Learn and Engage

The main stage is a hub of activity throughout the weekend, featuring interactive swing seminars from area pros, new product demos, interviews with golf industry experts, junior golf presentations and more than 100 prize giveaways!

The 2022 Main Stage

Friday

Jim Heatherman FIT Muscle and Joint Clinic
12:45 p.m.
Tips to prevent golf related injuries
On-course 5 minute warm-up and mobility work and the assessment, prevention, and management of golf related injuries utilizing TPI movement screening and K-vest motion capture technology.

Alison Thietje Mind 2 Motion
2:15 p.m.
Body Movement Laws! The Future of Golf Instruction!
Is that one nagging swing fault still there and nothing works? Are injury, aches, and pain hurting your swing? Has age taken a toll on your swing and handicap? Do you lack confidence in your game and can't take it to the next level? If yes, DON'T MISS THIS PRESENTATION! The recent discovery of Body Movement Laws is the most significant and most potent disruptive innovation the industry has ever seen. Learn how the NEW Body Movement Laws have simplified the golf swing by 80%, and proven scientifically to be the most significant swing discovery we've ever seen.

Saturday

Tony Blake First Tee of Kansas City
11 a.m.
First Tee program and instruction changes.
The difference from First Tee in the past and what it is evolving into.
First Tee moving forward:
• Highly skilled instruction
• Modernized program sessions
• Golf skill progression
• Open play competition
• Benefits of being in First Tee

Kelly Harrick StretchZone Kansas City
12:00 p.m.
Join the Stretch Zone Kansas City team to learn more about how our specialized practitioner assisted stretching can improve your golf game.
Golf requires flexibility. Let the experts at Stretch Zone help improve your hip and back rotation, your shoulder motion and of course, your tight hamstrings! Improving your flexibility will add movement and rotation to your swing.

David A. Brinker World Long Drive Champion, Hirzl Golf
1:30 p.m.
Your power swing...hitting it further and straighter.
Unlock the power in your swing to hit the ball 10; 20; 30 yards farther with each and every club.

Sunday

David A. Brinker World Long Drive Champion, Hirzl Golf
12:30 p.m.
Your power swing...hitting it further and straighter.
Unlock the power in your swing to hit the ball 10; 20; 30 yards farther with each and every club.

Todd Stice Central Links
2:30
Rules of Golf Q&A with Central Links
The Rules of Golf Explained. Join the Rules Expert, Todd Stice, in a deep dive of the most common Rules of Golf. Bring your questions!

Speaker Biographies

Tony Blake First Tee of Kansas City
A former Div 1 Assistant & NAIA Head Coach. He’s coached 35 All Conference Players. 26 Team titles. 6 Conference Player Of The Year. 20 Individual Medalists. 5 Conference Team Championships. 5 Individual Conference Medalists. 5 NCAA Appearances. 1 NAIA Appearance. He’s an accomplished leader in Coaching and Sports Business with 14+ years of dedicated experience motivating high performance teams and driving progress within diverse programs from club level to the professional platform. Achieved consistent growth and overall team development in highly competitive conferences with players earning athletic and academic recognition at regional and national levels.

David A. Brinker World Long Drive Champion, Hirzl Golf
David has been a long drive competitor for the past 18 years.  His long drive journey began in 2004 at the Long Drivers of America tour Qualifying School in Dallas. He began his long drive career at the age of 53.  He captured the interest of seasoned long drivers by earning his LDA tour card on his first attempt.  He recorded the 3rd longest drive of that competition with a distance of 399 yards. In addition, David is a regular at the United States Senior Long Drive Championships. His longest drive in competition is 413 yards.

Todd Stice Central links
Central Links Golf Director of Rules and Competitions (7 years), Former PGA member (20 Years), USGA Certified Rules Expert. Official of: Multiple USGA Championships, Big XII Championship, Chief Rules Officials for all Central Links Events.

Kelly Harrick StretchZone
Owner Kelly Harrick has a 28-year background as a Physical Therapist. Her passion for wellness is combined with her drive for business to bring Stretch Zone to the forefront in Kansas City. She has a team of 40+ in 5 Kansas City locations who also hold a wealth of education, knowledge, and passion to change lives through practitioner assisted stretching.

Jim Heatherman F.I.T Muscle and Joint
Jim is a sports medicine focused chiropractor at F.I.T. Muscle & Joint Clinic with a passion for helping patients improve function through utilizing manual therapy, joint mobility, and active rehabilitation. He is currently working through TPI Level 2 Medical Certification to help golfers understand why they experience pain during their golf game and design rehabilitation programs specific to their goals.

Alison Thietje Mind 2 Motion
Alison Thietje is the founder & leading expert in body movement laws for the golf swing. After 26 years and 40,000 hours of experience, she has scientifically simplified our understanding of the golf swing by 80%, so everyone can create world-class swings.