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Try Something Different: Nutrition

The new year is the perfect time to try something different. This year, we are challenging our members to try something different by participating in the Par4Success Cup. This 90 day challenge will encourage our members to focus on different areas to improve their overall fitness and wellness. Participants will also head out to the […]

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Par4Success Junior Golf Scholarship

We are strong believers in growing the game of junior golf, but more importantly helping out athletes develop of well-rounded individuals who will be successful in life no matter what path they take.   Each year we award a scholarship to a Junior golfer who embodies the Par4Success philosophy. We look for a Junior who is […]

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Junior Golf: Elbow and Wrist Pain

Believe it or not, with Fall right around the corner, the Winter weather will be here before we know it. This means the grass is slowing in its growth and the mats are coming out on the driving range.  This also means the onslaught of arm injuries in juniors and adult golfers is on the […]

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Contain Your Athletes: Cumulative Fatigue

Over the past few months, I have noticed, very slowly, that one of our athletes has been slowing down.  Just a tick, and not every time we train. Because he is often with another coach, I sometimes see him only once a week. This athlete has been training with us for a while and has always […]

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Junior Golf Back Pain

The most common injury in golf is back pain, accounting for over 35% of all injuries sustained in the sport.  These are the numbers for adult golfers.  There have not been any studies on the frequency in junior golfers, but based on the fact that whenever I ask a large group of junior golfers to […]

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Let Off the Throttle

Training is one thing I truly enjoy in life.  One of my favorite parts of the week is Saturday. If I am not coaching, I sleep in, eat two good meals, open up the gym after hours to train with 3-4 of my friends who are serious athletes. I am the runt of the litter. […]

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The Junior Golf Epidemic

As Fall is upon us and school has started, the Girls High School Season has started without much of a break from the Summer grind and the Junior Golf Boys are trying to catch their breath after a summer filled with heavy travel and play. This is the time of the year that, as a […]

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The Central Nervous System in Strength and Speed Development

The central nervous system (CNS) plays the leading role in strength and speed development.  When a previously untrained athlete begins a new training regimen, or an athlete sees a shift in stimulus, changes in the CNS can be expected.  This is one reason why we shift through the Strength – Speed continuum the way we […]

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Wrist Pain in Golf… or Wrist Problem?

(originally published on www.ptstrengthcoach.com, July 2016) The wrist is an area that we commonly see golfers present with pain in, particularly when the frequency of play increases.  It is a relatively smaller joint compared to the other major ones in the body (shoulder, hips, knees, ankles) but a very important one, particularly in the game of […]

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Is Pelvic Tilting Wrong?

(Originally published by www.ptstrengthcoach.com April, 2016) An internal battle has been waging in my mind over this topic for the past month or so.  I have polled the other coaches I work with, our interns and anyone I can find who I think might have an opinion.  So I thought why not throw it out […]

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Your Path to Better Starts Here

"I am 66 years old and was referred to Chris after decades long back issues that were worsening. In three months time, Chris, through “hands on” physical therapy and a complete redirection of my exercise regimen, has rid me of these nagging back problems. Most importantly, now working with Greg, I am gaining substantially improved mobility, stability, and balance through a progression of “golf centric” training exercises. Working with our Director of Golf here at Governors Club, I am “relearning” how to properly swing the golf club with my improving physical capabilities. The integration of the separate processes happens through Chris’ communication with my “swing instructor” and completes the path to improvement in my golf game. My current golf handicap index is 2.7, and I am confident it will be lowered as a result of working with Chris’ team at Par 4 Success."

John Mitchell, Governors Clubs

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