The Athletes Issue

Are You As Athletic As A Tour Pro?

September 2011

Take The Golf Digest Combine To See How You Stack Up

Go through the Golf Digest combine and you'll know. Staff Writer Max Adler and Functional Movements Systems founder Gray Cook test your fitness with basic competency, core stability and balance exercises. Coordination is the key to excellence, Cook says; pass all 3 phases* and you have the potential for greatness.

* When applicable, do each test with your left and right side.

Golf Digest Combine

3. Power + Balance

Get into your golf posture while holding a medicine ball in front of your chest, elbows bent. Rotate to one side, then fire the opposite way, pushing the ball out of your arms like a basketball chest pass. To pass the test, the ball must travel virtually the same distance and trajectory on both sides.
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