Total Performance Golf at The Biltmore

July 15, 2009. Ready to take the guesswork out of your golf game? Total Performance Golf (TPG) at the Biltmore in Coral Gables, Fla., was specifically designed to provide players with the ultimate golf learning experience.

"Most golfers today are over taught and under trained," says TPG founder Justin Bruton. "Fifteen years ago, the average American male golfer's handicap was 16.2, and the average female golfer's handicap was 29." Golf equipment has improved dramatically since the mid-1990s, he adds, but average handicaps in the U.S. have remained the same. Moreover, the overall fitness and physical abilities of most players has declined.

"No amount of training or practice can compensate for a body that cannot perform the functional movements of the swing," says Bruton, a golf biomechanics expert. "Motor patterns or 'swing faults' are built around physical limitations. It makes no sense to teach a swing correction to someone who is physically unable to perform it."

The answer? A revolutionary approach to teaching the game that is already beginning to transform traditional mainstream golf instruction.

Utilizing a team of golf instructors, physical therapists, fitness trainers and club fitters, Total Performance Golf at the Biltmore can accurately determine whether a player's body, swing and/or equipment is at fault. This integrated approach, coupled with state-of-the-art technology and the Biltmore's world-class facilities, ensures that all players at all ability levels can achieve a personal breakthrough.

"We are a Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) certified facility, which means everyone on our staff has been individually certified by TPI, the leaders in elite player development," Bruton explains. "Golfers are put through an array of tests that, until now, were usually reserved for the best players in the world." The cornerstones of TPG's programs are Swing Efficiency, Physical Conditioning and Equipment Fitting.

"By assessing a total picture of a golfer's body, swing and equipment, the TPG team can devise a program that will optimize performance in a measurable and enjoyable way," Bruton states. "We rely on the knowledge and expertise of our TPI certified team to offer a scientific appraisal and training regimen that will improve a player's overall ability."

The ultimate goal? A fresh approach to the game, crisper ball-striking, lower scores and long-term wellness on and off the course.

For more information about Total Performance Golf at the Biltmore, including its individual sessions, short term programs and extended stay programs, visit To reserve your personal experience and achieve a breakthrough performance, call 305/445-1926, ext. 2337.