“TPI does not believe in one way to swing a club, rather in an infinite number of swing styles. But, we do believe there is one efficient way for every player to swing and it is based on what the player can physically do.”
Titleist Performance Institute
TPI is a world leading golf educational organization focused on the relationship between the human body and the golf swing. TPI is dedicated to the research, technology, and training to improve golfers performance and enjoyment of the game. They have spent almost two decades developing the TPI program. TPI provides a certification program with 5 unique fields of study; Medical, Golf Pro, Fitness, Power, and Junior development. The goal is to identify physical limitations that limit your performance or cause pain, and developing a treatment plan to improve your game.
18 of the last 20 Major Championships won by players advised by a TPI expert
25 of the Top 30 players in the world are advised by a TPI expert
52 of the last 63 PGA Tour events won by players advised by a TPI expert
TPI Screen and Rehab
As TPI’s philosophy states, there isn’t one specific way to swing a club. Each swing is unique to the individual and the goal is maximize your swing. Most people try and compare their swing to that of Tiger Woods or Jordan Spieth. The differences will be obvious, but your body may not be able to physically do the things they can do. They spend countless hours getting in shape and working on their swing. Most of us spend comparatively little time at the gym, little to no warm up at the golf course, and only play 1-2 times a month. You can’t expect to be Tiger Woods, you just need to be the best YOU.
I recently completed my TPI Certification for golf rehab. We learned how to perform the golf specific TPI physical screen and how this relates to the “Body Swing connection”, or how your physical limitations can affect your swing. The screen is a thorough assessment of swing biomechanics, movement quality, physical fitness, and overall health. With the information from the screen, we can develop an individualized treatment program to improve your golf game. Comprehensive treatment program may include a golf pro, physical therapy, or fitness professional.
Body Swing Connection
“The body works in an alternating pattern of stable segments connected by mobile joints. If this pattern is altered – dysfunction and compensation will occur.”
The treatment plan is individualized based on your screen, pain, and ,most importantly, your goals. Most people would love to hit it longer and more consistent, but maybe your goal is reducing your draw, being able to play a fade, or controlling your wedge distances. Together, with your golf pro, we can put together a treatment plan that will reduce your pain, improve your score, and increase your enjoyment of the game.
Curt Krobot, PT, OCS, TPI