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Golf Clinic in Riviera, Calahonda, La Cala, Mijas, and Marbella

The Golf Clinic at Costa Health

Welcome to Costa Health, the leading clinic on the Costa del Sol for golfing injuries and optimising performance. Our dedicated team of Chiropractors, Physiotherapists, and Sports massage therapists specialise in body movement assessment for golfers, offering comprehensive solutions to improve performance and aid in recovery.

Have you been told you overextend in the swing or sway? What does this mean, and how can you improve it…
Meet our Golf Experts
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Melissa Nicol
PGA Golf Professional
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Sarah Monaghan
TPI Trained | Chiropractor
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Isy Fergusson
TPI Accredited | Sports Massage Therapist

What is a good golf swing?

The Proper Golf Swing Sequence – The Secret of the Pros

To become a good golfer, you must understand the key fundamentals of the golf swing, particularly the Kinematic Sequence of an excellent golf swing.

the kinematic sequence

The Kinematic Sequence is an efficient motion sequence in a skilled golf swing.

A good kinematic sequence means better efficiency!

Efficiency in the golf swing refers to generating power and accuracy with minimal wasted motion. Here's why a good golf swing is often synonymous with efficiency:

  • Consistency: An efficient golf swing promotes consistency in your shots. When unnecessary movements are eliminated, the chances of repeating a successful swing increase. This leads to more predictable and reliable outcomes on the golf course.

  • Power Generation: Efficiency in the golf swing maximises power without requiring excessive force. By focusing on proper weight transfer, rotation, and movement sequencing, golfers can harness their body's potential to generate clubhead speed, resulting in longer and more powerful shots.

  • Reduced Strain on the Body: An efficient swing minimises stress on different body parts. Unnecessary or incorrect movements can contribute to injuries or discomfort. A well-structured swing ensures that energy is transferred smoothly, reducing the risk of strain on joints and muscles.

  • Improved Control: Efficiency contributes to better control over the club and ball. A streamlined swing allows golfers to maintain better balance and control the clubface, leading to more accurate shots. This is crucial for navigating the complexities of various golf course situations.

  • Adaptability: An efficient golf swing is adaptable to different conditions. Golfers with efficient swings find adjusting easier, whether adapting to different clubs, addressing challenging lies, or accommodating variations in the wind.

The Costa Health Golf Team

Working with a golf coach, undergoing a body movement assessment, and receiving psychological support are integral to achieving peak performance and enjoyment in golf. Here’s an exploration of the benefits of each:

Meet Melissa Nicol’s Golf Coach

Melissa Nicol, a Professional Golfer through the PGA of Great Britain and Ireland, brings a wealth of experience to our team. Her understanding of the game’s intricacies and a caring and empathetic approach ensure that her students progress efficiently. Melissa’s technical knowledge aligns seamlessly with our focus on body movement assessment, creating a synergy that benefits golfers at any level.

Why use a golf coach?

Skill Enhancement: A skilled golf coach can identify areas of improvement in your swing, short game, and overall technique. You can refine your skills through personalised instruction, leading to more consistent and effective shots.

Course Management: Golf coaches provide valuable insights into strategic course management. Understanding how to approach different holes, select clubs wisely, and navigate challenging conditions enhances your decision-making on the course.

Goal Setting: A golf coach helps set realistic goals tailored to your abilities. Establishing achievable milestones fosters motivation and a sense of accomplishment as you progress in your golfing journey.

Send us your swing!

Want to improve your golf swing and shoot lower scores? Submit your swing video below for personalised analysis from our Certified Golf Professional Coach Mel.

Are you serious about improving your golf? Unlock your potential with our 8-week coached programme

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8 week golf programme

Next Step: Body Movement Assessment

At Costa Health, meet Sarah, our Chiropractor and Isy, a Sports Massage therapist. They are both specialist TPI trained and are best placed to identify physical limitations or imbalances in body movement. Addressing these issues proactively helps prevent injuries and ensures a more resilient body during play.

Understanding your body’s movement patterns allows you to customise your swing mechanics. A tailored approach ensures that your swing aligns with your body’s natural capabilities, enhancing efficiency and reducing the risk of strain.

Let us enhance your performance! By optimising your body’s movement, you can unlock untapped potential. This translates to improved power, flexibility, and control in your golf swing, ultimately contributing to a more successful and enjoyable game.

At Costa Health, we have vast experience in treating golfers. Sarah has been involved with Golf for the last 15 years. She initially became involved with Golf, working with many golfers on the Wirral, both amateur and professional and since being

located in the heart of the Costa Del Golf, is now heavily involved with many golf societies and treating all golfers from weekend warriors to professional athletes. Below is a testimonial from one of the golfers she has treated.

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Client Testimonial

I am a full-time professional golfer who faced a significant setback due to a serious accident resulting in fractures to my right heel, ankle, and pelvis. Three months into my hospital stay, the realisation hit me – my golfing career seemed over. Despite the efforts of hospital physiotherapists, I struggled to find comfort and faced substantial restrictions in assuming certain golf positions.

Upon being recommended to see Sarah Monaghan, I initially had reservations, but it turned out to be a transformative experience. Sarah not only revitalised my body but essentially gave me a new lease on my golfing career. Her meticulous work across various areas, coupled with the prescribed exercises for home, made a profound difference. I swiftly returned to playing golf at a high standard.

My body is now in peak condition, thanks to Sarah’s ongoing care. I continue to see her to proactively address any potential issues. Recently, I incorporated acupuncture into my treatment, and it worked wonders on my ankle and heel. I wholeheartedly recommend Sarah to anyone facing physical challenges or concerns. I’ve been thoroughly impressed, and my golf swing has never been better

Nick Lofthouse
PGA Tour Golfer

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