Team Members


Darin Hovis is the founder of Par 4 Fitness. His passion is helping golfers of all abilities to achieve maximum performance on and off the golf course. Darin has overseen LPGA Tour,Champions Tour, Web.com, PGA Tour Latinoamerica, PGA Tour Canada, and World Long Drive champions' wellness and performance programs over the past 9 years. Darin also supplies the Southwest Florida golfing community with return to play protocols following surgery, power and speed training, and 3D biofeedback drills. A custom wellness and performance program is developed though the powerful combination of K-Vest 3D technology, functional movement assessments, and an in-depth knowledge of the golf swing.

Darin is a licensed Athletic Trainer in the state of Florida. Additional certifications include Full Body Active Release Techniques, K-Vest 3D, Selective Functional Movement Assessment, Functional Movement Screen, and the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI). Darin is very active with TPI including Medical, Fitness, Junior, and Power certifications. Darin's mission is to impact the lives and games of every person he works with, and he truly believes that the Par 4 Fitness system allows golfers to shoot their best.


Tyler is also a certified and licensed Athletic Trainer in the state of Florida. Tyler achieved Titleist Performance Institute certification in 2018. Between 2007-2009 Tyler played on his high school golf team where he earned sportsmanship, leadership and most valuable player awards, as well as placing 3rd overall in conference his senior year. Afterward, he graduated from Northern Illinois University with a Bachelors of Science in Athletic Training. During his undergrad he held internships at the Performance Clinic of Batavia, NIU Division 1 athletics, and two highly ranked high schools. Upon graduation, Tyler accepted a position at Florida Gulf Coast University where he acted as a primary health care provider for their Division 1 athletic teams and was able to take part in multiple conference championships. Currently, Tyler serves as the Head Athletic Trainer for St. John Neumann Catholic High School's Sports Medicine Department where he helps student athletes with injury prevention, rehabilitation and take on the role of first responder for their practices and game. Tyler aims to continue educating individuals on proper form, nutritional habits, and overall performance enhancement


Steve Palazzolo is a PGA Professional in the Philadelphia Section where he leads the Turtle Creek Golf Course team as the Head Golf Professional devoting time to the golf shop, the lesson tee, and in the gym with clients. Steve achieved Titleist Performance Institute certification in 2020. While in the off-season Winter months, Steve conducts private & group sessions at Par 4 Fitness in Naples, Florida. During the Spring and Summer, you can book with Steve at High Voltage Gym in Limerick, PA.

Steve suffered 3 major injuries including a torn left ACL, dislocated right knee, and torn right hip labrum within a 2-year span leaving him in chronic pain lasting 6+ months. After stumbling upon foundation training 4 years ago, he began the exercises daily for the next month. He was out of pain in 3 weeks and continues to perform at 100% with zero pain and injury-free for the last 4 years while staying loyal to the foundation exercises.


I am currently a Senior at Florida Gulf Coast University majoring in Exercise Science and minoring in Psychology. I am also on the FGCU Women’s’ Golf Team!

A little bit about me… I was born in Germany on September 12, 1998 and moved to the panhandle of Florida shortly after where I grew up in the little town of Navarre! I was a competitive dancer for 8.5 years until I found the love of my life – Golf! I spent my entire high school career practicing with my dad every day after school, using the weekends to travel across the entire Southeast region competing on various junior tours – HJGT, AJGA, FSGA, SJGT, and USGA! During the summer before my senior year of high school I won the First Tee of Northwest Florida Divot Derby shooting a record-low 65 to come back from 8 shots behind! Following graduation from high school, my parents took me to Scotland to play the Old Course, New Course, and Kingsbarn (Without a Doubt the Best Trip of My Life!!). Flash forward 3 years later winning my first collegiate event and setting the FGCU 3-day tournament school record at the Spring Break Invitational with scores 67-70-69 (-7)!

My favorite quote is a constant reminder of every experience I have had and everything I have to look forward to: “Hard work beats talent when talent isn’t working hard” – Tim Tebow. Personally, I believe that no matter what level of ability or age we possess, we can do anything we set our mind to if we have the work ethic and mindset to accomplish it! I can’t wait to see how we are able to work together and learn from one another