profile photoGolFIT Carolina is owned and authored by Bob Formanan internationally recognized leader in the field of golf fitness.  He holds a Master of Science degree in Exercise Physiology and is a certified Golf Fitness Instructor through the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI).  Bob also is a Certified Personal Trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine and holds a Certification of Applied Functional Science through the Gray Institute.  Bob is the former Director of Fitness and Wellness for Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, MD.  He currently provides golf fitness assessment and training in the Charlotte/Gastonia, NC, area.

Having worked in the fitness field for over 35 years, Bob specializes in golf fitness programming, bringing to the table a passion for the game of golf and a genuine desire to help golfers play better, healthier golf.  This unique combination sets him apart and has afforded him a wealth of hands-on experience that he relies upon when working with golfers to improve their game.  His biggest thrill is getting injured players back out on the golf course.     

Consulting for clubs and resorts, his client list includes golfers of all skill levels and ages from junior golfers up through and including tour players.  Bob's book, Functional Golf Fitness Training, has been called "by far the best" and is a favorite among golfers, teaching professionals and coaches.  He’s been featured in GOLFWEEK and the Maryland and Carolinas Golf Association magazines, and frequently appears on television, podcasts, and radio.  Bob also enjoys traveling around the country offering Golf Fitness workshops to Clubs and organizations.  His golf fitness articles have been published in Club newsletters throughout the U.S., U.K., Australia, Germany, South Africa, Japan, Mexico, and Canada.

To schedule a one-on-one session with Bob or set-up a golf fitness workshop, call 336-509-4610 or e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

        

“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

Bob Forman is probably one of the best golf fitness experts in the country.
Jack Sims
Teaching professional, speaker, and author of "How to WIN at Business & Golf"

“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 Country Club, Harrison, NY

Our Club Membership has found Mr. Forman’s informative lectures and private sessions very beneficial for improving their golf game.  From simple balance exercises that aid in distance and direction of the ball flight to more intensive directions as they recover from injuries and surgeries, Mr. Forman has added skills to their regular training regimen that have provided positive results on the course.
Amy Stevens, Club Membership Director
Wild Dunes Resort, Charleston, SC

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EXERCISE OF THE MONTH

Quad-Hip Flexor Stretch

This is a progressive stretch for the quad-hip flexor area.  Be cautious as you lean back on the bench as it will challenge the knee if the quads are tight.  Avoid this stretch if you've had knee replacement.  Tight quads/hip flexors will impede hip mobility and that may rob you of power and distance.

 

 

Check with your physician before starting any type of exercise program.

IMPROVE YOUR GAME

GOLF FITNESS
ASSESSMENT & TRAINING


A quality, customized golf fitness program will. . .
  • Enhance swing efficiency
  • Increase distance
  • Improve playing performance and satisfaction
  • Identify and correct golf-specific injury triggers

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The golf exercises are going great.  I am hitting the ball the best I have ever hit it.  My back pain has gone away also. 
 
David R. 

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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


"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

Functional Golf Fitness Training is a comprehensive player improvement resource for golfers of all ages and levels, teaching professionals and coaches.  
A great manual for golf teams as well.  

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 the #1 injury in golf, low back injury
- how to fix the more common swing faults 
- how to put together an inexpensive home gym

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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RADIO / PODCASTS

 

 
June 22, 2017
(go to 1:10:00 into the show)
golf posture, muscle imbalance, improving distance, stretching, hydration, Tiger and specialization, Rory and weight lifting



March 14, 2015
(go to 1:08:00 into the show)
fitness vs. golf fitness, strength training and slowing down the aging process, C and S-postures,  


August 28, 2014
We talk about Shan's golf fitness assessment results

 


June 26, 2014


scroll down to 9/9/2013
(go to 23:15 into the show)
back injury