Titleist Performance Institute Screen for Golfers

By Dubuque Physical Therapy Team

July 29, 2022

Written by Jeff Eisel, PT, DPT, TPI level 1 Certified

What are your golf goals for this year?

 

Lower handicap?

Longer off the tee?

Tame the slice?

Limit Shanks?

More consistent ball striking?

 

Creating clarity in where you are now and where you want to be this year, next year, in 5-10 years is paramount in order to create an organized and meaningful path toward your golf goals. It can be frustrating putting in range time trying to emulate a professional golfer’s swing or mimic swing mechanics from YouTube. This is because if you CAN’T PHYSICALLY create the movements you’re supposed to be working on, you WILL continue to struggle.

Understanding what is preventing you from improving is the first step in moving forward.

Pain, the apprehension of pain invading your swing thoughts, motion limitations, tight muscles, and strength deficits all contribute to common swing faults that limit your ability to produce your best and most consistent swing.

 

So what can we do about that?

The Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) Screen is a tool developed by Titleist and used to identify physical limitations that are preventing you from optimizing your on course abilities. The TPI screen acts as a roadmap to bridge the gap between where you are now, and where you want to be. A series of 14 golf specific movements will determine what physical limitations are likely affecting your swing. Based on years of data compiled by Titleist on everyone from PGA pros to weekend warriors, your specific TPI screen results are linked to the most likely swing faults that will affect how you strike the ball. Using this tool to optimize your motion and your ability to control it will help produce a more sound and reproducible swing.

A Team Approach

I am the only TPI Certified Expert in the Tri-state area, and as your therapist, I will work with you to develop a home exercise program specific to your deficits. Oftentimes, new motion and abilities will require skill development to control that newly acquired motion. This is where the importance of your golf professional becomes imperative and meeting with your golf pro to work on swing mechanics will be an important part of the process. Tour pros get the advantage of having a team of people helping to enhance their game and there is no reason why you shouldn’t.

This is the year.

Jeff Eisel
DPT, TPI level 1 Certified

For more on the Titleist Performance Institute click on the link below
https://www.mytpi.com/about