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Why Condition Specifically for Golf?

Golf is one of the fastest growing participation sports in the world. And golfers will do anything to hit the ball longer and lower their handicap! Golfers regularly spend as much as $4,000 on a set of clubs, hoping for an extra few meters on their drive. However, despite all the technological improvements in golf equipment, plus all the gadgets and gizmos available today,
the average handicap for both males and females has not dropped in the last 20 years. So much for technology.

What golfers are now discovering is that the clubs don’t play the game, the golfer does! The only way to achieve a lower handicap is to improve the function of the golfer: the person who actually swings the club! As in any sport, golf places specific demands on the body. For example, a full golf swing places such a load on the body that it is equivalent to a four-repetition-maximum (4-RM) lift in the gym. This means lifting a weight that you can only lift four times before you fatigue and cannot continue. Yet a golfer may swing his golf club 60 times or more in one round of golf! General exercises will not address these issues, neither will a machine-based conditioning program. In many cases, such programs can actually decrease the
performance of the golfer!

The C.H.E.K System to Golf Conditioning

The C.H.E.K System is designed to address golf-specific conditioning needs and in doing so, improve performance and reduce the risk of injury. Using detailed assessments and personalized programming, the individual issues of each client can be identified and addressed. Over the five-day workshop, you will learn how to:

  • Assess the golf swing from a biomechanical and postural point of view.
  • T est a client’s flexibility and apply the correlating stretches.
  • Use the Flexibility-Stability-Strength-Power conditioning progression to optimally improve golf performance.
  • Instruct dozens of key stretches and exercises.
  • Work with complementary professionals to help your clients achieve their goals.


Day 1

  • The C.H.E.K System for developing golf performance
  • Biomechanic requirements of the golf swing
  • Biomechanic relationship to common swing fault
  • Muscle length/tension assessment for the golfer
Day 2
  • A scientific approach to stretching for the golfer
  • Developmental stretching
  • Maintenance stretching
  • Teaching the golfer how to stretch
  • Learn the application of static stability training 
Day 3
  • Static stability training exercise instruction continued
  • Learn the application of dynamic stability training
  • Dynamic stability training exercise instruction 
Day 4
  • The importance and application of strength training for golf
  • Strength training exercise instruction
Day 5
  • The importance and application of power training for golf
  • Power training exercise instruction
  • Periodization of stability, strength, and power training for golfers
  • Marketing yourself as a CHE K Certified Golf Biomechanic
Day 6&7
  • Written and Practical testing.
  • Participants will be tested either on Day 6 or Day 7



To be awarded the C.H.E.K Institute seal of approval, you must prove that you have the hands-on skill that separates you from the rest. Paul Chek is well known for saying that "knowledge is not power; applied knowledge is power." As a CHEK Certified Golf Biomechanic you will have demonstrated that you can apply the knowledge gained in this course, your earning potential will be far greater than your competition and your results will substantiate it!

To ensure students have fully grasped the techniques presented in the course, a comprehensive test is given. The test may be taken on Day 6 or Day 7 of the course. Each day follows the same format:

Morning – Written Examination (2 hours)
Throughout the day – One-on-One Practical Testing (2 hours max.)

The choice of day you prefer to take the exams will depend on a first-come, first-served basis. You will be asked for your preference soon after registration.

Passing Grade: Practical: 80% – Written: 80%


  1. This Singapore course includes the Golf Biomechanic’s Manual.
  2. All C.H.E.K Institute-trained Professionals must hold a current CPR certification.


CEU and CEC Information:

Organisations CEC or CEU Points/Hours
 NATA 35.0
 NASM 1.9
 ISSA 20.0
 ACSM 3.5
 PGA 40.0


About the Presenter

Dan Hellman M.S. Physical Therapy, BS Athletic Training, C.H.E.K Practitioner Level 4, CHEK HLC Level 3, CHEK Golf Biomechanic, P~P~S Practitioner, Advanced MTA and Certified St John’s NMT 1-5.

Dan is a registered physical therapist and owns Dan Hellman Holistic Health in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Dan’s physical therapy degree comes from an osteopathic-based college, which included both traditional and manual physical therapy. Before opening his own business he worked in several outpatient physical therapy orthopedic centers specializing in sports medicine and spine rehabilitation. Dan had his thesis published in the Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy in January of 1999 titled “The Effects of Anterior Thigh Stretching on he Straight Leg Raise Measurement.”

Dan is an avid golfer and works with many golf clients from professionals to amateurs as well as designing individualized health and fitness programs for all types of individuals. During the PPS program, Dan learned that his legacy was to teach heath and fitness to others. He is most proud of his position as a CHEK Faculty member and has a true passion for teaching.

When not living his legacy in the classroom or treating clients in his beautiful studio, Dan loves to golf, travel and spend quiet time reading books on spirituality.


Course Date and Venue

Course title:C.H.E.K Institute - Golf Biomechanics Intensive
Date: 12-16 July 2010 (17 July for Testing)
Time: 9:00am-5:00pm
Venue: TBA
Fees: S$3250 per person
Closing date for registration: 31 May 2010
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