Mr. Castro founded the United States Golf Fitness Association. Professional Golf Fitness Association and Golf Fitness Magazine In 1996 and recognized as a successful golf and sports marketing strategist. In 1988 Mr. Castro created Golf Gym s of America, which was the World's first fitness center that specialized in golf fitness.
Larry Castro is a professional golfer instructor, player, and PGFA Master Instructor. USGFA programs span the globe providing culling-edge insights and developments In the areas of Corrective Exercises, Posture performance, flexibility, strength, Power, Speed, ambidexterity, relax concentration, nutrition . and mental preparation specific to golf and other sports. The organization showcases PGFA instructors on many of the PGA tour events. The PGFA has also certified many of the top trainers throughout the country.
Larry Castro is the author of the revolutionary concept of Fluid Strength to perform better in golf and other sports. Rather than following traditional methods of teaching that include proprioceptive sports movements, Fluid Strength places mental and physical focus on continuous, fluid movements. Additionally, he has authored and created "Core Impact Golf" and Golf Muscle Activation.
Castro's vision is to improve the quality of people's lives by providing the most comprehensive instructors in the World and "tum-key business solutions" for its members and partners. The USGFA recognized as the governing board for the golf fitness industry. It is looked upon as the barometer for which the sector gauges its success.
Larry Castro has worked with many or the lop 64 players in the World and has an infomercial airing on Golf Channel with Ernie Els, the #3 player in the World. Mr. Castro has been on NBC, CBS, and ABC. He has been written up by PGA Magazine. Parade Magazine, Southern California Golf, Golf Digest, and other magazines around the World, and is a sought after motivational speaker. He has been a Keynote Speaker for the PGA of America over the past five years.
• Founder, President & CEO. United States Golf Fitness Association (USGFA) & Professional Golf Fitness Association (PGFA)
• Recognized World Wide as one of the founders and visionaries of the Golf Fitness Industry.
• Motivational Speaker
• A leader in the Golf Fitness Industry & Sports Performance
• Recognized golf & sports marketing strategist
• Founder Golf Fitness Magazine
• Golf Spokesperson for Precor Golf Fitness Programming
• PGFA Master Instructor
• Author Fluid Strength and ·core Impact Golf
• Golf Professional and Touring Professional
• Advisory Board member of Pro Kid s Golf Academy, a First Tee program.
Among other accomplishments, Mr. Castro rounded and created the Golf Fitness Magazine, which is the only magazine of its kind with a monthly readership of 1.4 million. Mr. Castro created and designed The Zone Golf Gyms/international Golf and Yacht Club Kowloon Bay, a state of the art facility for Golf Fitness, including the development of marketing strategies, training, and staff education. The facility has two fine dining restaurants. Full spa, gym. Kids education, pro shop, driving range, and 18 hole putting course. The facility sold memberships for S750.000 HK dollars and highlighted in the Asian Golf Digest,n 1998. The article recognizes Mr. Castro as a premier golf instructor who has worked with the top two players in China.
Mr. Castro has owned and operated the Back Bay Golf Course in Newport Beach, CA Mr. Castro was the head professional at the golf course and was instrumental in improving the conditions and operations. In 2000, the golf course was recognized ns the number one course of its kind in California.
Mr. Castro designed, built, and operated the Athletic Club at La Costa Resort and Spa. Additional locations Pala mesa Resort, Mauna Athletic Club, Hawaii, Ironwood Country Club. Palm Desert. KSL Resorts. KKR, WTS. Hyatt Hotels and more.
Jeffrey S. Banaszak graduated with a B.S. in Physical Therapy from Daemen College in Amherst, NY in May of 1996. Since graduation Jeff has pursued his interest in working with golfers through such educational programs such as BACKtoGOLF®, FITforeGOLF®, and Golf for Rehabilitation and Lifelong Recreation through the National Project for Accessible Golf at Clemson University. As a BACKtoGOLF® network member in Ocala, FL, he built successful golf performance programs in three sports medicine clinics. With over five years experience working in the field, Jeff has been named to the national advisory board for the BACKtoGOLF® Sport Medicine Network, certified as a golf fitness trainer through the PGFA and added as a staff instructor and advisory board member to the USGFA.
As president and founder of Back9Fitness™, Jeff created a unique company who specializes in tournament services for elite professional, amateur and celebrity golf events. These services have been utilized on the BUY.COM Tour including the BMW Celebrity Pro-Am, NGA Hooters Tour, at the 2001 SBC Futures Tour Championship as well as during the 2000 Senior PGA Qualifying School at Eagle Pines Golf Course. Jeff's services were instrumental in assisting 2001 BellSouth Senior Classic Champion, Sammy Rachels, earning full-exempt status on the Senior PGA Tour. With continued growth and development of Back9Fitness ™ including The Mobile Golf Performance Center™ and The Golf-Specific Product Catalog™, Jeff will continue to network nationwide with the leaders in the field of golf performance and rehabilitation.