Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Get to know golfpro Erik Nordlund

Name:
Erik Nordlund

Playing Status:
Professional

Age:
20

Nationality:
Swedish

Kinexit user since:
March 2019

How did you get into golf?
For me it started very early, both my parents and my grandparents played, and that made me want to try it as well. I got my first non-plastic golf club for my fourth birthday, and even before then I was whacking a plastic ball around the back yard with a miniature club.

What was your HCP when you turned Pro?
My handicap when I turned pro was +1,5.

Do you have a favorite golf course?
I have a few favorite courses of the ones I have played. One of them is the Renaissance Club, which I played combined with Muirfield GC at the 2016 Boys Amateur Championship. My favorite in Sweden is Visby GK, it is very hard to beat a summer evening by the sea!

Do you follow golf or fitness coaches on social media?
Yes I follow a few fitness coaches, to get tips and inspiration to bring into the gym myself.

Who is your favorite player?
That’s an easy one, Tiger Woods. He was the one that made golf a sport, and made golf cool to play. I grew up when he was in his prime, and he has been my role model ever since. That makes it extra special for me to see him come back and win the Masters!

What golf-related achievement are you most proud of?
That´s a tough one, but I probably have to say defending my title at the Täby Svea Leasing Junior Open results wise, or any time I have gotten to play for the Swedish national team.

How important is fitness for you when it comes to golf?
Fitness is very important to me, and it has been that way for a long time. Through the years I have had arguably more than my fair share of injuries, and I think that combined with the fact that I like working out, has lead to fitness being important to me.

How do you think the club golfer can improve?
If I could write a prescription for lower scores for the average golfer, without them having to put in many hours of practice, I would say two things. Firstly, start working on your fitness. It does not have to be complicated, and it does not have to take a lot of time. That is one of the reasons I think Kinexit is a great tool to make fitness training easy to fit into your day. The other thing is course management and strategy. This one will likely give even bigger results, and I use to say that if I would caddie for a club golfer, I could rather easily shave off 5 strokes in a round.

What’s your strengths as a player?
I hit the ball pretty far, which gives me an advantage against many others. That is the result of time well spent in the gym, and that I was lucky enough to be born quite tall.

What’s in your bag?
Driver:  Mizuno ST190G 9* Fujikura Atmos Black 6X
Fairway: Titleist 915F 16.5* Aldila Rogue Silver 70X
Irons: 3 Mizuno MPH5, 4 Mizuno MP18 MMC, 5-8 Mizuno MP18 SC, 9-P Mizuno MP18 , KBS C Taper 130X
Wedges: Titleist SM7 50.08, 54.10, 58.08, KBS 610 Wedge S+
Putter: Scotty Cameron Studio Style Newport 2 35.5”

How often do you play golf yourself?
Short answer, every day. Of course I have rest days sometimes, but basically I play and practice every day.

How often do you work-out yourself?
Every day. Sure, I don’t lift heavy weights every day, but I always do some kind of fitness work every day.

What impact has working with Kinexit had for you?
As I have just gotten started working with Kinexit, I am yet to discover what impact it will have on my game, but I am excited to see.

What is your favorite Kinexit feature?
Probably the fact that your workouts are custom made for your needs, that I think is really cool!

How can golfers get in touch with you?
Anyone wanting to follow my journey as a professional golfer, go check out my Instagram page @enordlundgolf , and for any direct contact, my email address is enordlundgolf@gmail.com.

How can Kinexit improve?
I would like to be able to see which muscles are supposed to be worked in the exercise tutorials, to make it even easier to coach yourself and correct technique.

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