GOLF & BODY NYC | ESTABLISHED 2013
GBNYC brings together golf, fitness, wellness, and entertainment all under one roof. Members, primarily corporate executives from the worlds of finance, media, and real estate, have exclusive access to amenities and services ranging from Tour-level golf instruction and training to sports medicine and various types of entertainment.
For these members, GBNYC is a place to network, connect, and supplement traditional golf for better fitness, flexibility, and performance, to say nothing of the business benefits. The exceptional facilities allow members to maintain their games all year long with the ability to practice and play individually, socially, or for business. A state-of-the-art fitness center featuring professional-grade programming and experienced trainers allows members to work on getting fit and enhancing performance at their own pace and schedule.
GBNYC is located just off Herald Square in the heart of New York City, a central location that allows easy access to midtown, Penn Station, numerous subway lines, and Madison Square Garden.
883 Ave of Americas, Floor 3
(Between 31st & 32nd St.)
New York, NY 10001
Mon-Thurs 5am – 10pm
Fri 5am - 8pm
Golf & Body NYC’s golf-focused, private-club environment provides a world-class backdrop for improving one’s golf game, entertaining clients, and hosting events.The golf experience features comfortable lounges, seven state-of-the-art golf simulators, each with the unique ability to measure critical ball and club statistics including ball speed, launch angle, club face angle, spin rate, and spin axis. Hitting bays have lush couches and chairs, as well as high-definition televisions and are outfitted with the latest technology, including TrackMan Launch Monitors, Sam PuttLab training systems, and high-speed cameras for video analysis.
All members are offered an assessment–the cornerstone of the GBNYC membership experience. An extensive golf evaluation creates a series of baseline numbers for every aspect of your game, from driver to putter and every step in between, including but not limited to power, control, and accuracy.
- Private, group, and playing lessons, as well as customized clinics, are available.
- Integrated technology and diagnostic tools for shot data, body mechanics, and video analysis include:
- High Definition and TruGolf Simulators
- TrackMan Launch and Foresight Launch Monitors
- K-VEST 3D Technology
- SAM PuttLab and Blast Motion
- Gears Optical Motion Tracking
- Specialized instruction and ball- flight analysis developed by featured advisors Darrell Kestner, Chris Como and James Leitz.
- Specialized Putting instruction developed by featured advisor David Orr.
CLUB FITTING & REPAIR
Pete’s Golf is the exclusive club fitter of Golf & Body NYC, located on the second floor of the club. Recognized as a Top 100 Club Fitter by Golf Digest, the company has been in business for nearly four decades and has fit more than 75,000 golfers.
Pete’s Golf uses the latest technology to custom fit golfers to their exact swing specifications and to ensure that golfers are reaching their full potential with their equipment.
Following an initial interview process, the fitter will measure a golfer’s current equipment performance with the use of a Foresight GC Quad launch monitor.
The next step is to experiment with different shafts and club heads based on launch monitor data and swing characteristics. With more than 50,000 combinations at their disposal representing almost every major manufacturer, the goal is to attain the proper combination for each person’s game. The selection is based strictly on performance, as Pete’s Golf offers a brand agnostic service.
Each fitting strives to find the right combination of:
- Club head type
- Proper loft and lie angle
- Shaft profile (weight, flex, bend)
- Grip size
If a combination of equipment is found to perform better, the next step is to build the clubs. Each component is built by Pete Golf’s master club fitter, whose exacting quality standards are unparalleled. Simply put, Pete’s passion is giving you the best golf game.
Club fitting appointments are available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11am - 7pm.
FITNESS & WELLNESS
Personalized training programs are developed and maintained with the latest equipment. Golf & Body NYC's fully equipped fitness center features top-of-the-line apparatus for golf-specific and personal training, as well as for individual and semi-private yoga instruction. Customized programs and a total-body approach to conditioning allow for applications to other sports and fitness needs.
Golf & Body NYC also offers sports-medicine and wellness services to supplement golf instruction and fitness training. One-on-one services—ranging from chiropractic and manual therapy to massage and pre- and post-workout bodywork—are performed in a specially designed area of semi-private treatment rooms outfitted with the most advanced diagnostic and rehabilitative systems and tools.
TRAINING & CONDITIONING
The fitness program is designed to help you play better golf and reach personal health and fitness goals. Our process begins by understanding your health history, goals and expectations. GBNYC uses a fitness assessment to design an individualized workout program and provide our golf professionals information about your motor movement. We periodically update your program, respond to your feedback, and check to ensure you are staying on track. Through exercise, nutrition, and recovery, we want you to lead a healthy, active lifestyle—on and off the course.
SPORTS MEDICINE + WELLNESS
Along with elite golf training and performance, Golf & Body NYC offers sports medicine and wellness services. Our therapists work closely with the golf and fitness professionals in a multidisciplinary approach to our members' overall wellbeing. Constant communication between the three areas is fundamental in preventing injuries and keeping our members functioning at a high level. Our team approach and thorough assessment process truly allows us to prevent or minimize injuries and maximize performance during fitness and golf training sessions. Therapists are certified through Titleist Performance Center, Neurac Institute, Graston Technique, Active Release Technique, Functional Movement Systems, Selective Functional Movement Assessment, and Muscle Activation Technique.
Manual therapy and soft-tissue work
MAT (Muscle Activation Technique) Therapy
Fascial Stretch Therapy
RON MCDOUGAL | HEAD PROFESSIONAL
Frequently honored for his work as a golf professional, Ron has been recognized by Golf Digest as one of the top 25 instructors in New York and New Jersey, and has been a featured instructor on Golf Channel. He also is one of the most accomplished players in the Met Area, having been a former National Club Professionals Champion, Metropolitan Senior Champion, New York State Open Champion, and Metropolitan PGA Player of the Year. Ron also competed in five PGA Championships, qualified for three PGA Cup teams, and completed in one Senior PGA Championship. Along with his success as a teacher and player, Ron has extensive experience in the operations of high-end private clubs, with stints at, among others, Old Westbury Golf and Country Club, Hollywood Golf Club, Liberty National Golf Club, and Century Country Club. Ron has distinguished himself among golf professionals with the ability to successfully manage all aspects of club and golf operations and his dedication to delivering the highest level of service to members and guests.
He is a native of Missouri City, Texas; Ron attended the University of Texas where he was co-captain of the golf team.
JOE OSTROWSKI | DIRECTOR OF GOLF
An accomplished collegiate golfer who turned professional in 2008, Joe accumulated extensive knowledge in high-end private-club operations having worked for some of the nation's top PGA professionals prior to his arrival at GBNYC.
Joe joined the staff at Golf & Body NYC in 2013 as a teaching professional. Since then, he was selected as one of Trackman’s first 20 certified Master Teaching Professionals in the United States and been certified by K Vest 3D.
Through the team approach at GBNYC, Joe has worked alongside fitness and medical professionals to create personally tailored practice plans based for his students based on how their bodies move. Combining this approach with his use of Trackman has helped his students hit the ball further, win club championships, and lower their handicaps.
Joe developed the GBNYC junior golf program for ages 4 through college.His students have gone on to become passionate about golf, even winning US Kids Regional tournaments.
DARRELL KESTNER | ADVISOR / FEATURED PROFESSIONAL
We are proud to have Darrell Kestner as the Director of Golf at Golf & Body NYC. Darrell has been the Director of Golf at Deepdale Golf Club in Manhasset, New York, for the past 23 years. He played the PGA Tour in 1981 and 1983 and over five decades has competed in18 Major Championships including 8 U.S. Opens and 10 PGA Championships, plus 11 Senior Major Championships. In 1984, Darrell won the Charlie Pride Fiesta, a Nationwide Tour event, and in 1996 he won The National Club Pro Championship by setting a new tournament record, 17 under par. He also is a two-time FootJoy National Assistant’s Champion and has captured three Metropolitan Opens, five Met PGA Championships, two New York State Opens, and four Long Island PGA Championships.
Among his other accomplishments, Darrell was PGA of America National Senior Player of the Year in 2004 and ’05. He’s also be names Metropolitan Player of the Year three times and Metropolitan Senior Player of the Year five times. His instruction awards include being named Metropolitan Teacher of the Year in 1997, Bill Strausbaugh Award Recipient in 2008, and Metropolitan Horton Smith Award Recipient in 2012.
The very rare instructor who plays almost as well as he teaches, Darrell has worked with many tour pros, club pros, and amateurs on their games. He has been the featured speaker at numerous national and local educational forums. He is a frequent guest instructor on Golf Channel, particularly on “The Golf Fix,” which is hosted by his friend—and former first assistant—Michael Breed. Kestner has made the lists of Top 50 instructors by Golf Digest and Top 100 Teachers from Golf Magazine for many years. His greatest honor was induction into the Metropolitan PGA Hall of Fame in 2011 as it is the ultimate proof of his dedication to the game of golf and his continuing desire to help others enjoy and improve in the game he loves so much.
EDEN FOSTER | FEATURED PROFESSIONAL
Golf & Body NYC welcomes Eden Foster to our team of golf professionals. For the past 18 years, Eden has been the Head Golf Professional at the Maidstone Club in East Hampton, New York, and the Head Professional at Calusa Pines in Naples, Florida, since 2001. Selected as a Golf Magazine Top 100 Instructor, Eden has coached aspiring collegiate juniors, and tour players while working every day with the members of his clubs. Eden has had the honor to present at numerous Teaching and Coaching events and has written various instructional articles. Originally from Socorro, New Mexico, he was a member of the golf team at Eastern New Mexico University where he majored in Finance and minored in Psychology.
KIRK ADAMS | DIRECTOR OF FITNESS
Kirk has nearly 20 years of experience in the fitness industry. In that time, he has worked with everyone from beginners to collegiate and amateur champions, as well as elite athletes who have competed at professional and Olympic levels. Having been with Golf & Body NYC almost from the start, he has been instrumental in its growth and development. Prior to moving to New York, Kirk was a strength coach at Penn State University, his alma mater, and owned Nittaany Golf Fitness in State College, Penn.
Kirk is passionate about helping our members and others enjoy the game, and life, more through education, exercise, and nutrition. He works hard to stay on the cutting edge through reading and continuing education. A sought-after instructor and speaker, Kirk continues to work online with professional golfers.
Current and former certifications:
- MS Kinesiology, Penn State University
- TPI Level 1
- RKC Level 1
- FMS Level 1 & 2
- CFSC Level 1
JASON JENKINS | PERFORMANCE COACH
Jason’s philosophy is to equip his clients with the strategies and know-how to be their strongest, most productive, and vibrant selves. He provides guidance by supporting individuals to take ownership of their actions, encourage growth, and develop personal body awareness, ultimately leading to higher levels of self-sufficiency. Jason’s focus is on health and wellness optimization, which encompasses nutrition, recovery, and movement. He enjoys mentoring and training other personal trainers, and when not coaching he pursues surfing, rock climbing, and Jiu-jitsu.
Certifications and Training:
- NSCA CSCS (National Strength and Conditioning Association Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist)
- Titleist Performance Institute Fitness Level III
- United States of America Weightlifting Level I
- CPR/AED (American Red Cross)
- Precision Nutrition II
- StrongFirst Level I
- EXOS Mindset Mentorship
- Trigger Point Therapy
- FMS Level I
MATT ATKINS | CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER / PERFORMANCE COACH
Serving as our Senior Technology Consultant and Performance Coach, Matt has been in the golf industry for 9 years. He brings a unique blend of fitness, golf and technology experience to Golf & Body NYC. His early years were spent at green grass facilities such as Ballyowen Golf Glub, PGA West in La Quinta, CA and at Westchester Country Club in Rye, NY, where he served as an assistant golf professional and junior instructor.
He then spent 2 years working with K-Motion Interactive, a leading technology company in the field of human motion and biomechanics. Here he became proficient in 3 dimensional swing analysis and was also able to attend a variety of golf, medical, and fitness certification courses held by Titleist Performance Institute. While working at KMI, matt became owner of a satellite startup company which assists golf professionals and golf enthusiast in the design and implementation of indoor/outdoor golf performance programs and centers, with focus of golf simulation and the integration of multiple technology platforms.
Matt has now been with Golf & Body NYC for 4 years serving as a performance coach, and using his experience with technology to test, oversee, and integrate new technology platforms to Golf & Body staff and membership. Matt will continue to work with our staff and membership while also overseeing a new business venture: G&B Outdoor Experience, which integrates Golf & Body’s methodology and technology experience with outside performance facilities around New York Metropolitan area.
GINA DADAN | PERFORMANCE COACH / CORRECTIVE EXERCISE SPECIALIST
Gina has been a Performance Coach with Golf & Body since its inception in 2012. She is certified as a coach with TPI Fitness 3 and TPI Juniors, Certified Functional Strength and Group Fitness. As a Corrective Exercise Specialist, with certifications in Integrated Movement and Functional Movement, she incorporates flexibility and body alignment work in both fitness and golf programs. The collaboration between Fitness, Golf and Wellness has been the key to her success with golfers working to improve their swing, body mechanics and to extend their playing years.
Gina also works as a Group Fitness Instructor of Body Conditioning and Core Strength at New York Athletic Club and corporate fitness centers. She holds certifications in Pilates Mat and Band, TRX, Spinning and TPI Golf Mechanics 2.
BRADLEY A. BORNE, D.C. | DIRECTOR OF SPORTS MEDICINE & WELLNESS
As Director of Wellness, Bradley Borne, D.C., is at the hub of all performance, training, and healing services at Golf & Body NYC. Focusing on the needs of members, Borne brings together the club’s many health disciplines while evaluating and adding new services. Among those presently available are chiropractic, physical therapy, nutrition, yoga, massage, Fascial Stretch Therapy, and Muscle Activation Technique, all given in concert with the member’s personalized golf instruction program.
Bradley received his chiropractic degree from Northwestern Health Sciences in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He specializes in soft tissue techniques, rehabilitation, and corrective exercises. He is certified in Golf Performance through Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) and has worked with one of the top golf performance specialists in the world. Dr. Borne is certified in FMS, SFMA, and Graston Technique and is Neurac Certified through the Neural Institute. Dr. Borne started and oversees the “Return to Golf” program at Golf & Body NYC, a unique program that incorporates golf-specific personal training and golf instruction with sports medicine. Many of the top sports medicine doctors in the city send their patients to Golf & Body NYC for this program.
Before joining Golf & Body NYC, Dr. Borne was working in golf performance and sports medicine at The Roaring Fork Club and Aspen Sports Medicine in Aspen, Colorado.
DR. KEITH PYNE | CHIEF MEDICAL ADVISOR
Dr. Keith Pyne has been immersed in competitive sports at the collegiate, Olympics, and professional levels for 25 years. To date, he has treated over 1,300 professional athletes. He uses manual manipulation and corrective exercises to treat his patients, concentrating on neuromuscular structural integration that resolves injuries and biomechanical discrepancies by addressing the problem in the body’s kinetic chain system. Dr. Pyne has a private practice in New York City and based on his clientele over the years, has taken on the role of medical advisor to various professional sports organizations. Currently, he is chairman of the medical board of the Washington Nationals baseball team, where he pioneered a proactive medical analytic/data model for injury prevention. He also serves as advisor of medical analytics performance for the New York Islanders hockey team. At Golf and Body NYC, Dr. Pyne serves as medical advisor, creating and managing a data medical analytics platform for the advancement of golf and other rotational sports.
CHARLEENE O’CONNOR | BS EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY / BIOMECHANICS SPECIALIST
Charleene O’Connor uses her knowledge of golf specific training, postural alignment work, biomechanics, and meditation. Your body as strong as your weakest link. My goal is to find those links and get your body and mind feeling better, looking better, and improving your golf game. She has worked with many professional athletes from golfers to Venus and Serena Williams.
She has created and run fitness facilities from the ground up, from the Los Angeles Country Club to Clay in New York City. She also worked at Old Palm Golf Club in Palm Beach Gardens, Fl. She is the owner of an Organic skin and home care line called TRUTH which she designed after getting a bout of skin cancer.
She attended Boston University, played Division 1 Soccer player, while getting her degree in Exercise Physiology with a minor is Psychology. She has certifications in Muscle Activation Technique Specialist, Egoscue Postural Alignment Specialist Affiliate, TPI Level 3 Golf Fitness Trainer, Aromatherapy Scholar, AEA Water Rehabilitation, and it is currently in a year Meditation Teacher training with Goswami Kriyanana. You cannot heal the body without healing the mind.
JUDY KUAN | YOGA-Pilates InsTRUCTOR
Judy is a NESTA Spencer Mat Pilates instructor and 500-hour Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance. She was Head of the Training team at Wello, an online personal training platform that was acquired by Weight Watchers International in 2014, and has worked with and invested in several other health & wellness-focused start-ups. As a former healthcare investor, she spent countless hours researching lifestyle-related illnesses and conditions, including lower back pain and diabetes. She then made it her mission to promote healthy lifestyle changes as an independent fitness trainer. Judy's approach to teaching Pilates and yoga is focused on alignment, muscular engagement, and mobility. She actively modifies these fitness approaches to best fit the individual needs of each client.
MICHAEL OKECH | FASCIAL STRETCH THERAPIST
Michael joins Golf & Body NYC as a Level II Certified Fascial Stretch Therapist. Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST) is a table-based, assisted stretching system that improves flexibility, mobility, strength, and general tissue health and resilience. He hopes to integrate FST into the training and health services at Golf & Body NYC to help improve members’ performance, Function, and overall movement integrity.
Michael, who is also FMS Level I Certified and an ACSM Certified Personal Trainer, is a passionate rugby player. He plays with the Old Blue New York Rugby Club in the American Rugby Premiership.
LAUREN TASHMAN | MENTAL PERFORMANCE COACH
Golf & Body’s Lauren S. Tashman, PhD, is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC) affiliated with the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP). She provides mental performance coaching, leadership counseling, and team/organization consulting in sport, exercise, and non-sport performance settings. Lauren has consulted for 10+ years for a variety of sports, including golf, softball, baseball, gymnastics, soccer, rowing, swimming and diving, tennis, basketball, and volleyball at levels including youth, collegiate, professional, and national/Olympic.
Junior golf programs at Golf & Body NYC follow the same philosophy that guides our work with adults—improve performance by connecting golf and fitness.
Offered throughout the year in a variety of classes and clinics timed to school and vacation schedules, our Junior Golf & Fitness Academy is a structured, age- and skill-appropriate training program that builds a solid foundation for golf and overall well-being whether your junior is just starting the game or preparing for competitive golf at any level.
From private instruction and training to group clinics, GBNYC offers options for golfers as young as 5 years old and up to, and through, college.
As part of its offerings to junior golfers, GBNYC offers a Junior Golf & Fitness Academy, which is a structured, individualized, golf-specific training program to build a solid foundation for collegiate or competitive golf.
Weekly sessions focus on all aspects of the student’s game and physical abilities. GBNYC’s philosophy is to remain attentive to each student by maintaining a low student-to-teacher ratio of 4:1. Each student’s program will be individualized to meet his/her own particular game-improvement and physical needs. Students will receive personalized instruction and training from GBNYC’s team of professionals.
GBNYC offers various opportunities to be a part of this exclusive facility. Each membership category is designed to allow you to experience and enjoy the amenities and programming that can only be found at our exceptional facility.
- Eligo Partnered Membership
- Permanent Summer
- Seasonal Golf Performance Evaluation and Fitness Assessment
- Wellness consultation
- Complimentary club fitting (driver and irons) with Pete’s Golf (equipment purchase will be an additional charge)
- Nutritional review and consultation
- Open access to hitting bays and putting greens for individual practice
- Full use of GBNYC Fitness Center
- Bag storage for one (1) set of clubs
- Priority use of space for events
- Membership may be paid in monthly installments
Golf & Body NYC offers entertainment options to turn the “19th hole” into a sophisticated bar, dining, or event space that will give you and your guests an experience like no other. Our sleek, high-end facility has a choice of areas that can be conjured in numerous ways to serve your guests. While golf may be part of the program, it’s not a requirement. The venue sets up beautifully for a variety of functions and has very successfully hosted networking events, product launches, fashion shows, board meetings, and team-building retreats.
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SUCCESS STORIES FROM OUR CLIENTS
Don't just take our word for it. Golf & Body NYC has collaborated with a vast number of clients hosting events ranging from small parties of 10 guests all the way to gatherings of up to 200. Here is what a few of our past event partners have to say about hosting at GBNYC.
SILO RIDGE FIELD CLUB OF DISCOVERY PROPERTIES, SARAH MACPHEE
"Golf & Body NYC was the perfect location for our guests to join us after work for a fun and unique evening event in the city. The staff were exceptionally accommodating of all our needs and very personable. We enjoyed all aspects of the event from setting up with the great Golf & Body NYC crew to watching our guests compete in competitions on the simulators. We would love to host another event at golf & Body NYC again in the future!"
WALDORF ASTORIA & ATMOSPHERE EVENT COMMUNICATIONS, JASON KATZ
"I would like to share with you my thoughts about the event we produced at Golf and Body last year for the Waldorf Astoria Golf Experience Launch. As you are aware working with a high-end client such as the Waldorf and tailoring an event experience to emulate their brand is not an easy task. It takes meticulous planning, flexibility and great partners to do this. Albeit the Golf and Body is a private club, you understood our need to customize the experience from the branding in the private entrance, the elevators, the custom landscape on the windows and the main event areas and furnishings. Without your flexibility and that of your management team this event would not have been the success that it was. The client was overwhelmed with the details and their guests truly appreciated each part of the event. Especially the bagpiper – Great HIT! A detail that really stands out in my mind is when the vendor that was contracted for a putting challenge got into an accident on the way to the event, your team stepped in to make sure we could still execute on that part of the program. A true game saver!! Your service with the food and beverage was also incredibly appreciated. Thanks for being a great partner. We would not hesitate in doing another event here. Feel free to reach out anytime for a reference."
SOCIETE GENERALE, CHRISTINE LASPALAKIS
"Golf & Body is a perfect 10. Our client event was a smashing success. The facility is impressive to say the least. Our clients couldn't get over the top of the line golf technology, which was enjoyed by golfers and non-golfers alike. The staff is extremely professional, friendly and efficient. They made my job so easy. Not only was the food delicious, but it was presented so beautifully. I can't wait to book my next event at Golf & Body!"
Private tours of Golf & Body NYC, located at 883 Avenue of the Americas (between 31st and 32nd Streets) in Manhattan, are encouraged for those seeking club membership. Our location is close to all modes of public transportation, including those commuting in from Long Island, New Jersey, or Connecticut.
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883 Ave of Americas, Floor 3
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