As a certified Mike Wright's Golf Pilates instructor I suspected that Butch Harmon was doing Pilates, but had yet to really see it in the news. Lo and behold, there it was in my Google news alert this morning with a link to the posting.
In a 2006 Wall Street Journal article, reporter John Paul Newport states that even recreational golfers can receive performance benefits from only 10 minutes per day of well executed Pilates exercises! That's right, only 10 minutes per day can improve your golf swing and alleviate back pain.
Professional golfers who do Pilates include Rich Beem, Tiger Woods, David Duval, Annika Sorenstam, Kelli Kuehne, Andrew McGee, Carin Koch, Grace Park and Betsy King. They know that the secret to a strong game without pain is a strong and flexible core.
Mike Wright's Golf Pilates products will help you consistently hit the ball farther and straighter, while reducing the risk of injury and back pain. The golf-conditioning program builds strength while simultaneously increasing stability, flexibility, balance and core control: all the elements proven to be essential for a great swing."
So the next time you visit our lovely island of Providenciales give me a shout and we can improve your game while you're on vacation in the beautiful Caribbean!