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Jansen joins Golf Channel Academy

TOP FITNESS COACH, LPGA PROFESSIONAL KAREN JANSEN JOINS GOLF CHANNEL ACADEMY NETWORK OF INSTRUCTORS

Orlando, Fla. (Sept. 10, 2019) – Karen Jansen, one of the game’s top female instructors and fitness experts, was recently named a lead coach for GOLF Channel Academy.

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Jansen joins a group of the most distinguished and influential coaches and facilities in the game today, all operating with the active support of NBC Sports’ GOLF Channel. With 88 locations canvassing 30 states, Canada and one European country, GOLF Channel Academy is among the most expansive golf instruction networks in the world today.

“I’m thrilled to be part of the GOLF Channel Academy coaching team,” said Jansen, creator of Cardiogolf™ Fitness, a golf-specific fitness and wellness program operating out of Trump National Golf Club Charlotte in Mooresville, N.C. “This is a great opportunity for me to work alongside some of the game’s top coaches and adopt better practices to help my clients both on and off the golf course. I look forward to connecting with more golfers and inspiring them to live healthier, happier lives.”

An LPGA Master Teaching Professional with more than 20 years coaching experience in the golf and fitness industries, Jansen, the 2008 LPGA National Teacher of the Year, has been recognized as one of America’s “Top 50 Best Golf-Fitness Professionals” and “50 Best Women Teachers in America” by Golf Digest magazine. From 2016-’19, Jansen served as Vice President of the LPGA Teaching and Club Professional (T&CP) Membership. She has also been a part of the LPGA Education Committee and Teacher Education Program, training instructors in the United States and Korea for more than 10 years.

In addition to her teaching accolades, Jansen is a certified Pilates Instructor and AFAA/NASM Personal Trainer. Her Cardiogolf™ program is designed to help athletes improve their golf and fitness by combining progression exercises and golf swing drills tailored to increase flexibility, strength, coordination and swing technique.

Jansen is married to former Olympic Gold Medalist speed skater Dan Jansen and is frequently requested as a public speaker and lecturer at golf shows and conferences.

For more information about Cardiogolf™ and individual and group lessons, visit www.cardiogolf.com or call 704-929-0085.

For more about GOLF Channel Academy and to find a coach near you, go to www.GolfChannelAcademy.com.

ABOUT NBC SPORTS GROUP’S GOLF DIVISION
NBC Sports Group’s GOLF division delivers multimedia golf content, technology and services. Anchored by GOLF Channel – co-founded by Arnold Palmer in 1995 – GOLF content is available to nearly 500 million viewers in nine languages across more than 70 countries around the world. GOLF features more live coverage of the sport than all other U.S. networks combined, including global tournament action from the PGA TOUR, LPGA Tour, European Tour, NCAA, THE PLAYERS, The Open, Olympics, Presidents Cup and Ryder Cup, as well as high-quality news, instruction and original programming. Delivering unmatched coverage from the world of golf via GOLF Digital, fans can access 24/7 live streaming through the NBC Sports App, as well as complementary coverage via PGA TOUR LIVE on NBC Sports Gold. In addition to these all-encompassing media platforms, NBC Sports connects the world to golf through a wide array of technology and lifestyle services, including: GOLFNOW, the world’s largest online tee time booking platform; GOLF Business Solutions, solving business needs through leading technology, marketing and services; GOLFPASS, an all-in-one digital membership delivering comprehensive benefits tailored to the modern golfer’s lifestyle; Revolution GOLF, the world’s largest direct-to-consumer digital platform in golf, offering best-in-class video instruction and game improvement products; GOLF Advisor, the ultimate digital destination for the traveling golfer, featuring the largest number of user-generated golf course ratings and reviews in the industry; GOLF Channel Academy, a North American network of instructional facilities; and GOLF Channel Am Tour, the world’s largest amateur golf tour. GOLF’s global reach originates from its world headquarters in Orlando, Fla., and extends to its international office in Belfast, Northern Ireland; regional offices across North America, Europe and Australia; and also includes collaborations with Sky Sports and serving as the Official Media Partner of St Andrews Links.

-NBC Sports Group-

Media Contacts:
Dan Higgins
Golf Channel Communications
407/355-4018
Dan.higgins@golfchannel.com

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