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New Season of Golf Fitness Academy Presented by Titleist Premieres on The Golf Channel

Third Season Begins April 10 with the first of 10 new episodes for 2006

Golf Fitness Academy presented by Titleist returns to The Golf Channel with 10 new episodes to help golfers build a better game through fitness. The first of the new episodes, titled “Go Ball-istic,” will air Monday, April 10 at 8:40 p.m. EDT during Your Game Night.

Dr. Greg Rose (l.) and Dave Phillips

Now in its third season, Dr. Greg Rose and Dave Phillips, cofounders of the Titleist Performance Institute, will offer a wide range of useful tips on “Golf Fitness Academy presented by Titleist” that directly relate to producing a better all-around golf game. Topics this year include conditioning exercises for all golfers to improve upper and lower body strength, proper shoe fitting to ensure optimal comfort and performance on and off the golf course, tips for improving on-course vision, flexibility and endurance training through yoga and pilates, preventative care tips for knees, and a special episode focusing on fitness for senior golfers.

Filmed at the state-of-the-art Titleist Performance Institute in Oceanside, California, the 2006 series will feature Titleist-affiliated tour professionals, as well as special guests from the golf and fitness communities.

"This year on Golf Fitness Academy we're going to offer golfers a wide spectrum of tests and exercises enjoyed by visitors to TPI and," said Dr. Greg Rose, cofounder, Titleist Performance Institute. "Our continued partnership with The Golf Channel enables us to reach a growing number of avid golfers who want to improve their on-course performance and enjoyment through enhanced conditioning.”

Episodes this season on Golf Fitness Academy presented by Titleist (all shows air during the “Your Game Night” block on The Golf Channel):

“Go Ball-istic”
April 10, 2006, 8:40 p.m.

May 15, 2006, 8:40 p.m.

“Brad Faxon”
April 17, 2006, 8:40 p.m.

“5 Daily Sins”
May 22, 2006, 8:40 p.m.

“Build Your Base”
April 24, 2006, 8:40 p.m.

“10-15 Minute Workout”
May 29, 2006, 8:40 p.m.

May 1, 2006, 8:40 p.m.

June 5, 2006, 8:40 p.m.

May 8, 2006, 8:40 p.m.

“Golf Pilates”
June 12, 2006, 8:40 p.m.

In the first episode, Greg and Dave will introduce viewers to the Swiss Ball and demonstrate a series of exercises to help every aspect of the golf game.


The Swiss Ball, originally used primarily during rehabilitation, is now commonly found in most exercise facilities. After explaining how to find the correct size Swiss ball, Greg and Dave will use the ball to demonstrate a range of exercises to develop core strength, upper body strength and rotational strength in golfers of all abilities.

Throughout the episode, Dr. Rose offers several additional “Performance Tips” for using the Swiss Ball to improve core strength, stability and mobility in the golf swing.

The Hosts
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. He specializes in strength and conditioning, manual therapy, rehabilitation, nutritional supplementation and therapeutic exercises as they relate to golf, and 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.

Weekly Drawings
On this season of the Golf Fitness Academy presented by Titleist, viewers will also have the opportunity to enter weekly drawings. Each week, 10 lucky contestants will receive a one year complimentary membership into, and one GRAND PRIZE winner will receive a TRUE Stretch cage and a Peak Pilates Reformer that were used on the show. NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY to enter this contest. Void where prohibited. For Official Rules and eligibility requirements, please visit

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Golf Fitness Academy Presented by Titleist 2006 Episode Guide:

1: Go Ball-istic

In the 2006 season premier, Dr. Greg Rose and Dave Phillips discuss the Swiss Ball and how it can help every aspect of your game. They show how to use the ball to develop core strength, upper body strength and rotational strength.

April 10, 8:30 pm
4/11/06, 1:13 AM; 4/11/06, 5:30 AM; 4/11/06, 2:30 PM; 4/15/06, 8:30AM; 6/19/06, 11:00 AM; 7/16/06, 6:00 AM; 12/11/06, 8:30 AM

2: Brad Faxon

Eight-time PGA TOUR winner Brad Faxon joins Greg and Dave to talk about his approach towards working out, before and after a round. After demonstrating his pre-round routine, Brad takes Greg and Dave through his full workout regimen, which includes yoga.

April 17, 8:30 pm
4/18/06, 1:13 AM; 4/18/06, 3:00 PM; 4/21/06, 2:00 AM; 4/22/06, 8:30 AM; 4/23/06, 4:30 AM; 6/19/06, 11:30 AM; 7/16/06, 6:30 AM; 12/12/06, 8:30 AM

3: Build Your Base

Greg and Dave welcome Al Vermeil to talk about the importance of building a solid base. In addition to demonstrating basic upper and lower body exercises to improve your golf game, he discusses ways to maintain muscle mass and power for your golf swing.  

April 24, 8:30 pm
4/25/06, 1:13 AM; 4/25/06, 5:30 AM; 4/25/06, 2:30 PM; 4/28/06, 2:00 AM; 5/6/06, 11:00 AM; 6/19/06, 12:00 PM; 7/30/06, 6:00 AM;12/13/06, 8:30 AM

4: Shoes

Shane Downey from New Balance and Doug Robinson from FootJoy join Greg and Dave to discuss and demonstrate the importance of proper shoe fitting, for your every day shoes and especially your golf shoes.

May 1, 8:30 pm
5/2/06, 1:13 AM; 5/2/06, 5:30 AM; 5/2/06, 2:30 PM; 5/6/06, 11:30 AM; 6/19/06, 12:30 PM; 7/30/06, 6:30 AM; 12/14/06, 8:30 AM

5: Knees

Baseball pitching coach Tom House returns to Golf Fitness Academy to talk about exercises for the knees. He covers a wide range of exercises for all levels in three phases – assisted program, body work program, and advanced program.

May 8, 8:30 pm
5/9/06, 1:13 AM; 5/9/06, 2:30 PM; 5/11/06, 1:00 AM; 5/13/06, 4:30 PM; 6/19/06, 1:00 PM; 10/8/06, 12:30 PM; 12/15/06, 8:30 AM.

6: Vision

Greg and Dave are joined by Dr. Robert Jacobs to talk about the importance of vision in the golf game and to demonstrate some tests to improve your golf vision, including your alignment while putting.

May 15, 8:30 pm
5/16/06, 1:13 AM; 5/16/06, 5:30 AM; 5/17/06, 3:00 PM; 5/20/06, 1:00 PM; 6/20/06, 11:00 AM; 10/8/06, 1:00 PM; 12/16/06, 8:30 AM.

7: 5 Daily Sins

Ramsay McMaster and Denis McDade join Greg and Dave to discuss the secrets to success for so many Australian golfers on Tour and how simple everyday activities, like using a computer mouse or telephone, sitting, standing and carrying a purse or bag can affect your golf swing. They also demonstrate exercises to combat these 5 Deadly Sins.

May 22, 8:30 pm
5/23/06, 1:13 AM; 5/23/06, 2:30 PM; 5/27/06, 1:30 PM; 5/28/06, 4:00 AM; 6/20/06, 11:30 AM; 10/22/06, 6:00 AM; 12/17/06, 8:30 AM. 

8: 10-15 Minute Workout

Dr. Mark Smith and Rob Mottram, a registered physical trainer and athletic trainer, join Greg and Dave to discuss and demonstrate the concept of a high-intensity, short-duration workout featuring cardio, upper body, lower body and total body exercises. 

May 29, 8:30 pm
5/30/06, 1:13 AM; 5/30/06, 2:30 PM; 6/2/06, 1:00 PM; 6/3/06, 12:30 PM; 6/20/06, 12:00 PM; 10/22/06, 6:30 AM; 12/18/06, 8:30 AM.

9: Seniors

In an episode dedicated to issues effecting primarily senior golfers, Greg and Dave welcome Peter Mackay. Peter identifies the lead shoulder, hip/lower back, and ankles as some of the major problem areas and demonstrates exercises and stretches to keep older golfers playing at their best for years to come.

June 5, 8:30 pm
6/6/06, 1:13 AM; 6/6/06, 5:30 AM; 6/6/06, 2:30 PM; 6/10/06, 12:00 PM; 6/20/06, 12:30 PM; 11/5/06, 6:00 AM; 12/19/06, 8:30 AM.

10: Golf Pilates

Mike Wright comes to Golf Fitness Academy to talk about pilates, the benefits it provides golfers, and to demonstrate exercises that can be done with or without machines. Mike shows viewers a series of exercises to benefit, among other areas, the shoulders, hips and back.

June 12, 8:30 pm
6/13/06, 1:13 AM; 6/13/06, 2:30 PM; 6/14/06, 4:00 AM; 6/14/06, 6:30 PM; 6/17/06, 12:30 PM; 6/20/06, 1:00 PM; 11/5/06, 6:30 AM; 12/20/06, 8:30 AM.

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