KMgolf is the latest endeavor of PGA Professional, Kelly M. Hall. Based at Independence Golf Club in Midlothian Virginia, Kelly holds the position of Director of Instruction.
As Director of Instruction, he focuses on two very important arenas in the golf business.
The main emphasis for KMgolf is instruction, as that is the aspect of being a golf professional that drew Kelly into this career. Helping individuals develop and improve their games through instruction and education about the game is very rewarding. Instruction is offered in individual and group settings and covers more than just the traditional swing analysis. Course management (deciding what shots to hit and the strategy of playing a particular hole), rules and etiquette, equipment evaluations and TPI Biomechanical Screens are all part of the program for KMgolf.
Additionally, he hopes to grow the game and develop new players by offering non traditional and entertaining tournaments, clinics and events, where FUN is the focus and golf is the avenue to get there.
Independence is a fantastic property that Kelly is happy to call home. What better environment is there to improve in than their expansive practice facility?? With grass surfaces available year round on their two sided range, three putting greens, chipping and bunker area, the 9 hole Bon Secours Mentor course AND the INDOOR LEARNING CENTER, you can practice ANY aspect of your game that needs attention, ANY TIME of the year.
Founder and President
A Class "A" Professional for over 20 years, Kelly has spent time in Pennsylvania, New York, Virginia and Florida during his career. He has worked at public, resort and private facilities, giving him a wealth of experience and knowledge due to the differences of each type of property and location. He brings the best of those experiences to Independence along with fresh ideas for where the game is going in the future.
A Pennsylvania native, Kelly began his golf life playing around the yard to homemade "greens" with only a 9 iron. His first job was at the local public course in the bag room cleaning clubs and carts. Were it not for John Kulhamer, his first pro and boss, he would not be a pro today. Fast forward over 30 years and you can now see the culmination of a love of the game, a desire to help others and a wealth of experience in one glance of his eyes. 25 plus years of teaching have made those eyes keen and taught him a lot about how people learn. But today’s golf industry is much different than those early days, so to be relevant, you have to evolve with your clients. Kelly has stayed current with today's industry and offers video analysis, non-traditional learning environments and on course evaluations.
When asked about the student/teacher relationship, he responded:
“Find an instructor who is truly interested in helping you reach your goals, whatever they may be, and not one who is only interested in showing you how much they know about the swing. The art of teaching revolves around knowing what information your student really needs to hear to improve and reach their goals. There is nothing more rewarding than seeing the excitement students get when they see the result they have been working towards knowing that I have helped them reach that goal.”
He is also a Titleist Performance Institute Certified Instructor. The TPI Certification program is an evidence based, educational pathway designed to teach industry professionals how to increase player performance through a deep understanding of how the body functions during the golf swing. This concept is called the Body-Swing Connection™. For more information on the Body Swing Connection and TPI's philosophy, follow this link