As we have seen on TV, golf fitness is exploding on tour. Most of the top ranking PGA players all are working out and most have their own trainers. What’s that mean for amateur golfers? It’s a wake-up call to all golfers that what I’ve said all along rings true. “Your body swings the club, so fix the machine (body) and you will play better golf”. Now don’t get me wrong. You can be super fit and still have a crappy golf swing, so technique is critical to taking advantage of a higher fitness level.,So what should a golfer look for when it comes to improving their strength, flexibility and even endurance that can help their game? One issue I see on TV is a lot of these shows on The Golf Channel showing exercises, but for the majority of older golfers, they should NOT be doing them, as they can easily get injured. If you’ve beein exercising for a while, then sure, “knock yourself out”, but if you are out of shape, no way!,The best golf fitness tip I can give, is realize your initial starting point, and get on a program that you can successfully complete without too much soreness or tightness. This is a trial and error thing as you will not know until you try it.,Do your research, and make sure if you are in the older demographic, that you see samples of exercises that you feel you can do right now. It’s a journey, and you want to take it one step at a time. So you may start out with more basic, general fitness stuff, but as you get stronger, you can do more golf-specific training that you will really see a benefit in your power and consistency.,Be careful trying the exercises you see on TV. If you can; consult a trainer who specializes in golf. Check their resume. Talk to current clients. Do your homework first, before you dive in. Then you will be fully prepared to embark on a program that truly will improve your game for years to come.,I can tell you I’ve worked with over 8,000 golfers online, and many of them were in their 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and even 80’s, so it’s never too late to start. Another huge benefit is pain reduction and less injuries. The stronger and more flexible you get, the more you can withstand the unnatural forces of the golf swing. You will be pain-free, and enjoying your golf for years to come.