Mike Carroll pictured at the American Express PGA Tour event last week.
It’s a long way from Mahon Golf Course to La Quinta California but that’s the journey that Cork’s Mike Carroll has taken. Carroll is one of a small number of full-time golf fitness professionals, and he’s built a training business that supports all levels for golfers from beginners to veterans to tour professionals. After studying in Limerick he moved back to Cork in 2014 where he started Fit for Golf Cork. But by 2016 he was on the move to the US to take up a job with Mike Hansen, one of the early leaders in the area of golf fitness. Mike worked with Hansen Fitness for Golf for 4 years and in 2021 he set out on his own and drive his own business forward. Carroll has quickly become one of the key players in this specialist area.
“2021 was a very important year for me as I left Hansen Fitness For Golf, the company which I came over here to work for in 2016, and went full time with the Fit For Golf App. Being able to commit fully to Fit for Golf really helped progress things.” And the results were clear for Mike as subscriber numbers grew. “I have been extremely happy with the growth of the app. There are currently close to 5,000 subscribers, with a huge range of countries, ages, Continue reading
Peter O’Keeffe in his new gym in Douglas Golf Club. Picture: Niall O’Shea
Unless you have an indoor studio and a trackman, the chances are you’re not playing much golf at the moment. That’s probably the case for almost all golfers in Cork, but it doesn’t mean that you can’t be getting ready for the season ahead. Peter O’Keeffe’s online golf fitness classes are proving popular for plenty of keen golfers. The Irish International golfer is currently running a range of online classes, and he’s attracting a large audience for his weekly classes and programmes. While the classes are online the content is all based from his new custom built golf performance gym in Douglas Golf Club. With almost 12 months of zoom experiences behind us and the year starting with a two month lockdown, January was an ideal time for O’Keeffe to launch his twice weekly series of classes. Now heading into March, Peter is Continue reading
Fitness experts Mike Carroll and Liam Hennessy are bringing a golf fitness masterclass to Cork in a few weeks, and the exciting event promises to be a sell-out as the two specialists will share information on what they call the 5 Pillars of Golf Strength & Conditioning. The evening seminar aims to give golfers a better understanding of the links between golf specific physical training and performance on the course. Cork native Mike Carroll has been based in the US for the past three years, while Liam Hennessy is the founder of Setanta College and has almost 30 years experience working with elite teams and athletes across many sports. Both experts worked together earlier this year, and when Mike was looking at Continue reading