Balance Ball Exercises and Drills

Two GolfGym Balance Ball Drills for Better Rotation

Here are two simple and effective GolfGym Balance Ball Drills to help with your golf swing and your balance. Have some fun with these two drills to move from an “Arm Swinger” to developing Better Rotation in your golf swing. Ken Pierce add some fun to the drills.

Here is Mike Hansen from Hansen Fitness for Golf in Irvine, California demonstrating a balance and strengthening movement that is sure to help your golf game.

 PGA & Champions Tour Player Tom Pernice, Jr

Tom is playing great and his fitness is a big component. Many amateur golfers can’t even stand up straight on one foot for more than a few seconds. In the following pictures you see Tom in the PGA Tour Fitness Trailer not only balancing on one foot, but he is performing an entire movement pattern simulating a full golf swing.

Tom-Pernice-balance-golf-swing-fitnessNotice how far Tom rotates his shoulders both in the backswing and follow through. He even turns his head on the follow through…still balancing on just one foot. Now, that’s body control folks. A key to performing this exercise well is to focus on one point on the floor while standing straight up on one leg with your hands hanging off to your sides. Then when you get comfortable in that position, start to lower yourself into a golf posture placing your hands in front of you simulating holding a club. When you can go from straight to a golf posture several times, add the swing. I can tell you this, if you try to do the complete movement pattern right off the bat, you may be very frustrated. This exercise will not only challenge your balance, but work every stabilizing muscle in your lower body. Take your time with this and it will pay off for you. Oh, one more thing, do it on the other leg too! Good Luck. The GolfGym Team.