Friday, December 24, 2010

Rickie Fowler and Coach Chris Noss at the GolfGym Academy

Coach Joey D, Rickie Fowler and Rickie's Coach Noss at the GolfGym Academy

Rickie is totally dedicated to his conditioning and is showing up regularly to get in a workout session with Joey D and a stretch with our newest addition to the staff, Barbara Depta.

Two of the best coaches in golf and the 2010 Rookie of the Year, it doesn't get better than that. We are blessed.

We wish you all the best Holiday Season ever, a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year.

The GolfGym Team

Saturday, December 18, 2010

GolfGym Academy Uses The Power Fan As A Great Tool

Even though we at GolfGym feel that our Golf Performance Tools are the most portable, lightweight, effective products available to golfers we are also quick to acknowledge and use other tools to help the golfers coming to the Academy.

One of those tools is the Power Swing Fan by Dr. Gary Wiren. Many of the players that visit our facility will at one time or another pick up the Swing Fan and swing away. It adds resistance to your full swing and will help to strengthen your overall swing.

We shot some video with Stephen Grant, a retired footballer (soccer player) from Ireland who has been training here with Coach Fronk in pursuit of a Professional Golf Career in Europe. He does a really effective series of drills with the Swing Fan. Check out the great form that Stephen exhibits. These drills are even more effective if your perform them in front of a mirror. Don't pick your head up to look. Stay in a really good golf posture and just lift your gaze to see how your swing looks. You can really see your body movement that way. Notice how he gets over to his left side through impact.

You can see more training videos with Stephen and Coach Fronk at If you are interested, we offer the Power Swing Fan there as well.

Looking forward to some great weather for Christmas here in South Florida. I don't mean to rub it in if you live in a snow zone but, if you's a great time to start some indoor training for next season.

Good Golfing!
The GolfGym Team

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Congratulations to Rickie Fowler - 2010 Rookie of the Year

The staff at GolfGym congratulates Rickie Fowler on being chosen as the 2010 PGA Tour Rookie of the Year.

Rickie's future is really bright and he is prepared to work very hard to achieve his goals. We can say that because over the past 2 weeks, he has been working at our Academy on his conditioning, flexibility and golf fitness.

Rickie's PGA Tour Coach Chris Noss and Coach Joey D have a decade long friendship having shared the PGA Tour fitness trailer with the players they coached. Rickie just moved to Jupiter, Florida, very close to the Academy. Coach Noss called and asked Joey D if he would work with Rickie to help him get ready for the upcoming PGA Tour season.

Of course, we are very excited to have one of the hottest golfers on the planet training at our facility. Rickie is a really neat young man (I can say it that way considering I could be his grandfather).

On Saturday, he was working with Joey and we had a few new golfers in the facility. One of the guys was warming up on the stationary bike and kept looking over in Rickie's direction. Bill called me over and said, "Man, that young guy looks a lot like Rickie Fowler". I leaned into him and got a huge kick out of saying, "That's because it is Rickie Fowler". You can imagine his expression.

When we heard that Rickie was chosen Rookie of the Year last Sunday, I quickly made a congratulatory poster to hang in the Academy. I even added his picture. On Monday when he came in to workout with Joey, I went up to him and told him how proud we were, congratulated him, and showed him the poster. He jokingly said,"I guess I'm a big deal now". I said, "I think you were a pretty big deal before the poster".

Once again, congratulations to Rickie on his successful season and being chosen Rookie of the year. Look for great things from him in 2011.

Ken Pierce
Team GolfGym