Wilson to speak at 2010 World Golf Fitness Summitt

One of 60 speakers chosen nationwide

November 11, 2010 · Athletic Communications

ORLANDO, Fla. - Michael Wilson, Golf Performance Specialist for both the men's and women's teams at Middle Tennessee, has been chosen as one of the main speakers at the 2010 World Golf Fitness Summit. Wilson will speak Friday, November 12th at The Summit in Orlando, Florida.

Wilson was chosen as one of only 60 speakers at this year's event, which includes such noted professionals as Dr. James Andrews, Al Vermeil, Sean Cochran and Mike Boyle.

"I am honored to have the opportunity to speak at this prestigious event. The most well-known names in golf fitness will be speaking at or attending the summit," Wilson noted. "This is a tribute to the job that coaches Whit Turnbow and Chris Adams, as well as our student-athletes, past and present, have done to put our golf programs on the national map."

Wilson, who holds a Level 3 Golf Fitness Instructor Certification from the Titleist Performance Institute, will be speaking about Collegiate Golf Strength and Conditioning. He has been working at Middle Tennessee for the past three and a half years.

Since joining the Blue Raider staff, the men's golf program has competed in consecutive NCAA Tournaments, and was crowed the 2009 Sun Belt Conference champions. The women's golf program finished the 2009-2010 season with a runner-up finish in the Sun Belt Conference Championships, the best ever for the program.

"Coach Wilson is a superstar in the strength and conditioning world," said Men's Golf Coach Whit Turnbow. "To be chosen to speak at the WGFS shows just how widely respected he is in the golf fitness realm, and we are extremely fortunate to have him working with our golf team."

Turnbow noted that University President Sidney McPhee and Director of Athletics Chris Massaro have made the commitment to ensure that every sport has the resources to compete on a national level.

"The fact that Michael Wilson is here at Middle Tennessee further cements that commitment," said Turnbow.

Wilson summed up the principle topics in his presentation this way: "Our golf teams are some of the best in the Sun Belt Conference, and in the country, and we feel that we are ahead of the curve when it comes to the holistic approach golfers are turning to across the country. By preaching excellence in the classroom, on the golf course, and in the weight room, we have created a program second to none. I really have to thank Chris Massaro, Coach Turnbow and Coach Adams for this wonderful opportunity."

Wilson, a native of Nashville and a graduate of Father Ryan High School, came to Middle Tennessee from Georgia Southern in the summer of 2007 as a full-time strength and conditioning coach.

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