Golf Fitness Magazine helps grow the game and keep players stronger and in the game longer
WINDERMERE, Fla. – As we witnessed 59-year-old Tom Watson play through four grueling days at Turnberry and fall just short of being the oldest winner of a major at last week’s Open Championship, it was evident that with proper fitness and well being; golf, unlike other major sports, is one of the few games that you can play and be competitive at any age.
The success of younger players like Tiger Woods and Annika Sorenstam has helped magnify the importance of fitness in the sport. In fact, fitness is recognized as such a vital part of the game now, that the PGA of America created a new position called “Director of Fitness” in 2008 and has begun implementing teaching golf fitness to its 40,000 PGA members across the country.
Golfers are realizing more than ever that total golf game improvement, injury prevention and lower scores comes from better physical and mental conditioning no matter what your age, handicap or gender. Golf Fitness Magazine is at the forefront of the fitness movement helping their readers by providing a publication that focuses on total game improvement through physical and mental performance for golfers of all ages.
Launched in 2006, Golf Fitness Magazine has positioned itself within a perfect storm of growing trends in the marketplace: boomers, health and fitness and Web 2.0. Their Web site, Golffitnessmagazine.com, has been the #1 golf fitness Web site in the world since April 2008, with a growth rate of 700 percent in the last year alone and continues to grow 20 percent month to month.
“We’ve had tremendous support for the magazine since its inception five years ago and we are thankful that that support continues to grow,” said Golf Fitness Magazine and Golffitnessmagazine.com Publisher and Owner Steve Gomen. “I firmly believe that when you give a golfer solid information that can improve their game, their life and their overall health and you package it in an easy to understand format in print or on the Web, they will try it, apply it and succeed at it and then recommend it to a friend and I think that is why we continue to grow, despite the economy.”
For more information about Golf Fitness Magazine or Golffitnessmagazine.com, contact Kristi Gomen at 407-864-5077 or send e-mail to Kristi@golffitness-magazine.com.
ABOUT GOLF FITNESS MAGAZINE
Golf Fitness Magazine, Inc. (www.golffitnessmagazine.com) is independently owned and operated and headquartered in Windermere, Fla. With national and international subscribers, and located on newsstands throughout the country and Canada. Golf Fitness Magazine, Inc. focuses on total game improvement through physical and mental performance for men of women of all ages and of all handicaps. Being the best that you can be in order to play the best golf that YOU can play-defines the editorial philosophy behind the magazine.
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