Jordan Speith - Athlete First

Jordan Speith discovered golf at a very early age, but as a youngster he was also a very promising sportsman across a range of sports, including American Football, Basketball and Baseball.

The Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) website has a range of content designed to improve performance in golf, and it argues that developing skills across a range of sports is the best possible preparantion for later specialistion in golf (or any other sport for that matter).

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Our own experience certainly tends to back this up. A significant percentage of the Men's County Team over the last few years have excelled in other sports before turning to golf, many of them being Academy standard footballers.

Like most things, there aren't any golden rules, but nobody should feel that failing to specialise early is going to inhibit their ability to excel in the long run.
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