and is classified as a Titleist Performance Institute Certified Fitness Professional and level-two Junior Coach. He also earned accreditation as a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) from the American Council on exercise. Huycke serves as the executive director and founder of the Junior Golf Performance Academy and the director of performance training & junior development at Tetherow Golf Club, an OB Sports-managed facility. Huycke has worked in the health and fitness industry for the past decade with experience in managing clubs, running personal-training studios and leading sport-specific group classes. He has worked with a variety of players including a U.S. Women’s Amateur Champion, Men and Women’s Collegiate Golf teams and PGA teaching professionals. “We are very excited with the new addition of Adam to the OB Sports team,” stated C.A. Roberts, President of OB Sports Golf Management. “We are confident that Adam is the perfect fit for operating the OB Sports Performance Club and look forward to seeing this fitness portion of our company take off,” Roberts added. To follow OB Sports Performance Club on Facebook, please visit https://www.facebook.com/OBPerformanceClub.
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Sky Sports News club golf survey reveals slow play main concern
An overwhelming 94% of clubs admitted that the average round is taking too much time, while 91% insist the problem could be eased if golf’s governing bodies took firmer action against professionals guilty of slow play. Five-hour rounds are common on the European and PGA Tours these days, and club golfers believe heavier and more frequent punishment for the pros would speed up the pace of play around the local municipals. After a year in which a ban on anchored putting was agreed by the R&A and the PGA Tour, only 8% of clubs said this was a bigger cause of concern than slow play. “A lot of the juniors who are watching golf are picking up bad habits after seeing us taking our time. It’s down to the intricacies of the rules or people not being ready when it’s their turn … it’s a reasonably big problem in the game.” Luke Donald Another worrying trend is the decline in club membership, with 70% of clubs reporting that subscriptions have decreased over the last five years. Only 1% said their dominant membership group was in the 31-40 bracket, and youth membership has also taken an alarming dive despite 76% of clubs having a youth scheme in place.
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