For Golfers

Whether you have an injury and want to get back to hitting the links, or just want to improve your game and stay injury free, Golf Smart is designed to meet your needs. Our professional staff focuses on preparing you for the game of golf through a comprehensive conditioning and rehabilitation program.

More than half of all golfers will experience a golf-related injury. The majority of these injuries are due to the repetitious and high velocity nature of the golf swing and the fact that joints and muscles are taken to extreme end ranges of motion with each swing. Poor flexibility, decreased strength and endurance, along with poor swing mechanics can increase your chance for injury.

Golf Smart addresses these concerns. We design an individualized fitness program that includes strength/stability, conditioning, flexibility and motor control exercises that can help prevent injuries and allow you to focus on improving your game.

Program Services

  • Customized, golf-specific evaluations and rehabilitation.
  • Biomechanical video analysis of your golf swing to help detect the cause of injury.
  • Prevention of injuries, or re-injury.
  • Comprehensive rehabilitation, when injuries do happen.
  • Physician referrals, if necessary.

Most members of our Golf Smart team are certified through the Titleist Performance Institute.

Golf Fitness Assessments and Training is now also offered at the Northern Ohio Golf Association (NOGA) Wharton Golf Center. The Golf Training Facility includes an Opti Shot Golf Simulator, Vector Golf Launch Monitor, K-VEST 3 D, golf training and fitness equipment.

Cleveland Clinic Akron General Challenge Golf at 1596 Flickinger Rd. Akron, OH offers golf instruction and training, adaptive golf instruction for golfers with physical disabilities, and group classes and instruction for able bodied, disabled, and youth golfers. Challenge Golf offers a 3-hole golf course, driving range and indoor training facility. Golf instruction is provided by PGA Professional, Ron Tristano.