Can Golf Get You in Shape?

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The answer: Sort of?


Golf is a GREAT form of exercise and activity.


It gets you outside for 5+ hours.

It’s a physically impactful and powerful movement.

You’re bound to take a bunch of steps whether you’re in a cart of walking the course.

And, I think most golfers would agree with me that, by the middle of the back 9, fatigue normally sets in.

But, can you get “in shape” from it?

It’s a tough question because “in shape” is a very relative term.

If you currently are a sedentary individual, then YES golf will be a beneficial outlet for physical activity.

However, golf ALONE will not get you to the fitness level that you want to be in.

Here’s why…




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About Carter Schmitz

Carter Schmitz

I graduated from the University of St. Thomas in 2019 with a business degree and a minor in exercise science. While there, I played football (as long as we consider being a kicker, playing football) and found two of the deepest passions in life - learning and human performance. Since then, I have become a certified strength coach, TPI Specialist and have had the opportunity to train hundreds of athletes ranging from the middle school to the professional level.

I believe in building humans first, athletes second.

I believe that everybody has extraordinarily high amounts of value to offer.

I believe that the pursuit of improvement will lead to growth, no matter the outcomes.

With my writing, I strive to break down and apply complex ideas in order to boost understanding, draw comparisons from seemingly separated and opposing topics, and empower growth in my readers. Knowledge and understanding are power, and they create the foundation of improvement. Moving forward, I plan on continuing to seek the betterment of my athletes, myself and my community, empowering growth along the way.

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