Your Swing the Right Way... www.getfittogolf.com.au
A new Web site
which promises to help improve a golfer¹s swing has been developed
by Australian chiropractor Ronald Burke.
The site, uses the
latest technological, medical and scientific techniques to help improve
a golfer¹s swing. Mr Burke developed the site in consultation with
golf professionals, fitness coaches, a team of chiropractors and Web
The software developed
for the site categorises golf swing faults into seven major areas. Muscle
imbalances, biomechanical faults and posture is diagnosed by the site
to determine a golfer¹s swing fault. A customised exercise program
which will improve your golf swing, general health and susceptibility
to injury is produced by the software program to help improve individual
More than 500 pages
of data is provided on the site, which is divided into two main components.
The first component includes general educational information for golfers
about medical problems which can lead to a major swing fault.
The second component
of the Web site is for members only. It involves a 30-minute general
health survey which will design a program specifically unique to individual
The custom software
program analyses individual data to produce a major swing fault and
an exercise program geared to correct any weakness. The program can
be printed out for the customer¹s benefit. This component includes
three fitness levels: novice, intermediate and advanced.
Each level targets
individual problems whilst recognising that body changes are ongoing.
Every three months a member client will be advised by email to reassess
Mr Burke said that
if a golfer has a spinal problem or incorrect posture they will have
a poor swing. "That¹s why I started this program. To help
people understand why they¹re golf swing is imperfect", Mr
Burke said. "If a person has poor posture or a muscle imbalance
or some other biomechanical problem they won¹t be able to hit a
golf ball square to a target and they will hook, slice, push or pull
matter how much a golfer spends on lessons or equipment if they have
a fault in their spine they won¹t be able to swing the club properly".
Mr Burke said the
Web site was designed to help golfers play better golf and to improve
their health and fitness and prevent injury."The idea is for individuals
to combine the diagnosis they receive from the site with lessons from
professional golfers, exercise and other medical help, if that is needed."
Mr Burke said that the site doesn¹t teach golfers how to hit a
ball, it aims to show them where they are going wrong.
a range of different problems which can affect a golf swing including
displaced hips, muscle weakness, shoulder pain, spinal problems, arched
feet, one leg shorter than the other, hunchback and back pain,"
he said. "All these problems restrict movement and will affect
your golf swing.If your balance is out then your centre of gravity will
be affected and so will your golf swing"