Traditionally, golf has been seen as a 'gentleman’s game' with little need for physical, nutritional or psychological intervention. However in modern times the need for physical and mental preparation has increased radically. This is largely due to improvements in club and course technologies that allow players to swing harder and faster, hit the ball further and play more frequently on increasingly longer courses.
In addition, many of the world’s top players have realised the need for physical and mental preparation and this is beginning to filter down to county and junior levels.
With this in mind, golf is becoming a more athletic pursuit, and therefore, you should train like an athlete. Proper physical and mental conditioning should not only improve your performance on the course, but decrease your chance of injury, and improve your general health and feelings of wellbeing.