SOURCE: Body Balance - San Diego

October 03, 2007 18:03 ET

San Diego Power Golf Academy Helps Golfers Improve Swing and Distance

Body Balance for Performance of San Diego Announces the Launch of the Power Golf Academy, the First Golf Academy to Focus Solely on Increasing the Distance Golfers Hit With Their Drivers

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - October 3, 2007) - Body Balance for Performance of San Diego announces the launch of the Power Golf Academy, the first golf academy to focus solely on increasing the distance golfers hit with their drivers.

"We're excited to be launching the Power Golf Academy," said Greg Knuth, co-owner of Body Balance for Performance of San Diego. "Body Balance's 20 years of experience in golf fitness and a new partnership with the San Diego Golf Institute allow us to provide golfers with the same high-level training PGA golfers enjoy."

In order for golfers to hit a ball farther, three crucial things must happen, said Knuth. "Your body has to be functioning correctly, your golf swing has to be efficient and safe for your body, and you have to use a driver that is set up to the unique specs of your body and your golf swing," he said.

Attendees of the Power Golf Academy start with a full body evaluation with Body Balance. Body Balance's golf fitness experts use state-of-the-art technology and physical therapy techniques to see which parts of a golfer's body are not flexible or strong enough to deliver optimum power in their swing. This information allows golf instructors to customize a swing approach to help each student gain more distance with every club in their bag.

"Not every swing technique works for every golfer. That is why we don't teach a single swing theory at the Power Golf Academy -- we teach a swing that is right for that individual golfer," said Knuth.

A customized golf fitness training plan is sent home with every Academy participant. This includes exercises simple enough to do from home yet highly effective.

"Power Golf offers an approach to increasing driving distance and accuracy which is entirely consistent with the SDGI approach," said Bob Townsend, co-owner of the San Diego Golf Institute. "This cooperation will lead to lower scores for our students."

The final aspect of the Power Golf Academy is a tour caliber driver fitting. After improving their body motion and their golf swing, Power Golf students will be custom-fit for a driver from TaylorMade Golf to capitalize on their improvements.

"When all the right elements come together, amazing things happen," said Knuth. "We can guarantee that one of these three things -- the body, the swing, or the clubfitting -- is the missing key to hitting the ball far. We can help any golfer figure out which key is most important for them."

For more information about the Power Golf Academy, visit Body Balance for Performance online at

About Body Balance

Body Balance for Performance is a complete golf health and fitness training program, individually designed for golfers to feel better and play better. Body Balance works from the inside out, discovering how each person's body affects their golf swing. The Body Balance 3R Training approach (Release, Re-Educate, Rebuild) combines hands-on body work and proven customized golf-specific exercises.

Body Balance has assisted with clinical research on how proper physical conditioning improves performance and minimizes injuries among the world's elite golfers. This research led to the development of golf-specific fitness training and a therapeutic treatment program.

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