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In use by Tour players, club players, coaches and trainers around the world, the GravityFit TPro provides unparalleled feedback on correct position, posture and movement for your whole golf game. 

From a personal stand point, I use the GravityFit TPro quite a lot within my coaching sessions. I believe one of the most important fundamentals to good putting, and a consistent golf swing for that matter, is good posture. Proper posture allows the Thoracic Spine to rotate to maximum potential and improve upper body stability in the motion. The TPro allows golfers to understand the correct postural position at set up, receiving feedback should this change. Golfers may also use the TPro in the gym or at home, performing exercises to improve their natural posture. 

Check out the options below to purchase your GravityFit TPro or read the article below to gain a greater understanding of the benefits.  

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THE IMPORTANCE OF GOOD POSTURE WHEN PUTTING

When it comes to the motion we produce when putting, the fewer moving parts we have, the easier it becomes to control the putter. From a mechanical stand point, I try to get golfers forgetting about how or where the putter is moving, and more about movement of their body. Good biomechanical movement will ensure the putter travels where it needs to without thinking about it.
For me, it seems obvious that the most consistent way to putt would be through a technique that limits the amount of rotating parts of the body, to just one part if possible. This part should be one that is in a central position in relation to our body. Therefore, where better to control the motion than through rotation of our thoracic spine. Firstly, it is by far the most mobile part of our spine vs the cervical or lumbar. Secondly, it is in a position that is relatively close to the where the shaft plane points for most golfers, and is central on the body. 
For this reason, posture plays a hugely important role in the set up, with correct posture encouraging a stronger more stable upper body, greater connection with the arms and body, plus a greater ability for us to rotate through our thoracic spine. Poor posture decreases the ability for the thoracic spine to rotate, therefore the golfer will often find an alternative way to control their motion. Most of the time, the stroke becomes a swing of the arms, with disconnection from the body and more difficulty in controlling the putter.  
So how can we improve our posture for putting?
Firstly, through general improvement of our own natural posture with gym work and posture based exercises. Just one good example for golfers, especially those who work in an office, is ensuring their pec minor isn't tight. Stretching this  muscle (doorway stretch as pictured is a great one) and / or self massage with a tennis ball against the wall will help keep it mobile. Golfers should also consider strengthening the muscles around the scapula, to improve scapula stability and therefore posture. So many exercises to improve posture can be found online. 

In the article below, I share some thoughts to help golfers fully understand the benefits of better posture and using the TPro. You will see a couple of examples showing golfers making immediate ​improvements to their putting technique.

Firstly, through general improvement of our own natural posture with gym work and posture based exercises. Just one good example for golfers, especially those who work in an office, is ensuring their pec minor isn't tight. Stretching this muscle (doorway stretch as pictured is a great one) and / or self massage with a tennis ball against the wall will help keep it mobile. Golfers should also consider strengthening the muscles around the scapula, to improve scapula stability and therefore posture. So many exercises to improve posture can be found online. 

However, I feel many golfers do not understand the feeling of good posture and how to maintain it throughout the putting stroke (and the golf swing for that matter.) For this reason, I have started using the GravityFit TPro in so many of my lessons, often leading to fantastic results and dramatic improvements. It provides golfers with unparalleled feedback on the correct position and posture at both set up and throughout the motion. Rather than bore you too much with the details, I would like to share with you a couple of examples, both using data collected by the CAPTO software to show improvements.

EXAMPLE 1

BEFORE - with the golfer in poor posture, they were forced into an arm swing type motion, with a high amount of face rotation and poor control of acceleration. You will see the centre of rotation at the top of the arms and a centre that isn't very stable (green ball is larger in size.) 

AFTER - Following some education of better posture using the TPro, the very first stroke was captured. The improvements were instant. A centre of motion (based on plane of the putter) now at the thoracic spine, increased stability (green ball smaller) and face rotation decreased dramatically. All of this on the very first putt!

EXAMPLE 2

BEFORE - poor control of acceleration in the putter. The golfer found it difficult to control both the amount of acceleration and where it came in the stroke.

AFTER - Following some education of posture using the TPro, plus some rehearsals of the correct motion, the golfer was able to smoothly accelerate at the correct points in the stroke, showing a remarkable improvement in their acceleration profile. On the graph seen here, the 'perfect' acceleration profile would follow the green line. You will see here how much closer the golfer was to achieving this.

The above examples show are just a couple of immediate benefits of using the GravityFit TPro. The instant bio-mechanical feedback can be invaluable for so many golfers. Don't forget, the band may be used in the same way as with putting, for the rest of the game, i.e. Short Game and the Full Swing. Plus, you may use it to perform general exercises at home or in the gym, all with the end goal of improving posture. Many videos are available on their YouTube channel showing drills and exercises to help you improve.
From a personal stand point, I have used the TPro to further understand good posture, both in the gym and during golf practice. I highly recommend this product to all of my clients. Click the appropriate option below to purchase. 

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UK and European Customer​s - click to visit the JJ GOLF store 

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USA and Rest of the World - Click to visit the GravityFit website and use JJGOLFPUTTING to receive a 10% discount on your purchase