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​Golfing for Gold: PGA 2015

Friday, 14 August 2015  |  Paul

It’s that time of year again, folks, one golf tournament ends and another one begins, and we at Health and Care are loving it. This time round it’s the USA PGA Championship, in very nearly its 100th year and the pros just keep getting better and better - quite literally in the case of Rory McIlroy. Yes Rory was, if you recall our sad lament, forced to pull out of the Open Championship to instead hobble along the road of recovery. Barely one month later and he’s back in the game! We’re not saying our top selling Aircast A60 can take all the credit for getting our nation’s champion back on form, but we’re sure going to give it a lot. 

1, 2, 3...Fore!

If you’re getting pumped by the PGA tour and ready to hit the course, here are 3 simple steps you can take to get you in the best position to go from fore to first!

  1. Don’t over swing: We get the logic, if you want something to travel faster and further you hit it harder and quicker, yes? Well, actually no. Golf has always been a sophisticated sport where bludgeoning balls with ballistic force isn’t the recommended form of play. Get yourself in peak performance mode so you can play with more brains and less brawn with our Dynaband Get Fit For Golf Kit, doing exactly what it says on the tin.
  1. Warm Up: There probably aren’t a lot of people that think teeing off requires any physical preparation, but we all know what it feels like to twist something in a way it’s just not ready to be twisted. Golf involves major amounts of stretching, rotation and twists of the upper body and failing to prepare is preparation to flail in pain. No need to run a length of the course, adopt a brisk pace on the walk to your starting position, stretch arms, shoulders and wrists – throw in a jumping jack or six and your preparation is done for that hole-in-one! Looking to level-up your warm-up? Try Fireactiv’s Thermal Wrist Support, an innovative way to get your most important tools (your hands!) ready and raring for the course.
  1. Don’t miss: Ah, the most obvious advice is always the most sagely. If you miss the ball, not only will you probably anger yourself, you’ll also aggregate the wrist, as it is hitting the ground that often leads to wrist injuries. Your club is essentially a honing device to the shock of impact to travel up to your arm, so even an impatient tapping of the ground (or a more furious beating of the rough) can cause serious havoc on your joints. Needing a hand with perfect precision? Try our Dynair Golf Pro inflatable "wobble boards" for a fun and effective way to improve your golfing balance, aim and efficiency. Stand soft-side up or on their harder, flat surface, or alternate on each foot until you’ve found your perfect balance, this unique device is great for therapy or general practise and really throws you into the challenge of making that perfect swing.

Pure Magnetism 

Rory McIlroy, Ricky Fowler, Ryo Ishikawa and Brittany Lincicome are just some of the golfing stars sporting the power of magnets. With such a sleek design, you’d be forgiven for thinking the Mag Titan Tiamo Magnetic Bracelet is just another fashion statement when it is, in fact, the secret weapon of many a pro golfer. 

So what’s so great about this bracelet? The Titan Tiamo features magnets to improve circulation and blood flow, as increased blood flow produces higher levels of anti-inflammatory white blood cells that help expedite recovery and lessen discomfort. Encouraging more densely oxygen saturated red blood cells to flow to the damaged areas, these magic magnets also remove toxins which can cause increased pain in the injured area. 

Not just for the golfing men and women of the world, we never thought we’d see the day where Harry Styles and Wayne Rooney were wearing matching bracelets, but Trion:Z are just that good. 

Get championship-ready with our range of golf-lover’s delights at Health and Care!