Jerry Kelly and his coach, Jim Schuman, competing against each other at Southern Hills
Jerry Kelly has become one of the top players on the PGA Tour Champions, finding his way into contention on practically a weekly basis. The PGA Professional that has helped him get there is Jim Schuman, 57, PGA Director of Instruction at Bluemound Golf & Country Club in Wauwatosa, Wis. This week, Schuman not only is coaching Kelly, but competing against him too, one of 40 Club Professionals who are represented in the 156-man starting field. Schuman was only five holes into his afternoon round when inclement weather suspended play.
“We have really helped each other quite a bit,” Kelly said. “He tends to slow down in some of the tournaments and I'm trying to get him jacked up and understand his game is world class. I mean, he could definitely hang.
“He's got an incredible swing, when he puts that swing into his game, that's when you see it. I mean, he beats me like a drum, day-in and day-out, outside of tournaments. So I know it's there. He works with “swing” with me, and I kind of work on “playing” with him. So we learn a lot from each other.”