Fit for Golf

At the Golf Academy at Old Greenwood, we believe in the benefits of golf specific fitness.

Integrating fitness in your golf training will improve your ability to move more freely and efficiently, allowing you to swing better. You'll increase power, accuracy, consistency and prevent injuries so you'll enjoy the game more.

All of our Junior Clinics are based on the Titleist Performance Institute's (TPI) Junior Development Program, which is the world wide authority on youth golf training.

At our Junior Camps, golfers are trained and developed as athletes. In this day and age, proper fitness training has become essential if junior golfers hope to compete successfully against the top echelon players.

In our Adult Golf Schools we want to make sure that you are physically capable of performing the correct swing. That's why each class day starts with golf-specific stretches - see the PDF here of our list of daily stretches.

The most important piece of equipment you can bring to the golf course is your body. If you are looking to get serious about your golf fitness, Scott McRae, the Golf Academy's fitness consultant has several programs designed just for golfers. Scott can customize a golf fitness program to help you reach your goals or you can join one of his regular group golf fitness sessions.

  • Certified Golf Fitness Trainer

    • Scott McRae is an internationally certified fitness trainer who received his Bachelor's Degree in kinesiology from Arizona State University in 2011.

      He is an avid golfer (10 hdcp) and winter sports enthusiast. Scott specializes in functional movement, corrective exercise, and sport-specific training, including golf fitness and winter sports conditioning.

      Scott greatly enjoys working with junior athletes ranging in age from 6 - 20 years old. He has coached Olympic athletes as well as mature populations all the way up to age 86.

      No matter your skill or fitness level, Scott can help identify your limitations, consult with you on your goals, and organize an action plan to help you break through your plateaus. Scott holds the following accreditations.

      • ISSA Certified Fitness Trainer
      • Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) Level 3 CGFI
      • TRX Rip and Suspension Training
      • Lululemon R&D Ambassador

  • Golf Stretches

    • Exercise physiologists now say that you should perform some active stretches to prepare for an athletic activity, not static stretches. Traditional static stretching, where you hold each position at the end range of motion for 20 to 30 seconds, is not the appropriate activity to prepare your body for the dynamic and explosive movements you need to effectively strike a golf ball.

      The following “movement prep” exercises were designed specifically to warm-up and prepare your muscles and joints for golf. In addition to flexibility, these exercises will work on stability, balance and specific movement patterns that are required of your body to play your best golf, avoid injury and extend your golfing career.

      All these exercises should be performed 5 to 10 times slowly, smoothly, and through the full range of motion. When you get to the end range of your movement, slowly stop (for one or two seconds) and then continue the movement in the opposite direction (to balance both sides of your body equally).

      As you become more comfortable with the exercises and can maintain perfect form, increase the speed at which you perform these movements. Never force a position or motion that would cause pain or injury. You should be able to perform this entire exercise program in less than 10 minutes.

      Movement Prep Exercises >>