The most efficient swing is not the same for every golfer because efficiency is unique to each players’ body. The Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) is the world’s leading educational organization dedicated to the study of how the human body functions in relation to the golf swing.
To achieve an efficient swing, a golfer must first be screened by a certified trainer. This screen involves an assessment of swing mechanics and biomechanics, physical fitness, movement quality, current health and a client history. Upon completing the screening process (about 15-20 minutes), the information gathered allows your Coach to assess the swing characteristics which are likely from your screen results. These findings are used to create a plan unique for that golfer. The plan may include fitness training, physical therapy, and treatment, coaching of swing mechanics and biomechanics, nutrition, mental strategy or all the above.
Since its inception in 2003, TPI has studied thousands of golfers ranging from the top professional tour players to weekend enthusiasts. An incredible amount of data on players of all shapes, sizes, ages, and fitness levels has been gathered during this time. Using this data, TPI discovered how a properly functioning body allows a player to swing a golf club in the most efficient way possible. Additionally, TPI has analyzed how physical limitations in a player’s body can adversely affect the golf swing and potentially lead to injury.
The TPI approach does not believe in one way to swing a club, rather in an infinite number of swing styles. However, they do believe there is one efficient way for every player to swing, and it is based on what the player can physically do.
The coaching and philosophy of TPI have a powerful and validated following. The Director of Instruction of Gallery Golf Academy in Marana, AZ, Glen Griffith is a TPI Level 1 Certified Golf Professional. “My goal is for all of my clients to be successful on their own—to ultimately coach and guide themselves. While there are numerous approaches to playing the game of golf, I advocate learning through self-awareness and evaluation. I assist and guide students to be their own coach, giving the tools for success to achieving their best golf game possible. Along the way, I want to become their most valuable and respected resource for golf awareness, knowledge, technique, equipment, and performance. This approach is applicable in all areas of the game of golf.”
Glen T. Griffith, PGA, Director of Instruction, The Gallery Golf Club in Marana, AZ promotes a well-rounded approach to the game of golf through balance, foundational mechanics, fitness, nutrition, game management, and a commitment to self-awareness. p 520.579.4105, c 520.730.9514 www.GalleryGolf.com