Mr. Castro founded the United States Golf Fitness Association, Professional Golf Fitness Association, and Golf Fitness Magazine in 1996 and is recognized as a successful golf and sports marketing strategist. In 1988 Mr. Castro created Golf Gyms of America, which was the world's first fitness center that specialized in golf fitness.
Larry Castro is a professional golfer instructor, player and PGFA Master Instructor. USGFA programs span the globe providing cutting-edge insights and developments in the areas of Corrective Exercises, Posture performance, flexibility, strength, Power, Speed, ambidexterity, relax concentration, nutrition, and mental preparation specific to golf and other sports. His organization has PGFA instructors working on many of the PGA tours and has also certified many of the top trainers throughout the country.
Larry Castro is the author of the revolutionary concept of Fluid Strength™ to perform better in golf and other sports. Rather than following traditional methods of teaching that include "piecing" out sports movements, Fluid Strength places mental and physical focus on continuous, fluid movements. Additionally, he has authored and created “Core Impact Golf™” and “Performance”.
Castro's vision is to improve the quality of people's lives by providing the most comprehensive instructors in the world and "turn-key business solutions" for its members and partners. The USGFA is recognized as the governing board for the golf fitness industry and is looked upon as the barometer for which the industry gauges its success.
Larry Castro has worked with many of the top 64 players in the world and has an infomercial airing on Golf Channel with Ernie Els the #3 player in the world, and has been on NBC, CBS and ABC. He has been written up by PGA magazine, Parade Magazine, Southern California Golf, Golf Digest and other magazines around the World, and is a sought after motivational speaker. He has been a Keynote Speaker for the PGA of America over the past 5 years.
· Founder, President & CEO, United States Golf Fitness Association (USGFA) & Professional Golf Fitness Association (PGFA)
· Recognized World Wide as one of the founders and visionaries of the Golf Fitness Industry.
· Motivational Speaker
· Leader in the Golf Fitness Industry & Sports Performance
· Recognized golf & sports marketing strategist
· Founder Golf Fitness Magazine
· Golf Spokesperson for Precor Golf Fitness Programming
· PGFA Master Instructor
· Author Fluid Strength™ and “Core Impact Golf” concept
· Golf Professional and Touring Professional
· Advisory Board member of Pro Kids Golf Academy a First Tee program.
Among other accomplishments, Mr. Castro founded and created the Golf Fitness Magazine, which is the only magazine of its kind with a monthly readership of 1.4 million. Mr. Castro created and designed The Zone Golf Gyms/International Golf and Yacht Club Kowloon Bay, a state of the art facility for Golf Fitness including development of marketing strategies, training and staff education. The facility has two fine dining restaurants, full spa, gym, kids education center, pro shop, driving range and 18 hole putting course. The facility sells memberships for $750,000 HK dollars and was highlighted in the Asian Golf Digest in 1998. The article recognizes Mr. Castro as a premier golf instructor who has worked with the top two players in China.
Mr. Castro owned and operated the Back Bay Golf Course in in Newport Beach, CA. Mr. Castro was the head professional at the golf course and was instrumental in improving the appearance and operations. In 2000, the golf course was recognized as the number one course of its kind in California. L
Designed built and operated the Athletic club at La Costa Resort and Spa. Additional locations Pala mesa Resort, Mauna Athletic Club, Hawaii, Ironwood Country Club, Palm Desert, KSL Resorts, KKR, WTS, Hyatt Hotels and more.