Meet Your Coach...
I'm Carter Schmitz...
I'm an average golfer, with a beyond average passion for helping
As a sports performance coach, I have had the opportunity to work with thousands of athletes ranging from 8 year old's to the professional ranks, and everybody in between, including elite golfers and other rotational athletes.
I believe that the game of golf has an unbelievable way of empowering our lives, and creating community.
The golfing community is amongst the strongest and most eager to improve in the world.
I want to surround myself with people like you.
People who strive to get better.
People who believe that greater potential exists.
People who commit themselves to growth.
My mission is to empower and inspire golfers to take control of their health and performance through
Doing so may just also help you find lower scores...
At SCRATCH Golf Training...
... we believe all golfers are athletes, and should train like one.
... we believe all athletes can uncover higher levels of health and performance.
... we believe that the game of golf can be a tool that empowers our lives both on and off the course.
HEALTH underlies everything we do as humans and athletes. It is the first and foremost pillar we must look at when trying to uncover higher levels of health and performance.
The TECHNICAL ABILITIES pillar looks at the skill you possess when it comes to actually playing the game of golf. Can you swing a club effectively and effeciently?
PHYISCAL DEVELOPMENT is the pillar that we will most look to improve here at SCRATCH Golf Training. We will do so by improving the 5 Attributes of all Successful Athletes (see below).
5 Physical Attributes
STRENGTH is a central component of a high performing and injury resilient athlete. Stronger means more force production, more tissue resilience, more stable joints, and, of course, more distance!
POWER is critical if we wish to transfer our strength levels into the velocity driven golf swing. Not only should we be getting stronger, but we need to be getting faster... Power can help us here!
MOBILITY helps keep joints healthy, fluid and functioning. Your golf swing demands high levels of mobility at certain joints... let's make sure we have the necessary ranges of motion!
STABILITY helps keep joints functioning and your golf swing high performing. It allows you to transfer greater forces up the kinetic chain and throughout your golf swing.
Adaptability is something all athletes need to perform at their best. Being adaptable means being able to create movement that solves a dynamic and ever evolving task.. in this case, your golf swing!