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April 7, 2014 Leave a comment
The 2nd Annual Filipino American Charity Golf Classic and Dinner Dance will occur on May 23rd at the La Mirada Golf Course located in South Los Angeles County. The event proceeds will help support the LA County Junior Golf Foundation and rebuild homes for Typhoon Haiyan victims through Gawad Kalinga.
EVENT DAY INFO:
- 11:00 AM Player Registration, Lunch and Putting Contest
- 12:45 PM Call to Golf Carts
- 1:00 PM Shotgun Start, Scramble Format
- 6:30 PM Mixer
- 7:00 PM Golf Awards Recognition and Dinner Dance
To learn more go to: http://www.filamtv.com/golf.html
February 17, 2014 Leave a comment
With the goal of “Empowering Women Through the Game of Golf” the LPGA Golf Clinics for Women program, run by JBC Golf, Inc., located in Boston, Massachusetts, are “full one-day Clinics in major markets across the nation.”
In 2014, there will be a total of 14 such clinics. The program commences on April 14, 2014 at the Calabasas Country Club in Los Angeles, California and concludes on November 4, 2014 at the Seagate Country Club in Delray Beach, Florida.
The 2014 LPGA Golf Clinics for Women schedule is as follows:
Monday, April 14th: Calabasas Country Club, Los Angeles, CA.
Tuesday, April 22nd: Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge, Charlotte, NC.
Monday, May 12th: Elmwood Country Club, White Plains, NY.
Monday, May 19th: TPC Southwind, Memphis, TN.
Monday, June 2nd: The Minikahda Club, Minneapolis, MN.
Wednesday, June 18th: 1757 Golf Club, Dulles, VA.
Monday, June 23rd: Spring Valley Country Club, Sharon, MA.
Monday, July 14th: Spring Valley Country Club, Sharon, MA.
Monday, August 4th: The Ivanhoe Club, Mundelein, IL.
Monday, August 25th: Crestmont Country Club, West Orange, NJ.
Monday, September 8th: Palo Alto Hills Country Club, Palo Alto, CA.
Monday, September 22nd: Westmoreland Country Club, Wilmette, IL.
Monday, September 29th: Druid Hills Golf Club, Atlanta, GA.
Tuesday, November 4th: Seagate Country Club, Delray Beach, FL.
To learn more and to register, visit: http://www.lpgagolfclinicsforwomen.com/.
January 30, 2014 Leave a comment
Ever wondered how to address injuries that interfere with your golf game? Golf Rehab might be an option. Golf Rehab is one of the services offered by Dynamic Sports Physical Therapy, located in mid-town Manhattan, New York. The Fourth Tee conducted this Q&A to learn more!
THE FOURTH TEE: Thank you for granting this interview with The Fourth Tee. Describe for us the types of golf-related injuries that can occur, as distinguished from pre-existing injuries, that playing golf can exacerbate.
DYNAMIC SPORTS PHYSICAL THERAPY: As a general rule, the #1 predictor of injury is having had a previous injury, and any injury can be exacerbated from playing.
TFT: What are some examples of the types of pre-existing injuries that, if left untreated, can be exacerbated by playing golf?
DSPT: Any previous injury that resulted in limited flexibility, a reduction in core strength, or a decrease in balance, can lead to compensation and injury during the golf swing.
TFT: As a general matter, what is the most common type of golf-related injury you tend to see in your practice?
DSPT: Low back pain, neck pain, hip pain, shoulder and elbow tendonitis are all common. Tightness in the hips leading to an increase in demand on the soft tissues of the low back, and or the additional demand imposed by the golf swing on a back weakened by previous injury are the most common injuries seen at our practice.
TFT: What types of exercises are most beneficial, as generalized preventative measures?
DSPT: Flexibility, core, and balance exercises are the most beneficial as part of a regular exercise routine for someone who plays golf.
TFT: What is micro-trauma, and how does playing golf (recreationally or professionally) contribute to this type of injury?
DSPT: When flexibility issues arise in golfers, the golf swing imposes excessive demands on the restricted joint. In essence, the “end range” comes about too early and is “pushed” as the individual tries to swing the club optimally. The “push” at “end range” with the intense speed of the golf swing results in “micro-trauma.” This micro-trauma is essentially small tears and irritations that trigger the body to respond to injury. The response to injury is most often inflammation and the creation of additional scar tissue resulting in adhesion and further restriction.
TFT: What are the symptoms of micro-trauma, and how is it generally treated?
DSPT: Micro-trauma most commonly presents as muscle or joint soreness, joint inflammation, but may result in little more than “stiffening up” a couple hours after play. Treating the soreness and inflammation with ice and anti-inflammatory medications is common and has its benefits; however, release and flexibility techniques should be part of a golfer’s cool down. Ideally, recovering from micro-trauma would include regular sessions with a manual therapist.
TFT: What are some of the techniques/approaches used by Dynamics Sports Physical Therapy to address and repair golf-related injuries?
DSPT: At DSPT we use the SFMA and TPI screens to evaluate limitations in movement and the golf swing, specifically. The results from these assessments are used to develop an integrated treatment approach that includes manual therapy, exercise, and a home program. The soft tissue techniques most commonly used by our practice to treat soft tissue overuse injuries are ART and Graston.
TFT: Tell us more about the SFMA and TPI screens that you use in your evaluations.
DSPT: SFMA is the selective functional movement assessment. It is a movement screen that allows a clinician to determine the most likely cause of an injury. This is usually different than the site of injury. For example, if a golfer has knee pain the cause of injury may be due to lack of mobility in their ankle or weakness in the hips/ core. If we only treat the knee and don’t treat the underlying cause, the golfer would keep getting reoccurrences of their injury. The SFMA allows us to determine the cause. The Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) screen is a golf-specific assessment that allows us to see if a golfer has the flexibility and strength to complete a proper golf swing. Then it is up to them and their teaching professional to actually hit the ball.
DSPT: Active Release Technique is a manual therapy approach that uses specifically directed force to increase tension in fascia while the individual performs active muscle contractions to slide muscles past any fascial tissue or scar tissue formation that may be adhered from the micro-trauma process described above.
TFT: In addition to Art®, the other soft tissue technique you indicated you use is Graston. Tell us a little more about this technique.
DSPT: Graston is also known as instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM). It is a technique where stainless steel instruments are utilized to help improve fascial movement. Fascia is the layer of connective tissue that surrounds our muscles. If there is lack of mobility in this tissue, it can result in loss of motion and flexibility.
TFT: The Fourth Tee thanks you for the opportunity to have this Q&A with you.
Below is a Dynamic Sports Physical Therapy video illustrating physical therapy drills used for someone returning to golf after hip surgery.
To learn more about Dynamic Sports Physical Therapy, visit http://www.DynamicSportsPT.com.
January 28, 2014 Leave a comment
Enjoy these Spring 2008 photos of the The Blue Monster and Doral Golf Resort!
January 20, 2014 Leave a comment
In the video below, Roberto Borgatti, author of “A Swing You Can Trust” DVD and eBook, along with speedball instructors Maris Madeira and YooSun Park, demonstrate how you can incorporate speedball fitness into your workout routine to improve your golf readiness. Created by Steve Feinberg, the speedball fitness routine increases strength, agility, balance and coordination.
To learn more about speedball fitness visit: http://www.speedballfitness.com.
To learn more about Roberto Borgatti and A Swing You Can Trust, visit: http://borgatti.org
January 3, 2014 Leave a comment
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 12,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.
May 1, 2013 Leave a comment