Golf Fitness Bosu Squat 1

1) Start by choosing a dumbbell weight that you can safely control, but at the same time be challenged a bit. Stand and balance on the flat side of the Bosu Ball with the dome of the ball facing down, while holding a dumbbell close to the middle of your chest. You also have the option of starting with no weight or with a weighted medicine ball.

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Golf TPI Titleist Performance Institute Seated Trunk Rotation Test

Titleist Performance Institute Golf Fitness Specialist Ha Bui demonstrates the Seated Trunk Rotation Test


This test measures your trunk flexibility and directly correlates to your golf swing.

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How to do a Front & Back Shoulder Golf Stretch on Stability Ball

Golf Fitness Client Spotlight: Ruth Carey

This golf shoulder stretch exercise can help create a smoother transition (or better golf swing sequence) from the ground up.  The initial flow of the golf swing starts from the lower body.  Then the swing sequence transitions to the torso and into shoulder rotation of the back swing.  This specific golf stretch is focused on trying to keep the lead arm straight and head looking over the lead shoulder during the torso and shoulder rotation of the back swing. [Read more…]