CHRIS CARPENTER, PGA DIRECTOR OF GOLF
Chris Carpenter is the Director and Lead Coach of the Junior Select Program. Chris is a recognized leader in junior golf and currently serves as the Director of Golf Operations at Nashawtuc Country Club in Concord, MA. Chris is one of 12 founding professionals on Callaway Golf's National Junior Golf Advisory Staff.
Chris holds the following accreditations and awards: Certified US Kids Coach, Certified TPI Level II Junior Coach, Positive Coaching Alliance Double-Goal Coach, 2013 New England Professional of the Year, 6-Time PGA Junior Golf Leader (2000-2004 North Texas PGA; 2010 New England PGA).
Dr. Adam Naylor, Ed.D., CC-AASP - Player Development Consultant
Dr. Naylor leads Telos Sport Psychology Coaching, is on the faculty of AJGA “U”, directs Northeastern University's Sport Performance: Mental Game division, and is a clinical assistant professor at Boston University. He brings 15+ years of applied sport psychology experience (Olympic, professional, collegiate, and elite junior) to golfers. Of note, his clients include - US Open competitors, Stanley Cup champions, Olympic/International medalists, NCAA champions, and UFC martial artists.
He is the Northeast’s leading golf psychology consultant having counseled competitors to state championships, though play in major collegiate conferences (e.g. ACC, MAC, SSC, MAAC, Patriot League), and onto professional golf careers. He is the author of A Quick 9 for the Mind: Reflections from Public Links to the US Open and a contributor to the Titlest Performance Institute.
Dr. Naylor obtained his doctoral and master degrees in counseling psychology and developmental studies (specializing in sport psychology) at Boston University. He earned his bachelors degree in psychology, minoring in human movement studies, from Trinity College (CT). He is an Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) Certified Consultant. Contact him at email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter @ahnaylor.
McKenzie Wells, LPGA Teaching Professional
McKenzie Wells is an LPGA Teaching Professional, LPGA - USGA Girls Golf site administrator, and US Kids Certified Coach that has been in the Boston area for over 4 years with her husband and two young children.
She started playing the game of golf at the age of 6 and was determined to make golf her career. McKenzie was the Colorado High School State Champion in 1998 and earned a Golf Scholarship to Texas A&M University. After College McKenzie played on the Futures Tour from 2003-2004.
McKenzie loves to teach and mentor those that are interested in learning the game in a non-intimidating environment as well as those that are trying to advance their current skill level. She currently teaches group lessons, individual lessons, Women, Men, and Juniors at Nashawtuc Country Club and Bosse Sports.
ROB MANLEY, CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER
Junior Select Program coaches and participants work closely with our our fitness staff headed by certified personal trainer, Rob Manley. Rob is a graduate of Penn State University’s Professional Golf Management Program and delivers a fitness program specifically targeted for golf performance.
Andrew Fiola, D.C.,Sports Chiropractor, A.R.T., TPI
The game of golf is an asymmetrical sport which inherently creates imbalances in the body. Dr. Fiola’s evaluation process is a specialized approach to detecting asymmetries, dysfunction and compensation patterns. In all athletes where there is compensation, it is not a matter of if there will be an injury, it is simply a matter of when.
Andrew mentored under Dr. Troy van Biezen, who travels with several of the top PGA players on tour. Golf quickly became a specialty niche for Dr. Fiola and allowed him to gain extensive experience working on and with some of the bigger names on tour. Dr. Fiola provides clients the all-inclusive approach to their golf game, typically reserved only for PGA professionals. He combines his expertise with his experience as a collegiate athlete to provide athletes with the most comprehensive and integrated approach to assessing, detecting and correcting dysfunctional movements that create injuries and swing faults. Dr. Fiola's understanding of the golf swing and how it relates to the body allows him to assist players in performing efficient and powerful swings, while minimizing risk of injury.
Andrew Wester, CSCS
Andrew Wester is an Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach. Andrew is a talented player and has quickly become a respected junior golf coach. Andrew is also Certified US Kids Coach.
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