Breakthrough! How Expert Golfers Create More Power and Increase Swing Efficiency, Every Time!
The most efficient golf swing is not the same for every golfer, because swing efficiency is unique to how you move your body. A TPI assessment will help you to create the most effective way for you to swing a club-while reducing your risk of developing an injury or playing in pain.
What Is A TPI Assessment?
TPI is the world’s leading organization dedicated to the study of how the human body functions in golf.
For the last 20 years TPI has studied thousands of golfers, ranging from the top professional Tour players to weekend enthusiasts. In this time they have gathered an incredible amount of data on players of all shapes, sizes, ages, and fitness levels. Using this data, TPI discovered how a properly functioning body allows a player to swing a golf club in the most efficient way possible.
As a life-long golf enthusiast and registered Osteopath, I am Mangawhai’s only certified TPI assessment provider. When I conduct a TPI assessment with you, I will show you exactly how your physical capabilities are affecting your golf swing and exactly how you can make your swing more efficient. This will give you greater power off the tee and increased driving accuracy, while reducing your risk of golfing injury.
Develop Greater Power
When you jump which way do you move first? Yes, in the opposite direction. You are coiling up the spring ready to release that kinetic energy. The same principle apply to golf. I will show you how to sequence your golf swing to make sure all the body parts are moving in the right direction. Once your bio-mechanics are right, you can expect a few more metres carry (or more)!
Reduce Injury Risk
The golf swing is a dynamic action with lots of moving parts. You need all those parts to work together in a synchronous way. If even one area of the body is not moving optimally you will be at an increased risk of injury. This can either happen by forcing that part to move more or through compensations in other areas elsewhere that have to take place, something will have to give, ouch!
Hello! I’m Ben.
My passion is to achieve optimal health via manual therapy and exercise. I have a special interest in bio-mechanics. This comes from a love of sports – mainly golf and football.
I was born in Vienna, Austria and moved to Mangawhai where I have lived for most of my life. I attended Mangawhai Beach School and Rodney College, where I developed a passion for the sciences. I went on to study Osteopathy at Unitec, Auckland. After 5 years of intense study, I came away with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Human Biology and a Masters in Osteopathy.
My love of golf has presented me with the opportunity to also work as a caddie on one of NZ’s most prestigious golf clubs, Tara Iti, in nearby Te Arai. This has further driven me to see how manual therapy and manipulation can maximise a player’s game and be applied across other sports.
I am Titlest Performance Institute (T.P.I.) Level 1 Certified.
One of the great things the TPI team have achieved is developing a physical screen that can be recorded on an app to highlight where your personal limitations that may be negatively affecting your game lie. With that information we can then dig deeper and see what is causing those physical limitations/restrictions and work through them with manual therapy and exercise.
Booking Your TPI Assessment is Easy
Your TPI Assessment
Your TPI Assessment will assess the following aspects of your golf swing:
- Set-up Posture
- Pelvic Rotation
- Downswing Posture
- Upswing Posture
- Shoulder Rotation
- Pelvis Stability
- Neck Rotation
- Pelvic Tilt
- Torso Rotation
- Overall Balance
- and much, much more….
Using the results of your TPI assessment, I can help manipulate parts of your body that are making your swing less efficient or that may lead to injury.
This will make you a fitter, more flexible and powerful golfer.
I look forward to working with you.
"My UK coach was so impressed."
“I did a TPI assessment at PGA National last year. It basically pointed out that the swing I was trying so hard to achieve was actually impossible for me due to inflexibility in the hips. Since they gave me the workout routine I haven’t looked back, at long last I can hit with my Right Side. My UK coach was so impressed he booked himself onto one of the TPI seminars.”
"The best money I have ever spent on golf"
“The best money I have ever spent on golf…my TPI assessment…it is amazing.”
"The report at the end was incredibly detailed."
I had the TPI assessment done because I was interested in knowing which parts of my body were holding me back. Rather than assuming it was a whole-body tightness, I wished to find out which parts I should work on.
It was very specific, scientific and the report at the end was incredibly detailed. I refer back to the report regularly and will for sure get another assessment to see if I’ve improved. I know if I do the homework, my golf is heaps better, I don’t feel as sore and I enjoy it more.
Frequently Asked Questions
(Please click on the question below to find out the answer.)
How much does the TPI Assessment cost?
The cost for a TPI assessment is $180 (80 minute assessment).
The follow up consultation is $90.
How long does an assessment take?
A TPI assessment takes 80 minutes. Follow-up sessions are 40 minutes and cost $75.
What do I get as part of my TPI assessment?
In your TPI assessment you will get a comprehensive 80 minute assessment of your mobility, strength, and agility for your golf swing. This is done by me and as a registered Osteopath you also get a biomechanical assessment thrown in!
1. A full TPI report emailed to you
2. Follow-up email support
I've never had a golf assessment before. What should I expect?
- Set-up posture
- Pelvic rotation
- Overhead deep squat
- ’90/90′ (Shoulder rotation)
- Bridge with extension
- Neck rotation
- Wrist hinge
- Pelvic tilt
- Torso rotation
- Toe touch
- Single leg balance
- Lat test (latissimus dorsi – your flank muscles – testing your lower back)
- Lower Quarter rotation
- Seated trunk rotation
- Forearm rotation
- Wrist flexion/extension
How does this relate to my golf handicap?
The programme analyses your data and gives you a ‘Fitness Handicap’ which then relates to the potential you have for lowering your golf handicap. Perhaps even more importantly, it relates to minimising your pain and therefore increasing your enjoyment of your golf.
When are you available for appointments?
I work Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
You will see my weekly availability when you click on the Book Now button.
What types of payment do you take?
Eftpos (payWave and Credit Cards incur an extra fee), cash or bank transfer.
What if I have to cancel my appointment?
You can cancel your appointment up to 24hrs before, by clicking on the cancel appointment link in your confirmation email. You can also leave a voice message on our phone at 09 431 3155. We suggest re-booking when you cancel to ensure that you get an alternative appointment promptly.
I am located at Mangawhai Osteopathy, 1 Pearson Street, Mangawhai 0505.
If you are ready for pain-free and fabulous golf, click the BOOK NOW button below.
I look forward to working with you!