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Former Major League Baseball Pitcher, Tom House, Helps Build Better Shoulders for Golf on the Golf Fitness Academy Presented by Titleist

Fairhaven, MA (July 25, 2005) – Major League Baseball pitchers need their shoulders to be strong, flexible, and durable – just like golfers. In fact, both sports utilize many of the same shoulder and rotator cuff movements and often suffer from similar injuries.

On this all-new episode of the Golf Fitness Academy presented by Titleist, hosts Dave Phillips and Dr. Greg Rose will discuss shoulder movements, training tips, and injury prevention and recovery with Tom House, a Major League Baseball pitcher for 12 years, and co-founder of the National Pitching Association. Combining his hardball expertise with science and research, House's coaching meshes old-school fundamentals with cutting-edge biomechanical data, fitness training and sports psychology.

“Shoulders” will air Monday, July 25 at 8:40pm EDT on The Golf Channel.

House, who has worked with some of the best pitchers in baseball, including Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan, and 6-time Cy Young Award winner Randy Johnson, will take you through an entire warm-up routine, working every muscle in the shoulders, and then demonstrate the three phases of conditioning he uses for baseball pitchers.

"It is my personal mission is to inform, instruct, and inspire people to improve their performance, their quality of life, and help them live younger longer," said House.

Now in its second season on The Golf Channel, Golf Fitness Academy presented by Titleist offers a wide range of useful tips that directly relate to producing a more efficient swing, from conditioning exercises for all golfers which improve upper and lower strength, flexibility and endurance to identifying obstacles and prescribing solutions for specific categories of golfers, such as women, juniors, and players with bad posture.

Filmed at the state-of-the-art Titleist Performance Institute in Oceanside, California, the 2005 series will feature Titleist-affiliated tour and club professionals, as well as special guests from the golf and fitness communities.

For a complete listing of featured topics and guests for all 10 episodes as well as re-air dates and times, please visit:

Dr. Rose, a board certified Doctor of Chiropractic who also holds a degree in Engineering, helped pioneer the field of analyzing computerized 3-D motion and how the body works during the golf swing.  Greg specializes in strength and conditioning, manual therapy, rehabilitation, nutritional supplementation and therapeutic exercises as they relate to golf.  He has worked with more than 500 professional and 3,000 amateur golfers to help them reach their peak performance.

Phillips is a PGA Professional and is among GOLF Magazine’s Top 100 Teachers.  Considered one of the world’s premier instructors, Dave applies his expertise in computerized swing analysis and biomechanics to create a clear picture of what happens during the golf swing.  Born in England and raised in Africa and Australia, Dave has had the unique experience of playing with and instructing some of the game’s greatest golfers worldwide.

On this season of the Golf Fitness Academy presented by Titleist, viewers will also have the opportunity to enter weekly drawings.  Prizes, many of which viewers will see used on the show, include SPRI Home Gyms, True Stretch Cages, and a Life Fitness Stationery Bike.  One person will also win an all-expenses paid trip for four to the Titleist Performance Institute in Oceanside, Calif.  NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY to enter this contest.  Void where prohibited.   For Official Rules and eligibility requirements, please visit

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