Thursday, August 18

Golf Digest: Are You as Athletic as a Tour Pro?

YOU’VE PROBABLY SEEN THE periodic stories that question whether golf is a sport and whether those fancy-pants tour pros are athletes. They’re good fun, right? Often they’re accompanied by photos of players of the Mark Calcavecchia and Tim Herron variety.

Well, Golf Digest is throwing out a challenge in its September issue: “Are you as athletic as a tour pro?”

It’s no joke. It’s a part of the magazine’s athletes issue. Functional Movements System founder Gray Cook wants to “test your fitness with basic competency, core stability and balance exercises.”

If you can do this stuff, then Golf Digest says “you have the potential for greatness.” And if you can’t, you might not want to make fun of guys who wear white belts and chase golf balls for a living.

TAKE THE GOLF DIGEST COMBINE AND SEE HOW YOU STACK UP

−The Armchair Golfer

(Photo credit: Keith Allison, Flickr, Creative Commons license)

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