USGFA membership has grown to over 1,000 strong and has successfully certified 143
PGFA trainers. Two new staff members have recently joined an already impressive roster
of USGFA/PGFA professionals. Currently the Director of PGA National, Randy Myers
has accepted the position of Vice-President of Education. Dr. Jean Jacque Rivet,
a proponent of many cutting edge protocols and Biomechanics head for the European
PGA Tour, becomes the new Director of Biomechanics. Dr. Rivet joins other notable
speakers that include Dr. Gideon Ariel, Gary Wise, and Doctor Vanderweghe. Several
new corporate sponsors have onboard including Kintera, Conformable and LPG Systems.
Created the United States Golf Fitness Institute, which is a non-profit organization
dedicated to supporting junior golf fitness and education.
Introduction of the Professional Golf Fitness Association (PGFA) Certification Programs
United States Golf Fitness Association Opened at "In The Zone" Golf Gyms at Shilley
Sports Center at Scripps Clinic, La Jolla, California. United States Golf Fitness
Association Academy opened at Hyatt Newporter, Newport Beach, California. United
States Golf Fitness Association Academy opened at Hong Kong International Golf and
Yacht Club. Introduction of the PGFA American Medical Golf Association Advisory Board.
Members include T. J. Izzo, from Izzo Systems and Gianni Maddalozzo Ph.D, Head of
the Sports Science Department; Oregon State University.
Shilley Sports Center, Scripps Clinic at La Jolla, California, implement the golf
fitness programs designed by Larry Castro, Professional Golf instructor and Master
PGFA Instructor, assisted by top training professionals Dr. Peter McKay, Dean Brittenham
and Mike Burgner. Program development in the areas of flexibility, strength, ambidexterity,
relax concentration, nutrition and mental preparation specific to golf. PGA golf
symposiums on golf fitness and preventive injuries. Publishing of golf fitness articles.
Biomechanics and swing analysis program designed for increased flexibility and strength
training for golfers.
Development of programs for athletes of the Federal International Volleyball Association
(FIVA) x x
Athletic Development programs designed for amateur and professional golfers.
Physical therapy for the Canadian Open Golf Tournament and Athletic Development Training
for volleyball players of the Women's Professional Volleyball Association (WPVA).