Jeffrey S. Banaszak received his B.S. in Physical Therapy from Daemen College in Amherst, NY in May of 1996. Since graduation, Jeff has pursued his interest in working with golfers through various educational programs, expanding his skills as a golf-specific manual therapist and by building a unique business that caters to today’s touring professional.
Back in the late 1990’s and early 2000’s, Jeff started working with mini-tour players traveling and operating his own personal Mobile Golf Performance Center. Jeff gained valuable experience in the field working with the elite competitive golfer and providing event services on such tours as the Hooter’s, Tear Drop, American Senior Golf Association, Celebrity Players and Web.com.
As president and founder of Back9Fitness, Inc., Jeff created a unique company that specializes in products and services to improve your golf game including the release of an annual golf-specific product line from 2000 – 2010.
As of 2006, Back9Fitness® expanded its program to include Back9 TOUR Services in which, Jeff personally travels to over 30 PGA TOUR® event sites annually providing hands-on recovery, pre-round programming and corrective exercise to many of the games top touring professionals.
On the job, Jeff helps coordinate services while working closely with the players’ performance team, which ideally includes both the strength & conditioning coach and golf instructor, making sure the program remains golf-specific while preventing injury and maximizing performance.
Professions: Fitness, Medical
Credentials: Physical Therapist, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
TPI Certifications: TPI Certified Level 1, Fitness Level 3 (F3), Junior Level 3 (J3), Golf Biomechanist Level 2 (GB), Medical Level 3 (M3)
Functional Movement Certifications:
“Named One off the 50 Best Golf-Fitness Professionals” by Golf Digest 2017 – 2018 (click here to read article)