I have had the opportunity to work with many of the up and coming juniors in the country through my work at one of the most prestigious junior golf academies in the world. There has been an explosion in the growth of the junior golf market, yet questions remain on how best to prepare their growing bodies for a lifetime of golf.
Bend, OR (PRWEB) July 1, 2008
Ironically, one of the fastest growing markets in golf also has the greatest need for education on fitness and physical preparation. A new book caters specifically to junior golfers, parents and coaches on how to prepare their bodies through exercises, stretches, nutrition and injury prevention.
Susan Hill, president of FitnessforGolf.com, saw this trend emerging and wanted to offer her support. "I have had the opportunity to work with many of the up and coming juniors in the country through my work at one of the most prestigious junior golf academies in the world. There has been an explosion in the growth of the junior golf market, yet questions remain on how best to prepare their growing bodies for a lifetime of golf."
"What started out as a few questions I personally had about making sure I was giving each and every junior the best training advice, turned into a year long intensive research project." Susan's personal project has turned into a comprehensive golf training manual for juniors, coaches and parents. While her book was just launched, it found immediate attention among local First Tee Chapters, top golf instructors, physical therapists and other golf organizations like the National High School Golf Coaches Association.
According to Michelle Pond, president of the NHSGCA, "Susan Hill faced the challenge of developing a fitness program to elevate the games of a variety of junior golfers. She now offers the benefits of that experience to others who face the same challenge. This book provides information on how to give young golfers the opportunity to make their best swings on the golf course."
One of Susan's colleagues, Stephen Ladd who is a CHEK golf biomechanic and president of RMT for Golf, says "Susan Hill has been conditioning golfers of all levels long before 'golf fitness' was a buzzword in the industry. She has acquired the knowledge and experience to train golfers as real athletes, reducing overuse injuries and attaining peak performance. Now she has put all these years of expertise into the most comprehensive manual ever created for junior golfers. I was impressed with how she covered everything a junior golfer, a parent or coach would need to know - from stretching, to strength training, to nutrition, to the mental game. You name it, and it's in there!"
Susan Hill, a golf fitness trainer, certified golf biomechanic, youth conditioning specialist and sports performance nutritionist, is the president of FitnessforGolf.com established in 2004. Hill has earned national certifications as a fitness trainer with several organizations including the National Academy of Sports Medicine, the International Sports Science Association, and the American Council on Exercise. Her newest site http://www.golftrainingforjuniors.com features her latest research, experience and programs designed to benefit all junior golfers from ages 7 to 18.