Shape Your Season
The Golf Association of Philadelphia introduces “Shape Your Season” – a fitness and instructional video series to help golfers prepare for the 2014 campaign. From pre-round exercises to swing and putting drills, viewers can learn nu- merous tips to boost their golf game. David Ostrow and Jason Rivkin of FitGolf Performance Center, a training facility
based in Conshohocken, Pa., demonstrate exercises such as independent
rotation and torso backswing in the fitness portion of the series. Jason
Barry, an assistant professional at Mercer Oaks Golf Course, outlines a
few ways to save pars in the instructional segment. To view the Shape
Your Season series, visit the Association’s Web site at
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD. The Association
recognized Bob Fitzgerald of Sandy Run Country Club as its 2014 Distinguished Service Award recipient during the Pro.-President, Golf & Green
event on May 14 at Philadelphia Country Club. Fitzgerald, 87, stepped
down this season after serving the last 25 years as an Association volunteer. He is the 2008 Volunteer of the Year. Fitzgerald has served in various
club official capacities at Sandy Run, where he’s been a member the last
31 years, including as a voice for the Junior Program. Fitzgerald, a Warmin-ster, Pa. resident, started in golf as a youngster caddying at Manufacturers
Golf & Country Club. He served in the Coast Guard during World War II before eventually landing a job at PECO as a Construction Detailer Designer.
Fitzgerald started volunteering for the Association after a discussion with
former Executive Committee member Jim McCann. Since, he’s chimed the
cause at SRCC, and has been responsible for the high volume of Sandy
Run volunteers who assist the Association. John Choyka (left), chairman
of the Awards Committee, presented Fitzgerald with the DSA.
Be a GAP Volunteer!
The Golf Association of Philadelphia needs your assistance in continuing its
long-standing tradition of providing industry-leading service to our
Members and our Member Clubs.
The Association is in need of tournament official volunteers (starters,
checkpoint scorers, scorers) and course rating volunteers.
If interested, please contact the GAP Office at