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New Episode of Golf Fitness Academy Presented by Titleist Focuses on Balance

Fairhaven, MA (August 15, 2005) – Many golfers struggle to maintain balance throughout their golf swing, which can rob them of power and consistency. In this episode of the Golf Fitness Academy presented by Titleist, co-hosts Dr. Greg Rose and Dave Phillips will discuss and demonstrate how the best players in the game focus on balance to help them swing harder and with greater efficiency to achieve better results.

“Balance” will air Monday, August 15 at 8:40pm EDT on The Golf Channel. It will re-air August 16 at 1:13am and 8:30am EDT.

Greg will explain how the golf swing utilizes single leg balance and weight shifts in most players. After demonstrating how to test your balance, Dave and Greg will walk through an exercise routine specifically geared towards improving your balance.

Throughout the episode, Greg and Dave offer several additional “Performance Tips” to help you increase balance in your golf swing. They also explain how you can usually see results in your balance after three weeks of work, while strength and flexibility training takes up to three months.

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 body 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, Keiser Functional Trainer, Free Motion Cable Cross, True Stretch Cages, TPI Slide Board 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 http://www.titleistperformanceinstitute.com.

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