At GBNYC, our expert team of golf and fitness professionals doesn’t simply rely on what they know to help you. They start with detailed scientific assessments of your capabilities and then base their programs for your improvement on those initial readings. Our team can assess the performance of your body, golf game, equipment, nutrition, mental state, and just about any other factor that affects how you play and enjoy the game. Read more about each assessment protocol and sign up for the first step on a measured and mindful road to improvement.
What enables top athletes to rise to the top of their sport? It’s not just practice, it’s the right kind of practice. t’s not just training, it’s carefully timed and planned training that produces quantifiable results. It’s not just working with professionals, it’s having a team of experts who are as concerned about your progress as you are. It’s about setting goals and monitoring your results.
The Assessment Process at GBNYC has been personalized and customized to address the needs and desires of each member. The assessment is the starting point for an on-going program that is regularly updated to reflect the member’s progress in both his/her health and golf game.
Getting the most out of GBNYC starts with this process. We can’t stress enough the importance of this total-body assessment process no matter what goals you have for yourself, your body, and your game.
The process begins with a comprehensive assessment of your physical capabilities and your golf abilities.
Physical: A certified fitness professional, trained in assessing quality of movement and range of motion, will lead you through a series of tests that are scored to determine your areas of strength and weakness as well as greatest efficiency. The cumulative results produce numerical scores that show how well you move and those areas that need work, and are the first step in the process of recording and analyzing your improvement.
GBNYC created this testing and scoring system exclusively for our members as a way of setting baselines, tracking progress, and measuring results. We have introduced graphs, charts, and other visual presentations to explain the tests’ results and their relation to your goals. The scoring system is the basis for creating your personalized workout program.
When needed, our sports-medicine professionals can be brought in to evaluate any specialized issues such as injury prevention and recovery.
Golf: Besides creating a way of explaining the tests and scores to you, this new Assessment Process allows the fitness professional to communicate clearly with the golf professional regarding your unique set of issues—strengths, weaknesses, limitations, efficiencies, and more.
These quantified results are where GBNYC’s golf professionals begin in bringing their expertise to your game. Once they know what your body can and cannot do-and what it can learn and be trained to do—they can determine your ideal swing style.
We know your body, we know your game. Now we can create a personalized practice plan that works in real time, because it isn’t enough to combine what we’ve learned about your fitness, golf, and sports-medicine issues just once: The process must be on-going and realistic.
Your practice plan is segmented into timelines that correspond to the golf seasons wherever you happen to be. For most of our members, that’s in the New York Metro area, where the plan’s structure probably will look like this:
• Pre-Season: Focus on building strength and power.
• In Season: Improve playing skills while maintaining key factors such as mobility and stability.
• Post-Season: Winding down from playing with an emphasis on recovery and maintaining strength, while assessing any new issues.
This timeline is designed to maximize performance. So while you’re playing, the emphasis is on maintenance, allowing you to continue to play and improve without injury or other setback. In the off-season, the emphasis is on long-term gains in strength, power, and speed, along with other assets that produce maximum results.
If a member spends the off-season somewhere warm such as Florida or Arizona, where the golf season can continue, the team will adjust the program for maximum playing benefit with more maintenance and less training. The assessment is made and refined three times each year as part of the GBNYC membership.
To ensure that the member and his/her team are always in touch, GBNYC has adopted an online system designed to ensure regular communication.
This space is the member’s permanent record, a vault containing all test results, videos, and interactions between member and team, allowing them to instantly see what’s changed, where progress has been made, and where more work is needed. And this training space allows the two sides to stay in communication from anywhere in the world.
At the end of each season, the team re-examines the plan and evaluates its success by measuring the member’s results both quantitatively and qualitatively, and making adjustments for the future.
Our goal—and what we believe should be your goal—is continued improvement, year after year, in both fitness and golf. Regularly re-evaluating progress versus goals while monitoring your practice plan ensures that you and your game are always going in the right direction.
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