No Need to Hibernate This Year!
The Mike Harbour Indoor Golf Center, 100 Federal Way in Johnston, RI, has begun its second year of operation and will be unveiling a one of a kind Total Performance Package* on Saturday December 5th from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm. *Reservations for this free program are strongly recommended.
“I am excited to offer golfers a complete swing development experience that will help them take their swing and game to the next level so they can have more fun playing golf,” Harbour said. “Along with Lisa Tamburini, fitness expert, I am pleased to welcome Steve Riggs, veteran teaching professional to the golf center. Steve is the first certified Fluid Motion Factor (FMF) golf professional in New England. Having been through the program, I agree with Steve, the FMF is changing the way golf is taught. We are now the only place I know of where golfers can work on swing mechanics, physical conditioning and work on mental conditioning – all in one place. It really is a golden opportunity for golfers to get a huge head start on next season.”
Originally from central Ohio, Riggs brings over 35 years of teaching experience to the Mike Harbour indoor facility. He played college golf at Indiana University before entering the U.S. Air Force. After a freak accident during a golf tournament that forced him out of golf for a number of years, Steve rebuilt his golf swing and re-entered the business.
Riggs came to New England to Co-host the 42nd USGA National Juniors Golf Tournament at the Yale Golf Club in 1988. Since then, he has worked with golfers around the United States and the Caribbean.
“I’ve always believed every golfer is different, with one exception – how the brain processes information,” he said. “The Fluid Motion Factor is not the latest swing method. It isn’t theory, but rather fact rooted in research. It’s about what happens in the brain when a golfer has what we call a “Zone” experience. Those times when everything seems to slow down, the motion (swing) becomes effortless, the brain seems to shut down and ball striking is spot on perfect.”
Fluid Motion Factor Creator Steven Yellin spent over 36 years researching and developing the program with the help of neurophysiologists, motion experts and top athletes from around the world. The program has been endorsed by David Leadbetter, one of the most respected teaching professionals and tour coaches in the game. Yellin teaches the Fluid Motion Factor to many of Leadbetter’s top amateur and tour players from around the world at the David Leadbetter World Headquarters at Champions Gate in Orlando Florida.
The Mike Harbour Indoor Golf Center features a 9,000 sq.ft, 12 bay driving range. Hitting bays are rented by the ½ hour or hour. ES14 launch monitors, mirrors and more are available plus an 800 sq.ft short game area. Precision Golf Works of Pawtucket maintains a full service club repair shop on site that also offers professional club fittings and more.
The facility is the home of the Tamburini Golf Performance Training in a 700 sq.ft. fitness room. Owner Lisa Tamburini, CPT, CGFS, has over 15 years’ experience as a personal trainer. Lisa is TPI certified, (Titleist Golf Performance Specialist), a nationally certified personal trainer, Kettlebell and TRX instructor as well as a Cancer Exercise Specialist.
Teaching for over 25 years in Rhode Island, owner Mike Harbour, PGA, is regarded as one of the top teachers in New England. Mike was ranked the #1 teaching professional in Rhode Island by Golf Digest and New England Golf Monthly magazines. Harbour also operates the Rhode Island Outdoor Golf Center programs at Mulligan’s Island driving range and the East Bay Learning Center he and Bob DePetrillo recently took over. They have made significant improvements to the facility including installing new mats and range balls.
The Indoor Golf Center hours are Monday through Friday 10:00 am – 7:30 pm / Saturday and Sunday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm.
For more information go to http://mikeharbourgolf.com/home/indoor-golf-center/ or call the golf center at 401-861-0425.