Meet Mike McDonnell – Golf Fitness Professional 

Mike McDonnell
Golf Fitness Professional Mike McDonnell

Mike McDonnell is a Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) certified golf fitness professional and was named one of Golf Digest Top 50 Golf Fitness Trainers in America for 2022-2023. Mike specializes in training golfers of all ages and ability levels from Tour pros, to recreational players & competitive juniors. In addition to his in-person training, he also runs the Elite Golf Fitness online program with clientele around the world.

Mike has been featured on several podcasts as a golf fitness expert and consultant. He also serves as an advisor to several country clubs & membership organizations and has been asked to speak at national fitness conferences. Mike believes in a movement-based approach to training that is centered around assessments and programs designed specifically for each individual. He connects how movement deficiencies in the gym manifest themselves in swing faults on the course. Fundamental qualities to his approach include mobility, stability, strength and training in multiple planes of motion.

As someone who dealt with a back injury himself, Mike is aware of how important mobility is when it comes to training as well as playing pain-free golf. He guides everyday golfers through the best methods and strategies to move better and hit it further. Additional certifications include NSCA-CSCS, FRC, FMS and Precision Nutrition. Mike was a former division I baseball player at Wofford college. Originally from NY, Mike moved from CT down to Charleston in 2017. He lives in Mount Pleasant with his wife Cait and their two children, Madelyn and Max.


At the Junior Golf Growth Conference, guest speakers will cover a wide array of topics designed to help develop the skills necessary to become a champion both on and off the course. From mental toughness to physical fitness, from goal setting to business savviness, this conference will provide a junior with everything they need to succeed for many years after your junior golf days. Young athletes will have the unique opportunity to interact with the industry’s best in business, mental health, college golf experts, fitness and nutrition, social media marketing, celebrities, and much more.

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