Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Posture Tips for the Golfer

In his professional time, Peter Ambrose serves as director of the Northern Virginia marketplace for Merrill Lynch. In his free time, Peter Ambrose of Merrill Lynch enjoys playing golf, and is a member of the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club.

As is true for any athlete, posture plays a key role in the development of a golfer's technique. Posture not only dictates a golfer's physical relationship to the ball, but also plays a key role in efficient cardiovascular, respiratory, musculoskeletal, and digestive functions. A golfer who approaches the ball with bad alignment cannot perform at peak, because the body is not performing at peak levels.

Many people in contemporary Western society have what experts call a forward posture, which occurs when the muscles in the hips tighten and pull the pelvis forward. Eventually, the torso pulls forward as well, the shoulder rounds, and the head tips forward. This alignment makes it impossible for the head and shoulders to twist properly, an essential motion for a golfer.

By attending to proper alignment through formal posture correction programs, the golfer can restore full range of motion to the torso and hips. Then, on the golf course, he or she can maintain this strong positioning by bending forward from the waist and keeping the shoulder blades flush against the back. With this straight alignment and a soft knee bend, the golfer can approach the ball with a stronger swing.

Monday, January 4, 2016

Peter Ambrose - Supporting Literacy

As director of Merilll Lynch’s Northern Virginia service area, Peter Ambrose has a significant amount of responsibility. He dedicates a good portion of his time making sure the employees under his direction are performing satisfactorily. However, he also dedicates time to social responsibilities when outside the office.

Mr. Ambrose is involved with the Wish You Well Foundation, which supports existing and developing literacy programs. The organization, founded by Michelle and David Baldacci, helps to fund a multitude of programs across the nation.

David Baldacci’s name may be familiar, as he brings to the table a significant professional investment in literacy. He is the author of 30 novels geared toward adults and five toward young readers.

If you’re looking to make an impact on literacy growth in America, the Wish You Well Foundation may be a venue to do that. The organization accepts donations from corporations and individuals through its website.