CARVINGGOLF Hcp with 60 or older

Scientific studies have shown that a player can, through regular training, continuously improve and stabilize his playing performance even at a higher age. Therefore, a 50 to 60 year old player can , through a correctly measured training dosage, reach the biological performance of an 30 to 40 year old player. Hereby, an ideal “fountain of health” can be tapped, given a regular fitness work-out in combination with playing a round of golf. (Grosser).

The majority of people in Germany today, sit through their lives – at work, in front of the tv , computer or at the coffee/tea table. Statistics have shown that women sit approx.6.7 hours per day and men approx. 7.1 hours. People have become sedentary. 100 years ago, one walked an average of 20 km per day. Today, the average walking distance is less than 2 km.
The so-called “modern mobility” has led to a lack of mobility, especially among older people who find all forms of movement ever more difficult. Aching joints and muscles make walking less and less enjoyable resulting in less desire to walk at all.

This lack of desire to walk has also reached the golf game. The golf swing movements are leading to a rise in health problems by older golf players, causing many to review their playing ability when fll comes and especially after a bad season, seriously play with the idea of giving up the game forever. The player, however, is only confronted with these burdening swing movements during approx. 20% of his game.
80% of the his game is drawn from his “fountain of health”, enhancing his well-being.
Why give up? Why not continue drawing energy from the “fountain of health“. A swing technique is needed which corresponds to the individual abilities of the player, thereby solving all of his playing problems.

CARVINGGOLF: Does it solve the puzzle of the swing problem?

A research project of the Sport Science Department of the Technical University of Munich called “ Carvinggolf, the core of the swing movement “ has set the course for a golf swing demanding less physical strain.

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Carvinggolf, the core of the swing movement
A sport science teaching doctrine

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CARVINGGOLF leads to reduced muscular energy and more muscular tension which improves swing performance in the future. This teaching doctrine fits all players. Why shouldn’t it also be good for older players who have problems with their joints and muscles? This question was brought up by some members of the golf academy at the Golf Club München Eichenried, who then added CARVINGGOLF to their teaching program. Since spring of 2011, club members and guests, beginners and advanced players, junior and senior players can learn the CARVINGGOLF technique, a swing needing less physical strain.

The most important point is, that the players don’t have to change their game in order to be free of pain and regain the enjoyment of the game again. They just have to learn to optimally use the components of the physical pendulum, thereby avoiding movements which disturb the dynamics of the pendulum motion. The golf academy in München Eichenried acknowledges that this presents no problem for experienced players.

CARVINGGOLF: Solving the handicap puzzle for players aged 60 and beyond

In an article from the magazine “golf manager”, edition 2/11, “Demoskopische Tiefsee“ (demoscopic deep sea), Daniel Regentrop, spoke about 124,000 former golfers, former club or VcG members who have given up the game.
Many of these former players aged 60 and over would surely still be playing and drawing their energy out of the “ fountain of health “ if the golf swing was not presenting such tremendous problems. Solving these problems would surely improve the outlook of many golf clubs in regard to upholding memberships.

Why not counteract this dangerous development and present courses to senior golfers, aimed at solving their health problems related to their swing, as is done at the golf academy at München Eichenried which solves these physical swing problems. CARVINGGOLF instructor at the acadamy, Barry Rixom , shows how it’s done!

Fig. 2: Eichenrieds pro Barry Rixom, shows the standing position, starting the swing, back swing and down swing, point of contact and follow-through of CARVINGGOLF.
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A golf club owner/manager planning for the future, could for example, offer free introductory CARVINGGOLF courses, with the aim of counteracting the loss of senior golfer memberships.
An introductory course would cost € 300 /senior player, an investment which would lead to a prolongation of senior club memberships and thereby fulfill the business expectations of the club owner/manager!

Literature: M.Grosser „Universal Golf Learning System“

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