I completed Jim Hardy's Level 1 Certification last year in Orlando and recently completed Level 2 at his teaching seminar in Houston. What an amazing program that has allowed me to be a much more effective teacher and coach.
We founded the Plane Truth Instructor Certification Program to be a resource for the Instructor to continuously grow and learn. We believe it to be the most comprehensive and innovative Instructor Certification Program in the game of golf.
Our mission is to provide the clearest, most complete source of organized golf instruction. Based on the paradigm that there are two types of golf swings (1 plane and 2 plane), we provide our instructors with a simple understanding of the mechanics of the swing. Using our ground breaking “+ and –“ Impact System, professionals gain complete knowledge of impact and ball flight allowing instructors to always select the correct swing mechanics that will most positively affect the student’s shot pattern.
Our proven methods make both teaching and learning swing fundamentals and ball flight correction easier and faster than anything else in the game. You will learn both what to teach (information) and how to teach (application). We’ve developed a suite of unparalleled, innovative online tools that are a resource for continuous learning 24/7/365. From the ground breaking Plane Truth Information Matrix to the Plane Truth Case Study Database, we supply the instructor with all the instant supporting information they need to never stop becoming better.
Our goal is to provide an unparalleled set of tools, services, and information to enable each of our instructors to be world class. We never cease in the pursuit of that goal. We never stop learning. We never stop innovating.
- Jim Hardy
In 1979 he left the golf schools and established his own instructional programs in Palm Springs, California and Houston, Texas. Although he taught golfers of every level, he developed a strong clientele of professional golfers, top collegiate players and teachers. In 1982 Jim limited his teaching to seminars, teaching professionals and tour players while he expanded his career to include golf course design, golf course and club development, marketing and operations. To date he has either designed, developed or operated over 60 facilities.
Among his students have been Frank Beard, Dave Stockton, Carol Mann, Donna Caponi, Hollis Stacy, Brad Faxon and Mark O’Meara. He currently teaches PGA Tour professionals Peter Jacobsen, Scott McCarron, Tom Pernice, Bob Tway, Olin Browne, Duffy Waldorf, Jay Delsing, Stan Utley, Don Pooley and Graham Marsh. Among the nationally recognized golf instructors who have studied under Jim are Hank Haney, Mike and Sandy LaBauve, Jim Murphy, Laird Small, Martin Hall, Roger Gunn, Paul Gorman, Chris O'Connell, Krista Dunton, Marty Fleckman, EJ Pfister, Carol Mann and Rick Sellers.
Jim's national and world-wide best selling instructional book, "The Plane Truth for Golfers", published by McGraw-Hill, spring 05, was his first book. Its mission was to present the science that there are two sets of fundamentals that govern all golf swings rather than just one set.