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The Golf Fitness Academy Presented by Titleist Gets You Started in the Gym, Tonight on The Golf Channel

Fairhaven, MA (July 18, 2005) - Going to the gym for the first time, or returning after a long absence, can be intimidating. Tonight's episode of the Golf Fitness Academy presented by Titleist, will provide a beginner's guide to cardio, flexibility, strength and stability training, as well as demonstrations of all the equipment you need to improve your health and golf game.

"Getting Started in the Gym," will air tonight, July 18 at 8:40pm EDT on The Golf Channel.

Hosts Dave Phillips and Dr. Greg Rose will be joined by Randy Myers, Director of Fitness at Sea Island Resorts, and author of The Official PGA National Golf Stretching Guide. Myers has created golf specific exercise programs for thousands of golfers, and in May 1999 was named "Golf's Top Fitness Trainer," by Golf Digest Magazine. He has also written fitness articles for national publications such as Sports Illustrated, Men's Health, Golf for Women, Elle, Teen, Fast Company, and Fitness magazine. 

Randy will take you through a full body workout, beginning with proper warm-up and stretching techniques using some of the most popular cardio equipment. He will then demonstrate exercises to improve flexibility and mobility, key factors in a fluid, powerful golf swing. He finishes by showing viewers how to properly use the cable machines and free weights.

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: http://www.titleist.com/mediacenter/pressdetail.asp?id=171.

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 www.titleistperformanceinstitute.com.

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