If you’re a golfer that has ever experience pain after playing or practicing, especially back pain, my guess would be that you either sought out some form of relief or would love to find it. And if that solution also helped you improved the way you move in the golf swing and helped you swing faster, you probably wouldn’t be too disappointed with that, would you? Well, our guest Daisy-May Kenny from Biomek Golf says all of these things often go hand in hand.
Today, Daisy is going to explain how and why it is so important that specific areas of your body, especially the hips and upper back, are moving well to create a more powerful, pain-free swing. So if you struggle with pain or lack of flexibility that is causing trouble in your golf swing, then this episode is for you.
Daisy-May Kenny’s Background
- Recently Daisy has joined the SuperSpeed Golf team as their Director of Education and is an Advisor for BodiTark Sports.
- After fulfilling her dream of moving from South London to the United States in 2012 on a golf scholarship, Daisy acquired her Bachelors and Master’s degrees while contributing to multiple research studies on the golf swing.
- She has since presented her research at several major events and organizations including the Olympic World Conference for prevention of Injury and Illness, The PGA Show, and even the Yankees Organization.
- Once Daisy realized the positive affect physical training had on her own golf game, she started down the path of learning and eventually created Biomek Golf, an educational platform for golf professionals and fitness coaches.
Highlights from this Episode
- She kicks off the episode talking about her presentation to the Olympic World Conference on the intervention she designed to get a full body workout with a balance of stability, mobility, and plyometrics. She talks on some of the most dominant problems, such as hip mobility, with back pain that occurs during their round of golf.
- The best ways to gain long-term mobilizing effects on the hips and how to implement them effectively into your workout and golf game to see lasting change. Daisy-May talks on an emphasis on choosing workouts that target multiple problem areas to make your body training as efficient as possible, as well as creating a “daily essential” regiment that keeps you on top of your red light areas and puts off the potential for injury.
- Anatomically how the hips and thoracic spine are some of the top problem areas for back pain and seeing the key hip/thoracic spine symptoms in the golf swing and ball flight as well as identifying our joints as mobile or stable so we can make sure to not mobilize a stable joint like the lumbar spine and how the repetition of the golf swing can build up scar tissue that could force us to move in ways that are more apt to injury.
- How her research with both Superspeed golf and BodiTrak golf are tied together and how the ground mechanics plays into the mobility of the golf swing. She goes very in depth to describing, defining, and identifying ground mechanics and the exchange of pressure in the swing.
Caddy Shack or Happy Gilmore? Happy Gilmore
What would be your “walk-up song?” Black Beatles by Rae Sremmurd ft. Gucci Mane
If you could play 18 holes with anyone, who would it be and where would you play?
Michelle Wie at Princess Golf Club in the UK
What has you most excited for the next year? I’m really excited to continue my personal research and present at different events to get my message out there.
Do you have any parting advice for the 18 Strong Community? 10 minutes a day can stave off injury and keep you playing for years to come.
Find out more and Follow Daisy-May Kenny and BioMek Golf on:
Other resources mentioned:
Join The 18STRONG Movement!
If you listened to the very end of this episode, then you know that there is a movement happening in golf and fitness. To join, simply follow this link to the private Facebook group and ask to join! Once you’re accepted, you are officially part of The 18STRONG Movement! Introduce yourself to the group and let’s get connected!