Scottie Scheffler’s trainer shares the fitness routine for the Masters champion
In the last three seasons on the PGA Tour alone, Scottie Scheffler has seen his star shine brighter than most of his peers, with the current No. 1 golfer in the world working his way to the top of the sport.
To illustrate just how notable Scheffler was during that period, the 26-year-old went from six top-10 finishes in 2021 to 11 top-10 finishes and three wins in 2022 — including a major title at the Masters — in 2023 he had already won twice (and seven top 10 finishes), including last weekend’s Players Championship.
While the rise in Scheffler’s game is obvious, all of his accomplishments cannot be tied to simply swinging the golf club better. In fact, it could be down to something else: how he’s improved both his physique and endurance.
Every golfer knows the sport is tough. It’s mentally, physically and emotionally draining, and for a player of Scheffler’s caliber – who feels the pressure to win every tournament he enters – controlling each of those elements at the same time can be exhausting. What separates the good guys from the greats is the ability to find (and be successful at) that extra gear.
To help Scheffler reach this plateau, his trainer, Dr. Troy Van Biezen, who pushed the golfer to new limits and ensured he had enough in the tank to finish strong on Sundays. Because of this, Van Biezen has focused on improving Scheffler’s stamina, which has taken nearly a decade.
how did dr So Troy helped improve Scheffler’s physique and prepare him for the PGA Tour’s tough schedule? I had the chance to speak to the world class coach who shared some of his secrets with the best golfer in the world.
like dr Troy helped develop Scottie Scheffler’s physique and stamina
To help Scottie Scheffler’s body get into the shape it needs for a long PGA Tour season, Dr. Troy Van Biezen the GOLFFOREVER fitness platform and the Golf Forever Swing Trainer. This allowed Scheffler to add more strength, stability and agility, and says his work in the gym prepared him to hit the ball properly.
“Now I train myself in the gym how to move properly on the course,” said Scheffler. “And when I’m out there (about golf shots), I don’t have to think as much to swing the way I need to swing.”
But before dr. Troy became such a dominant presence on the golf course, Dr. Troy being honest with Scheffler and telling him that he hasn’t been able to finish tournaments before.
“When he first came onto the PGA Tour, nobody knew who Scottie Scheffler was,” Troy said. “But one of the things that struck me was that he couldn’t close the deal. One of the greatest things was his stamina.
“I always listen to tigers [Woods’] Voice in the back of my mind when he said he wants to feel as strong mentally, physically and emotionally as he does on serve on Thursday, as he does when he comes back a 9 on Sunday. end of that year , we sat down and focused on building Scottie’s stamina. So that when he plays on Sunday afternoon he’s ready physically and mentally and doesn’t tire himself out.”
What kind of things does Dr. So Troy to increase Scheffler’s stamina? He told me that everything starts with a combination of strength and speed.
“We do a lot of power moves, a lot of speed moves. At the end of the training we do burners or hits. It can cycle for 30 seconds, off for 30 seconds. It can smash a ball for 30 seconds in, 30 seconds out. Sledges can be pushed. Something that takes a toll on the cardiovascular system because I wanted to challenge his nervous system; even during his post-workout.”
The impact on the Masters
After winning his first major title at the Masters last year, I asked Dr. Troy on whether he thinks Scheffler would have won without the help of weight training — especially given Augusta National’s length.
“Wow, that’s a good question; I’d like to say yes,” he said. “If you look at golf today versus a decade ago, if you’re not in shape you won’t be able to compete at a high level on the PGA Tour.
“That’s how I see it. A lot of guys who do really well at the beginning of the year can often fail towards the end of the year. I think it’s a physical problem. Take away the golf course; Factors like the travel, the time zones, the beds, and the behind-the-scenes logistical stuff that people don’t see take a toll.
“But the time Scottie has spent off the course last year – and not just training but the way we have focused on recovery – has kept him at the top of his game.”
What amateur golfers need to focus on to improve their stamina
As an amateur golfer, I’m always striving to improve my game. While most of it consists of reps with the golf club and taking care of myself at the gym, Dr. Troy to really focus on two specific areas: mobility and flexibility.
“You have to have mobility and flexibility,” he told Troy. “Golf requires that, it’s just so important. I think a lot of amateur guys, what we see a lot is, while they’re in the gym and working out, they just don’t have the mobility and flexibility to move around like you need in a golf swing…you have to be in the able to turn and move.”
While there is no guarantee that you will start playing golf like Scheffler, if you follow some of Dr. Troy Van Biezen, you’ll be better able to endure whatever a round of golf throws at you. By overcoming the mental, physical and emotional aspect, you will be able to shoot lower scores with a higher clip.
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