Drie jaar lang werd ik in Canada begeleid door werelds beste fysiek rotatie expert Jason Glass. (zie onderstaande foto uit 2009). Jason Glass maakt onderdeel uit van de TPI advisory board, begeleid en adviseert meerdere PGA Tour, NHL, NFL atleten en is oprichter van Tour Performance Lab. Hij is de specialist in biomechanica, fysieke assessments en functionele kracht training voor rotatie atleten.
En hij was onlangs in Amsterdam waar hij 2 dagen de TPI level 1 cursus aan golfpro’s, fysio’s en fysieke coaches presenteerde. Dit was de ideale kans om hem te interviewen over de verschillen tussen golf scene in Noord Amerika en in Europa. Daarnaast vroeg ik hem wat wij kunnen leren en gaf hij ons een bijzondere tip mee. Ben je ook benieuwd wat de nieuwste trends zijn? Hieronder lees je het volledige interview.
Over trends en de nieuwste ontwikkelingen gesproken.. volgend jaar staat voor mij het 2-jaarlijkse World Golf Fitness Summit in Orlando op het programma. Deze conferentie met top coaches vanuit de hele wereld geeft mij de mogelijkheid om de nieuwste trends te spotten, ‘ground braking’ technieken te leren, en de meest effectieve behandelingen over te brengen naar Nederland.
Zoals Jason Glass mij weer herinnerde… de basis van rotatie explosiviteit en de ‘transfer of energy’ op de meest efficiënte manier… begint bij een mobiel en stabiel lichaam. Hieronder lees je het volledige interview met Jason!
For those of you who don’t know, I’m here with Jason Glass. He’s worlds leading rotational expert. We’ve been working together while I was in Canada for a few years and he’s in Amsterdam now.
That’s right, very excited
Happy to have you here. Have you been here before?
No, its my first time in Amsterdam
I guess you cycled along the canals
Yes I got a bike and rode around town. It was very cool.
So we’ve worked together in Canada, but for those who don’t know, you also work with TPI, you train golfers. And you’ve seen a lot in this industry. How do you see the developments right now that are happing in North America versus Europe? Is there anything you find different
Yea, I think so. I feel like, in many ways Europe is so advanced in technology and so far advanced in so many ways. But as far as adding fitness to golf… I feel like its about 5 years behind. So in North America, doing fitness for golf, or doing fitness to help somebody improve their rotatory power, its normal and its expected. So all of our young golfers are coming up and wanting to fitness. Where I come over to Europe, I find that there is still … there is still a small percentage of people that are like this makes sense, I want to do it. And there’s another small percentage that say this has nothing to do with golf. It’s not going to help me with my golf. And it’s that middle ground that we’re trying persuade to more fitness.
Yes indeed, it’s actually how many of us really want to improve. I mean you work with the top of the top golfers but not many of us do that and most golfers they want to become better. I guess there’s this component about physical training that really already realise that this going to help my game, and get fitter and be more energized on the course as well.
So you don’t really have to market to these people because they already believe in it. Where in 10 years, when I started working with golfers seriously, you had to convince them first that this was important and then you start the training. Now they just come to you and its just expected that they are going to do fitness
Great insight! Is there any other tip you’d like to give to our Dutch golfers?
Yea, I would say, first and foremost, just have a balanced approach to the game. So if you’re an amateur, don’t have mass expectations that you are going to be awesome if you are not putting in awesome training time and awesome practice time. So you’re going to enjoy the golf a lot more if you know you’re only going to practice a couple of hours a week, and have the expectations when you’re going to play you’re somebody who only practices a couple of hours a week. But if you’re going to put in hard time and you’re working really hard on you’re game, you should have higher expectations. And if you’re not getting them, you need to look at some of the elements, like looking at fitness, your mental game, your technical game and you can look at all these different elements and figure out where you’re weaknesses are and put your energy towards that.
Sounds fantastic Jason!
Tot dus ver mijn interview met Jason Glass. Benieuwd hoe de nieuwste technieken jou spel kunnen helpen? Of vind je het leuk om meer te weten te komen. Stuur mij hier een mail of kom langs op The Dutch Academy.