Golf on the Line: Exercise Equipment and Golf Fitness

Randy Meyers, Director of Fitness, Sea Island Golf Resort

We’re all concerned with fitness. In this day and age we know a lot more about how to keep out bodies in better golf shape. The great news is that getting more golf-fit doesn’t have to be a chore, and it doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg.

I had a chance to visit with Randy Meyers at the NorCal PGA Annual Teaching conference, where he was a featured speaker. Randy works with a bunch of players on the PGA Tour, including Davis Love III, Lucas Glover, Jonathan Byrd, Brandt Snedeker, Charles Howell III, Zach Johnson, and he’s even worked with the original Man of Steel – Gary Player. The guy knows his stuff. I cornered Randy in the hall after his presentation, and asked him how I could put together a simple exercise station for my students, without much room and without costing a mint. He had some great ideas, which I promptly put into place. Now, when my students come for lessons, they arrive a bit early to warm up or stay a bit late to use the equipment. It’s fun.

Here’s a little video of our “home” exercise station, and some students working with the new gear.

The next time you are in out neighborhood, stop by and get in a few reps with us.

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  1. Jim Merwin
    6 years ago

    2-20-11

    Hi Eric:

    I am glad you are going to focus on golf-specific exercises in later blogs and videos. I know I could sure use your insights and encouragement to get golf-fit again. It has been too long.

    In fact, I have had the bolts in place in my garage/ practice area and the tension cords ready to go but there they have sat for over a year because I can not get myself motivated to use them. I even hired a golf fitness coach to guide me through a golf-specific routine but he went out of business shortly after I payed him and I have never rekindled my interest sufficient to make a second effort to work at being golf-fit again. Maybe your insights into how to perform each exercise and how it benefits my golf swing will help me overcome my inertia. I am fairly confident once I get a short golf-specific exercise program started, I will see the benefits and want to continue it indefinitely. In any event, it is worth a try.

    I look forward to you future blogs and videos on fitness.

    Jim Merwin

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