Kevin Smeltz Join us on Episode “81” of Breaking Par with Bernard Sheridan
Kevin let’s us in on his discovery of how elite juniors and top players hit the ball so far. How and when they pour on the power all at the same instant to crush the ball for massive distance. If you want to get more out of your drives then this is an episode you won’t want to miss.
Kevin Smeltz has worked with some of the best in the game including Nick Faldo, Nick Price, Ernie Els, and Greg Norman, just to name a few. Although he still works with several professional tour players, Kevin has a passion for training and developing junior golfers.
After graduating from the University of North Florida, where he received All-American Honors, Kevin decided to pursue a career in golf instruction. He trained at the Leadbetter Golf Academy (LGA) and became an LGA Certified Golf Instructor. Kevin served as David Leadbetter’s assistant for a year and a half enabling him to work with a variety of major championship winners. He then accepted a position as the Director of Instruction at the Leadbetter Golf Academy in Japan. After three years abroad, Kevin took a position as the Director of Instruction, as well as the Director of Training and Certification Worldwide, at the LGA World Headquarters in Orlando. In September 2013, he became the Director of Instruction at the International Junior Golf Academy in Hilton Head, S.C.
This past year Kevin became a published author. He has written for numerous publications in Asia, Europe, and the U.S. and has starred in videos for Golf Digest.
While under his instruction, Kevin’s players have won 19 tournaments on the PGA Tour, Champions Tour, and LPGA Tour. Kevin has taught two U.S. Walker Cup team members, two No. 1-ranked college players, a No. 2-ranked college player, and many top-ranked juniors.
Golf Digest’s Top 20 Teachers Under 40 (2007-2009)
Golf Digest’s Best Teachers in Florida (2007-Present)
Golf Digest’s Best Young Teacher (2010)
Golf Magazine’s Top 100 Teachers (2012-Present)