He migrated from Scotland to Australia and based himself in Melbourne where he worked closely with the Australian Institute of Sport (A.I.S) Golf Program in the early 1990's.
He also set up the Melbourne Golf Injury Clinic to help golfers young and old to get back onto the golf course to play the game that they love.
Ramsay found that golfers, especially elite golfers were not being screened muscularly and skeletally in a suitable and specific way, so he set about devising a whole screening program where golfers and their team, the golf coaches, physical trainers and massage therapists could all work together on the same page to get the golfer moving functionally and optimally.
He also was on the founding panel for the Titleist Performance Institute (T.P.I) and was actively involved in the First Tee program in the USA.
Ramsay worked with numerous National Amateur Golf Associations and Professional Golf Associations all over the world over more than 20 years as well as many of the top golf coaches in the world to get their player’s golf fit and injury free.
His use of large elastic bands, training belts and spikey balls are now the norm on golf tours around the world. Go to any amateur or professional tournament and you are likely to see Ramsay's toys (as he use to call them) being used in locker rooms and out on the practice areas.
Unfortunately he left us in December 2011, but his legacy lives on in the players, golf coaches and other service providers that he worked closely with for over 20 years.
For more information about Ramsay and his legacy he left us, and information on his training products you can go to http://www.ramsaymcmaster.com/
David co-director at Pro Tour Golf College worked with Ramsay for over 20 years and through his close relationship with Ramsay he saw the value and the importance of his elite golfers working closely with Ramsay and the golf specific physiotherapists who were trained by him.
In this interview David talks with Martin McInnes a golf specific physiotherapist based in Perth, Western Australia (trained by Ramsay) about the importance of having a musculoskeletal assessment to identify your strengths and weaknesses and also how they affect your ability to move your body to swing the golf club in an optimal way.
In the following video Martin McInnes takes one of our students at Pro Tour Golf College through some of the musculoskeletal screening tests. You will see Martin testing for muscle length and strength and these tests really do expose weak areas of the body that can and do influence your golf swing to break down, and the screening process helps the physiotherapist and your coach identify the places where injuries could manifest over time.
In this video Martin McInnes takes another of our students through some specific golf exercises that relate to his specific weaknesses. These specific exercises are designed to strengthen and stabilize weak areas in the body and will influence more functional golf swing positions and better shot-making.
If you are lucky enough to schedule a session with a physiotherapist who has trained under Ramsay McMaster in Australia or the United Kingdom then go and do it right away so you can find out specifically what you need to do to maximize the hard work you are putting into your game, and also reduce the likelihood of injury.
If you haven't got access to a golf specific physiotherapist, then visit The Titliest Performance Institute website at http://www.mytpi.com/ to find an instructor in your region http://www.mytpi.com/experts who can take you through a thorough golf specific screening to get you on track to have a long and pain free career playing golf.
Remember an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
Lawrie Montague and David Milne - Pro Tour Golf College
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