Indoor Golf and Driving Range Press Release

January 13, 2012

Gadgets, technology and golf fitness improve spring swings

Warren, RI – An exciting indoor golf facility is using simulators, training aides and
specialized golf fitness classes to transform golf swings and bodies at 426 Fitness,
enabling golfers to play better and longer, but most of all, enjoy the game pain-free.

Jeff Dantas, a New England golf pro who has won more than 50 regional tournaments,
says the winter months are an ideal time to learn and practice golfers’ positions, angles
and rotations (P.A.R.s) so that spring and summer months can be spent enjoying the
game of golf.

Dantas recently moved his Seekonk business, Elite Golf Center, into a 8500-square-foot
space at 426 Fitness in Parker Mill, Warren RI.

His successful program uses a combination of computer/video analysis, custom-designed
golfing aides, and golf-specific workouts.

“Our group golf fitness class has specially-designed workouts to increase golf stability,
flexibility, and strengthen muscles,” says Dantas. Fitness activities focus on areas such as
pelvic rotations, rotor cuff movements and stretching.

Training aides, such as the connection ball, help golfers realize their kinetic body
movement so they can make adjustments to their P.A.Rs.

“Golf puts a lot of stress on your body if you are doing it wrong,” he says. “It’s like
driving a stick shift car and not shifting gears in the correct order.”

Ten video replay hitting bays allow golfers to learn by seeing themselves in action. Tall
mirrors, a video camera and a computer screen give golfers instant feedback about their
swing performance. Computers calculate distance travelled, swing speed, yards off of
target, face angle at impact, tempo and path.

Two golf simulators allow golfers to play full rounds of golf on world famous courses
such as the Pebble Beach pro Am. A “Golf Cave” provides a relaxing environment for
simulator onlookers.

Both Dantas and golf trainer Dawn Butterfield are Titleist Performance Institute (TPI)-
certified instructors.

Steve Ledonne, 22, Rehoboth, MA, said is seeing real results from using Dantas’
program. “My contact and compression of the ball has been much better,” says Ledonne

who has been playing golf since 8th grade. “What you feel and what is actually
happening are two different things, so the video replay really helps with that.”

Dantas, who has been teaching golf for more than a decade at places such as the Palm
Beach Country Club in Palm Beach, FL and the Echo Lake Country Club in New Jersey,
says he decided to coach and teach golf when he realized golfers weren’t getting any
better. “And it’s still that way: The national handicap has not gone down in the 20 years,”
he says.

Dantas says that learning while playing is very difficult. “The winter months are a perfect
time to train, and then play and enjoy golf in the summer.”

426 Fitness has a complete menu of golf program offerings ranging from a basic monthly
package to the unlimited access LTP2 program. Beginner clinics include ladies and
juniors programs.

About Jeff Dantas:

Jeff Dantas is a Titleist Performance Institute-certified Golf Fitness Instructor and
has been teaching golf for nearly a decade. Dantas played golf for Valencia College
in Florida before he turned pro in 1992. He has played on several professional tours
including Canada, South America and New England, and has had more than 50
professional wins.

For more infor mation contact: Jeff Dantas on 774-365-0409.