MISSION STATEMENT

Providing invaluable and unique insights into the college golf recruiting process while preparing & planning for collegiate success.

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.

COLLEGE PLACEMENT / SELECTION

  • 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

 

COLLEGE GOLF RECRUITING

  • 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

 

COMPREHENSIVE PACKAGE FOR ASPIRING COLLEGE GOLFERS

  • 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

GOLF DEVELOPMENT

  • 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

 

MENTAL GAME OF GOLF

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

 

PERSONAL GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT

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

 
 




Retainers (Following Year 1)

10 hour retainer – $1195





Unlimited yearly retainer – $1695





LEVEL 201: $3750

  • 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.

 
 




Retainers (After Year 1)

10 hour retainer – $1195





Unlimited yearly retainer – $1695





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.