Pilates is an exercise program that focuses on building core strength, flexibility, stability and balance. Pilates master teacher Kathy Corey and Dr. Paul Corey of the Idea Health and Fitness Association website say that makes Pilates an ideal form of exercise for golfers. The authors explain that a golf swing is a complicated movement that "applies compressive forces approximately eight times one's body weight" at the moment of impact. Pilates exercises not only can improve your golf game by increasing your strength and flexibility, but they also can help keep you free of injury. Studies cited by the Coreys show that about 60 percent of amateur golfers get hurt playing golf and about 50 percent of pros retire because of golf-related injuries.