Rotary Swing Golf Certification Produces First Certified Instructor in Texas

The Rotary Swing Tour (RST) Golf Instructor Certification process continues to improve the knowledge, skills, and visibility of golf instructors across the globe.

The Rotary Swing Tour (RST) Golf Instructor Certification process continues to improve the knowledge, skills, and visibility of golf instructors across the globe.

San Antonio, Texas — Jeff Leach became the third instructor to pass the Level 1 RST Golf Instructor Certification exam on March 14, 2010.  Leach, based in San Antonio, has been teaching golf for more than a decade and is the first person in Texas to complete the initial phase of RotarySwing.com’s golf instructor training program.

The speed at which Rotary Swing Golf Certification is spreading across the country is not surprising to the company’s founder, Chuck Quinton.

“The bulk of our business originates from our strong web presence at RotarySwing.com, which doesn’t limit us to any geographic region,” said Quinton.  “Combine that with an online golf certification process for our level one training that meets instructors’ needs for affordability and convenience, and I expect to see RST Certified Instructors everywhere golf is played!”

Quinton indicated that the golf certification program has received significant interest since it launched in February 2010 and is excited about the opportunities ahead for his business as well as for the RST Certified Instructors.

“The RST golf instructor training promises to be a great vehicle for growth, not just for RotarySwing.com, but also for instructors teaching our methods,” said Quinton.  “The mutually beneficial nature of our certification program promises to drive its success.”

In addition to providing objective, scientific facts about golf instruction and the swing to improve golf coaching techniques, Rotary Swing Golf offers Certified Instructors promotional benefits to boost their revenues.  These golf instructors realize significant visibility through listings on the heavily trafficked RotarySwing.com, inclusion in weekly email newsletters to thousands of golfers, and postings on social media like Facebook and RotarySwing.com’s Golf Forums and Golf Instruction Blog.

“Not many golf instructors have websites that pull in thousands of visitors each day,” Quinton said.  “We can help them get their names out to potential students without spending a boatload on web design, search engine optimization, and online advertising.”

Ultimately, though, an instructor’s success comes down to the quality of golf instruction provided, and Quinton went to great lengths to ensure only the most knowledgeable golf instructors will earn certification.

According to the RST Golf Instructor Certification Overview page on RotarySwing.com, “The information that must be learned just to pass Level 1 requires on average 100 hours of study on swing mechanics, physics, anatomy, biomechanics, physiology and more.”  The website indicates that these fields represent “many disciplines typical golf instructor training neglects.”

For more information about RST Golf Instructor Certification, visit www.RotarySwing.com/rst-certification.

A link to the RST Certified Instructor listings, where Jeff Leach’s bio can be found, is also available on that page.

About Rotary Swing Golf

Rotary Swing Golf, LLC was founded in 2006 by golf professional Chuck Quinton and is one of the world’s leading providers of subscription-based online golf instruction via www.RotarySwing.com, www.OnePlaneGolfSwing.com and www.RotaryGolfSwing.com.  These websites offer more than 180 instructional videos, totaling 19 hours of content, much of it available in high definition.  In addition, Rotary Swing Golf’s websites offer a podcast, golf training aids, online golf lessons, an active forum with nearly 5000 members, club fittings and an online video community.  Quinton has authored two books:  The Rotary Swing golf instruction book that has sold thousands of copies worldwide, and the Rotary Swing Tour Instructor Certification Manual – Level 1.  He has also produced the instructional DVD series Swing Plane Made Simple and Short Game Made Simple.  More recently, Quinton founded the Rotary Swing Golf Academy at Sugarloaf Mountain near Orlando, Florida, and became the Teaching Professional at Castle Pines Golf Club in Colorado.

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This release went out via Free-Press-Release.com on 3/17/2010.  You can find the FPR.com version here:  http://www.free-press-release.com/news-rotary-swing-golf-certification-produces-first-certified-instructor-in-texas-1268847580.html.

Haney Project with Ray Romano – Episode 3

START HERE: “Creating Lag in the Downswing Secret” Video

The opening of Episode 3 starts out with Ray not expressing confidence in his work with Hank Haney so far and he goes on to say that he’ll be very happy if they actually achieve their goal of Romano breaking 80. Clearly not feeling like he’s going to hit a homerun, he had a friend film his swing where he noticed his right hip shifting too far to the right during the backswing and that he has no idea how to fix it (an easy fix for any RST instructor). Offering his thoughts to Haney, Hank comes off somewhat offended and says that “the students sometimes feel the need to help the instructor.” I can tell you this, the only time a student would do that is if they didn’t have faith that the instructor would be able to fix the problem without his help. A desperate picture is being painted in the first 2 minutes of Episode 3.
Four minutes into the show, Haney is actually giving Romano attitude regarding Ray’s mentioning of the three things he felt he needed to work on in his swing. Why give the client attitude? Rather, why not explain to the student the reason he does or does not need to worry about those aspects of his swing at the moment and then explain to him the pathway of how he’s going to get from A to B. You do have a pathway, right Hank? Maybe you should consider letting the student in on the road map so he feels a little more comfortable leaving his swing in your hands.
As they went out to play on the course, Ray was clearly frustrated, dropping the “F-Bomb” while hitting multiple tee shots on a par 3 that he topped. But, unlike Haney’s work with Barkley, Romano did start to show some progress and hit a couple good shots with a swing that was getting more on plane at the top. There was also some progress in his swing on the range earlier in the show and if Haney gets his swing to be less armsy and more controlled by his turn, he can easily get into an ideal position at the top of the swing in 5 minutes. But, given that it’s taken this long to get where they are and Haney’s statements about how he doesn’t care about what the body does in the swing, this seems pretty dooming for Romano achieving his goals. With that sloppy arms swing, he’ll never be a consistent golfer.

When Romano ends this series with Haney, I hope, for BOTH their sakes, he can demonstrate DRASTIC improvement in his swing. Putting in that many hours and getting no where is UNACCEPTABLE and an embarrassment to golf instruction. Hank, tell Ray to put the club down and teach him HOW to move his body so the club goes where it needs to. Keep teaching him to try and manipulate the club all over the place and ignore how the brain learns new movement patterns and the muscles that need to fire to get him to do what you want, and there won’t be a third season of the Haney Project…

To prove that it can easily be done when you know what you’re doing, here’s a one hour lesson I gave yesterday with a 79 year old golfer – just to prove that you CAN teach an old dog new tricks:

takeaway-improvement

After working with the golfer for 30 minutes teaching him HOW to move, not just where to put the club, there’s a dramatic improvement in his takeaway.

halfway-back-improvement

Halfway back, there’s no comparison. The image on the right is as good as Tiger Woods and absurdly better than where he started just 30 minutes before!

top-improvement

When he gets to the top of his swing, there is no comparison. Put this guy on the super senior tour! All of this can happen in an hour long lesson with me because I teach my students how to create new movement patterns the way the brain ACTUALLY LEARNS new movement patterns. Learn more in my Level 1 RST Certified Instructors Manual and you to can improve your golf swing like this.

Rotary Swing Golf Instructor Certification Program Makes Splash Globally, Welcomes New Certified Instructor from Croatia

The Rotary Swing Tour (RST) Certification process continues to improve the knowledge, skills, and visibility of golf instructors across the globe.

The Rotary Swing Tour (RST) Certification process continues to improve the knowledge, skills, and visibility of golf instructors across the globe.

Pirovac, Croatia — Last week, Neven Meic became the second to pass the Level 1 RST Certification exam.  Meic, based in Pirovac, Croatia, has the honor of being the first person outside the United States to complete the initial phase of RotarySwing.com’s golf instructor training program.

The speed at which RST Certification spread to other countries is not surprising to Rotary Swing Golf Founder Chuck Quinton.

“The bulk of our business originates from our strong web presence at RotarySwing.com, and our popularity internationally is on the rise,” said Quinton.  “Combine that with an online golf certification process for our level one training that meets instructors’ needs for affordability and convenience, and I expect to see RST Certified Instructors everywhere golf is played!”

Quinton indicated that the golf certification program has received significant interest since it launched in February 2010 and is excited about the opportunities ahead for his business as well as for the RST Certified Instructors.

“The RST golf instructor training promises to be a great vehicle for growth, not just for RotarySwing.com, but also for instructors teaching our methods,” said Quinton.  “The mutually beneficial nature of our certification program promises to drive its success.”

In addition to providing objective, scientific facts about golf instruction and the swing to improve golf coaching techniques, Rotary Swing Golf offers Certified Instructors promotional benefits to boost their revenues.  These golf instructors realize significant visibility through listings on the heavily trafficked RotarySwing.com, inclusion in weekly email newsletters to thousands of golfers, and postings on social media like Facebook and RotarySwing.com’s Golf Forums and Golf Instruction Blog.

“Not many golf instructors have websites that pull in thousands of visitors each day,” Quinton said.  “We can help them get their names out to potential students without spending a boatload on web design, search engine optimization, and online advertising.”

Ultimately, though, an instructor’s success comes down to the quality of golf instruction provided, and Quinton went to great lengths to ensure only the most knowledgeable golf instructors will earn certification.

According to the RST Golf Instructor Certification Overview page on RotarySwing.com, “The information that must be learned just to pass Level 1 requires on average 100 hours of study on swing mechanics, physics, anatomy, biomechanics, physiology and more.”  The website indicates that these fields represent “many disciplines typical golf instructor training neglects.”

For more information about RST Golf Instructor Certification, visit www.RotarySwing.com/rst-certification.

A link to the RST Certified Instructor listings, where Neven Meic’s bio can be found, is also available on that page.

About Rotary Swing Golf

Rotary Swing Golf, LLC was founded in 2006 by golf professional Chuck Quinton and is one of the world’s leading providers of subscription-based online golf instruction via www.RotarySwing.com, www.OnePlaneGolfSwing.com and www.RotaryGolfSwing.com.  These websites offer more than 180 instructional videos, totaling 19 hours of content, much of it available in high definition.  In addition, Rotary Swing Golf’s websites offer a podcast, golf training aids, online golf lessons, an active forum with nearly 5000 members, club fittings and an online video community.  Quinton has authored two books:  The Rotary Swing golf instruction book that has sold thousands of copies worldwide, and the Rotary Swing Tour Instructor Certification Manual – Level 1.  He has also produced the instructional DVD series Swing Plane Made Simple and Short Game Made Simple.  More recently, Quinton founded the Rotary Swing Golf Academy at Sugarloaf Mountain near Orlando, Florida, and became the Teaching Professional at Castle Pines Golf Club in Colorado.

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This press release went out on 3/16/2010 via Free-Press-Release.com.  The FPR.com version can be found here:  http://www.free-press-release.com/news-rotary-swing-golf-instructor-certification-program-makes-splash-globally-welcomes-new-certified-instructor-from-croatia-1268753365.html.

NBA Player Praises Rotary Swing Medical Panel Member Dr. Brian McKeon

Check out the excellent endorsement Cleveland Cavalier Leon Powe gave Dr. McKeon in this Boston Herald Story: http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/basketball/celtics/view.bg?articleid=1239815.

Learn more about Dr. McKeon and the other members of our Medical Panel & Advisory Board here:  http://www.rotaryswing.com/rotary-swing-medical-panel-advisory-board.php.

-Josh

Rotary Swing Golf Instructor Certification Pays for Itself Immediately for First Certified Instructor Sam Jarman

Rotary Swing Tour (RST) Certification is not only helping Sam Jarman teach more effectively but is also bringing in new clients after only one week of promotion on RotarySwing.com.

Rotary Swing Tour (RST) Certification is not only helping Sam Jarman teach more effectively but is also bringing in new clients after only one week of promotion on RotarySwing.com.

Northampton, England.  March 14, 2010 – Sam Jarman, a golf instructor based at Collingtree Park Golf Course in Northampton, England, continues to grow his business thanks to his association with Rotary Swing Golf.  On March 5, 2010, Jarman became the first golf instructor to pass the Level 1 RST Golf Instructor Certification course, and he has already enjoyed a 200% spike in traffic at SamJarmanGolf.com and an increase in lessons.

The quick results have not surprised Rotary Swing Golf Founder Chuck Quinton.

“RST golf instructor training promises to be a great vehicle for growth, not just for RotarySwing.com, but also for instructors teaching our methods,” said Quinton.  “The mutually beneficial nature of our certification program promises to drive its success.”

In addition to providing objective, scientific facts about the golf swing and golf instruction to improve golf coaching techniques, Rotary Swing Golf offers Certified Instructors promotional benefits to boost their revenues.  These golf instructors realize significant exposure through listings on the heavily trafficked RotarySwing.com, inclusion in weekly email newsletters to thousands of golfers, and postings on social media like Facebook and RotarySwing.com’s Golf Forums and Golf Instruction Blog.

“Not many golf instructors have websites that pull in thousands of visitors each day,” Quinton said.  “We can help them get their names out to potential students without spending a boatload on web design, search engine optimization, and online advertising.”

Ultimately, though, an instructor’s success comes down to the quality of golf instruction provided, and Quinton enthusiastically endorsed Jarman to RotarySwing.com’s Golf Forum members.

You guys will get a lot working with Sam,” wrote Quinton.  “He’s been teaching a long time and knows the RST well.  We’re very proud to have him as our first Certified RST Instructor!”

Jarman began his relationship with RotarySwing.com as a subscriber, trying to improve his own game.  He was immediately impressed with Quinton.

“There was a video of Chuck hitting a six iron, and his swing was awesome,” said Jarman.  “There are very few good golf coaches who can actually walk the walk, as well as talk the talk.”

After working through the golf instruction videos on RotarySwing.com and taking online lessons with Quinton, Jarman reached new levels of success, both personally and professionally.

The website is without a doubt the best golf instruction resource anywhere on the internet,” Jarman said.  “I am hitting the best golf shots of my life now, and I am having great success teaching Chuck’s ideas to my students, of all ages and abilities, from beginners to scratch golfers.”

And all of that was before becoming a RST Certified Instructor.  Jarman learned so much from the required Instructor Certification Manual that he called it a “massively good value” when compared with competing materials.

For more information about RST Golf Instructor Certification, visit www.RotarySwing.com/rst-certification.  A link to the RST Certified Instructor listings, where Sam Jarman’s bio can be found, is also available on that page.

About Rotary Swing Golf

Rotary Swing Golf, LLC was founded in 2006 by golf professional Chuck Quinton and is one of the world’s leading providers of subscription-based online golf instruction via www.RotarySwing.com, www.OnePlaneGolfSwing.com and www.RotaryGolfSwing.com.  These websites offer more than 180 instructional videos, totaling 19 hours of content, much of it available in high definition.  In addition, Rotary Swing Golf’s websites offer a podcast, golf training aids, online golf lessons, an active forum with nearly 5000 members, club fittings and an online video community.  Quinton has authored two books:  The Rotary Swing golf instruction book that has sold thousands of copies worldwide, and the Rotary Swing Tour Instructor Certification Manual – Level 1.  He has also produced the instructional DVD series Swing Plane Made Simple and Short Game Made Simple.  More recently, Quinton founded the Rotary Swing Golf Academy at Sugarloaf Mountain near Orlando, Florida and became the Teaching Professional at Castle Pines Golf Club in Colorado.

For more information, contact Rotary Swing Golf Business Manager Josh Eaton at (734) 306-1607.

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This press release went out via Free-Press-Release.com on March 15, 2010.  View the FPR version here:  http://www.free-press-release.com/news-rotary-swing-golf-instructor-certification-pays-for-itself-immediately-for-first-certified-instructor-sam-jarman-1268674942.html.

What you can learn from Rickie Fowler’s swing

For those who haven’t checked out our first podcast episode (find it on iTunes here), here is one segment of it where Chuck takes us through a full swing analysis of Rickie Fowler by comparing his moves with Tiger’s.

Rickie is one of the most talented young players on tour with 2 top ten finishes in 7 events already this year.  Watching this swing analysis video will help you learn

-what Rickie Fowler’s “trademark” move is likely to be

-how Rickie is similar to Sergio Garcia

-a key move Rickie makes that you had better avoid or risk tearing up your knee!

After watching this swing analysis, be sure to check out the rest of our podcast where you’ll learn about putter fitting, “getting in the box”, some potentially harmful advice from Jack Nicklaus and insights into Chuck’s new book The RST Instructor Certification Manual – Level 1.

If you enjoyed this video, you should get a FREE Membership to our golf instruction website by clicking here.  Your FREE Membership will get you started with over 2 hours of our 20+ hours of videos.

Hank Haney Project with Ray Romano – Episode 2 Review

The show starts off with Ray saying “I don’t know if you want this on camera. Front nine, I shot a 61.” Ouch. Not good for someone striving to break 80 for 18. Haney 0, Barkley and Romano 2. Haney, trying to defend himself, then says, “He made a conscious decision that he was going to get worse before he gets better so he wanted to make sure he could validate that decision and so he went out and played poorly.” Are you kidding me? You seriously blame the student for shooting 61 for 9 holes because he made a decision he was going to suck? Come on, that’s deflection at its finest.

Look, it happens all the time that golfers take a lesson and get worse for their next round for a million different reasons, often just because they’re focused on learning something new and it distracts them from playing how they normally would. That’s normal, but this excuse is too much for me to stomach. I imagine that Haney is on high alert to deflect any negative criticism about his instructional ability given the disastrous failure with his attempt to help Charles Barkley. At first, I was shocked he agreed to another show, but after thinking about it for two seconds, I realized that Haney’s ego needed another chance to prove he wasn’t a horrible instructor as the show made him appear to be. So, taking on Romano, who has a much better swing than Barkley, probably seemed like more of a sure thing for Haney.

The show then goes on with Haney spewing a thousand “tips” to the rest of Romano’s crew as they play a round of golf. Brian Baumgartner was Haney’s next victim who said “He changed my grip, he’s changed my swing. I now can’t hit the ball. I’m deeply, deeply confused at this point… I’m done.” Later, he has a 100 yard shot and has to decide whether to use his swing or what Haney had him doing. He tries Haney’s way on his “wheelhouse” shot and says “I failed.” Haney now down 0-3.

I have to say, if Haney didn’t have Tiger Woods in the bag, it appears that he would have very few amateur students lining up at his door after this show. I have to liken this to every other reality show ever produced involving a celebrity. You put them on a pedastool and think they are someone special. You then see them outside of the PR machines that run them in a more natural element and are quickly let down by the reality of who they really are. Paula Abdul anyone? People think working with Tiger Woods makes Haney the “best instructor in the world.” This is complete nonsense. I’ll give you a perfect example. I’ve worked with dozens and dozens of touring professionals. One example that is a perfect parallel to this situation is Blake Adams. Blake finished 3rd on the Nationwide Tour last year and already has a top ten finish on the PGA Tour this year. When I first met Blake, his swing was a complete wreck with almost nothing foundational to build on. Over the course of three days, yes, three days, we completely rebuilt his swing which I chronicled on the forum here. Below is a picture of Blake after our first morning session and a comparison pic on the right from the day before (to see the rest of the work I did on his swing, click the link above):

blake

In just our first morning session working together, his swing looked completely different and his ball flight went from a hook to dead straight. We went out and played that afternoon after completely starting from scratch in the morning and he shot even par hitting all 18 greens. This isn’t just because I’m good at what I do. It’s because Blake is a phenomenal talent much like Woods is. Working with Blake and other talented professionals like him is like cheating. It doesn’t get any easier to teach someone who already knows how to hit the ball, no matter what position he’s in at the top. Now, getting the typical amateur hack to hit the ball properly, that’s the true measure of an instructor’s ability.

Kevin James predicted Haney will throw his hands up at the end of the show and give up on helping Romano. Romano didn’t think too much of how he played in their round together. There’s already disagreement between player and coach, Ray disagreeing with Haney’s belief that he can go out and play better right away. Ray’s response to that, “He doesn’t know what the hell he’s doing!” Romano’s face and voice leave little question that he doesn’t have much confidence in Haney after only the first episode. To make matters worse, the previews for next week leave Ray saying, “I’d like to say it’s getting better, but I hate to lie on camera.” To me, this is a lot like watching a car wreck. Barkley was more like watching a plane crash. You hate to watch, but you just can’t look away. I’ll be shocked to see Haney help Ray reach his goal of breaking 80, and given the rate they’re going now, it will be more likely that they’ll have to do another season to help Ray get back under 100. Perhaps it can be titled “Undoing the Hank Haney Project.”

The jury’s still out, we’ll have to wait and see.

Chuck Quinton