Providing you invaluable insight into the college golf recruiting process,
while coaching you to become a better player.

LEVEL 101: $1875

This 15 consultation will provide you invaluable insights into the recruiting process while improving your child’s scoring skills. A sample program is provided below.

1. First five hours spent watching client play 18 holes of golf in Knoxville, TN.
2. Next four hours spent on personal instruction on the mental game of golf / course management / short game instruction in Knoxville, TN.
3. Final six hours – consultation. This can either be regarding college placement / selection or technical golf instruction.


  • Each client will be evaluated by Coach Kelson and provided a player assessment
  • Compare various universities both academically and athletically to help you find the best program for your son or daughter
  • Work with each client to develop a list of target schools as well as a list of secondary schools
  • Serve as a permissible NCAA liaison between the clients and their choice of prospective programs
  • Assist in helping to determine roster spot limits, potential scholarships available, and opportunities available at various schools


  • All areas of college golf recruiting will be covered with each client
  • Learn all applicable NCAA rules as well as recruiting timelines
  • Learn how and when to correspond with coaches
  • Assist in official and unofficial visits
  • Assist in developing resumes and cover letters to coaches
  • How to effectively communicate with coaches
  • How to produce your recruiting video
  • Best junior schedule to play to increase exposure


  • A 250 page PowerPoint presentation focusing on golf instruction and the college golf recruiting process
  • Specialized golf workout video
  • Copy of the book “Subconscious Golf: Train and Use Your Mind like the Pros” by Ed Grant



  • Watch each player play 18 holes of golf in Knoxville, Tennessee.
  • Mini seminars with Coach Kelson will cover: Setup Essentials, Pitching, Bunker Play, Chipping, Putting, Wedges, Course Management, Mental Preparation, and PGA Tour Practice Routines
  • Specified practice plan
  • Golf workout recommendation
  • Assist in evaluating player’s equipment



  • Golf Sport Psychology Training
  • Subconscious Golf Training
  • Creative Subconscious
  • Learned relaxation techniques



  • Positive Self Talk
  • Positive Self Image
  • Self-Reliance
  • Positive Self Esteem
  • Social Media Training

LEVEL 201: $3450

  • All services provided in LEVEL 101
  • Two day personal consultation with Jim Kelson at clients home/golf course
  • Six hours of Coaching at over two day period at clients home golf course
  • Yearly unlimited contact with Coach Kelson
  • Travel and per diem will be incurred by clients at reasonable rates. Mileage based on current IRS Tax Codes.

Note:  College Golf Consulting 101 operates within all NCAA Bylaws and regulations.  Per these regulations we do not guarantee scholarship offers or roster spots.  Additionally we do not serve as an agent in any way.

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.