The Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) is the world’s leading educational organization
and research facility dedicated to the study of how the human body functions in
relation to the golf swing.
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.
TPI’s mission is to educate golfers and industry professionals on the body/swing
connection through its one of a kind ‘TPI Certified’ educational program. This program
was developed by founders Dr. Greg Rose and Dave Phillips along with a 52 member
advisory staff of industry leading experts. Six unique fields of study are offered
for TPI Certification: Golf Coaching, Golf Mechanics, Medical, Fitness, Power and Junior
Development. Currently, there are over 9,000 TPI Certified professionals in 57 countries
assisting players of all skill levels. Use this site to find a TPI Certified pro
MyTPI.com is your portal into our world here at The Titleist Performance Institute.
Everything we learn makes its way onto this site so you can better prepare for the
game we all love. Content is added often so visit us daily to learn new swing drills,
exercises and tips. To see first hand how TPI can improve your game, visit a TPI
Certified pro near you.
More than just a physical location, TPI is a network connecting the main R&D
facility to renowned institutions of higher learning and to the worldwide community
of TPI Certified professionals. Together, they’re transforming how coaches and players
approach the golf swing through an in depth understanding of the body/swing connection.
All this R&D means little to the average golfer if it can’t be put into practice
in a simple and meaningful way. TPI Certified professionals are the delivery vehicle
of all this knowledge to you. By working with a TPI Certified pro, you’re tapping
into this vast knowledge base and taking the right steps necessary to find your
most efficient golf swing. There are currently over 10,000 Certified pros in 58 countries,
making TPI a truly global presence.
TPI sits inside the Acushnet Company’s Oceanside, California Test Facility. The
drive through the front gate reveals what can only be described as a golfers paradise.
The meticulously maintained 33-acre site is the most technologically advanced golf
evaluation and education facility on the planet. Three fairways with tour quality
greens and bunkers, a state of the art fitness
facility and a 3-dimensional motion capture studio, all combine to give the TPI
staff unprecedented research and testing capability.
TPI’s evaluation and testing continues well beyond just the campus in Oceanside.
TPI protocols are developed and tested through many strategic partnerships with
NCAA Universities, major health-care hospital systems, leading fitness organizations,
professional golf associations and national Olympic sports development programs
on five continents. Everything TPI teaches has been validated through years of research
and testing by industry leading experts, many of whom sit on the TPI advisory board.
So how do you gain access to all this expertise? - Through TPI’s worldwide network
of Certified professionals.
- TPI seeks to educate golf industry professionals and
the playing public on the importance of the body and how it relates to the golf swing.
- TPI believes golfers will benefit the most from a healthy and efficient body.
- 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.
- The most efficient swing is not the same for every golfer, because efficiency
is unique to their body. To achieve an efficient swing, a golfer must first be screened.
This screen involves an assessment of swing mechanics and biomechanics, physical
fitness, movement quality, current health and a client history.
- Once this screen is finished, the results 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 of the above.
A golfer will see the greatest improvement by surrounding themselves with a team
of experts. Similarly, any professional in the golf industry will see their clients
benefit most by themselves being part of a network or team of professionals.