IMPROVE YOUR GAME

Functional Golf Fitness Training is a comprehensive player improvement resource manual for golfers, teaching professionals and golf coaches.  

 

THE ANATOMY BOOK FOR GOLF
Dedicated chapters on:
- the common physical deficiencies most golfers have, how to detect and correct with over 40 golf-specific exercises and drills
- preventing/alleviating low back injury
- how to fix the brain-body swing faults (often referred to as muscle memory)

Amazon reviews:

"Very clear explanations of causes and fixes for main physical deficiencies affecting golfers. Easy to follow instructions. While other books may give a whole laundry list of exercises that end up not being used, Forman has selected a few for each issue and puts together a program that doesn't take long to do"

"This book not only tells you what to do but also why you need to do and what results you can expect.
I have every book in print about golf fitness and this book is by far the best."


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EXERCISE OF THE MONTH

LAT STRETCHES
Tight lats can impact your ability to make a full turn in both the back and downswing phases, robbing you of power and distance.  Two simple stretches here to help improve lat flexibility and your range of motion.



Check with your physician before starting any type of exercise program

Check out the
GolFIT Carolina Channel
for more exercise
videos
you tube link

HOST A WORKSHOP

If your Club or organization would like to host an informative golf fitness workshop, contact Bob at bob@golfitcarolina.com or 336-509-4610.

Bob came to my club and did a hour long session on the basics of his teaching and philosophy of fitness and how it relates to the golf swing and its performance.  My members thoroughly enjoyed the hour and wanted more.  I was impressed with his content and explanation.  My members were floored with his Q&A and his personal adaptation to their issues.  I was impressed with his interaction with attendants of the seminar.  If you are looking for someone to integrate your fitness program with the golf program, Bob is the guy to do it!  We will be booking Bob to come back to our club next spring.
Shannon Howell, PGA Head Golf Professional
Country Club of Sapphire Valley, Sapphire Valley, NC


"I recently had the opportunity to attend a golf fitness clinic conducted by Bob Forman.  I found the clinic to be very informative, entertaining, as well as beneficial to my overall enjoyment of the game of golf. Bob's program helped me understand certain physiological weaknesses I have.  I would highly recommend this clinic."
Jeff Adams, Barefoot Resort and Golf
Myrtle Beach, SC

"Bob Forman was fabulous!  He is a great presenter who shared some extremely valuable information related to how anatomical deficiencies such as: poor posture, flexibility, and balance impact our golf swing.  He not only shared what they are and how they impact the swing, but also demonstrated exercises to help correct them."
Ellen Gregory
EWGA-Wilmington, NC chapter

“Westchester is one of the Country’s largest private clubs with a membership that has high expectations for service and performance.  Bob Forman’s seminar on golf specific fitness and flexibility was extremely well received and motivated many of my members to begin a program of evaluation, exercise and follow-ups.  I highly recommend Bob for his knowledge, energy , and ability to connect with amateurs concerning golf fitness.” 
John Kennedy, Director of Golf
Westchester CC, 
Harrison, NY

Bob has a fantastic ability to understand and combine his expertise of the physical complexities of the human body with the PGA Professional’s trained eye with respect to the complexities of the golf swing.  Bob offers a refreshing angle that most amateur and professional golfers can understand and embrace.  Many times, a golfer will have physical limitations that prevents him or her from moving the way the PGA Professional is trying to instruct.  Bob can take the golfer’s weakest physical traits and focus a training program to better overcome those obstacles and allow the golfers to ultimately improve their swing. 
Dennis Nicholl, PGA Head Golf Professional
The Dunes Golf & Beach Club, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

IMPROVE YOUR GAME

GOLF FITNESS
ASSESSMENT & TRAINING


A quality, customized golf fitness program will. . .

 
üEnhance swing efficiency
üIncrease distance
üImprove playing performance and satisfaction
ü
Identify and correct golf-specific injury triggers

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SWING FAULT PHYSIOLOGY

Swing mechanics are often influenced by physical deficiencies in the golfer's body.  Below are some of the more common swing faults, their physical causes and how to correct.

EARLY EXTENSIONGOLF POSTURE

S-POSTURE AND LOW BACK PAIN

EARLY EXTENSION

SWAY & SLIDE

REVERSE SPINE

While correcting the deficiencies, you also need to rewire the brain-body connection in order to break out of the inefficient swing pattern.  

REWIRE THE BAD SWING HABIT

RADIO / PODCASTS

 


August 28, 2014
Shan's golf fitness assessment

449 Bob Forman
August 12, 2014


August 7, 2014
Keys to the Mental Game


June 26, 2014


September 12, 2013


September 8, 2013

 
August 21, 2012

MEDIA

EXERCISE MAKES ALL
THE DIFFERENCE

Carolinas Golf magazine

golfweek article

FOR YOUR GAME
golf fitness article

carolinas golf article

THE HEAT IS ON
(article about playing in the heat)
Carolinas Golf magazine

golf fitness interview

Interview with J. Eric Eckard

Raleigh Golf Examiner
 

carolinas golf article

A BODY TUNE-UP COULD
FIX
YOUR GAME
Carolinas Golf magazine

 

TOP 10 GOLF FITNESS MUST-HAVES

The Top 10 Golf Fitness Must-Haves for a Better Game (I'll highlight one of the Top 10 every few weeks)

  1. Balance between the chest and upper back muscles for a neutral spine at address.
  2. Flexible hip flexors to prevent swaying of the lower back (S-posture) at address.
  3. Adequate range of motion in the mid-back and lats to allow for a good shoulder turn.
  4. The ability to disassociate the upper body from the lower (X-factor).
  5. A fair degree of rotational movement in the shoulders.
  6. Adequate glute strength and lower body stability to avoid excessive lateral and forward movement of the hips.
  7. Flexible internal hip rotators to allow for freedom of movement in the hips.
  8. Forearm muscle strength and balance
  9. Good overall balance
  10. Adequate cardiovascular fitness to ward off fatigue on the back 9.  Fatigue will negatively impact swing mechanics and increase the risk for injury!

FEEDBACK

The program is going well. Wish I had more time to dedicate to it but I just had a lesson last weekend and not having seen Andy in almost 5 weeks for instruction he commented on how good my swing looked, so that is encouraging. I have been getting to the range about 3 time every week and have notice my ball striking is a lot more solid, in the past I have had issue hitting my long irons -3-4. Yesterday I was crushing those clubs and able to work the ball up/down and left/right. There are no problems with the exercises – nothing too hard or easy and nothing causing me pain, so I will continue with this protocol.
Steve B
Greensboro, NC

Bob
Just a note to say thanks. Two summers ago my wife gave me a gift of your golf fitness program. I have been doing the exercise 3 days a week since then. I have only played 4 rounds of golf so far this year. But I am striking the ball better than the start of any season in my 54 years of golfing. (I'll be 70 this summer.) The key for me seems to be greater flexibility leading to a better turn of the shoulder and the feeling that a smooth swing will deliver outstanding results. The real surprise so far this season has been being able to strike irons crisply off very tight lies. I believe this comes from being able to make a good turn of the hips and turn back to the ball without any sway (a steady head position). I am hitting crisp full LOB WEDGES. Last year I was ready to sell the lob wedge or regulate it to a dark closet!
Thanks for the help and the increased flexibility.
Richard
Kernersville, NC

As a 64 yr old golf pro in the UK I would like to compliment you on what I believe is some of the best information for the older player I have seen.
David Johnson
PGA Master Professional

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