Andy Fish opened Forged
Golf & Fitness in Mequon in October.
MEQUON — Golf has been in Andy Fish’s blood since he was
in first grade.
“I’ve been playing since I was 6 years old — and I
haven’t given it up,” said Fish, who opened Forged Golf
& Fitness in Mequon in October.
Fish, a Professional Golfers’ Association of America
professional, has been teaching the sport for the past
20 years, including stints as the club pro at Ozaukee
Country Club in Mequon, Blue Mound Golf and Country Club
in Wauwatosa and another golf club in Chicagoland.
Forged Golf & Fitness is not just another place to whack
He and business partner Mike Steinmetz have taken their
new business several steps further — and Fish said he’s
found a receptive audience.
“As long as I’ve been teaching, I’ve always had a
fitness component,” Fish said. “We’ve been working to
structure a program that works with golf and fitness at
the same time.”
It has been an essential part of a professional training
program for years. It likely has gained even more
attention in the years since Tiger Woods became
“If you have a bad back, you can do some things to
mitigate that and enjoy golf more,” he said. “Any
competitive golfer is going to have a fitness component
now. You have to train for golf to play it.”
In addition to working with individual clients, Fish and
Steinmetz also have been spending time working with high
school and collegiate teams from the region.
Fish, who lives in Cedarburg, also is sharing his
passion and knowledge about golf and how it intersects
with life on a weekly podcast, “Smash Factor,” featured
on Cedarburg Public Library radio. The show is on CPL
Radio at 7 p.m. Thursdays. It also can be downloaded on
Forged Golf and Fitness,
10950 N. Buntrock Ave., is in a
renovated building that includes 6,000 square feet of
gym and hitting areas. There is a putting green as well.
Steinmetz also provides group and individual fitness
training on-site. The business sells golf clubs and
offers club repair. Details are available at
www.forgedgolfandfitness.com. Fish said he and
Steinmetz had talked about starting the business for
“Things are going very well — golf and fitness are
passions for both of us,” he said. “We just took two
things and put them together. There’s a lot of energy