By 19th Hole Staff
Golf & Body NYC, is a private club in the heart of Manhattan that offers golfers the ultimate setting for enhancing performance, getting and staying fit, and socializing with friends and business associates. A world-renowned team of golf, fitness and sports medicine experts combines their knowledge with the members’ passion to help them play the best game of their lives in the best shape of their lives.
At Golf & Body NYC, members can choose from a wide array of services, ranging from Tour-level golf instruction to various types of golf-centered entertainment. Director of Golf Darrell Kestner, recognized by both Golf Digest and Golf Magazine as one of the country’s top instructors, has assembled a talented, experienced staff capable of working with golfers at all levels. Among the diagnostic tools available to the instructors are seven state-of-the-art High Definition™ golf simulators, TrackMan Launch Monitors, an advanced Putting Studio, and two practice greens totaling more than 1,800 square feet. Hitting bays are available for practice or play and can be used for meetings and parties. Other amenities available to members include bag storage, club fitting and repair, as well as concierge services such as club shipping.
Golf & Body NYC enables its members to train like the pros. PGA Tour fitness trainer Ben Shear has created a total body program based on his work with Tour golfers such as Luke Donald, Webb Simpson, Jason Day, and Bo Van Pelt. Shear’s proven systems for improved health and golf performance are based on a key principle, a progression of mobility, stability, coordination, strength, and power to promote optimal health and physical development. Using the results of the assessment, Golf & Body NYC’s team of physical trainers will design a program that fits the member’s needs and constraints. Unlike other facilities, GBNYC allows its members to work with the same trainer each visit or with different trainers in various disciplines (e.g., strength training, yoga) while working within their individualized programs.
SPORTS MEDICINE AND WELLNESS SERVICES
Along with elite golf training, Golf & Body NYC offers sports medicine and wellness services that supplement the golf and fitness programs. Sports medicine therapists work closely with the fitness and golf professionals in a team approach to our members overall wellbeing. Physical therapy, chiropractic care, massage, acupuncture, golf-specific comprehensive stretching, Thai yoga bodywork, and meditation can be incorporated into an individual’s schedule for both injury prevention and recovery.
Golf & Body NYC’s golf-centric venue is an urban golf club environment for entertaining clients or hosting events for as few as four people and up to 200 with full bar, dining, and catering services. The “golf experience” features comfortable lounges, seven state-of-the-art golf simulators (that also can function as projectors), hitting bays with lush couches and chairs, as well as high-definition televisions and three practice putting and chipping greens. Members can reserve a bay for personal practice or to entertain friends and colleagues with cocktails and snacks after work or before a game at Madison Square Garden, located just one block away. Food and beverage service, as well as space rental, can be customized to individual or corporate needs. Breakfast and luncheon meetings can be held on GBNYC’s main floor or in the Executive Suite, which is fully equipped with private simulator and lounge.
Photo credit: Golf & Body NYC fitness image by Russel Kirk