ABOUT

Pilates for golf. The TIC team has experience to teach everyone from the beginner non-sports person to the advanced golfer educating clients how to condition their body to perform their sport. The company provides private lessons, classes, movement training workshops, golf & fitness trips and ladies golf travel in the UK and abroad.

Linda is the Creative Director and has worked with major sports and corporate brands for the last 20 years and is also an ASQ volunteer golf coach. She worked with Body Control Pilates, the largest Pilates teaching organisation in Europe, developing their Pilates for Golfers teaching programme.

“Strengthen your body to become your secret weapon,
the 15th club in your golfbag”

DIRECTOR & FOUNDER

LINDA SEGERSTAM

FINANCE DIRECTOR

JENNY SEGERSTAM

HEAD OF MARKETING

KAISA CLARK

PGA PROFESSIONAL

ANDY GEALY

PILATES

MOVEMENT TRAINING

We use the Body Control Pilates method based on the work of Joseph Pilates to build strength without adding bulk, balance the strength with flexibility and achieve a good connection between mind and body. Book a private lesson or join a class, all levels welcome!

Contact us here.

‘In ten sessions you’ll feel the difference, in twenty you’ll see the difference and in thirty you’ll have a new body’
Joseph Pilates

Linda performing a teaser position which works core, leg, shoulder and back muscles.

What makes Pilates different?

Target your deep postural muscles to build strength from the inside out and to get the body into correct alignment. It improves your posture!

Help reshape your body to become leaner and more toned. You are encouraged to breathe more efficiently by using your breath to expand and close the lower ribcage. Pilates focus on creating a strong ‘powerhouse’ of central muscles around the spine.

Linda and Lucy Goddard professional golfer from the Ladies European Tour working on a Cobra position.

Why Body Control Pilates?

Progressive learning of safe movement skills to get more and more strength and confidence to try the advanced exercises.

Get the basics right and you will be able to enjoy the benefits of Pilates for the rest of your life!

Body Control Pilates teachers provide teaching of the highest quality.

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PILATES FOR GOLF

YOUR SECRET WEAPON AND HOW TO USE IT

Why so important for golf?

Pilates has many benefits including helping to improve posture and reduce the risk of injury, as well as improve your performance.

Pilates breathing stretches the small muscles between the ribs. This is perfect for golfers as this area has the least flexibility in the entire spine and stretching them increases a golfer’s ability to rotate.

Confidence on the course

Golfers on all levels have bad days on the course. Shoulders move forward, head drops, and then the swing goes. Train your body and mind so despite a bad shot you are in control of your posture! You walk tall, focus on your breathing routine and alignment.

Ask most top players and they will tell you they have a routine they follow to keep the confidence. You can do the same.

Ball striking & distance control

If your ball striking is lacking there could be potential physical causes that could be improved by Pilates exercises. See images of common swing faults below. When your body awareness and core strength improve you become more aware of your golf swing which allows you to increase and decrease the power required for different shots. For private lessons and classes contact us

LINKS TO ARTICLES

SURREY GOLF MAGAZINE
LADY GOLFER MAGAZINE
WORLD OF GOLF LONDON BLOG
GOLFRETAILING.COM
WOMEN & GOLF MAGAZINE
S-Posture try Pilates exercise 'Pelvic tilt'

S-Posture try Pilates exercise 'Pelvic tilt'

S-posture
This set-up can put excessive stress on your lower back and limit rotation in the golf swing or make you lift your upper body in the backswing.
Start with Pilates exercise ‘Pelvic Tilt’

C-Posture try Pilates exercise 'Pelvic tilt'

C-Posture try Pilates exercise 'Pelvic tilt'

C-posture
This set-up posture can limit your spinal rotation and make it extremely difficult to maintain your posture in your golf swing.
Start with Pilates exercise ‘Pelvic Tilt’

Flying elbow try Pilates exercise 'Windows'

Flying elbow try Pilates exercise 'Windows'

Flying elbow
Lack of body awareness can leave an extremely elevated trail elbow in the backswing.
Start with Pilates exercise ‘Windows’

Sway try Pilates exercise 'Knee circles'

Sway try Pilates exercise 'Knee circles'

Sway
Lack of body awareness can cause excessive side movement of your lower body away from the target during your backswing.
Start with Pilates exercise ‘Knee circles’

Reverse Spine Angle try Pilates exercise 'Curl ups'

Reverse Spine Angle try Pilates exercise 'Curl ups'

Reverse spine angle
Wrong position of the upper spine in the down swing. This type of swing is one of the biggest causes of lower back pain in golf.
Start with Pilates exercise ‘Curl ups’

Loss of Posture try Pilates exercise 'Spine curls'

Loss of Posture try Pilates exercise 'Spine curls'

Loss of posture
This swing characteristic is defined as any significant alteration from your body’s original set up angles during your golf swing.
Start with Pilates exercise ‘Spine curls’

Scooping try Pilates exercise '4-point kneeling'

Scooping try Pilates exercise '4-point kneeling'

Scooping
This swing type usually coincides with casting (early release of the club) and may be due to the player trying to lift the ball or add loft to the club.
Start with Pilates exercise ‘4-point kneeling’

Chicken Winging try Pilates exercise 'Arm openings'

Chicken Winging try Pilates exercise 'Arm openings'

Chicken winging 
This characteristic involves a breakdown of the lead arm through impact and can limit the player’s ability to develop speed or power.
Start with Pilates exercise ‘Arm openings’

“The Body Control Pilates for Golfers programme is really effective for improving performance and reducing the risk of injury. It helps to promote quality, range and control of movement and to enhance the golf swing.” 
Dr. Andrew Murray
Sports Exercise Medicine Doctor, Challenge and European Golf Tour

INDIVIDUAL TUITION

CREATE BODY AWARENESS FOR STRENGTH AND FLEXIBILITY

For private lessons for Pilates clients and ‘Pilates for golfers’ clients at your home or in a studio, call for prices.

  • Alignment
  • Breathing
  • Core stability
  • Work on abdominal and glute muscle strength
  • Improved upper body rotation

Andy Gealy is the in-house PGA golf professional giving golf advice to Pilates for golf clients. Linda and Andy work together to help you become a fitter and better golfer. Custom packages available both in the UK and abroad to work on your golf game and body.

info@theintelligentcore.com

+44 7930 866076

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TESTIMONIALS

“I went out to play in the afternoon medal straight after our pilates session. I ended up with 38 points winning the Division 2 section! I have always noticed a difference in my swing if I can feel a connection with my core muscles, playing straight after the pilates session meant the connection had been triggered and continued to fire during my round. A normal stretch before playing does not necessarily stimulate that connection in such an obvious way. I think feeling more relaxed and flexible before starting the round gives you a really positive state of mind.”

Gary Ayres, Surbiton Golf Club member

Really enjoyed yesterday’s class and managed to win my match convincingly, playing 3 shots under my handicap! If that’s the effect of doing Pilates beforehand, then I will become very keen indeed!” 

Sally Coryn, Wimbledon Park Golf Club member

“I always thought Pilates was mainly for people that need rehabilitation after injury. Linda helped me understand that correcting the alignment of my joints and focus on moving correctly would help me stay injury free whilst body building and spending long hours sitting in an office. Linda is patient, enthusiastic and knowledgeable. She knows what level to take me to so that I feel that I have achieved something. That’s not easy when you are use to lifting heavy weight. I highly recommend her.”

Daniel Smethurst, Manager B2B UK&I Professional Services Sales Team, the FT

“Linda’s passion for Pilates is impossible to disguise, and combined with her knowledge of golf, her technique and teaching style are unbeatable. Since I’ve had Pilate’s sessions with Linda, my physical movement has improved dramatically and I’ve seen the evidence in my golf scores. I would not hesitate in recommending Linda to anyone considering taking up Pilates.” 

Cyrus Shroff, Broadcast Project Manager

“After one session my game has increased greatly. My ball contact, swing and setup feels great. Look forward to more sessions with Linda where exercise is combined with golf tuition. Keep up the good work and thanks.” 

Ravinder Lall, Digital Mobile Specialist, Vantage London

PILATES CLASSES

The Pilates Pavilion at Imber Court sport grounds, Esher

Mondays 11am ‘Gentle’ & 6.30pm ‘Intermediate’ from £12/class

Studio available for 1:1s £60 and 2-6 groups £70+ with Linda

Wimbledon Park Golf Club enquire for non-members

Tuesdays 9am  – men only  &  10am and 11am – mixed

The Wisley Golf Club members only

Thursdays 9am – beginner/improver

Surbiton Golf Club non-members welcome

Wednesdays 11.45am – mixed beginner/improver

Wednesdays 1pm – men only beginner/improver

Tyrrells Wood Golf Club members only

Wednesdays 3pm – all levels & Thursdays 7pm – all levels

Coombe Wood Golf Club non-members welcome

Wednesdays 7pm – beginner to intermediate

Roehampton Club members only workshops

Foxhills Club & Resort members only workshops

Private lessons available in the studio and home visits. Golf & Pilates clinics with PGA professionals at golf venues in Surrey. Contact Linda to book.

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