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Hi all, I just wanted to introduce myself. I'm Olly Foster creator of the Golf Fit by Olly program. The program is an online training and nutrition plan that last 12 weeks designed to get you moving, feeling, looking and playing better golf. I'm a fully qualified PT with over 17 years experience in the industry and am also TPI qualified. I have only been playing golf myself for 2.5 years now and currently Im playing of 11 at The Shire in Barnet / London UK. With my passion for the game and the fitness industry I wanted to put together a plan that was both affordable and effective on a larger scale. Below are my views on Golf Fitness and it's importance within our game.

The Importance of Golf Fitness

Golf fitness has been a hotly debated topic of discussion over the years with many believing its role within the game isn't of importance. If you know anything about the human body and how it moves and its requirements to function with daily day to day tasks, you will understand that anything you can do to improve this will benefit you. Society these days has been designed to de-condition us, it's a simple as that. Almost 95% of clients I screen on a weekly basis have some form of dysfunction or mobility issues due to the nature of their work or daily habits. Taking these dysfunctions onto the golf course is only going to compound these problems and lead to inconsistent play with a high risk of injury. Golfers of all levels would benefit from some form of Golf Specific conditioning based training. Whether you believe it or not, golfers are athletes and in order to improve you must train like one. The stresses and demands placed on the body when swinging a golf club are way more strenuous then you think.  These physical demands place huge strains on the body's musculature system and if you combine this with mechanical deficiencies and faulty loading patterns, you are almost asking for an injury. Common injuries being the lower back, shoulders, elbows and knees. 
 
The key components to any golf swing are Stability & Mobility, (Flexibility & balance) Posture, Strength & Power (mainly rotary) and when these elements work in sync this will in turn lead to higher level of swing efficiency with greater swing speeds, meaning you will hit the ball further and more consistently, the holy grail of golf!  However, most golfers overlook these areas for a whole host of reasons but mainly in fear of ruining their current swing and thus seek to continually change clubs in hope that this will fix the issue. It wont! You need to start investing in yourself both in terms of training and nutrition if you are serious about getting better and playing the game for longer.

I believe any golf fitness program that helps address these issues when coupled with an effective nutrition plan, will not only begin to get you looking better, but feeling better and ultimately playing better. Feel free to comment on this article or ask me any questions you may have with regards to your own fitness goals. I will do my best to answer them in as much detail as possible as and when. Any feedback is also welcomed. 

 

#Transform your body #Transform your game www.golffitbyolly.com

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Welcome to My Golf Spy, Ollie.......where you can Learn, Live & Laugh Golf 24/7/365.

 

I am currently enrolled in a 16 week nutrition course at the VA(Veterans Affairs). It combines nutrition education with fitness to reduce the risk of obesity and diabetes.

 

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Driver: PXG 0211 w/Evenflo Riptide CB Regular shaft 

Fairways:  Cobra King F8 3-4W(16*) & 5-6W(20*) w/Mitsubishi ck Blue regular shaft 

Hybrid: Cobra F8 3 Hybrid(19*) w/Recoil ES regular shaft 

Irons: Wilson D7 5-PW w/Recoil 460 Regular graphite shafts 

Wedges: Cleveland RTX Zipcore(50*/54*/58*) w/True Temper Spinner Wedge steel shaft  

Putter: 33" Evnroll ER2 w/Evnroll Gravity Grip 

Bag: Vice cart bag(Black).  

Pushcart:  Caddytek 3.0 from Costco

Ball: Maxfli Tour CG & Titleist Pro V1x.

 

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Welcome to the forum. 

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Left Hand orientation

:ping-small: G410 SFT driver 

Cobra King F-9  5 wood
:ping-small:  410  Hybrids 22*, 26*

Cobra Speed Zone 6-GP/Recoil ESX 460 F3 Shafts 

:titelist-small: SM7 54* Wedge

:ping-small: Glide 3.0  60* Wedge

:odyssey-small: O Works putter
:918457628_PrecisionPro:NX9-HD

:CaddyTek: - 4 Wheel 
:footjoy-small: - too many shoes to list and so many to buy

:1590477705_SunMountain: And  BAG Boy

Golf Balls: Snell MTB-X 

2020 Official Tester :SuperSpeed: Beginning Driver Speed  - 78

2019 Official Tester :ping-small:  410 Driver

2018 Official Tester :wilson-small: C300

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Welcome to MGS!  We're glad to have you and look forward to your participating in the forums.

 

We golfers are always looking for ways to improve.   We love informational posts here, but as a new member I just want to post our guidelines for advertising taken from our Moral Codes section, just to help you in information you want to share with us in the going forward in the future. 

 

Taken form our Moral Codes 

5. Product Advertising - (PLEASE READ) The MGS forum wants EVERYONE to feel like they can be a part of this forum and I encourage all companies to take part. In the end it will only make for a better forum and better content for the members. However...we are sure you understand that it is not to fair to have the exact same posting privileges as an Advertiser on the forum. So we have come up with the following criteria which we feel both encourages both Non-Advertiser educational posting and promotes the Advertisers product promotions.

 

ADVERTISERS - Will be able to post promotional info, run contests, post both pre-product and current product release photos, display contact info in signature, provide educational posts, promote coupons and discounts to members and highlight new product releases.


NON-ADVERTISERS - Will be able to post any and all educational type posts (not promoting your brand or products) and also display contact info in your signature.
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:titelist-small: TSi2 Kuro Kage 50g R Flex

:titelist-small: TSi2 16.5 FW with GD AD IZ 6 Shaft

:ping-small:  G410 FW 7 Alta CB R flex 

:ping-small: G410 Hybrid 26 degree Alta CB R Flex

:titelist-small: T100S/T200 Combo 5-7 T100S 8-P T200 TT Black Oynx R Flex

:titelist-small: SM7 54.08 F 58.12 K 

:ping-small: Heppler Tomcast 

:titelist-small: ProV1X Play number 12

 

 

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Welcome to the forum!  Your program sounds interesting.

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WITB:

Driver - Callaway BB Alpha 9* Kuro Kage 50g. Reg. Shaft - 45"

3 Wood - Callaway X-Hot 3 Deep Pro 14.5* Project X 5.5

5 Wood - Callaway XR 19* Project X 5.5

3 - 5 Tour Edge Exotics EX9 Hybrids 18*, 22*, & 25* w/ AeroTech i80 SteelFiber Reg. Shaft

6 - PW - Callaway Apex w/ AeroTech i80 SteelFiber Reg. Shaft - Standard length & lofts 

GW, SW & LW - Hogan TK - 49*, 54* & 58* - KBS fst - Wedge flex

Putter - Ping - Mid Ketsch Heavy - 33"

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Welcome to MGS!  We're glad to have you and look forward to your participating in the forums.

 

We golfers are always looking for ways to improve.   We love informational posts here, but as a new member I just want to post our guidelines for advertising taken from our Moral Codes section, just to help you in information you want to share with us in the going forward in the future. 

 

Taken form our Moral Codes 

5. Product Advertising - (PLEASE READ) The MGS forum wants EVERYONE to feel like they can be a part of this forum and I encourage all companies to take part. In the end it will only make for a better forum and better content for the members. However...we are sure you understand that it is not to fair to have the exact same posting privileges as an Advertiser on the forum. So we have come up with the following criteria which we feel both encourages both Non-Advertiser educational posting and promotes the Advertisers product promotions.

 

ADVERTISERS - Will be able to post promotional info, run contests, post both pre-product and current product release photos, display contact info in signature, provide educational posts, promote coupons and discounts to members and highlight new product releases.

NON-ADVERTISERS - Will be able to post any and all educational type posts (not promoting your brand or products) and also display contact info in your signature.

 

Thank you for the heads up. Very new to this and was unaware of this rule. I have made adjustments and I hope these are satisfactory? 

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#Transform your body #Transform your game www.golffitbyolly.com

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Thank you for the heads up. Very new to this and was unaware of this rule. I have made adjustments and I hope these are satisfactory? 

Thanks for understanding, and it truly was  a heads up message, so thanks for taking it that way.  There is a lot of information on the different areas of MGS, so it's impossible for you to have seen it all.   No harm, honestly.

 

As for your your program, who can't use more fitness and nutrition information?  Please feel free to encourage people to reach out to you via PM, there is nothing wrong with that.   And if you wanted to consider offering one of our members to go through the program as a "tester", feel free to pm GolfSpy_meyer to see if it can be arranged. 

 

I found a lot of the information in your post very interesting, obviously you have impressive credentials, I'm sure our members will be able to gain some helpful info from you.    I have trouble committing to anything past 12 minutes, so I might struggle with 12 weeks  :D

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:titelist-small: TSi2 Kuro Kage 50g R Flex

:titelist-small: TSi2 16.5 FW with GD AD IZ 6 Shaft

:ping-small:  G410 FW 7 Alta CB R flex 

:ping-small: G410 Hybrid 26 degree Alta CB R Flex

:titelist-small: T100S/T200 Combo 5-7 T100S 8-P T200 TT Black Oynx R Flex

:titelist-small: SM7 54.08 F 58.12 K 

:ping-small: Heppler Tomcast 

:titelist-small: ProV1X Play number 12

 

 

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Welcome aboard!

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:ping-small:                      400 Driver (8*)                      UST ATTAS Punch 6S

:cobra-small:               F6 Baffler (16*)                      Matrix Red Tie 65Q4

:titelist-small:                        816 H1 Hybrid (21*,23*)        Diamana S+ Blue 82 HY

:srixon-small:                        Z765 (5-PW) +2*                    Aerotech Steelfiber i110cw

:titelist-small:                        Vokey SM5 50.08F 54.10M   Aerotech Steelfiber i110cw

:callaway-small:                         PM Grind 60*                         Dynamic Gold S400

:ping-small:                      TR 1966 Anser 2

 

:srixon-small: Z Star ball        

:ping-small:  Pioneer Cart Bag

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Welcome to the forum

 

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Driver: Taylormade M2 - Fujikura Pro 60

3 Wood: Taylormade M1 - Graphite Design BB-6X

Irons: Srixon Z745  5-PW - UST Recoils 110

Wedges: Cleveland RTX 3  54,60* - UST Recoils 125

Putter: Cleveland Elevado CB

Ball: Vice Pro

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Welcome to MSG! 

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Driver -  :callaway-small:  Epic Flash with Mitsubishi C6 Red 50 R-flex  shaft
Woods - :callaway-small:   Mavrik 3 Wood & Epic Flash  Heavenwood
Hybrid - :callaway-small:   Epic Flash 4H
Irons - :callaway-small:   Rogue X 5 - AW
Wedges -  :cleveland-small:  CBX2 54* & 58*
Putter -   :EVNROLL: ER2
Rangefinder - Bushnell Pro XE
Ball - :Snell: MTB-X

Bag -  2020 Bag Boy Chiller Cart Bag

 

 

 

 

 

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“Fitness: I'm thinking ‘bout FITNESS pizza in my belly!”

 

 

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Driver: :cobra-small: King F9 Speedback, Xphlexxx Busa 2 Liquid, XX stiff, 45”

Fwy:  :callaway-small: Super Hybrid 17*, Aldila RIP Alpha 105 S, tipped 1”

Hybrid: :callaway-small: X2 Hot Pro, 20*, Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 105X

Irons: :honma:TR20 Tour P 4-10, :Nippon: Modus 130 stiff, +1”

Wedges: Vega VW-06 50*/54*/58*, Dynamic Gold S400

Putter:  :edel-golf-1: EAS 1.0

All clubs have :Arccos:  In the Winn Dri-Tac 2.0 Oversize grips

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Welcome I've been in a fitness and nutritional program through my work as well.

 

I'm very pleased with it. Wishing you much success.

 

 

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Taylor Made Sim2  10.5 (Opened 1 click) Ventus Blue 5  R flex

Ping G410 5-9 wood  Alta 65 R flex

Wilson D7 forged 6-GW -  Mamiya recoil 460 R flex

Edison Wedges 54 and 59 KBS Tour Graphite 80's

EVNRoll ER 5

Titleist Pro VIx optic yellow with revkev stamped on them

Tour Exotics 3 wood is in the bag because we are allowed 14 clubs.  It's a great club for pulling balls out of the water or from bushes - you never want to put your hand into anything in Florida unless you are absolutely certain that it's safe.  There are rare wind conditions when I might hit it off the tee on a few holes that I play.  

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Welcome to MGS from Seattle!

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Driver:    :taylormade-small: M4 10.5* / Evenflow Blue 6.0 Stiff / Golf Pride MCC +4 Midsize

Woods: :taylormade-small: M6 3W 15* / Evenflow Blue 6.0 Stiff / Golf Pride MCC +4 Midsize

Hybrid: :taylormade-small: M4 Rescue 19* / KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype 85g Stiff / Golf Pride MCC +4 Midsize

Irons:    :srixon-small:  Z585 4-AW / KBS Tour 90 - Regular +1" / Golf Pride MCC +4 Midsize

Wedges:cleveland-small: CBX - 56* & 60* / KBS Hi Rev 2.0 - Regular +1" / Golf Pride MCC +4 Midsize

Putter:   :ping-small: Sigma 2 Tyne 4 Platinum / Superstroke Pistol

Ball:    :taylormade-small: Project a

Bag: :ping-small: Hoofer 14

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Welcome!

 

MDGolfHacker

What's In This Lefty's Bag?

Driver: :cobra-small: F8 9.5° Project X Even Flow Blue 65g shaft 

Fairway Woods: :cobra-small: F8 3W Project X Even Flow Blue 75g shaft

Fairway Woods: :cobra-small: F8 5W Project X Even Flow Blue 75g shaft

Hybrid: :titelist-small: 816H2 19°

Irons: :mizuno-small: MP-20 SEL Project X 5.5 shafts 5-PW

           :mizuno-small: MP-20 HMB Project X 5.5 shaft 4 Iron

Wedge: :cleveland-small: Tour Satin RTX 4 Wedges in 52° and 56° 2 Dot

Putter: :nevercompromise-small: Gray Matter TDP 2.2 32.75"

Bag: :1590477705_SunMountain: Three 5

Ball:  :titelist-small:  PRO V1X

RangeFinder:918457628_PrecisionPro: NX7 Pro

Social Media:

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Twitter:        @mdgolfhacker
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 Currently Testing: :skycaddie: LX5 Watch

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Welcome from Ohio!

Driver: :taylormade-small: M5 10.5* (set at 8.5*) Tensei CK Orange
3W: :bridgestone-small: Tour B JGR 15* Recoil 460ES
3H, 4H: :bridgestone-small: Tour B JGR 19*, 23* Recoil 780ES
4-AW:  :bridgestone-small: Tour B JGR HF2 Modus3 Tour 105
SW: :cleveland-small: Zipcore Black Satin 54*
LW: :cleveland-small: Zipcore Black Satin 58*
Putter: :odyssey-small: Stroke Lab Marxman
Bag: BigMax Dri Active Lite
Ball: :taylormade-small: TP5x Pix
Pushcart: BigMax iQ+

2021 Test - Callaway Epic Speed

 

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I think sn MGS test of the program is a great idea- let's all see what these programs could di for us.

WITB: 

Adams 9064LS 9.5* (until I cracked the face)

Adams Super LS 17*

Adams XTD Ti 23*

Wilson Staff Ci7 4-PW

Adams wedges: 52/7 56/13 60/7

Wilson Staff Infinite Southside putter/Odyssey DualForce 660 putter

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