Core stability and good coordination are essential for golf. Yet this is where many players’ weaknesses emerge.
The soft, springy kyBounder mat allows any golfer to simply and effectively improve their body rotation and balance. Exercises and swing training are particularly effective when performed barefoot on the kyBounder. The instability of the springy mat strengthens body perception and balance. Regular exercise sessions on the kyBounder result in significantly better core stability. The kyBounder allows muscles to quickly regenerate after a round on the golf course.
Many professional golfers incorporate the kyBounder into their training and are impressed by the advantages it has on offer.
“Regularly practicing on the kyBounder allows you to significantly increase your core stability as well as improve movement and control when hitting the ball. You can’t get a better handicap without core stability and balance,” says Steve Anders, qualified professional golfer, member of the PGA of Germany and coach at Jura Golf Park and the Golf Academy in Hiltzhofen, Germany.
In short, golfers can use the kyBounder to improve their timing in terms of the entire game.
kyBoot shoes are very well suited for golf as well.
When you walk for long distances in the kyBoot, you train your foot coordination and proprioception. You can view this as complementary training to the technical training (hitting balls): Walking in the kyBoot improves foot strength and coordination, which gives you more stability from your lower body and benefits your golf game (improved body awareness and stability from your lower body leads to more precise swings because you learn to better control your body).
I would recommend using the kyBoot for golf swing practice only if you have already worn the kyBoot for some time and are accustomed to it. It is important that you can stabilise your feet in an upright position and do not allow any lateral/medial rolling as your swing the club. This controlled striking of the ball in the kyBoot is intensive and very effective training for the body’s muscular coordination during the swing. With the kyBoot, the demands made of the body during this movement are much higher than when wearing conventional, stable golf shoes.
Because the foot movement during the swing places a great deal of load on the soft sole, an uncontrolled swing that causes lateral/medial rolling of the foot may overburden the foot ligaments. The kyBoot may also wear more quickly due to this increased load.
These are the most comfortable and supportive shoes I have ever worn. As a somatic psychologist, I am well aware of the importance of having your feet support the rest of your body. The KyBoots provide great support for my lumbar spine. I am 72 years old and play a lot of golf, so every once in a while my back is sore. All I have to do is take a walk in my KyBoots and my back feels completely relieved. Moreover, they make me feel as if I am walking on air. In the past the first thing I did when I came home from the office is to remove my shoes. Now, I am reluctant to take them off; they are more comfortable than my slippers. So for comfort and support, I can no longer wear any other shoes. My second pair will be arriving soon, and I am already thinking about my third pair. They are worth every penny.