I started training instructors in 1989 and I began my Brian Manzella Certified Instructor(MCI)program in 2003. I created it to identify and educate talented golf professionals to assist them with their instruction goals. In the last 13 years, I've trained some of the best instructors in the game. When I felt the time was right for a wider reaching audience, the program was opened for all golf professionals in June 2015.
It is very exciting for me to be able to share the great information, knowledge and skills that I have been fortunate to learn and develop over the past 34 years, with lots of assistance from students, friends, teachers, and golf researchers.
The program's main goal is to increase the knowledge and skills of the attending instructor in a fun and interactive format. Real-world golf swing evaluation and improvement of golfers of all levels is the framework for all of the classes.
These classes are offered entirely through distancelearning. Our meetings use ZOOM technology and are live and interactive. They are also recorded and can be watched by the attendees at any time. This will allow completion of the program on any schedule, worldwide. It is not required to view any of the classes live.
20 classes, each 2 hours in length, will be presented once, approximately every two weeks. They will feature cutting-edge information from the Jacobs 3D initiative, Trackman, Gears and my 34 years on the lesson tee.
Each class, starting with the second one, will begin with a review of the previous class. That will allow folks who did not “attend” live to participate and have their questions answered for themselves and the rest of the participants.
The final two classes will focus on the review of the previous 18. All enrollees will be tested and will be certified at the completion of a passing grade on the exam.
The MCI program has 3 levels of instructor training: Level 1 - Certified Instructor Level 2 - Master Instructor Level 3 - Elite Instructor
The cost for each level is $750.
My goal has always been to make this program THE premier program in the industry for learning to teach golf at the highest level.
The 2017 Level 1 Certified Instructor program will begin January 18. The 2017 Level 2 - Master Instructor program for Manzella Certified Instructors will begin on January 19.