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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, 12.02.1.1, 12.3.1, 12.3.3, 12.3.3.1)

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.

Tommy and Jan Holmes

From the very first meeting in your office until the 18th green at the NCAA you have garnered our upmost respect. The experiences David has had at the University of Tennessee are beyond mere words. The guidance and instruction that has been provided to him has led him to become a better golfer as well as fostered his personal growth. You and your staff have provided the upmost support to David every step of the way. We had a challenging conversation one time in which I gained even more respect for the integrity you possess.

Ros and Phil Ford

With your guidance, patience, honesty, encouragement, love, work ethic, affection and fatherly advice throughout the 4 years he arrived back with us just as we would have hoped. There is no doubt that the 4 years spent under your guidance are making him into the golfer he craves to be and it was testament to both Bryce and yourself that he won his first Pro Tournament in Turkey and we were all so proud of him.

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.