Off-Season Education: Get in Shape with the SOPGA

The 2023 SOPGA Jr. Golf Fitness webinar was held on February 15, 2023. This webinar was aimed to teach junior golfers and their parents about the growing importance of fitness in the golf world and what your next steps should be to take advantage of this. Our panel of fitness professionals shared some great information about junior specific fitness to get you in shape to play your best golf yet. Click here to watch the webinar.


  • Adam Tobias – Titleist Performance Institute certified, Certified personal trainer, Superspeed golf sales and teaching, Taylormade golf tech rep
  • Aaron Mawhirter – Buckeye Performance Golf, Titleist Performance Institute certified, Strength and Conditioning Specialist
  • Bryce Twente – PGA Associate at The Golf Depot, Titleist Performance Institute certified, Owner of Twente Golf Performance

Key Takeaways: 

“Don’t be mad about results you didn’t get for the work you didn’t do. This is a commitment. If you want to play your best golf and perform at a high level, you have to prepare yourself to do that. That’s not just on the course, that’s in the gym, getting yourself ready to go out and play your best.” – Bryce Twente 

“You don’t warm up BY hitting balls you warm up TO hit balls. I see a lot of players who say that they ‘need a few holes to loosen up’ when they are out playing. If you properly warm up and get yourself ready to play, you won’t have to loosen up on the course. I know the dynamic stretching before the round can get you some weird looks, but those looks will go away quick when you’re ready to go and you beat everyone else.” – Aaron Mawhirter

“Bob (a client of Adam’s) has won over 200 tournaments. When I first started working with him he had major limitations in his golf swing. The growth in his mobility and his flexibility has allowed him to extend his golf career and continue to play at a very high level.” – Adam Tobias