It is common knowledge that golf is not a full contact sport, but it does still require whoever wants to play it a certain level of physical ability in order to reach some form of success. Power is one major requirement of this sport. Especially since the object of the game is to make the golf ball go into the hole with as seldom a contact from the player as possible. That goal is only possible if the player has the strength to hit the ball with enough force for it to travel tens or hundreds of meters closer into the green. The distance covered by a golfer’s golf ball once he hits it is called his driving distance.
By doing some hard work and putting on muscles can be of great help to achieve the driving distance that would surpass a player’s competition. One must not forget though that precision is also as every bit important as the distance the shot would have traveled. Golf exercises ensure that a golfer maintains his full range of motion. This would allow him to not only have the strength to cover distance but to also maintain direction with his shot.
There have been many debate about which is the more important factor in the game. Is the driving distance more important or does accuracy out weights the prior in terms of significance? This is the question every person has to go through and find the answer for himself. This question usually goes unanswered for many players even up to now. Studies would tell us that it just really depends on what you as a player naturally is lacking on. Since the debate is on what particular area to focus on between the two, many professionals would say that the answer is different for every person. If you are a guy who naturally has the core strength and you don’t encounter any problem on covering driving distance, then it’s the accuracy part for you and you have to focus on golf exercises to improve your range of motion for accuracy. On the other hand, if you are someone who naturally excel with dexterity, then you should most definitely pour your efforts into strength to extend the distance of your shot.
Determining which side of the wall you would be depends on your current abilities. Training is done so your other competency can catch up to those you excel on. As with any other game or sport, to be a good player, you have to be an all around type of player. You have to be able to fill in the deficiencies in your game so you can step up. This principle applies with any other sport. It is a race to whoever develops a better all around game; and he usually is the one who comes out on top.
Golf in contrast highly depends on the player’s technique. As a golfer you have got to cement a solid foundation in your game built of the fundamentals first. Being driven to accomplish this mind set would ensure that your deficiencies with the sports improves instead of worsen.