Your core – the mid-section of your body encompassing the abdominals, backside and lower back – is literally central to a powerful golf swing.

Having overseen Ernie Els' return from injury and into the best shape of his career, leading personal trainer Josh Salzmann knows more than most about golf fitness. And for him it's not about building massive muscles

Sports performance coach Steve Ward explains how to boost your mind power

When the best players in the world talk about their greatest rounds, they often say they were "in the zone" or "in a bubble". This refers to a state of total concentration where the player is in complete control of his physical and mental performance.