This month was full of novelty, new records, new students, new coaches and new moustaches (only from our in-house bio, only for Movember).

EOGA keeps on growing and loves to see the improvement we make in your golfing journey. Here’s a summary of what has happened and what is coming for you!

Video Corner


This month, Cassidy Williams (EOGA Steenberg) shot a fun video of our golf day at Tullow Oil.


Briefing from our Bio


Core Training for golf

Anyone that knows anything about golf knows how important it is to have strong glutes for your golf swing – we call it the “King of the Swing”. However, just as important as the glutes is the core, which is termed the “Queen of the Swing”. The core holds the swing together and transfers force from the lower body to the upper body. It helps to rotate the torso and stabilize the back – preventing any unnecessary movement that removes force from the swing.

Traditionally, when we think of core training we think of things like crunches, sit-ups, side bends and Russian twists – movements which create motion through our core. In addition to these movements, on the other end of the spectrum, there are also anti-movement core exercises. In fact, research has shown that the natural role of our core is to resist movement and not to create it. Therefore, mastering anti-rotation movements in the core helps to stabilize the hips and spine during movement. This creates a solid base to perform and transfer maximal force from the lower to the upper body efficiently during a golf swing, as well as increasing the body’s resilience to injury.


Practical Tips

With my clients I like to include 3 different types of anti-core exercises into their conditioning routine. These include:

•    Anti-extension exercises (e.g. planking, the Deadbug)

 
 

•    Anti-lateral flexion exercise (e.g. Sideplank, Suitcase carry)


These exercises can assist in creating a stronger and more functional core which will help to improve your golf swing and resilience to injury.

Happy training!
Luke Wewege

References

Hibbs, A., Thompson, K.G., French, D., Wrigley, A., and Spears, I. 2008. Optimizing Performance by Improving Core Stability and Core Strength. Sports Med. 38 (12): 995-1008.
Arsenault, K. 2018. Why ‘Anti’ Movements are an Athlete’s Key to Functional Core Strength. STACK. August 8. Available [Online]: https://www.stack.com/a/why-anti-movements-are-an-athletes-key-to-functional-core-strength
Gill, L. 2015. Training the Queen of the Swing. MyTPI. June 11. Available [Online]: http://www.mytpi.com/articles/fitness/training_the_queen_of_the_swing

What’s more?

Luke is affiliated with Discovery and you can do your Vitality Fitness test with him. Don’t wait until the 30th of December to book your appointment.


Earn up to 7500 points!
Book now!

Luke Wewege
lukebiokinetics@gmail.com
0824919179


News

We are so excited to announce the official opening of our EOGA Academy at the Metropolitan Golf Club. Besides the stunning facilities that the club boasts of, our EOGA indoor studio offers state of the art technology and a head teaching professional that oozes passion.

Yusuf Raidhan has played golf at an elite level and has worked with some of the best coaches in the world. He has developed great knowledge of the golf swing and is excited to help shed a few shots off your handicap.
   
Contact us for more information about how Yusuf can improve your golf.
   
 
In the category of new coaches, we are also very excited to add Jean van Niekerk to our team at EOGA Arabella. Jean has been a 2015 Swingfit Elite Athlete at De Zalze and from 2016 until this year was studying in South Carolina, USA whilst playing NCAA  Collegiate golf. Jean’s passion lies in helping people improve in all aspects of golf which including their physical, mental and emotional game. He specialises in on-course work.

We know that between Jean and André, our existing EOGA coach at Arabella, our clients there are in the very best possible hands.

André and Jean have been surfing, cross fitting and coaching together for many years and they are excited to be working closely for your benefit.

Contact Jean for all your coaching needs!

Scholarship Trust

André has started coaching the Scholarship Trust kids at Arabella. Mambesi, Marlon and Damien – the Scholarship Trust kids – are back on the practise ground to help improve their golf. Mambesi is coached by Andre every Friday and the boys are coached every Saturday morning. The boys are also gaining in confidence and are now getting more involved in some club competitions. This is why we love what we do, there is no better feeling than seeing them improve!


Did you know?

EOGA also offers gap tests. Check out this little video and come book your own test with your closest EOGA coach.


Awards Corner


Kim Albertus is the most improved lady member at King David Mowbray for 2019. She started the year with a 24 handicap and now rocks a 12.3 handicap! So exciting! She is the happy winner of the Karen Clinton Cup.

 

Congratulations to Diana, the Ladies Captain of Steenberg, who scored her personal best score of 77. With hard work comes great results! We are very proud of you Diana!


 Holiday Programmes


Check out some of our holidays programs. There are no reasons for the kids to be bored!

Erinvale Arabella
   
   
Steenberg
Steenberg offers 2 camps for these holidays:
   
   
   
The Metropolitan
 

What's on at our sites?


 
Chalton Steyn
chalton@eoga.co.za
060 650 9494

Junior Classes  
  
Wednesdays @ 2:00 – 3:00   |   Sundays @ 10:00 – 11:00 and 12:30 – 1:30     
 Maximum 6 kids per class   

Ladies Clinics 
Saturdays @ 1:00 – 2:00

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Etienne Olivier David  Gerhardi
etienne@eoga.co.za david@eoga.co.za
082 561 7782 083 658 5611
   
Cassidy Williams Alec Ahrens
cassidy@eoga.co.za alec@eoga.co.za
082 739 2394 082 829 7094

Junior Target 36 Practice

                           Monday to Friday @ 4:30 – 6:00                             
      
Junior Academy
Fridays @ 1:00 and 1:30
Ages 4 to 7

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André Loots Jean van Niekerk
andre@eoga.co.za jean@eoga.co.za
082 860 4977 071 355 9771

Junior Classes

Tuesdays @ 4:00 – 5:00   |   Thursdays @ 4:00 – 5:00

Ladies Clinic
Thursdays @ 9:00 – 10:00

Contact us >

 
Etienne Oliver John Thomson
etienne@eoga.co.za john@eoga.co.za
082 561 7782 081 010 4640
   
Nic Swart Dominique Jacobs
nic@eoga.co.za dominique@eoga.co.za
072 191 8009 072 520 4423
 
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Alec Ahrens
alec@eoga.co.za
082 829 7094

Junior Classes
      
Saturdays @ 9:00 – 10:00
  R130  


Ladies Clinic
Fridays @ 11:00 – 12:00
 R150

Contact us >

 
Keagan Beyer Vusi Makeba
keagan@eoga.co.za vusi@eoga.co.za
082 643 9018 061 268 6152


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