Golf News for Wednesday, January 9, 2013 | Events

SeeMore Putter Institute instructors at 2013 PGA Merchandise Show

FRANKLIN, Tenn. -- SeeMore has launched the SeeMore Putting system to golfers in the form of introducing the SeeMore Putter Institute (SPi), where golfers and instructors will be able to come together in person and online to share these fundamental ideas about how to improve putting performance.

Pat O'Brien will be attending and conducting by appointment clinics all day Thursday and Friday, for SPi and prospective SPi instructors. Please call SeeMore to inquire - 800-985-8170. O'Brien is PGA Tour Ambassador who has had his students win over 10 times on the PGA Tour using SeeMore putters, including the 2007 Masters.

Also SeeMore PGA Tour Instructor Ted Gallina will be conducting clinics, as well as SeeMore Lead SPI instructor John Higgins. Clinics will be scheduled throughout the show, as well as the demo day.

SPi is a learning system based on the simple fundamentals of finding the proper grip, alignment, stance, and posture. This allows for a natural, free, and simple putting stroke on each and every putt. It is based on the technology built into the SeeMore putter itself, and on the refined teachings of SeeMore Global Ambassador Pat O'Brien - putting instructor to Zach Johnson, and many other top PGA Tour and developing players. O'Brien has been teaching the SeeMore System around the world for more than 12 years, ever since he watched his good friend, the late Payne Stewart benefit from the SeeMore putting system to win 1999 US Open and lead the tour in putting statistics that year.

O'Brien set out to train the next generation of young players to become better putters through the use of this system, which he saw would benefit players of all levels. Back in 2001, O'Brien started working with Zach Johnson and Vaughn Taylor who have become widely known as 2 of the best putters on tour, with a Major Championship, 11 PGA Tour Victories, over $35 million in earnings, and numerous Ryder Cup and President's Cup appearances between them.

The SPi program teacher and fitter certification program is managed day to day by PGA member Ted Gallina, SeeMore's Director of Instruction and Tour training. Becoming SPi Certified will help golf teachers formulate a complete teaching plan to help their existing students and recruit new students to become great putters using the SeeMore system that has won 2 Major Championships and set numerous putting records on the PGA Tour. It is a complete game plan, which will give any golf instructor a new level of confidence in the proper teaching and fitting involved in putting instruction. Becoming certified to teach the system initially consists of online training, but also includes personal coaching. Ted can be reached directly at the following email addresses: or

SPi has levels of certifications based on knowledge of the SeeMore system. We are proud to announce our new 2013 class for the Silver Level of Certification. Silver Certification status is based on: # of putting lessons, holding of clinics and demo days, supply information for SPi forum and blog, increase of SeeMore putter models, # of putters sold and has become a leader within SPi.

2013 Silver Certification Instructors
Jim Hauman - Parks Ridge Country Club - Park Ridge, IL
Tim Stundis - Tim Stundis Golf Academy - North Attleborough, MA
Dave Taylor - The Putting Clinic - Pasadena, MD
Mike Weirich - Wolf Hollow Golf Club - Labadie, MO
Andrew Levy - Plainfield West 9 Golf Center - Edison, NJ
Frank Hesson - Indian Spring Country Club - Marlton , NJ
Bob Simms - St. John Fisher College - Rochester, NY
Don Johnson - The Territory Golf & Country Club - Duncan, OK
Pat Akins - Mountain View Golf Club - Boring, OR
Andy Miller - Berkshire Country Club - Reading, PA
Ben Elias - Golf Outlet/Fore! Milwaukee - Milwaukee, WI

Did you know? 40% of strokes during a round of golf are used by a putter but only 6% of lessons are given yearly in this area? SeeMore identified that instructors have opportunities to learn how to be an expert instruction with the full swing, but many top instructors are not equipped with the tools and methods for properly teaching putting. The SeeMore Putter Institute (SPi) fills the gap and provides the answers on putters and everything related to putting.

SPi instructors have seen their lesson revenue increase by 75% and SeeMore putter sells increased by 65%.

RST Technology
SeeMore's patented RST, known by a visible gun sight on the top line, allows the golfer to set up the putter perfectly each and every time in relation to the intended target line. This is accomplished by lining up the black bottom portion of the shaft between two white lines and covering a signature red dot on the
heel of the top line. The process is like locking radar onto a target. The two parallel white sight lines frame the shaft and serve as an indicator that the golfer is in perfect position to make a consistent and reliable stroke.

You can begin your SPi Certification online at or start the process at the 2013 PGA Merchandise Show. SeeMore will be offering 30-minute "quick certification" sessions at booth 707. To schedule an appointment for your certifications, please email

SeeMore Facts
SeeMore originally became recognized when Payne Stewart won the 1999 U.S. Open playing a SeeMore putter in the greatest final round putting performance in US Open History. The brand was re-launched in 2007, and immediately regained worldwide prominence as Zach Johnson used a SeeMore FGP to win the 2007 Masters.

SeeMore's website at and has many new features about SeeMore's remarkable legacy, technology, and tour success. SeeMore putters are custom
made in Franklin, TN.

Jim Grundberg/Ted Gallina
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