Olympic coach Steve Gent who has worked with multi-Olympic-medal winning athletes including four times Olympic Champion Sir Ben Ainslie is now directing his highly successful fitness and conditioning regime from the Golf Academy at historic Goodwood.
Steve has been a conditioning coach for more than 15 years and applied his expertise to a variety of sports including sailing, diving and triathlon. However, he started his career in elite sport working with a professional golfer and says ‘I’ve been particularly involved with athletes whose body mechanics and posture are essential for success, this is none more so than in golf.’
Accordingly, Steve has developed a systematic approach to golf conditioning that integrates fully with the services already on offer at the GolfAcademy at the prestigious West Sussex estate.
Steve who holds an Honours degree in Sport and Exercise Science as well as a Masters degree in Exercise Physiology helped prepare athletes for three Olympic Games from 2004, totalling over 17 Olympic medals as well as 90 podium finishes in World and European Championships.
He also extended his scope beyond elite athletes and has coached hundreds of enthusiastic individuals and says: “We use sport and exercise science to provide solutions for those who have performance or health related goals for sport, work and life. Our programmes can work regardless of your level or background.”
Golf At Goodwood’s reputation as a centre of golfing excellence continues to grow with this most recent appointment and Stuart Gillett, General Manager at Golf At Goodwood is delighted with the association and he said:
“Steve is a great asset to the Goodwood team and alongside our golfing ambassador Justin Rose who credits a major part of his US Open win to his strength and conditioning it is a timely appointment, and we can now offer our members and visitors his unique level of expertise”
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