February Get Golf Fit Challenge!
Golf is a game that requires high levels of skill, eye‑hand coordination, flexibility and mobility, muscular power, timing, strength, and endurance. Throughout the month of February, PGA Golf Professional and NASM Golf Fitness Trainer, Todd Russell will offer classes to improve flexibility, core strength, body balance and overall strength and power training. The cost is $15 per session. No pre-registration or commitment is required. Simply show up for as many classes as you would like and pay the fee to learn ways to improve your body and overall golf performance.
Monday, Feb. 5 8:00am-9:00am Flexibility Training
Monday, Feb. 5 6:00pm-7:00pm Flexibility Training
Wednesday, Feb. 7 8:00am-9:00am Flexibility Training
Friday, Feb. 9 8:00am-9:00am Flexibility Training
Monday, Feb. 12 8:00am-9:00am Core Training
Monday, Feb. 12 6:00pm-7:00pm Core Training
Wednesday, Feb. 14 8:00am-9:00am Core Training
Friday, Feb. 16 8:00am-9:00am Core Training
Monday, Feb. 19 8:00am-9:00am Balance Training
Monday, Feb. 19 6:00pm-7:00pm Balance Training
Wednesday, Feb. 21 8:00am-9:00am Balance Training
Friday, Feb. 23 8:00am-9:00am Balance Training
Monday, Feb. 26 8:00am-9:00am Strength/Power Training
Monday, Feb. 26 6:00pm-7:00pm Strength/Power Training
Wednesday, Feb. 28 8:00am-9:00am Strength/Power Training
Friday, March 2 8:00am-9:00am Strength/Power Training
All classes are at the Brook’s Golf Academy Training Center
2220 W. 83 Street Naperville, IL 60564
Asst. Golf Professional
Todd Russell is a PGA Member, National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Golf Fitness Specialist, PGA Jr. League Captain and Mentor, Titleist Staff Player, Certified Master Club Fitter and Golf Professional at Springbrook Golf Course. He has been a PGA Member for 12 years and has worked in the golf business as an Assistant Golf Professional, Head Golf Professional and Director of Golf for the past 18 years. Todd’s career responsibilities include assisting with daily operations at Springbrook Golf Course, which is owned and operated by the Naperville Park District. In addition to daily course activities, he instructs more than 700 private and 100 group lessons annually to players of all ages and skill levels. Todd is passionate about sharing his love of golf with aspiring junior, high school and college level players, giving them the same insight that has been passed on to him throughout his professional career. In his free time, Todd is passionate about physical fitness, live music and sports, especially his beloved St. Louis Cardinals and hometown Chicago Bulls.
Todd’s teaching philosophy is based on learning the proper fundamentals of the grip, stance, posture, ball position and alignment and how these fundamentals affect the overall golf swing. Once solid fundamentals are developed in the start position then positioning of the full swing can be determined. One can swing a golf club in many different ways and accomplish the same goals. If perfection is achieved in the "hitting zone" then a good golf swing has been made. Todd’s students will identify their expectations and specific goals will be determined from there. Learning the golf swing is best accomplished by identification, understanding, feeling and repetition.
Approach to Teaching
From Todd’s perspective, the game of golf is best learned from the cup backwards. His approach to teaching the game is done by learning the short game first and working back to the tee. “I believe the stroke developed in the short game is built to evolve into the full swing motion as well,” explained. “I do not let beginner students take full swings until a fundamentally solid short stroke can be accomplished.” Through identification, understanding, feeling and repetition students will build a complete golf game, not just a golf swing.