Chris Walker, a retired professional golfer, is a former four-letter winner at The Woodlands High School including a 5a state championship in 2007, former member of the Notre Dame University golf team, and played mini tours professionally up until a few years ago.
Probably Chris' biggest accomplishment of his golf career was winning the inaugural Speed Golf World Championship in 2012. Speed golf is a sport which involves playing a round of golf in the lowest possible sum of strokes and time (in minutes). Thus shooting 73 on a golf course in 58 minutes and 30 seconds would compute to an overall speed golf score of 131:30. Golf already requires flexibility, strength, power, muscle balance, and postural stability, but having to get through 18 holes add a dramatically increased cardiovascular component as well.
Chris trained with Darryl Perrilloux during his summers off from school at Norte Dame when his schedule allowed; and the strength, endurance, and overall fitness habits Chris developed carried over to his professional golf game and speed golf success as well.
“Darryl’s knowledge and expertise on sports related fitness helped me to achieve my goals on the golf course. His regiment of golf specific workouts allowed me to strengthen the key areas of my golf swing to maximize both power and precision. I would recommend his guidance to anyone seeking to improve their overall fitness.” - Chris Walker
DMP Fitness wants to thank Chris for sharing his kind words, and we're sure this story, in some part will help inspire golfers that to embrace strength training as an integral tool to become a better athlete.
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