Club Golfer CD

Footwear

Correct Footwear and Foot Care for Golf

Golf shoes are not only expensive but also one of the most important pieces of golf equipment you will purchase.

DO NOT BUY CHEAP, ILL-FITTING SHOES IF YOU ARE PLAYING GOLF REGULARLY

DO

  • Do buy a pair of good supportive shoes. Leather gives the essential support to the feet, protects them from wet weather and allows them to breathe.
  • Do check your spikes, as worn or missing spikes will cause abnormal loading on your feet, ankles, knees and spine.
  • Do dry your shoes out when soaked in wet weather. Place paper in the shoes to maintain their shape.
  • Do ensure that your laces are evenly distributed in the lace holes to prevent the excessive pressure causing blisters or bunions.
A HELPFUL TIP ON SHOE CONDITION: PLACE A PEN/PENCIL IN THE MID POINT OF THE BACK OF THE SHOE TO ENSURE THAT THERE IS GOOD CUP SUPPORT AND NO ABNORMAL WEAR AT THE HEEL OF THE SHOE.

A Simple Test
When buying a new pair of golf shoes, put the new shoe on and stand on one foot to see if you are balanced. Now swing a golf club standing on the one shoe.

If you are losing your balance this will affect your address to the ball during the swing phase in golf. This would indicate that a more supportive shoe is recommended. Don't forget to test the other shoe.

Foot Exercise

Followed by...
  • Correct footwear and foot care for golf
  • Simple methods for fitting shoes
  • Other factors to consider when selecting footwear
  • Calf muscle test
  • Taking care of your feet
  • Little and often
  • Causes of injury
  • Foot exercises for the golfer

For further enquiries email golfphysio@golfmed.net


Introduction | The Golf Fitness System Level 1
The Golf Fitness System Level 2
| Training for Golf | The Body and Golf
"Get Fit for Golf" books - Part 1 and Part 2
| Club Golfer CD

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