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In Season Training for the Junior Golfer

With the heat of the junior golf tournament season upon us, I wanted to share with you what we are working on with our junior golfers in the hopes that you may be able to implement similar strategies to stay powerful and healthy through this very dense part of the season. We get this question […]

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Shoulder Mechanics

Athletes these days, including golfers, face unique problems that previous generations didn’t have. All athletes are asked to be more powerful, more accurate, and more consistent than ever while our environments fight relentlessly against us. We, and especially children, don’t play, climb trees, carry heavy objects, or move like we used to. We’ve traded these […]

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Olympic Lifting – Pros and Cons for Golf and General Performance

The Olympic lifts are some of the more controversial aspects of fitness programs due to the extremely high level of skill required to perform them and the mobility and stability demands the lifts put on athletes. All strength coaches can agree that power development in athletes is a top priority, but there is a great deal of disagreement as […]

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Soft Tissue Techniques

 Within the body, there are many muscles which are surrounded by fascia. Fascia is similar to ligaments and tendon, in that it is formed primarily of collagen. Fascia’s role in the body is to attach to muscles, enclose them, and separate them. Deep fascia is the dense fibrous connective tissue that is flexible and provides […]

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Screenings and Performance

Screens have become a popular trend in sports medicine in an attempt to keep players from injury and improve on-field performance. A very recent article in the British Journal of Sports Medicine by Roald Bahr put these screening methods into question, calling to light the complexity of understanding injury risk and possible risk factors in such […]

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External vs. Internal Cues

One of the most useful aspects of working with a coach or therapist is the ability for someone else to objectively examine your movement and correct it, which often comes in the form of providing cues. While these cues can seem silly or random, providing proper cues is a complex process that takes into account […]

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Be Inspired, Not Intimidated

When Theodore Roosevelt said, “Comparison is the thief of joy,” he probably wasn’t talking about the gym or the golf course. However, these are good words to keep in mind every time I step onto the gym floor to work out. Seeing our very youngest juniors hopping over hurdles and jumping onto stacks of plyo […]

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Pre-Round Routine: Who Are You?

The early season has been great for Par4Success athletes as they have accounted for over 20 Top 10 finishes and over 10 individual medalist and tournament wins.  Even with all of this success, we need to continue improving.  On that note, I have seen some interesting trends in this young 2016 season at the events […]

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Seeing the Transformation

The best thing about what we do is watching a novice athlete transform into an animal in the gym.  I’m not necessarily talking about gaining 50 pounds of muscle, but the mental attitude, the “want” factor that becomes more visible every time they come to train.  The fact is most of our athletes are very, […]

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Sleep: The Natural Performance Enhancer

Competitive golfers in my facility often play 20+ tournaments a year and very few of them are within a 30-minute drive from their home.  In fact, many of them are 3+ hour trips.  If that player is a junior, they often leave Friday after school, arrive at a hotel late that night and then tee […]

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Your Path to Better Starts Here

"I am hitting the ball longer and straighter. My chronic back pain also improved quickly after starting at Par4Success. I just won the 2013 Herald Sun Golf Championship First Flight and attribute all of my success to the Par4Success Center. Do yourself a favor and do not wait as long as I have to seek out help."

Macon Tunstall

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