Medical Director at the Denver Center for Health & Sport Science
Pro to the question "Is Golf a Sport?"
"There are a lot of ways to define a sport. But we know that the golf swing uses almost every muscle group in the body. We know it uses a pretty significant amount of energy — not as much as running a 10K but more than people think. And one significant measure of a sport is whether physical training improves your ability to perform, and I think that's been proven in golf.
So in my estimation, it's absolutely a sport."
Bill Pennington, "A Little Scientific Research for All Those 19th-Hole Debates," nytimes.com, Aug. 10, 2010
"An Exercise in Futility?," Colorado Avid Golfer, Apr. 2009
Physical Golf for Women: The Women's Guide to Peak Conditioning and Performance, 2001
Physical Skiing: The Skier's Guide to Peak Conditioning and Performance, 2000
Core Powered Golf, 2000
Physical Golf, 1997
Cowritten with Scott Robert Hays, Getting into Golf Shape: An Exercise Guide to Improve Your Game, 1997
Holds advanced certifications from the American Council on Exercise, American College of Sports Medicine, National Strength and Conditioning Association, US Weight Lifting Federation, and Pilates Method Alliance
Has presented at international fitness and sports science events