Golf’s leading health, fitness and coaching experts from around the world will gather next month in Orlando, Fl., for the fourth biennial World Golf Fitness Summit hosted by the Titleist Performance Institute.
The World Golf Fitness Summit (WGFS), taking place Oct. 11-13 at the JW Marriott Orlando Hotel Grande Lakes, is a three-day educational conference that provides an opportunity for those training, healing and coaching golfers to learn about the trends, technologies and techniques that are shaping golf’s future.
Dr. Greg Rose and Dave Phillips, co-founders in 2003 of the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI), are the event hosts (http://www.mytpi.com/wgfs). Rose and Phillips have developed TPI into a leader in elite player development by combining Titleist’s equipment fitting with health and fitness programs to help all players achieve their specific goals. Rose and Phillips also host the television program “Golf Fitness Academy,” which has run on Golf Channel for eight seasons.
“Now more than ever, golf fitness and health are being talked about in golf circles. While you don’t have to be fit to play golf, it certainly sets the bar for how good you can become,” said Phillips.
More than 500 golf health and fitness professionals from 18 countries attended the last WGFS in 2010. This year’s event is expected to have approximately 50 industry experts scheduled to speak over the three days, including renowned instructor Claude Harmon III.
Here’s a sampling of other presenters and topics that will be covered at the WGFS:
• Chris Noss, who has worked as a conditioning coach with professional golfers for over 20 years, will speak on “The Weekly Progression: Training Your Weekend Golfer Like a Pro.” Noss, who currently works with such PGA Tour players as Rickie Fowler and Zach Johnson, is the owner of Motion Performance Group, a sports specific testing and conditioning company.
• Andrew Fischer, a golf fitness instructor on the PGA Tour who works with Masters champion Bubba Watson, will present the topic “Motivating a Master –Bubba Watson.” Fischer, a registered massage therapist, specializes in golf conditioning, injury prevention and soft tissue rehabilitation.
• Ben Shear, a golf-specific fitness expert whose clients include PGA Tour players Luke Donald, Webb Simpson, Kyle Stanley and Tim Clark, will host a presentation entitled “TIGHTNESS.” Shear is the Director of Performance Training at his own facility (Ben Shear Golf) in New Jersey. He also works on the PGA Tour as Head Strength and Conditioning and Biomechanics expert for Back 9 Tour Services.
A full list of presenters and topics can be found at the following link: http://www.mytpi.com/wgfs/speakers.html.