The Mike Bender Golf Academy is proud to partner with Scott Shepard MSPT CGFI and his Driven Golf Fitness Program as the Fitness & Sports Physical Therapy provider for the Mike Bender Golf Academy. Scott Shepard is a Master Trainer & Sports Physical Therapist that has been working with Golfers of all levels since 2002.
Scott is a 3-time Golf Digest Top 50 Golf Fitness Trainer in the USA. Scott is a nationally recognized Sports Physical Therapist and has been practicing since 2001 including traveling on the LPGA tour with top players. Scott is also the Program Director for Advent Health’s Golf Injury and Performance Program. He is the Owner of Plane Performance and developer of the Driven Golf Fitness program which is a custom fitness program specifically designed to improve a golfers’ physical abilities in order to achieve the most efficient golf swing attainable. Scott is also the Fitness Trainer for the Seminole State College and Rollins College Women’s Golf teams. He is the Director of the Mike Bender Elite Academy player fitness programs and works with Mike Bender Students onsite and via remote training for clients that are not able to visit the Bender Academy.
Scott is an excellent resource for any golfer looking to improve strength, mobility, power and speed for improved performance. He is also the perfect resource for injured golfers or anyone looking to get back into golf after an injury or surgery. Feel free to reach out to Scott for any questions related to physical training or injuries for Golf. He can create a custom program for your body and swing needs.
He can be reached via email at DrivenGPT@gmail.com or call 407-222-7489. You can also find him on Instagram @DrivenSPT for golf fitness education and exercise examples.
Shepard's Training Method
Shepard’s programs for golfers improve flexibility, mobility, strength, power, speed, and core stability. Scott has spent significant time viewing lessons with Mike Bender in order to learn the key components of the golf swing. Because of this he has been able to develop exercises that train specific swing components in order to assist with integration of the proper sequence and motor control of the full swing. He believes the main difference between his programs and other training methods is the ability to transfer the results of training directly into golf improvement.
Shepard’s programs are based on the concepts of specificity and progressive programming. Shepard states, “The golf swing is a very specific, coordinated sequencing of body movements and the physical training for golf has to meet the sports needs by developing specific flexibility, strength, and speed in golf specific areas”. This starts with a custom assessment of movement that reveals areas of poor or inefficient movement. The next step is to create a custom program that is specific to the swing needs and the body limitations of the client. Scott feels his role is to educate his clients on proper movements and empower them with custom programs that enhance efficiency and engrain the movement patterns. He believes more specific programs will create more specific results! He believes that all golfers are athletes!
For further information please email DrivenGPT@gmail.com or call 407-222-7489
Option 1: Move Better
Scott Shepard will meet with you in person or remote via Zoom or Facetime and will take you through a series of Movement Assessments that will help determine your Physical Capacity for Key Golf Swing Movements and Positions. Scott’s proprietary “Position Specific Mobility” testing will enable him to develop a Custom Weekly Golf Specific Mobility and Movement Activation Plan that you will be able to compete at home with minimal equipment. Scott will send you an Exercise Template and Videos that teach you how to perform the exercises. This plan also includes a follow up screen 6-weeks post initiation of the program to assess improvements and next steps.
Option 2: Move Stronger
Scott Shepard will meet with you in person or remotely via Zoom or Facetime and will take you through a series of Strength Assessments that will help determine your Physical Capacity for a strong and stable golf swing. Scott’s proprietary “Position Specific Strength” testing will enable him to develop a Custom Weekly Fitness Plan that you will be able to complete at home with minimal equipment. Scott will send you an Exercise Template and Videos that teach you how to perform the exercises. This plan also includes a follow up screen 6-weeks post initiation of the program to assess improvements and next steps.
Option 3: Move Faster
Scott Shepard will meet with you in person or remotely via Zoom or Facetime and will take through a series of Movement and Power Tests that will help determine your Physical Capacity for creating Swing Speed. Scott’s proprietary “Position Specific Power” testing will enable him to develop a Custom Weekly Golf Specific Swing Speed Plan that you will be able to complete at home with minimal equipment. Scott will send you an Exercise Template and Videos that teach you how to perform the exercises. This plan also includes a follow up screen 6-weeks post initiation of the program to assess improvements and next steps.
Option 4: In Person or Remote Golf Fitness Training Sessions
Scott Shepard will meet with you for 60 minute individual training sessions that will be custom tailored to your body and swing needs. You will be able to train with Scott at MB Academy or at home with minimal equipment needs. Scott will take you through mobility, activation, and golf specific training exercises that will improve endurance, core strength, flexibility, and strength/power. Scott will also give you recommendations for independent exercises to be performed throughout the week to support the training goals.
Cost: $120 per session
Training Packages Available to Reduce Session Cost
Option 5: In Person or Remote Golf Fitness Membership
Scott Shepard will meet with you at MB Academy or remotely once per month to assess you and create custom workout plan progressions. Scott will provide you with new weekly workout videos sent to you directly. Scott will be available weekly via text and email for specific questions and exercise progression needs. Scott will also send weekly workout reminders for accountability purposes.
Option 6: Small Group Golf Fitness Training (Onsite at MB Academy)
Scott and his Assistant Trainer will run small group fitness at the MB Academy with 4-6 students sharing coaching for 60 minute sessions that are custom designed to your needs and include some group based work as well. Perfect for junior golfers or avid golfers that would like to work with a group of their friends and train together.
Cost: 1x per week: $150/month or 2x per week $250/month
Does Scott work with my specific swing issues and speak with my instructor?
Yes, Scott will speak directly with your swing instructor to discuss your fitness program
Can I work with Scott even if I am not a member of MBGA or take lessons at MBGA?
Yes, Scott trains clients at MBGA from all over the country and international from several different instructors and members of other clubs. He will work with you and your instructor to create a specific program. You do not need to be a member at MBGA.
What age should my junior golfer start working with Scott on fitness?
Scott recommends the earliest age for beginning fitness training is around 6-8 years old and the activities would be tailored to the athletes’ long term development. Scott believes in progressive exercise skill development based on the proper growth cycles and safety.
Can I work with Scott even if I am injured?
Yes, in fact Scott is a licensed Physical Therapist and specializes in rehabilitation and developing programs based on your injury history and his custom screen. Scott can even perform your physical therapy onsite at MBGA.
What hours are the fitness training classes and sessions?
For more information, contact Scott directly at 407-222-7489. Scott has several options and all sessions are by appointment only from Monday-Saturday.
Does Scott do general fitness training?
Yes, Scott is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and works with general personal training clients for health and fitness as well as other sports including Tennis, Baseball, Lacrosse, Volleyball, and other athletes. Scott currently has many general personal training clients that are not golfers.
What if I don’t live near MBGA, how can I work with Scott?
Scott can do phone and video consultation and develop a custom video exercise program for you to meet your needs. He currently creates these programs for golfers all over the world including China, India, England, and S. Korea to name a few.
How much are the sessions for fitness or rehabilitation?
Session prices range depending on the length of commitment and type of program desired (personal or small group). Please contact Scott directly for pricing of the various fitness programs at 407-222-7489 or firstname.lastname@example.org