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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Claire Sheldon, Tournament Scheduling & College Recruiting
Claire Sheldon is the founder of Prospective Student-Athlete College Counseling, where she helps high school students and their families navigate the college recruiting process. Claire advises students on all aspects of college recruiting including how to communicate with coaches, what information to share, the role of academics, and how to make the right decision. Having the appropriate tournament experience is another key part of the recruiting process, and as such, Claire works with students to create an appropriate tournament schedule that will provide opportunities for game development as well as build recruiting potential.
A Massachusetts native, Claire grew up in Milton and began golfing at the age of seven. She was recruited to play golf in college and attended Harvard University where she studied psychology. Claire was All-Ivy three years and helped Harvard win 21 tournaments during her four years on the team.
Claire founded Prospective Student-Athlete College Counseling following two years of teaching high school math and three years as the Assistant Women’s Golf Coach at Harvard.
Andrew Wester, PGA Apprentice Coach
Andrew Wester is an PGA Assistant Coach for all Junior Select Team training. Andrew is a talented player and has quickly become a respected junior golf coach. Andrew is a Certified US Kids Coach and is pursuing his Class "A" PGA certification.
Julie Nicoletti, Certified Sports Nutritionist, B.S.,R.Ph. Founder, Kinetic Fuel Performance Based Nutrition, Registered Pharmacis
Julie Nicoletti is a nationally recognized sports nutritionist who specializes in coaching student, adult and professional athletes to achieve their highest potential—both on and off the field.
Julie provides one on one, personalized nutritional education and counseling to athletes, enabling them to optimize peak athletic performance while minimizing the risk of injury.
Combining her professional training as a registered pharmacist with her experience as a certified sports nutritionist, Julie created Kinetic Fuel, a customized program, which is both highly effective and easy to follow.
Julie is the sports nutritionist for the Boston Bruins, the Boston Cannons and the Rabil Experience. She facilitates Kinetic Fuel workshops for coaches, teams, players and their families on the importance of performance based nutrition. She also consults to professional and elite travel sports teams, specialized camps and works closely with several NCAA Collegiate athletic programs around the country.
Julie writes about sports and nutrition for a number of publications, including the New York and New England Hockey Journal, New England Soccer Journal, New England Lacrosse Journal and New England Baseball Journal. She is also the author of several team-specific nutrition guides and works closely with strength and conditioning coaches to customize nutrition programs for athletes.
Julie’s winning formula has worked for the most elite athletes including the 2009 Heisman Trophy Winner Mark Ingram and #1 NFL Draft Pick in 2013, Eric Fisher as well as 6x MLL first team All-Pro, 3x MVP Paul Rabil, and it is equally effective for athletes of all ages who aspire to excel.
Always active as a competitive athlete herself and a recent top 25 AG Ironman Finisher, Julie lives what she teaches and loves what she does. She and her husband Andy founded Kinetic Fuel in 2008.
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