4 years ago today, Japanese golf professional Teruo Sugihara (Japanese: 杉原輝雄) sadly passed away at the age of 74. The KAATSU Specialist community and his family and friends remember Sugihara fondly as he was one of the first professional athletes in Japan to transform his career later in life.
Sugihara won 63 tournaments over the course of his career and played professionally even after his diagnosis of prostate cancer in 1997.
There were many valuable lessons in his career that he has shared with the younger generations of players.
In 2006, at age 68, he became the oldest player to make the cut in a top-tier Japanese tour event. His final appearance came at the 2010 Mizuno Open, the same year that he authored a book called KAATSU Golf together with KAATSU inventor Dr. Yoshiaki Sato.
Sugihara-san used KAATSU to improve his health and his game. His book, KAATSU Golf, describes how he used KAATSU to:
* strengthen his upper body
* improve his swing
* enhance his mobility during his swing
* increase his grip strength
* improve his leg strength with squats and practice swings
* enhance his overall strength and club head speed
To purchase this DVD book in its original Japanese language, visit Amazon Japan here.
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