Sep 30, 2020. The Science&Motion Academy will conduct the next SAM PuttLab Putting Instructor online seminars on January 11-13, 2021. You can order your tickets here.

The SAM Putting Instructor certification program of the SAM Academy is the most comprehensive scientific approach to putting ever developed. Since 2012, more than 1.000 certifications have been successfully completed.
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The 3 certification levels cover the complete range from the physics of putting, measurement and analysis with SAM PuttLab, the PGA Tour data base, the 6 fundamental aspects of putting, putter fitting or green reading. Also included are practical aspects of putting instruction and corresponding training concepts. The Level 3 certification will educate you to become a movement expert, and is covering the science of putting, the general science of motor learning, and diagnosis and treatment of Yips.

Certified SAM putting Instructors will receive a document and will be listed on the SAM web page.

SAM Putting Instructor Level 1 certification

Monday, 11th of January 2021
8AM to 12AM CST (Central Standard Time, USA)
3PM to 7PM CET (Central European Time)
Presenter: Dr. Christian Marquardt

SAM Putting Instructor Level 2 certification

Tuesday, 12th of January 2021
8AM to 12AM CST (Central Standard Time, USA)
3PM to 7PM CET (Central European Time)
Presenter: Dr. Christian Marquardt

SAM Putting Instructor Level 3 certification

Wednesday, 13th of January 2021
8AM to 12AM CST (Central Standard Time, USA)
3PM to 7PM CET (Central European Time)
Presenter: Dr. Christian Marquardt

Content of the certification courses

SAM Putting Instructor Certification Level 1 (240 minutes)

Understanding how Tour Pros Putt (The 6 fundamental aspects of putting)

The certification Level1 seminar introduces into the concept of the 6 fundamental aspects of putting. The attendees will receive in depth “hands on” training in the use of SAM PuttLab for measuring and analysing putting, including interpretation of the results reports and the use of putting performance profiles to tailor subsequent training sessions. The seminar will also present a step by step putter fitting protocol.

The objectives of the SAM Level1 certification seminar are amongst others:

  • Data evaluation and example measurement
  • SAM Tour data statistics
  • The 6 fundamentals of putting
  • Basics of PuttLab training
  • Basic Putter Fitting

If you want to learn all about SAM putting analysis and putter fitting, then sign up to become a certified SAM putting instructor Level1.

Who should participate? Instructors, Coaches and Club Fitters.

Net price: US$ 350.00

SAM Putting Instructor Certification Level 2 (240 minutes)

Professional Putt Training with SAM PuttLab

The certification Level2 seminar educates you in the use of SAM PuttLab to conduct professional putting lessons. The seminar starts with discussing the motor sequence in putting and presents a deterministic model discribing all functional aspects of a putting stroke. The training concept of the SAM Academy condenses the information and introduces the hierarchy of movement to identify the relevant aspects to work on with your student. Further topics are the order of correction, the role of technique and consistency, communication with the student as well as the use of training aids. The seminar closes with presenting new concepts for green reading. 

The objectives of the SAM Level2 certification seminar are amongst others:

  • A framework for successful putting
  • SAM trainings concept
  • Professional putting lessons
  • Faults & fixes
  • Green Reading

If you want to become the very best at professional putting instruction, then sign up to become a certified SAM putting instructor Level2.

Who should participate? Instructors, Coaches and Club Fitters. PGA members are eligible to receive 3 continuing education credits for attending a certification Level2 session.

To participate in this level you need to have passed level 1.

Net price: US$ 350.00

SAM Putting Instructor Certification Level 3 (240 minutes)

The science of motor learning and control

The certification Level3 seminar educates you on the science of motor learning and motor control. We start with discussing the crucial role of consistency for putt performance. Then we will present recent models of motor planning and human movement control and discuss their significance for teaching and learning movement. In this context, reasearch studies on the role of critical factors involved in Golf training are presented. All this information on brain function and motor control is not limited to putting or Golf, it is underlying all kinds of human movement learning. The seminar closes with briefly discussing „task specific“ movement problems in sports such as Yips and presenting a specific training aproach.  

The objectives of the SAM Level2 certification seminar are amongst others:

  • Putt Performance and Consistency
  • The Science of motor learning and motor control
  • Research studies on motor learning
  • Research studies on the role of feedback
  • Yips analysis and interventions

If you want to become the very best at professional putting instruction, then sign up to become a certified SAM putting instructor Level2.

Who should participate? Instructors, Coaches and Researchers. PGA members are eligible to receive 3 continuing education credits for attending a certification Level2 session.

To participate in this level you need to have passed level 1 and level 2.

Net price: US$ 450.00

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