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Comprehensive Guide for Aspiring College Golfers Now Available

Coaches Resource Guidebook

College Golf Consulting 101 was founded by coach Jim Kelson after retiring from The University of Tennessee where he served as the Head Men’s Golf Coach from 1998-2018. We have developed a 4 hour online coaching/instructional program designed to help your players improve their games. This program is the culmination of everything coach Kelson has learned in his lengthy career. It will focus on instructional and coaching information as well as information from some of the finest Players, Instructors and Division 1 Head Coaches in the game.

This program has five major components:

1) Every major aspect of golf instruction will be covered in this coaching resource program.
2) Your players will learn the art of playing Subconscious Golf by Ed Grant. They will focus on scoring instead of worrying about their golf swing.
3) The various drills and games in this program will allow your players to practice effectively.
4) Most players will learn 2-3 new specialty short game shots.
5) A PowerPoint presentation on the rules of golf changes will be provided for educating your team.

Additionally, this program will cover:

Assistant Coach Roles and Responsibilities
PGA Tour Setups
Characteristics of Successful Coaches
Mental Game of Golf
NCAA Rules and Regulations
Course Management
Workout Video
PGA Tour Drills
Types of Practice
Short Game Specialty Shots
Art of Competing
Breaking the Game Down

Comprehensive Guide for Aspiring College Golfers

College Golf Consulting 101 was founded by Coach Jim Kelson after retiring from the University of Tennessee where he served as the Head Men’s Golf Coach from 1998-2018. This guide will help you answer any questions regarding the college golf recruiting process. You will learn the right questions to ask coaches, all of the NCAA rules, and top golf instruction as well.

This program has seven main components:

1) Every major aspect of golf instruction will be covered.
2) The various drills and games in this program will allow you to practice effectively.
3) Critical recruiting information will be discussed.
4) How to go about finding the right school for you.
5) When and how to begin your recruitment.
6) Most players will learn 2-3 new specialty short game shots.
7) Players will learn the art of playing subconscious golf by Ed Grant.

Additionally, this program will cover:

Types of practice
Course Management
NCAA Rules and Regulations
Golf workout video $40.00 value
PGA TOUR setups

You get all of this plus much more. You will not find a better resource at a better price than this.

Table of Contents: Coaching Program

T.O.C.: Guide for Aspiring Golfers

Jim Kelson, in ensuring compliance with NCAA Division I, II, and III rules and regulations, does not represent or market prospective student-athletes or their athletic ability/reputation in any manner, nor does he promise/negotiate scholarships or serve as an agent in any capacity. Fees charged by Jim Kelson are not conditional on placing a prospective-athlete in a collegiate institution nor are they based on receipt of institutional financial aid. (NCAA Bylaws: 12.02.1,, 12.3.1, 12.3.3,

Mark Dorman – Medina, Ohio

“Deciding to work with Jim Kelson was the best decision we made in my Son’s senior year of High School golf. It was obvious to me that Jim truly cared about our Son’s improvement, and it showed throughout our sessions with Jim. Jim’s vast coaching experience brings a ton of credibility to every interaction with a high school golfer- My Son ‘listened’ to every word Coach Kelson has to say. I highly recommend to any player & parent work with Jim Kelson - you will be glad you did!”

Rocky Hambric – CEO, Hambric Sports Group

I have known Jim Kelson for almost 30 years and I have scouted and recruited many of his college players over those years. I have always observed Jim to be an extremely knowledgeable golf coach, who cares a great deal for his players and their futures. Jim is both an excellent judge of golf talent and an experienced developer of talented players. His years of top level college coaching would be invaluable to a young player seeking to play college golf.

Chris Paisley – PGA European Tour Winner

My four years at UT were the most important years of my golfing career. Coach Kelson and his program provided me with all the help and tools I needed to improve as a golfer. But most importantly, I grew as a person. Without doubt, I would not be a successful golfer without those four years at UT under Coach Kelson’s guidance.

Robert & Linda Wingerter

Jim Kelson was a great resource to have in our corner – but get him early! By the time we found Jim, we were already talking to several schools but had no idea how to “get the ball over the goal line”. We were stressing out!

Immediately, Jim was a calming resource explaining the next steps in the process and giving insight to the coach’s mind. He worked with Justin on what to consider in a college, questions to ask a coach, and how to evaluate teammates. Every coach complemented Justin on the quality of his questions, and Justin was able to really understand the program and team attitude.

For the parents, having a resource to talk to… and part-time referee... was invaluable. Sometimes it was a simple text about how to respond or a phone call when considering offers, when to push, or hold back with coaches. Knowing we had an expert in our corner helped tremendously!

In the end, our son had multiple D1 offers, he chose a school and coach that he can’t wait to play for, and for the parents – relief!! Job well done! Thanks Jim!

John McDearman

Coack Kelson has been instrumental in Mark’s pursuit and achievement of securing a scholarship in golf on the D-1 level. What has impressed me the most has been his honesty and openness with Mark. He has shared with him where he needs to spend his practice time and always checks in after his tournaments. My investment in Coach Kelson and his program have given us great returns on many levels.

Patty and Phil Pettitt

Phil and I want to thank you for every single thing that you have done for our son Philip and for us! Since the July day in 2003 when you first came to our home to recruit Philip you have always done exactly what you said you would do every step of the way throughout his college/golf years with you. Thank you Coach K for pursuing our Philip to come play golf for you at the University of Tennessee. You have been an outstanding example and role model of honesty, integrity, organization and exceptional values for Philip since the day he arrived at the University of Tennessee in late August of 2004 until he graduated last December.