TPI Golf assessment expert
Dr. Andrew Timbs, Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) golf assessment specialist at Purity Chiropractic – Peregian Springs, Sunshine coast.
TPI is the world’s leading educational organisation. It is dedicated to the study of how the human body functions in relation to the golf swing.
Since its inception in 2003, TPI has studied thousands of golfers. Ranging from the top professional Tour players to weekend enthusiasts. They have an incredible amount of data on players of all shapes, sizes, ages, and fitness levels. Using this data, TPI discovered how a properly functioning body allows a player to swing a golf club in the most efficient way possible. TPI has also analysed how physical limitations in a player’s body can adversely affect the golf swing and potentially lead to injury.
Most golfers swing faults come from the fact that areas of their body do not function properly. Those areas do not need to have any pain or symptoms associated with them. You may only have 40 degrees of thoracic spine rotation instead of 50 degrees which will effect the ability to create a full back swing. After watching the professionals people thinking the club needs to be parallel at the top of the back swing. If the lack of thoracic spine function does not allow you to do this you will find a way to cheat and make it happen. This will create extra stress in other areas which is what leads to injury.
With a TPI assessment we go through every area of the body pin pointing all the areas of the body that do not have adequate function. We than create a program specialised to those findings. We will work on YOUR golf swing. Every body is different therefor every golf swing is different.