About the International Golf Fitness & Nutrition Association
USGTF member Michael Brantl, who has 25 years of experience in the fitness field, has designed the online learning and certification program for the association, which is available to all USGTF, WGTF and WGCA members who have an interest in fitness and nutrition for golf.
Golf fitness is no different from any other sport specific training. Golf fitness professionals and certifying agencies of golf fitness did not invent sport specific training. It has been around for years. And in fact they borrowed from the other sports – football, baseball, basketball, track and field, and weightlifting – to name a few; to create the ever advancing field of golf fitness. A thorough knowledge of the specific biomechanics of the sport, the muscles required for the movement pattern(s) within the sport, and the specific components of fitness that should be addressed, are all part of sport specific training. I firmly believe that if you are going to teach something that requires the body to move you need to understand the body and speak the correct terminology and language. I would not be a golf fitness coach if I did not understand the language and terminology of golf instruction. As now as a golf teacher I get to put all my passions together – fitness, anatomy, biomechanics, and golf.
“I believe the most important piece of equipment we bring to the golf course as a player, a student, or as a teacher or coach of golf, is our body. I also believe that within the unique scope of your discipline and practice anyone who educates the public on movement – trainers, golf instructors and golf coaches, and coaches of various sports should understand as much as they can about biomechanics, anatomy and physiology. As a movement educator and facilitator of fitness/exercise, and now a golf coach; it is in my best interest to understand the body as thoroughly as possible. Anatomy and physiology has been a passion and serious subject of study in the 25 years I have worked in the fitness field. I pride myself on understanding anatomical principlesin a practical way, and that is what I aim to pass onto you in the program.” ~ Michael Brantl