We didn't care what Tour pros did. Ideal models aren't based on popularity; they are objective and based on facts about science, the body and the brain.
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Windermere, FL (PRWEB) February 26, 2010
Last week, Chuck Quinton, founder of Rotary Swing Golf and RotarySwing.com, unveiled the much-anticipated Rotary Swing Tour (RST) Level 1 Certification Manual for purchase by golf instructors and students alike. RST Certification aims to move golf instruction away from opinions, personal preference and interpretation of Tour pro swings and toward the Olympic training model, the basis of which is scientific research and facts about how the human body moves safely and most efficiently.
Quinton is surprised the golf instruction industry continues chasing the latest fad or favorite swings of each era, somehow avoiding the evolution experienced in most Olympic sports. In speed skating, ski jumping and high jump (to name but three), all competitors' techniques are essentially the same thanks to research uncovering the most efficient body movements necessary for success.
Perhaps this absence of evolution in golf instruction explains why handicaps have hardly changed the past few decades, despite unprecedented advancements in technology.
"The lack of handicap improvement is an indictment of our industry," said Quinton. "A paradigm shift was needed in golf instruction. We didn't care what Tour pros did. Ideal models aren't based on popularity; they are objective and based on facts about science, the body and the brain."
This 140-plus page golf instructor certification manual is the culmination of his research. It offers a foundation in disciplines such as physics, anatomy, biomechanics and physiology to help ensure golf instructors no longer struggle to answer students' tough questions like "Why am I doing this?" and "How exactly do I get into that position?"
"Many golfers are told they can't make a full shoulder turn due to a lack of flexibility," said Quinton. "They're victims of bad information. I've never had a student who couldn't make a full 90 degree turn after I teach them how to use the muscles truly responsible for rotating the body. Understanding some basic anatomy and biomechanics is the key to helping golfers improve and avoid injury."
And although the term "golf biomechanics" has been bandied about for several years now, RST redefines the category.
"Most golf biomechanics data comes from top players' swings," said Quinton. "Unfortunately, all of these players are flawed, some significantly so. Statistics show that over 80% of professional golfers will miss 8 weeks of competitive play due to injury during their careers. The vast majority of these injuries could easily be avoided."
Quinton pointed out that a number of pros in the 1970s had huge hip slides in their swings and played great golf. Now, they are lining up for hip replacements.
"Basing your swing on Tour pros can be hazardous to your health!" said Quinton. "Science, not your favorite Tour player, should dictate your swing model."
The RST model meets this tough standard and receives support from Dr. Jeff Broker, former Senior Biomechanist for the U.S. Olympic Committee and current member of the Rotary Swing Golf Medical Panel.
"It's based on sound biomechanics....It's a very simple model, yet it's powerful," said Dr. Broker.
Importantly, the RST Instructor Certification Manual doesn't just stop with the swing model. It supplies an introduction to research about how the brain learns complex movement patterns--like the golf swing--and how instructors must use this information to maximize students' practice time and effect real change.
The RST Certification Manual can be purchased as an eBook ($29.95) or a paperback ($49.95). Visit the RotarySwing.com Online Store or find it at http://www.rotaryswing.com/rst-certification/rst-level1-certification.php.
About Rotary Swing Golf:
Rotary Swing Golf, LLC was founded in 2006 by golf professional Chuck Quinton and is one of the world’s leading providers of subscription-based online golf instruction via http://www.RotarySwing.com and http://www.OnePlaneGolfSwing.com. These websites offer more than 180 instructional videos, totaling 19 hours of content, much of it available in high definition. In addition, Rotary Swing Golf's websites offer golf training aids, online golf lessons, an active forum with nearly 5000 members, club fittings and an online video community. Quinton has authored The Rotary Swing golf instruction book that has sold thousands of copies worldwide as well as the instructional DVD series Swing Plane Made Simple and Short Game Made Simple. More recently, Quinton founded the Rotary Swing Golf Academy at Sugarloaf Mountain near Orlando, Florida, and became the Teaching Professional at Castle Pines Golf Club in Colorado.
For more information, contact Rotary Swing Golf Business Manager Josh Eaton at 734-306-1607.
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