About Us

Our Mission

To be the best in the world at giving golfers longevity in the game. Longevity is defined as being able to play golf at whatever level the golfer deems enjoyable for as long as they wish and requires:

  • Certain physical characteristics
  • A certain level of speed
  • A certain level of skill
  • Certain equipment that matches their skill and physical characteristics
  • Being pain-free

We will do this by:

  1. Using data and research to find the
    most efficient ways to guarantee
    longevity
  2. Delivering our services with the
    convenience of Amazon and service
    level of Augusta.

Our Entrepreneurial Story…

Par4Success started in the back of Chris Finn’s car with nothing more than a treatment table, bands and a dream of providing better service and results to golfers in early 2013.

The first actual facility has become affectionately known as “the shed” and was located at Hillandale Golf Course in Durham, NC. It was opened in late 2013. It was only 20×20, but after renovations, it became more space than we needed especially since it was located directly on the driving range.

A year later we had outgrown “the shed” and moved to Cary and sublet from an Athletic Performance Facility in Cary, Athletic Lab. We had a 20×25 space of our own with a hitting bay and treatment table (and our own bathroom!), our own 5×8 office and were lucky to share the beautiful training space that Mike Young and his team had. Here we were able to start to grow our membership until 12 months later we had outgrown our space and found it time to move to our new 5,000 square foot facility in 2015.

In 2016 & 2018, we were selected to be a featured speaker at the World Golf Fitness Summit, hosted by Titleist. The WGFS is the worlds largest golf performance industry show in the world. We have taught thousands of medical, fitness, and golf professionals about our extensive research.

In 2018, we were selected by the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program as a business poised for growth. Chris Finn graduated in spring 2018 as a Babson College graduate, which includes many research platforms and opportunities for continued growth through it’s impressive alumni network.

We attribute our success to believing in doing things differently and challenging the status quo in golf, fitness and health care. We always put our golfers, clients and members ahead of our bottom line and promise to always go above and beyond your expectations when it comes to results and service.

Since 2020, we are honored to be consistently named the Golf Digest Top 50 Golf Fitness Trainers in the USA behind Chris Finn and the hard work our entire team has put in to understanding how to help golfers play longer, hit it longer and do it all without pain.

Come experience the Par4Success difference today!

Our team

Bobby Prengle

Director of Physical Therapy and Research

Bobby is a Doctor of Physical Therapy, who received his degree from nearby Duke University. He grew up in Texas, spending the first 22 years of his life in the Lone Star State, where he received his B.A. in Kinesiology and Psychology from Rice University. After graduating from PT school, he spent a year in Jacksonville, FL at the Brooks Institute of Higher Learning in a year-long residency program to specialize in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and is also Titleist Performance Institute Certified.

Growing up, he spent almost as much time recovering from injuries as he did playing every sport imaginable, and is joining Par4Success to help athletes of all ages remain pain-free and improve their performance at the same time.

Along with growing passions for golf and powerlifting, he enjoys reading, cheering on his beloved Blue Devils on their quest for a sixth national championship, and trips to the beach with his family.

Alex Jimenez

Director of Golf Performance

Alex Jimenez is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and earned her Bachelor’s of Science degree from the State University of New York at Fredonia. She is also a certified Coach in USA Weightlifting (USAW) and Precision Nutrition (PN1). Alex interned and worked as a Strength Coach at Syracuse University, Lemoyne College, and Athletic Lab under Dr. Mike Young throughout her post graduate years.

Alex is a former collegiate athlete in the sport of basketball, and a NY and NC State state record holder in the sport of Powerlifting. Her competitive background drove her into Strength and Conditioning and wanting to coach at the highest level. 

Through her education and experience she has gotten to work with multiple different populations specializing in strength, power, and nutritional health contributing to performance and overall quality of life.

John Webber

Doctor of Physical Therapy

John is a Doctor of Physical therapy who received his degree from the University of Hartford in Hartford, Connecticut. He also attended East Carolina University for his undergraduate degree in Exercise Physiology. John has been practicing orthopedic physical therapy since 2018. He is experienced in the practices of manual therapy, dry needling, and exercise to optimize muscle function and decrease pain. John has been surrounded by sports his whole life and grew up playing baseball, basketball, and football. He has shifted his passion towards improving his and others ability to excel in the world of golf. Outside of work John spends his time with his wife, Kaitlyn and his golden retriever, Cooper. He is a huge NY Giants, Boston Red Sox, and Boston Celtics fan.

Teri Stern

Director of Operations

Teri brings many years of experience in finance, education, marketing, and event planning. After a career in the financial sector, Teri focused her efforts on working and volunteering in the public school system. Her diverse set of skills keeps the office running smoothly, allowing the coaches and physical therapists to focus on the athletes.

When Teri isn’t organizing the office, she enjoys exploring her creative side with textile and clothing design. Her favorite outdoor activity is anything near or in the water, especially the beach.

Josh Leyes

Director of Coaching

Josh is a Certified Personal trainer with the National Strength and Conditioning Association and is also a Titleist Performance Institute Certified Golf Fitness Instructor (level 2). Josh grew up near Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and graduated with a degree in Kinesiology from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo. Josh initially connected with Chris Finn during a trip to Par4Success while visiting family in North Carolina.

Josh is excited to be part of the growing team at Par4Success. For the past 2 decades, Josh has been combining his love of fitness and strength training with golf biomechanics in pursuit of better performance. A keen student of the golf swing and an avid golfer himself, Josh thrives on searching for ways to improve his clients’ lives and golf games through better movement.  He is passionate about helping others and sharing his enthusiasm for the game of golf.  

His experience and gifted eye for detail allow him to easily assess anyone’s physical needs and provide expert analysis and effective exercise prescription, regardless of age or fitness level. In his spare time, Josh enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 kids, cooking, and getting 36 holes in whenever he can!

Alex Shirazi

Golf Performance Coach

Alex is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and holds a B.S. and M.S. in Exercise Science from Lenoir-Rhyne University. He most recently completed an internship at Athletic Republic as a Sports Performance Trainer.

Alex played baseball collegiately at Lenoir-Rhyne as a pitcher. This is where his interest in strength and conditioning started as he saw the importance of gaining strength, power and mobility off of the field to improve performance on the field. He hopes to use his knowledge and experience to help other rotary athletes, particularly golfers, improve in their game and reach above and beyond their goals.

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Briana Morris

Golf Performance Coach

Briana obtained her PGA Class-A Membership in 2018, holds Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) Fitness Level 2 and Golf Level 2 certificates, is a NASM-Personal Trainer, certified in TechnoGym Golf Performance and also a NASM-Youth Exercise Specialist. Briana found her love for the game of golf at the age of 5 years old, playing with her grandparents every day in Norway, Maine. She then wanted to continue her interest in the sport by playing on the boys’ high school golf team and later studying the game at Methodist University, in Fayetteville, NC. She played collegiately for 4 years, obtaining her Business Administration degree along with her PGA Class-A membership. She completed internships at reputable golf and fitness facilities in ME, NJ and MA, including but not limited to coaching at Mike Boyle’s Strength & Conditioning facility, running junior and adult golf camps each summer, and assisting with tournament operations, including the USGA U.S. Junior Girls’ Championship in 2016. Including the last 3 seasons as an Assistant Golf Professional and Fitness Professional at Denver Country Club, she has current and past work experience in the golf and fitness industries throughout the last several years. She officially became a part of the Par4Success team in July of 2021 and is excited to meet new faces throughout her new role. Her career goal is to make a positive impact on all athletes she works with. Outside of work, she enjoys practicing her lefty golf swing, riding her bike, staying active on the mountains and in the gym, and exploring more of the beautiful state of Colorado.

Matty Golden

Golf Performance Coach

Matty Golden holds a Bachelor of honors degree in Sports Strength and Conditioning from Limerick Institute of Technology & Setanta College. Matty joins our team with 7 years experience with Professional Rugby specializing with athletes from 15 years of age – senior level. He also has worked 3 years with elite Gaelic Football and 1 year with the North Carolina Courage professional soccer team. In 2017 Matty interned in North Carolina’s Athletic lab under Dr.Mike Young. Matty has also gained qualifications from the Titleist performance institute where he holds a level 2 accreditation. 
 
Matty is a former national school boy Golf champion in Ireland and currently holds a playing handicap of 2. His love for sport developed from a very young age and is now very passionate about putting his previous playing and coaching experiences into coaching. 

Garret Morris

Golf Performance Coach

My name is Garret Morris and I graduated in 2020 with a bachelor’s in Applied Exercise Science from the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine. My sports performance background comes from a very competitive personal sports career where I held a Massachusetts state record in the 55m and then went on to break several national and world records in powerlifting. I currently reside in Columbus, Ohio where I am a sponsored powerlifter out of Westside Barbell. During my time at the University of New England, I wrote several research papers relating to studies that I performed on our hockey team and am now published in a journal of neuroscience. My specialties include injury prevention and care as well as increasing overall power and strength relating not only to golf but life in general.

Megan Guard-Pikulik

Customer Experience Specialist

Megan is a native to North Carolina and loves this area! She is a graduate of Meredith College and is passionate about helping people. After spending 15+ years teaching students with extra needs in the public school system, she transitioned to helping support the team here at Par4Success and our client family.

Megan is often the first face you’ll see in our office and is responsible for scheduling, client communications and generally helping the office run smoothly. In her personal time, Megan enjoys cheering on her kids’ competitive soccer teams, boating on Jordan Lake, socializing over a glass of wine and traveling with her family.

Lauren Finn

Events Coordinator & Virtual Scheduling

Lauren graduated college with a Bachelors of Science in Education. She obtained her teaching license and was a classroom teacher for 5 years. Lauren is able to take her past teaching experience in the classroom and transfer those skills to completing tasks for Par4Success.

Lauren is in charge of organizing Par4Success member events as well as making sure all our virtual clients are getting their monthly coaching calls. She also helps with other daily tasks and in person scheduling to keep Par4Success running smoothly. Lauren loves spending time with her family, teaching English online and cooking.

Jason Peters

Member Success Manager

With over two decades in the health, fitness and nutrition industry, Jason brings a wealth of knowledge in business and sales management, coaching and leadership.
As a Personal Trainer, General Manager and Area Director for area health clubs, Jason honed his skills in assisting individuals to find their path and achieve specific goals. He is a USA Track and Field Level 1 Coach and competed in triathlons for 15 years.

In his spare time, you’ll catch Jason spending time with his loving wife, kids and loyal 4-legged friends, writing and recording music out of his home studio, or working out in his converted home garage-gym.

Mike Martino

Golf Performance Coach

Mike is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist with a B.S. in Kinesiology from SUNY Cortland and a M.S. in Phys. Ed. & Health Education from Brooklyn College. He also acquired several other certifications including FMS Level-1, Mike Boyle CFSC-1, USA Weightlifting, CrossFit Level-1, and a few others. Throughout his career he has had Assistant Strength Coach positions at Penn State University, Siena College, Adelphi University, and most recently Charleston Southern University. At each stop he has been fortunate enough to work with both Men’s and Women’s Golf.

Mike was a former collegiate baseball player as well as a recreational golfer from the age of 15. After college he competed competitively in CrossFit, competing at CF Regionals in 2015 & 2016. Through playing experience and working with athletes from the youth level through professional he developed a strong passion for sports performance very early on. He specializes in corrective exercise, improving movement patterns and maximizing overall quality of life through training.

Mike Minutillo

Marketing Manager

Mike is a graduate from Florida Atlantic University, majoring in business administration with a concentration in marketing. He was born and raised in south Florida and moved to North Carolina in 2020 with his Fiancé, Kristina. Mike has 3+ years of marketing experience. He also has 2 years of management experience with Amazon. Mike is always looking for a new challenge and trying to expand his skills in his field.

In his free time, Mike enjoys working out, reading, and playing video games.

Cody Rainey

Golf Performance Coach

Cody is a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) and earned a bachelors in science degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He is also a certified speed and agility coach (CSAC) and certified in Reflexive Performance Reset (RPR- L1).

Cody brings 8 years of experience in personal training and sports performance training. Prior to working at Par4Success, he was a personal trainer at Anytime Fitness, strength and conditioning coach at LASD, and sports performance coach at Blaze Sports Performance. 

Sports were also a big part of Cody’s life and that led him on the path of helping others improve their performance on the court and field. 

 

Sam Lowe

Golf Performance Coach

Sam Lowe has been Involved in athletics his whole life. He played football for Central Michigan
University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science.

Originally, Sam planned to teach high school, but
instead he landed in the corporate world for 16 years. Following a lifelong dream, Sam made a career
change in 2013 and entered the Fitness Industry.

After 18 Months as a Personal Trainer and Group
Fitness Coach, Sam opened his own facility in Fuquay-Varina. He operated as an owner/coach for 7
years helping individuals and sports teams reach their performance goals. Sam holds a CrossFit Level 2 and Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certificate. He is also a Dale Carnegie graduate. He is currently studying to become a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS).
Sam and his Wife Melissa moved to NC in 2011 with their two Daughters, Mackenzie and Hannah. Since
moving to North Carolina they have become the owners of 3 rescue dogs.


When he isn’t coaching, Sam enjoys studying history, Hiking, Kayaking and of course: golf.

Ginger Casbon

Business Development Manager

Ginger comes to us with a diverse business background, including 32 years as a certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor.  Over the years, she has had many roles in fitness, including managing, training, developing programs, working in corporate fitness, launching programs for special populations and consulting. She took her experience in growing fitness programs into other industries, as well. Her love of helping people is the driving force behind why she has chosen each role in her career.  
 
Originally from Valparaiso, In, she has been in the south since 2006.  A big part of her life is centered around spending time with her husband, Steve and their 3 adult sons- one of which was recently married and has another that is walking down the aisle in December!  In her free time, she loves to run and lift weights.
 

Brandon Terrazas

Golf Performance Coach

Brandon is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and holds a Master’s degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in strength and conditioning. He has worked with athletes of various backgrounds for the past 5 years. He also holds an Olympic Weightlifting certificate (USAW-1). He has been a strength coach intern for the University of Southern California (USC) and California State University of Fullerton (CSUF).

Brandon grew up playing baseball and currently plays sports recreationally including golf, basketball, baseball, football, and surfing. His passion for coaching comes from a genuine desire to help people. His philosophy is to help people move better in the gym, so they can move better in their daily lives, whether for sports or general health. His educational background and coaching experience make him a qualified coach, but he continues to grow and improve each day to help his clients.

Bridget Smith

Customer Experience Specialist

Bridget has 20 years of experience in various customer care sectors. She loves to do
any work that positively helps others in some way. 
 
She has both her Bachelor of Science and her Master of Science. She chose not to pursue a career in her degrees so that she could be the super mom that she is today.
 
She is very involved in the community with nature and conservation projects and enjoys
doing any outdoor activity in nature on her personal time.
 
Her favorites are nature hiking and bird watching. She is passionate about health and wellness and enjoys being on
her yoga mat and in the gym lifting weights!
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Will Barlock

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Will is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and joined the Par4Success team in July of 2020. As part of his graduate program at Springfield College of Springfield, Massachusetts, he took part in a 10-week clinical internship at Par4Success starting in January 2020. He received both his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Springfield College, with the most recently received being his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in May of 2020. Will also is credentialed as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS).

Will grew up in Portland, ME, where he played several sports, including golf, baseball and hockey. He is a huge Boston sports fan and will always talk sports whenever you want. He has been playing golf since he was 6 years old and enjoys golfing and cooking in his free time.

Growing up, he was a coach at several baseball camps to assist little leaguers in their development of baseball skills. He has a passion for helping people to improve on their physical performance and skills within a sport and wants to continue to do so with the golfers of all ages. He is very excited to work with the golfing population and in one of the best golfing areas in the country!

Ryan Williams

Golf Performance Coach

Ryan is a sports performance coach who received his B.S. in Kinesiology with a focus in Health Promotion and Human Performance from the University of Toledo. He is also a Certified Speed & Agility Specialist and Certified High School Strength & Conditioning Specialist (IYCA).
 
For the last 10 years, Ryan has worked with clients from both ends of the spectrum, from patients in cardiac rehab, elementary to high school athletes, college players, and pros. He likes to focus on building foundational strength and mitigating injury risk in his programs, and loves to take the time to explain his methods to his clients and athletes.
 
Ryan is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Applied Exercise Science with a focus in Strength and Conditioning at the University of Concordia-Chicago. He plans to study for his PhD, open his own sports medicine clinic, and work with the Carolina Panthers in the future.
 
Besides working with athletes, Ryan is a huge boxing and basketball fan, and he loves to watch and participate in both. When he is not working, he enjoys playing video games, reading, watching anime, and being around his family.

Dave Harpin

Doctor of Physical Therapy

David is a Doctor of Physical Therapy who received his degree from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Following completion of physical therapy school, he completed a year-long residency in Orthopedics where he then became certified as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist.

David is also a proud Nittany Lion, receiving his undergraduate degree in Kinesiology at The Pennsylvania State University. Through his educational experiences, David has developed a strong background in injury
management, prevention, and treating chronic pain. He is Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) certified, and uses a combination of manual therapy with exercise to help people feel at their best. David grew up in Central Massachusetts, living within walking distance of his town’s public golf course. He picked up the game of golf quickly, and developed a passion for the sport from an early age.

David is excited to combine this passion for golf with his skillset as a Physical Therapist to help you reduce or treat your injuries and optimize your body for the demands of the sport.

Beyond his passion for golf, David also played soccer, basketball, and lacrosse throughout high school. Growing up in Central Massachusetts, he is a die-hard Boston sports fan – especially the Patriots and Celtics!

Tyler Shore

Member Success Manager

Tyler joined the Par4Success team after 6 years in summer collegiate baseball as the General Manager of the Battle Creek Battle Jacks. In that role, Tyler gained a reputation for creative and viral ideas as well as being known for his commitment to using fun to make a difference for fans, community partners, players and more. Through his experiences in that role, he developed his skills in sales, customer service, and leadership and is thrilled to use those skills in the golf industry. 
 
Tyler graduated from Olivet Nazarene University where he played 4 years of varsity baseball. He picked up the game of golf when he was a teenager and has been hooked ever since. His current claim to fame are his 3 holes-in-one.  In his spare time, you can catch Tyler in one of three places: on the golf course as often as possible, cheering on his Detroit Lions, Chicago Cubs, or Michigan Wolverines, and spending time outdoors with his wife, Bailey and their dog, Calvin. 

taylor surma

Golf Performance Coach

Taylor graduated from Longwood University in 2019 with a degree in Kinesiology. He holds an NSCA CSCS, Functional Strength, and Short Sprint Certifications. Growing up, he played baseball for 14 years and played golf for his high school for 4 years.


Taylor has had experience working in Division I athletics, Physical Therapy Clinics, and Private Sports Performance gyms. He recently moved back to the East Coast from Denver where he worked with Colorado’s largest travel hockey organization and private clients with sport backgrounds from volleyball to archery.


For the past 6 years, he has spent his free time training in Olympic Weightlifting and Powerlifting. When he’s not in the gym, on the course, cooking, or reading, Taylor is likely continuing his mission to find the best hot wings in the country.

Scott forsstrom

Golf Performance Coach

My name is Scott Forsstrom and I have been a coach in the health, fitness, and performance industry for almost 7 years. I graduated from Rutgers University in New Jersey with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and am currently studying to become a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). Prior to Par4Success, I started my career working in New Jersey as both an Adult Fitness Coach and a Sports Performance Coach. Most recently, I worked full time as a Personal Trainer in the city of Boston after my wife and I moved to Massachusetts in November 2021. Throughout my time in these positions, I have worked very closely with both athletes and adults who were training to improve performance in their sport or get back into playing a sport that they love.

I grew up in Orange County, New York just about 90 minutes North of NYC. I love basketball and played up until college, and still watch the Knicks and Giants play every game (even though I’m currently surrounded by Celtics/Patriots fans). Snowboarding is my current number one hobby, and so I’d say that Winter is my favorite season. My wife and I met during the Summer of 2012, and we are currently starting our new life together here in New England which has been an amazing Journey (especially when we finally got to leave New Jersey!).

My background in performance training and understanding of the role health & fitness play in sport has allowed me to improve the quality of my own personal activities and has allowed me to share that knowledge for the benefit of others. When you perform well, you feel great, and I am passionate about getting people to the point.

Spencer cole

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Spencer is a Doctor of Physical Therapy who received his degree from Duke University. He is originally from Michigan and attended Michigan State University where he received his B.S. in Kinesiology. Following PT school, he completed a year-long orthopedic residency program in Greenville, SC. Spencer then moved to Texas to complete his Sports and Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship with Institute for Athlete Regeneration. He is Board Certified in Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Manual Physical Therapist. His passion for golf performance has led him to become a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and Titleist Performance Institute Medical 2 and Fitness 2 Certified professional.


He has worked with a variety of patients, from middle and high school athletes to active seniors, including Olympic and Paralympic Athletes. He is passionate about bringing his patients the best care and outcomes through personalized treatment, attention to detail, and staying current with the latest research. He has always been involved with sports and could eat and breathe golf. He finds it a privilege to combine his personal and professional interests to help others achieve their goals. In his free time, he and his wife and family enjoy exploring the outdoors, good food, and watching sports.

Christopher Finn Sports Physical Therapist Morrisville

chris finn

Founder/CEO

Chris is a Licensed Physical Therapist, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Titleist Performance Institute Certified Medical Professional, Certified Precision Nutrition Coach and a Golf Digest Top 50 Golf Fitness Professional.

He has grown Par4Success from the back of his car into a Golf Performance and Direct Pay Physical Therapy industry leader. He and his team work with golfers of all abilities and ages to swing faster, play better and hurt less.

Chris is honored to be a multiple time World Golf Fitness Summit Presenter and contributes to numerous media outlets including numerous Podcasts, PGA Tour Sirius XM Radio, The Titleist Performance Institute, Simplifaster.com, Junior Golf Magazine and GolfWRX, is published in peer reviewed Sports Health Journal, and enjoys continually challenging the status quo to improving outcomes for all active individuals.