‘The Lady Golf Coach’, Kendleshire Golf Club’s Emma Brown recently became a Certified Putting Instructor (CPI) and wants to help more golfers putt better with her new qualification.
“The CPI Course has been a great experience. In the PGA training we learned a lot of long game but I was looking for more short game and putting.
“I liked the layout of the CPI Course and to be able to go through the course piece by piece. The videos were very clear and helpful and were great to recap the text and to be able to see the various elements.”
She also enjoyed the insights provided in the Putter Technology section.
“The putter side was good as well because it gave you a good insight into custom fitting and being able to understand how and why the various putter designs have changed.”
CPI Emma Brown likes to make her lessons fun and help her students
Brown started playing at age 13, through a taster session at her school and went on to represent England at U-18 level. Getting her handicap down to plus 2, she turned pro to play in South Africa on the Nedbank Tour, which was a great experience but she realized after a couple of years that she preferred to help other people with their game and that is when she decided to go through her PGA training and become a full time coach.
“Even though my branding is ‘The Lady Golf Coach’, I teach probably 60% men and 40% women. My clients range from beginners to players who have gone onto golf scholarships in the USA. I enjoy adjusting my information for different levels and really enjoy seeing my students improve.”
Coach to the Wiltshire Girls County Team and also the Gloucestershire Development CAP coaching for girls and boys, Brown draws on her own extensive playing experience and recollections of learning the game to pass on her knowledge.
“Growing up in golf, I loved all the lessons I took. I had good coaches and the lessons were not overly technical. Christine Langford was one of my coaches and she really made everything fun. I enjoyed experimenting and in my own lessons I like to make them fun and help my students with their problems and together find solutions.”
Frank Thomas, founder of Frankly Golf, former longtime USGA Technical Director, inventor of the graphite shaft and the person who introduced the Stimpmeter to the game, said
“Emma obviously loves the game and is able to give back through her coaching. Becoming a CPI has allowed her to expand her knowledge in this very important area, giving her the ability to better help her students have more fun. With this level of passion for teaching she is obviously going to excel.”