TPI is an often talked about but rarely understood organisation. To us TPI has become one of the cornerstones of our everyday coaching, but what is TPI?
Greg Rose & Dave Philips, Co Founders of TPI
The Titleist Performance institute or TPI for short was founded by the worlds leading ball manufacturer in 2003. TPI’s initial aim was to figure out why there was so many common injuries and swing faults among golfers and what the most efficient way to fix these issues was.
Wally Uihlein (CEO of Titleist) recruited top 100 golf instructor Dave Philips and chiropractor to many of the professionals on the PGA tour Greg Rose. Greg and Dave than began the process of building a simple movement screening process with the help of well known physiotherapist Grey Cook. The aim of this screen is to give golf, fitness and medical professionals an insight to how the player will move in the swing and compensations they may have because of bad movement patterns.
Greg Rose & Jason Glass working with a player
Since then TPI have recruited experts from many more fields such as junior development and biomechanics and has quickly become the world’s leading educational organisation and research facility dedicated to the study of how the human body functions in relation to the golf swing. TPI does not believe in one way to swing a club, rather in an infinite number of swing styles. But, we do believe there is one efficient way for every player to swing and it is based on what the player can physically do.one
What is a TPI Screen?
Jason Glass Demonstrating the Deep Squat Screen
Prior to someone starting with us we will always complete a 10-15 minute Physical screen. This screening will consist of a few very simple movement tests which help us discover where your strengths and weakness may lie. By identifying possible areas of limited mobility in the body we can then link those to the golf swing. For us to have this information makes it far easier for us to coach the player in front of us. Knowing these limitations allows us to either work around the limitation within the swing or work with a fitness professional to improve the limitation