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

10-Show Player Series Kicks Off with 2007 Masters Champion Zach Johnson

Fairhaven, MA (April 6, 2007) – Golfers can learn to train like a Tour pro this season as Golf Fitness Academy presented by Titleist returns to The Golf Channel for its fourth season with a 10-show “Player Series,” helping golfers maximize performance through fitness. Each episode features a player from the PGA or LPGA Tour, debuting with newly crowned 2007 Masters Champion, Zach Johnson, on Wednesday, April 11, at 10:30 p.m. EDT.

Hosts Dr. Greg Rose and Dave Phillips, cofounders of the Titleist Performance Institute, offer useful tips that directly relate to producing a better all-around golf game. Rose and Phillips address a range of topics with the help of the Tour stars, including strength training with Camilo Villegas, stretching and injury prevention with Brad Faxon, and rotational drills with Laura Diaz. Rounding out the list of participating Tour players are Charley Hoffman, Brett Quigley, Troy Matteson, Minea Blomqvist, Charles Warren and Jonathan Byrd, as well as special guests from the golf and fitness communities, providing valuable information for golfers of all abilities. The Golf Fitness Academy sessions were filmed at the state-of-the-art Spa & Fitness Facility at the Sea Island Resort in Sea Island, Georgia.

"This year on Golf Fitness Academy we're going to offer unprecedented access to workout secrets from some of the best players on the PGA and LPGA Tour," said Dr. Rose. "Whether you’re looking to increase strength, stability and mobility, or prevent injuries, this year’s Player Series has something for all avid golfers looking to improve their on-course performance and enjoyment through enhanced conditioning.”

Episodes this season on Golf Fitness Academy presented by Titleist with all shows airing at 10:30 p.m. EDT on The Golf Channel:

Episode 1: Zach Johnson/April 11 Episode 6: Brad Faxon/May 23
Episode 2: Camilo Villegas/April 18 Episode 7: Minea Blomqvist/May 30
Episode 3: Charley Hoffman/April 25 Episode 8: Charles Warren/June 6
Episode 4: Brett Quigley/May 2 Episode 9: Jonathan Byrd/June 20
Episode 5: Troy Matteson/May 16 Episode 10: Laura Diaz/June 27

The Hosts
Dr. Greg Rose is 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.

Dave Phillips is a PGA Professional and consistently listed among GOLF Magazine's Top 100 Teachers.  Considered to be 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 for the chance to win Perform Better Home Exercise Kits, Medicine Balls, Stretch Poles, TRX’s, Power Plates and Scotty Cameron putters with headcovers signed by Brad Faxon. 

NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY to enter this contest.  Void where prohibited.  For Official Rules and eligibility requirements, please visit

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