We are at the WGC-Cadillac Championship, played at Trump National Doral near Miami Florida. The world’s top ranked players are all in attendance. This course is an extremely challenging layout that will demand the highest level of respect and performance from the athletes competing this week.
An interesting observation for those utilizing the resort fitness center this week is the percentage of competing players in the gym on a regular basis throughout the week. When we took on Wednesday, over 90 percent of the players said the expected to utilize the fitness facilities on a daily or near daily basis. It is pretty obvious that those golfers attaining the highest level of performance on the course are those who are checking off all the boxes in their performance pie.
What may not be as obvious, but should be of even greater interest to those attending the event, is although all the players are focusing on a fitness program none of them are performing the same program. There is no cookie cutter, recipe based formula that an elite level athlete's health and fitness falls into. Each of these golfers have different physical measurements, different fitness and athletic experience, they are at different stages in their playing / off week schedules and have different injury histories.
There may be exercises that a higher percentage of players can be seen performing but there is no program that numerous players perform. This should be something all golfers who are attempting to improve both their on and off course fitness and health should consider when progressing through a movement program.
Challenge yourself to be great. Your great may not earn you a place in a future WGC event but it most certainly can be a level of greatness you have not yet achieved.