Parmasters Canada

September 14, 2007 15:44 ET

Golf swing technology (system) is guaranteed to reduce a golfer's sc

Parmasters’ training systems guarantee twenty-five per cent handicap reduction

Attention: Business/Financial Editor, Lifestyle Editor, News Editor, Sports Editor TORONTO, ONTARIO, MEDIA RELEASE--(Marketwire - Sept. 14, 2007) - Whether you're a casual golfer or a fanatic there is at least one common thread. Every golfer strives for a lower score each time out. Even new golfers want to improve, they want to learn and they want to look good on the fairway. Parmasters Golf Training Centers' training system makes sure this happens and guarantees a 25 per cent reduction in handicap.

Improving their game is what keeps a golfer from discouragement and quitting the game, according to a National Golf Foundation (NGF) study. With an average of 2 million new golfers entering the sport each year, making golf one of the most explosive sporting industries, Parmasters Golf Training Centers recognizes the importance of teaching sound fundamentals that will help a golfer improve each time out.

Parmasters believes they can help a golfer become better at hitting the ball straight and getting consistent and predictable results. In fact they guarantee it! Rather than teach the complicated basic physics of the golf swing, certified golf coaches develop each part of the swing from impact backwards. "The traditional golf swing is complex and extremely difficult to master, unless of course you are practicing five hours per day," says Scott Hazeldine, Master Player, Master Teacher and holder of 22 course records. "The good news is; there is a better way. It's the simplest and most accurate way to hit a golf ball. We call it "Straight Line Golf," This golf swing is so easy that everybody can learn to do it. Parmasters claim it can be learned in just eight hours using their Accelerated Learning Techniques?. This affordable, non-intimidating alternative to the traditional, typically expensive teaching method is a big hit with the golfing community.

A Parmasters Golf Training Center is typically 12,000 to 15,000 square-feet and is "the ultimate golf training and practice facility" offering a climate-controlled, indoor golfers haven. Facilities can include short game areas, a retail shop for equipment and golf apparel; a golf fitness area that focuses on strength, endurance, flexibility, and balance; and a training and events room that can be rented for corporate functions or family birthday parties. In addition there's the on-site Links Golf Café, offering gourmet organic coffee and clubhouse fare, as well as free wireless Internet.

Members enjoy specialized driving bays, realistic professionally designed rolling putting greens, a golf fitness center, state of the art golf simulators featuring world-class courses, sand traps and much more.

A 2006 Ipsos Reid poll indicated that Canadians spent a total of $11.23 billion in 2005 on green fees, membership, equipment and apparel and also indicated that 5.95 million Canadians participated in the sport in 2005, representing a 21.6 per cent increase from 2001.

Parmasters is evidence of this growing trend as it is set to open Canada's first Parmasters Golf Training Center early 2008, and another 12 golf training centers and 20 Links Golf Cafes beginning in the spring. Already in Canada, over 30 franchises have been awarded, leaving only opportunities in Ontario, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Quebec, yet to be sold. Further information on franchising opportunities can be found at

"I'm excited and the timing couldn't be better for opening a Parmasters Golf Center," says Stephen Southern, President, Parmasters Southern Ontario. "And with the support provided by Andre Ferris, the Canadian Regional Franchisor of Parmasters Golf Training Centers, we hope to pre-sell a target 750 Charter Memberships prior to opening." Charter memberships provide members with preferred access to the unparalleled indoor practice facilities and centre amenities.

Each full-size training center when in full operation is expected to average 2,000 members. The Halifax site sold 617 memberships before construction had even commenced.

Parmasters, out of 65,000 franchisees, earned its second consecutive ranking in the Top 50 Franchises in North America from Franchise Business Review. "This is further evidence of their desire to not just be the number one golf center, but to be the number one franchise," says Andre Ferris, Canadian Regional Franchisor for Parmasters. IN: ENTERTAINMENT, HEALTH, SPORTS

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