Monitoring a log of your golf, strength & conditioning, and other physical activity workloads provides you and your team with intelligent insights to help optimize performance and reduce the risk of injury (e.g. due to overtraining or sudden spikes in load).
Understanding that your golf load, training load and other physical activity load all need to be considered in your approach to better golf is key. Your daily wellness self report measures on energy, motivation, recovery, muscle soreness etc. are influenced by what physical activity (load) you take on during each week (among other factors).
Your workload impacts on the levels of fatigue you experience and ultimately on how well prepared you are for each tournament you compete in. Using athlete monitoring data effectively will unlock so many intelligent insights on your approach that you (and your team) can use to adapt your goals and plan for better, optimized golf.
Click on the infographic below to explore the importance of monitoring your golf, training and other physical activity loads. Furthermore, consider the insights you can gain from monitoring and how these can feed into your approach to training, practicing and scheduling.
Dr Ben Langdown is a Senior Lecturer in Sports Coaching at The Open University and has published various journal papers in the area of golf and sports science. Specifically, Ben's research focuses on athlete monitoring, warm-up protocols, and training interventions in the sport of golf. Ben is also a Strength and Conditioning Coach for England Golf and over the past 15 years has provided biomechanics and S&C support to golfers from amateurs through to European (Men’s and Ladies’) Tours and a European Senior Tour Season Champion. Ben has presented at 4 World Golf Fitness Summits and the 2018 World Scientific Congress of Golf, where he also acted as an invited review panel member supporting education for >150 academics/coaches. He has delivered various invited keynote workshops with international organisations, including England Golf, The PGAs of GB&I, Spain, Czech Republic and Slovakia with all adopting his applied approaches. Most recently, Ben has developed the AMI Sports: Golf athlete monitoring app allowing further insight into golfers’ practice, tournaments, training and daily wellbeing.