"This might be the most complete book on golf fitness. Ralph has demonstrated once again why no one is more conscientious and innovative in getting (and keeping) golfers healthy. Very original."
Ron Kaspriske, Editor
Golf Digest magazine
"Pete Draovitch and Ralph Simpson were pioneers in bringing fitness to golf. They are once again ahead of the curve as it relates to playing better golf through a stronger, healthier, more functional body."
Senior Golf Writer, Golf World
Contributing Analyst, PGA Tour Sunday and NBC for U.S. Open
Pete Draovitch is a physical therapy and rehabilitation specialist at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Sports Performance Complex and has been the personal physical therapist for PGA Tour star Greg Norman since 1993. He also serves as physical therapist and wellness consultant for Martin Memorial Medical Center, as president and CEO of the Bodyguards, Inc., and as spring training physical therapy consultant for the St. Louis Cardinals baseball organization.
An accomplished writer, Draovitch has written articles for GOLF Magazine, Muscle Training in Orthopedics and Sports, Physical Therapy, and numerous other publications. He has been featured in golf segments on ESPN, NBC's “High Performance Golf,” and “60 Minutes” and in articles in GOLF Magazine, Sports Illustrated, Esquire, and USA Today.
Draovitch holds a master's degree in physical therapy from the University of Miami and a master's degree in sports medicine and physical education from the University of Delaware. He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, the National Athletic Trainers' Association, and the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
Ralph Simpson is a strength and conditioning specialist and a physical therapist board certified in manual therapy, athletic training, and orthopedics. He has traveled with the U.S. luge team on the World Cup circuit and provided care at USOC training centers. Since 1983 Simpson has worked with athletes of various sports. He spent 12 years traveling on the PGA Tour fitness van providing care and training to nearly all PGA Tour and Champions Tour players.
Simpson is a professional advisor for Golf Digest and has written numerous articles on golf fitness. He has been interviewed or quoted on ESPN, CNBC, the Golf Channel, BBC Sports Talk, local TV affiliates across the United States, the New York Times, USA Today, Golf Digest, Golf World, Wall Street Journal, and Chicago Sun Times.
Simpson holds a bachelor's degree with high honors in physical therapy and a bachelor's degree with high honors in health and physical education with an emphasis on adaptive physical education from the University of Montana. He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, the National Athletic Trainers' Association, the National Strength and Conditioning Association, and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists. He has been an invited physical therapist at the Shark Shootout since 1997, continues to consult with various pros, and is the owner of Manual Orthopaedic & Sports Therapy in Whitefish, Montana, where he lives with his wife and daughter.
This is a great book for golf because all the exercises are geared towards golf. The DVD shows you which part of your swing benefits from a particular exercise. Read morePublished 9 months ago by D. L. Ward
It helped me strengthen muscle groups important for a solid golf swing. I still do the exercise routines presented. Important read for anyone trying to be a better golfer.Published 21 months ago by Rob Umstead