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  • Perfect Your Takeaway for More Consistency

    Thursday June 28th, 2018 Jason RivkinThe takeaway portion of the swing will determine the club path.   A poorly sequenced takeaway will cost you consistency and distance. The proper sequence of the takeaway is upper body turn first, followed by lower body turn.  Many golfers lack the ability to separate upper body movement from lower body movement. Limitations in joint stability and mobility make separating difficult for the golfer. Here are some exercises that will promote rotational body separation and consistency in golf. Exercises To Help You Separate: Half Kneeling Rotation Pro Tips:Keep the glute of the down leg engaged As you begin to rotate, feel like your pushing the ... Read more about this post

  • Golf Fitness Routine for More Accurate Putting

    Monday October 02nd, 2017 Jason RivkinYou 3-Putted How Many Times?! How many times has poor putting cost you from shooting your desired score? How often do you say, “I was striking the ball great, but I 3-putted X-amount of times?” Missing make-able putts is often the reason for inflated scores in what would otherwise feel like a great ball striking round of golf.  Putting is not a simple science. Golf pros have written books and spent careers focused on teaching the technicalities of putting. From a Golf Fitness prospective, when comparing putting to the full swing, it appears obvious that the physical demands of putting are ... Read more about this post

  • Golf Fitness Handicap Testing

    Monday July 02nd, 2018 David OstrowIs your body helping you play the best golf possible? Do you want to feel better and play better golf? Maybe the FitGolf Golf Fitness Handicap can help.   How does the FitGolf Golf Fitness Handicap apply to you? FitGolf Golf Fitness Handicap is a series of body movement tests that tell a story about how your body works in golf swing. It also shows how you might be at risk for an injury from golf. Each test is worth a maximum of three points.  If you pass the test you get a zero and if you fail you get a three.  There are ... Read more about this post

  • Common Injuries

    Friday May 05th, 2017 David OstrowThis entry is part 2 of 7 in the series Shoulder InjuriesThe Shoulder – Common Injuries in Golf Shoulder injuries can be a real pain. There are many kinds of injuries. In this lesson we will take up a variety of shoulder dysfunctions and the injuries they cause. Shoulder injuries are interesting because they generally come from overuse or improper use and from poor stability/mobility patterns of the thoracic spine and shoulder girdle. When the thoracic spine (which is supposed to be mobile) becomes immobile this leads to excessive mobility of the shoulder blade. If this happens, the shoulder joint’s response ... Read more about this post

  • Building a Golf Fitness Business at a Golf Club

    Monday July 11th, 2016 Fran RosarioThis entry is part 1 of 1 in the series building a golf fitness business at a golf clubTo talk about building your golf fitness business, I am first going to assume thatYou are a fitness trainer, you have already gone through the training for golf specific services AND you have provided these types of services for several golfers; or You are an Owner, General Manager or Head Golf Professional at a Golf Club, looking to add another amenity to help your golfer members.The information I share with you will help you establish the necessary relationships to either start seeing clients ... Read more about this post

  • Testimonial: Alexandra (AK) Frazier

    Monday March 21st, 2016 David OstrowI’ve been working with the folks at Fitgolf for 15 years. I credit the program for my continuing success on the golf course. Although I’m moving into my late 50’s, I have not lost distance, and have actually gained some and have a better ball flight. I began with the physical assessment, moved to myofacial release, and for the last several years I have been working with TPI certified trainers to make my body the best it can be for swinging the golf club.Fitgolf also has diagnostic equipment to detect swing changes/ flaws. Recently, after a lesson with my pro, ... Read more about this post


  1. Kip Cleland says:

    Golf Fitness tip of the week – Touch Your Toes For Consistency.
    Touch your toes – 5 degrees in posture change during swing. Can not touch your toes 18 degrees posture change during swing. Consistency in the swing is key – that’s why we have 14 clubs to use.
    This is just how simple you need to keep information for the general golfing public. Much more than this and they will not do it.

    Kip Cleland
    Home Sweat Home Inc.
    Personal Trainiing
    Far Hills, N.J.

  2. Thank you for your comment, Kip. That change is with any and every club you can swing. If you start at 42 degrees the changes will be from there, with your five iron. If you start at 36 degrees with a drive the changes will be from that starting point, and if you start with a sand wedge with 47 degrees of bend, the changes will be from that starting point. It is not club dependent, rather is a standard change with any club of any angle or length that could be in your bag.

    I hope that clarifies the situation….yes consistency in the swing is the key, and our data indicates that no matter what club you hit, you will be less consistent if you cannot touch your toes.


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