Certified Putting Instructor Newsletter March 2021

Welcome to the Frankly Academies Inaugural CPI Newsletter, designed to be informative and helpful to those who have taken and those who want to take advantage of the Certified Putting Instructor (CPI) online course.

Now with more than 350 CPIs – and growing rapidly — in 28 countries worldwide the CPI course has been accepted by eight PGAs for ongoing education to fill the void in their formal PGA curriculum.

Recognizing that Putting is ≈45% of our score and a microcosm of the game itself, professional instructors have now focused their attention on this very important part of the game, not only to help their own putting but more importantly help them become better teachers utilizing the club’s existing infrastructure. Everyone can putt better and every course has a practice putting green.

Enjoy this CPI newsletter where we will share some of the many success stories of CPI’s and how they have benefitted from their certification and become experts in putting instruction. Please let us know if there is anything you would like us to cover about the CPI Course in upcoming editions.

As ever

Frank and Valerie

Co-founders of Frankly Golf & Frankly Academies  


CPI Success Stories

Discovering the Science of Putting Through the CPI Course

“I haven’t been through anything like the CPI Course before. In PGA education there was more on the complete swing but not a lot of putting or the science of putting”

Larry Hadden, PGA Professional, Shawnee Golf and Country Club, Kansas, USA

CPI Spellman Leads the Way in Putting Instruction in New Mexico

“I know that all my students will benefit from the knowledge I have to pass onto them…and loved the distinct instructions on putter fitting”

Holly Spellman, LPGA Professional, Marty Sanchez Links de Santa Fe Golf Course, New Mexico, USA

Congratulations to CPI’s Around the World….

Sarah Bennett: The PGA (Great Britain and Ireland) recently announced that Sarah would become PGA Captain in 2022, only the second woman in PGA history to Captain the PGA. We are so proud of you Sarah, and wish you all the best in the months ahead! Read Sarah’s CPI story here.

Lee Sakugawa: Recently awarded the 2020 PGA Aloha Youth Development Player Award on top of receiving their 2019 PGA Aloha Teacher of the Year. Well done to Lee who is doing great things in beautiful Hawaii! Click here to read about Lee’s CPI Course experience.

Derek James: The PGA of South Africa recently awarded Derek the coveted Otway Hayes PGA Club Pro of the Year Award for the third time! Derek is one of South Africa’s top teachers and you can watch our video to learn more about how the CPI Course helped his teaching and his club by clicking here.

Derek and his wife Sheena, who are a fabulous team at Southbroom Golf Club are pictured here with the trophy.

Updated CPI Marketing Materials Available Soon!

To help you get started in the upcoming season and promote your business, revised and updated marketing posters in the Ideas for Your Business section of the course will be available to CPI’s. We will announce the availability next month in the newsletter.

CPI World Map: Make Your Mark

When you qualify as a CPI, you are listed on our CPI Map which we promote on our social media channels and to our Frankly Friends so they can find PGA professionals in their area that have become qualified. If you are a CPI, please check the map to make sure your current location is correctly listed.

Click here to view map.

Discover More About the CPI Course

Watch this CPI Orientation video from Frank and Valerie to discover more about the CPI Course, what you will learn and how you can use your qualification!