I now offer a full & thorough certification course for golf instructors.
The Introductory Rate is a one time fee $1500.
CERTCOURSE | 1500 USD
Introduction To My Approach
How does one choose how to teach? The motivated young teacher tries to experience as much of the teaching methodologies as possible. Typically this exploration of methods involves trying to improve their own golf swing. Experientially, if it works for the teacher, it should work for the student. Makes perfect sense right?
Long ago, I did the same thing. Based on Leadbetter’s success with Nick Faldo, Nick Price and Denis Watson, I became enamored with that method. So dedicated was I that I became a blind follower (didn’t matter that my swing was poor flip/roll, I was going to make the method work!). It took years of study, visited Leadbetter, Gilchrist, and other former Leadbetter instructors only to have a young Tiger Woods blow up that teaching paradigm.
When Tiger burst upon the scene in 1997, the teachers that I followed had nothing good to say about Tiger’s swing. They were adamant that he would never make it. They said his hips were moving too fast, his shoulders were way too tilted at impact and he didn’t “re-hinge” the wrists properly on the follow through. Later they said he didn’t set the wrists early enough on the backswing and stayed “too wide.”
How ironic that the very things they said that were his problems were actually his advantages! The 2nd greatest golfer of all time was hitting it 40-50 yards past Faldo and hitting short irons into the par 5’s at Augusta. How is it that Tiger did not become the one to study and copy? The weakness of any method is a dogmatic belief in the method. When something better comes along, you can’t learn from it.
The cornerstones of my approach are grounded in movements of golf’s legends. Tiger is just one of them (or used to be). Young Tiger’s fast hips and tilted shoulders are as a result of a right lateral bend and lordosis that facilitated great rotation. We can see this in Sam Snead, Ben Hogan, Jack Nicklaus, Lee Trevino, Johnny Miller and more. His hands that didn’t re-hinge properly was because he had a drive/holding release pattern.This is something that is easily verified in today’s best players using high speed camera.
Thus, while I hesitate to call this a method, there are some very distinct characteristics that great athletes seem to display when swinging a golf club. These are the essentials of a legendary swing that everyone can tap into. When people aren’t instinctually doing these moves, it doesn’t mean they can’t. Perhaps they were taught improperly, misunderstood or had prior sporting experiences that had them move differently.
So why is my approach any different than a “method?” Instead of starting with the method’s ideas to cookie cut, we begin with removing dysfunctional patterns first. Once we’ve gotten that under control we can add more functional moves to the student. This way, each and every lesson should bring about an improvement to the student’s swing and ballstriking. That is our goal.
But in order to figure out function or dysfunction, we must break down the golf swing into its anatomical components. The teacher MUST understand the anatomical micro moves! If not, the movements can blur into indistinct ambiguous motion that looks all the same.
Once the big moves are correct and the swing looks better mechanically, the last step is refinement. This is where the release pattern needs to be improved and clubface movements are stabilized to allow one to hit it straight. Without understanding real ball flight laws, the student cannot really be consistent.
So don’t fall for the methods. Don’t buy high tech equipment just because marketers posing as real golf teachers say so. Study the swing. Study human anatomy and you will find there are no secrets to be found out there. It is all in the micro movements that I’ve already laid out. It is here that you can find out how you can hit it farther and straighter. You can do this on your own or I can take a decade off your time to learn this faster by enrolling in my certification program. It’s up to you.
ADDITIONAL BENEFITS In addition to the course material you will get the following
- Secret Facebook Group to discuss with other Kelvin-Certified instructors.
- Thorough Analysis & Solutions for you own swings.
- Access to additional analysis of students via the facebook group
- Continued Access to all upcoming research by Kelvin
- Direct contact with email via Kelvin via Skype/email when required.
What Does The Course Material Itself Contain?
Two absolute key components to generate power in the golf swing
What does it do?
Why do you need Lateral Bend and Lumbar Lordosis?
Golfers with these movements
Spine health and safety