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Northeast Performance Institute

Melding personal training with scientific measuring yields big results for athletes

Created in 2019, Northeast Performance Institute has quickly grown into a large-scale athletic training and sports representation center with facilities in Portland and Southington. 

NPI, owned by Berlin native Peter Egazarian, provides professional training for golfers and baseball players. 

Peter, who has worked for 22 years as a PGA golf coach, operates NPI out of a 3,500 square foot facility at 1401 Main St., in Portland. The business is a collaboration with Chris Cote, owner of Chris Cote’s Golf Shop in Portland. The two met in 2019 while Peter was working in Massachusetts and decided to team up on a training facility for local athletes. 

Peter also was formerly a hitting consultant for major league baseball players and has brought that aspect of his training to NPI. 

“This is a player-driven environment and we approach every player, whether it’s golf or baseball, as individuals. My speciality is long-term development and my experience with players is measured in years, not lessons.”

NPI has a youth and family services component to work with young athletes who have a long-range sports career plan. They also work with college-bound athletes. 

“It can be easily seen as a golf lesson company but we are multifaceted and we provide a lot of services,” Peter says. 

NPI has a sports representation component to help athletes manage their name, image, and likeness in marketing and media. 

“The big picture is it’s a very player-centered athletic community. It’s data, technology and community driven and our coaching approach is very comprehensive.”

The company uses the Trackman radar system to analyze golf and baseball swings, Peter says. 

“Each studio has a Trackman unit. The radar tracks with slow motion video so there’s no conjecture or opinion on every hit of a golf ball or baseball.” 

The Portland facility, which houses three, 500-square-foot training studios, also includes a 35-acre outdoor driving range. There are seven coaches on staff, two of which are PGA professionals, Peter says. 

“We have moved our Enfield location to The Apex Fitness facility off Hebron Avenue in  Glastonbury, where we plan to work with baseball and expand into more sports providing high level analytics and development programs,” Peter says. “We’re also working with Keney Park Golf Club to provide Adult and Youth Programs and lessons and are collaborating with Quarry Ridge Golf Course in Portland to provide Junior and Adult on-course lessons.” 

Northeast Performance Institute

1401 Main St., Portland



  • Peter Egazarian (right) accepts the Connecticut PGA Player Development Award from Howie Friday, President of the Connecticut PGA
  • One of NPI's young golf students
  • A student trains at NPI

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