Video on the D-Plane from golf instructor, Steve Bishop.
One of my blog readers (pavaveda on the forum) suggested I should try and develop a 'D-Plane certification program.' I thought this sounded like a good idea. As the reader put it, he gets frustrated when he's looking for lessons from instructors and finds out that they are using the 'old' and incorrect laws of ball flight.
I've received similar complaints from numerous readers of the blog. The concept behind this is simple...
We want to figure out what instructors understand the laws of ball flight and the geometry of the circle (or the elipse) and how they use them in their lessons. We want to know how one would approach things like the basic principles of impact in order to hit a draw or a fade, the affect on the club path with relation to the ball and the low point, diagnosing impact by viewing the ball flight and diagnosing ball flight by looking at #'s provided by Trackman or FlightScope.
This 'certification' has NOTHING to do with actual swing theory and philosophy because that is highly subjective and even ambiguous. Instead, it is about understanding and applying the stone cold objective physics of D-Plane to students' golf swings.
I do not make any money off this blog, so I feel that helps me become an independent party to the subject.
For instructors, it helps bring forth prospective students. I will get a 'web site badge' like the one created for my Top 50 Instructor List.
So an instructor can put that on their Web site.
Furthermore, I could constantly update the list and put the updated list on the blog once a month. And I could also put the list for viewing on the forum (http://richie3jack.proboards.com).
I am collaborating on some thoughts on how to certify some instructors. However, there are quite a few instructors that I know from talking to that will be already 'certified.' Here's a list of the names off the top of my head (alphabetical order).
contact info not available
Carlton, Sydney and Melbourne, Australia
Long Beach, CA
San Diego, CA
Phone: (858) 602-8608
Santa Ana, CA
Palm Springs, CA
Winter Garden, FL
West Palm Beach, FL
St. Augustine, FL
John Dal Corobbo
Phone: (502) 722-2227
New Orleans, LA
Abita Springs, LA
Upper Marlboro, MD
South Dennis, MA
Manor Hill, NY
Buies Creek, NC
Buies Creek, NC
Newton Square, PA
Sewickley Heights, PA
Grantham, Lincolnshire, UK
If I didn't list you, I would recommend e-mailing me at Richie3Jack@yahoo.com. If you would like to give me some suggestions, please e-mail me as well.
I am looking for actual golf swing instructors who get paid for lessons.