Thank you to all the women that came to a fabulous event gearing up for 2017... in golf, fitness, nutrition, wellness, health and beauty! Special thanks to Gia Bocra Liwiskiof Golf Experiences for Her, Golf & Body's exceptional team including Ariane Hundt and Bee Bosnak and all of the incredible support and sponsors who made the night happen!
"With winter almost over and spring approaching, there’s a great way to get in shape for this season’s golf game. Golf & Body NYC, located in the heart of Manhattan, can advance your game, both physically and mentally, in a luxurious setting that replicates the finest golf courses in the world. Where else in midtown can you practice and play all year long?"
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"Putting is like wisdom. Partly a natural gift and partly the accumulation of experience." - Arnold Palmer
Spend some time with Doug Emma, resident fitter at GBNYC with True Spec Golf learning about the different types of putter heads and the feedback from Quintic Consultancy Ltd. in their putter studio. Do you pull your putts? Push them? What type of head design would be best for you? Mallet? Blade? Informing yourself and tracking your putter and the roll on Quintic are the combination for the best starting place to working on your short game this off-season at Golf & Body NYC.
Our Director of Wellness and Sports Medicine, Bradley Borne, recently accompanied member, Michael McCormick, to The Abaco Club on Winding Bay last week for the second Web.com Tour tournament of the year. They were paired up with week one winner, Kyle Thompson, and won the Pro-Am. The Abaco Club left a lasting impression on Bradley and the Tour players... from their hospitality to the amenities and of course, the incredible golf course. What a home for the Web.com Tour!
We are now fully into off-season at Golf & Body NYC! As you get your game ready for 2017, you need to make sure that you are taking care of your body. Hitting too many balls in the simulators or on the range can cause some elbow pain. There are many ways to avoid getting elbow pain including proper strengthening exercises and stretches, and incorporating routine soft-tissue massage. Our staff can show you the appropriate things to do to prevent and treat elbow injuries. Also, remember you can always tee the ball up to avoid the impact of the mat using a small tee for irons.
- Director of Sports Medicine & Wellness, Dr. Bradley Borne
A little Tuesday staff training with the GBNYC professional team featuring G&B Advisor and "putting guru", David Orr. Tying in the body with your short-game, Orr's focus was balance, awareness, coordination and dissociation. See an aerial view of the team working with David about getting players "feeling good" and switched on!
Along with your new year resolutions to get better at golf, practice more and be healthier, there is no better time than to rethink what you eat while playing a round. GBNYC nutritionist, Ariane Hundt was recently featured in Golf Digest to give tips on "7 healthy golf course snacks" instead of the typical granola bar in your bag or grabbing a hot dog at the halfway house.
Ariane suggests, “When out on the course, sugar will crash you within a short period of consumption, so stick with the low-carb, higher-protein options to keep your energy up for hours.” Easy enough. Read more by clicking here!
When we look back at 2016, our team and our members have achieved many accomplishments at the club, in their programs, on the course, competing and just in their overall health and wellness!
Below are some highlights, including some big wins and some personal achievements:
- Member, George Zahringer won the Metropolitan Golf Association (MGA) Senior Amateur Championship for the second year in a row at Huntington Country Club.
- Member, Stewart Hagestad won the 114th Met Amateur Championship at the Country Club of Fairfield and the US Mid-Amateur Championship at Stonewall.
- Head pro, Ron McDougal won Metropolitan PGA Polo Head Professional Championship at North Hempstead Country Club
- Ron McDougal and members, Neill O'Reilly, Kyle MacLachlan and Michael Halchak won the Metropolitan PGA Lincoln Pro-Am at Seawane Country Club. Most birdies and best scoring average!
GBNYC Member Victories
- John C. and Kevin R. broke 80 for the 1st time.
- Jeb S. had the best 18 holes of "ball striking" he's ever had.
- Craig S. broke 90 three rounds in a row and feels he is hitting the ball more consistently.
- Neil S. shot 80 at Baltustrol and putt and hit the ball better all season.
- Rob A. increased his club-head speed by 30%, from 70 to 90mph.
- Josh L. shot his lowest score (76), so did Adam S. (69), Colin S. and Rob C. (74).
- Mike H. shot 75 in a match play club event, his best competition score
- Ari S. picked up 25 yards of distance on his driver.
- Rob C. hit his goal handicap of 5 or less
- Andrew S. lost weight and has been back-pain free
- Mike F. dropped 2 strokes off his handicap and is back-pain free.
- Rick C. has never felt better physically both on and off the golf course.
After a private yoga session with Bee Bosnak, this GBNYC member goes straight into the hitting bay with TruGolf Simulators to hit balls and have lunch. After 2 months of private yoga working on mobility and rotation along with regular golf instruction and structured practice and workouts, he has gone from a 9 to a 7 handicap.
One of the greatest tools to improving and enhancing our members golf game and performance is the Golf & Body team approach which includes golf professional, physical trainer and variations of professionals in both sports medicine and wellness. One tool we use to foster this team environment is Edufii. We use this collaboration platform at Golf & Body NYC to bridge the gap between programs in instruction, fitness and injury prevention. This allows the team to maintain constant communication with our members through the use of videos, Q & A sessions, pictures and notes. It is a great way to keep up to date with what our members are working on indoors, on the golf course and in their workout and wellness programs when they're at the club or traveling.
Following spectacular performances by GBNYC member Stewart Hagestad both in the Met Area and on the national stage this season, the Metropolitan Golf Association (MGA) announced him as the recipient of the 2016 MGA Jerry Courville Sr. Player of the Year Award. Hagestad’s win in the Met Amateur Championship and remarkable rally to claim the U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship certainly highlighted his year, but consistent high finishes in area events also led to his capturing the coveted title. The award was presented at the MGA’s 119th Annual Meeting and Dinner on Wednesday, December 7 at Westchester Country Club. See a snippet of Stewart's speech as he thanks the staff he works with at Golf & Body NYC.
Bradley Borne, Director of Sports Medicine shares a great corrective exercise for golfers. "Sometimes tightness in the hip can be due to restrictions in the hip joint and not the surrounding musculature. The video below shows how we use joint mobilizations with a band to restore motion to the joint. If you experience any pinching or tightness when squatting this could be something to experiment with. As part of your regular GBNYC programming, we recommend having one of our therapists or trainers assist you in the proper way to perform these mobilizations."
"From one-on-one swing instruction on its seven golf simulators or pitching and putting on its three greens, to pumping iron in the fitness facility or soft tissue work with chiropractors, Golf & Body NYC offers members the closest thing to the full PGA Tour experience."
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Did you know that as a member of Golf & Body NYC you have exclusive access to world-renowned golf instructors like Sean Foley, PGA Tour Instructor and Performance Coach? Foley has worked with players such as Justin Rose and Tiger Woods. His approach to teaching breaks your golf game down from an athletic and biomechanical perspective to help activate your maximum potential on the course. We look forward to Sean's time with members and staff at this club this December!
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In an article posted on TPI, "5 Common Mistakes in Golf Strength and Conditioning" by Mike Carroll, it explains some of the do’s and don't’s of a golf training program -- something we mirror and respect here at Golf & Body NYC.
GBNYC members have the ease of giving the 'Gift of Golf' this holiday season with options from instruction and training packages or wellness and nutrition services for the person in your life in need of some A-class R&R and a reboot for the New Year! Grab a gift certificate, explore the exclusive member discount at Greg Norman Collection and Dunning Golf or pick-up the best travel accessories for a golfer in your life who is always on the road!
Check out True Spec Golf's new state of the art Quintic putter fitting studio now open at their New York location inside Golf & Body NYC. Using their proprietary Club-Conex adapter system, True Spec can interchange any putter with any shaft. Combining this with Quintic's putting analysis software, the entire experience allows them to find the very best putter for you.
See Golf & Body NYC featured in the latest issue of Metropolitan Golf Association (MGA) 'The Met Golfer' magazine. Nothing like getting a jump on making the most of the off-season with us!
Today's meeting focuses on bridging the gap of Foley's private lessons where staff sat in and strategized ahead of time to maximize the time with Sean in looking to further improve performance based on the members' current program and progress in golf, fitness and wellness.
Just in time to gear up for the off-season, GOLF.com shared this article "Swing in Shambles? Here Are 5 Ways to Reboot Your Game". See GBNYC Director of Fitness, Matthew Atkins demonstrating a simple medicine ball drill to help your drives become more explosive.
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