About Kiran D. Kanwar

Kiran D. Kanwar

  • Thirty one years experience as a golf instructor – all skill levels Tour Pros to beginners since 1989
  • Winner of National Championship (India) – 1983
  • LPGA Master Professional with Thesis on golf-related injury – 2018
  • PhD biomechanics & anatomy; MS sports science & nutrition
  • Inventor Minimalist Golf Swing System – world’s only scientific, highly-researched swing system
  • Author of instruction e-book titled ‘DIY (do-it-yourself) GOLF’ – sold on website 2006
  • Author, Teaching Manual, National Initiative for Golf in Schools (NIGS – India).
  • Columnist, Golf Digest India Magazine, 2003 – 2013
  • Golf Writer (13-year column for Mid-Day, India; also articles for every major Indian Publication) since 1985
  • Golf Science Writer/Columnist for Avid Golfer Magazine and some US-based websites – since 2015
Have been an instructor to all skill levels of golfers since 1989 – LPGA Legends Tour, PGA of America Gateway section Golfer of the Year, Long drivers, seniors, women, juniors, beginners.
  • Golf Instructor at Don Knabe Golf Center, Norwalk, CA.
  • Golf Instructor at Golf by George, Denton, TX.
  • Teaching Professional at Oak Brook Golf Club, Edwardsville, Il 
  • Teaching Professional, Sunset Hills Golf Club St Louis, MO
  • Head Professional at Triple A Golf and Tennis Club, St Louis, MO
  • Teaching Professional at four clubs in Mumbai, India since 1989
  • Coach to the United Services’ Club Inter-Club Championship Team 2006
  • Golf Instructor at Peggy Kirk Bell’s Golfari Schools at Pine Needles, NC, USA 1995
  • Designed layout for, and taught golf at, India’s first indoor golf facility at Landmarc Citi, Mumbai 2002
  • Taught golf to local and regional level winners of World Long Drive Championship since 2007
  • Conducted PGA of India’s National Junior Coaching Camp, Pune 2008
  • Golf Professional for First Tee of St Louis and The PGA of America Gateway Section Jr Camps 2006 – 09
  • Summer Internship at American Sports Medicine Institute studying biomechanics of sports injury 2014
  • Mini-study at PGA of America’s Golf Learning and Performance Center 2010
  • Hooters’ Tour demo – A Science-based swing-template improves ball-flight tracked on Doppler radar 2010
  • Golf industry funded research in collaboration with Washington University in St Louis 2007
  • Golf industry funded swing research in collaboration with St Louis Univ., USA 2006
  • Golf Digest Magazine aided research on quick improvement of women’s swings 2004
  • European Congress of Sports Sciences – poster accepted 2003
  • The PGA, The Belfry, U.K. – Conducted 2-week research on a scientifically correct golf swing 1997
  • Types and Causes of Golf Swing-related Injury – a literature review published in the Journal of Athlete Centered Coaching 2019
  • Swing Change for Senior Golfers – published in International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching 2018
  • Golf biomechanics webinar presentation to LPGA Teachers 2015
  • Oral Paper at World Scientific Congress of Golf (WSCG) 2012
  • Symposium (jointly with biomechanists) ‘Science-based Methods Improve Ball Flight (WSCG) 2012
  • Workshop ‘Correct Positioning of Body-Joints to Improve Golf Ball Flight’ (WSCG) 2012
  • Seminar ‘Golf Swing Evolution based on Anatomy’ at ‘Golfer and the DC’ by Motion Palpation Institute 2012
  • Seminar for PGA of America’s Gateway Section ‘Bringing Science to the Golf Swing ‘2011
  • Seminar for Students of MS in Sports Science of Logan Univ.‘Bringing Science to the Golf Swing ‘2011
  • PGA of Asia Second Golf Conference, speaker, “Human Anatomy in the Golf Swing ‘2011
  • PGA of Asia First Golf Conference, speaker, ‘Bringing Science to the Golf Swing ‘2010
  • Workshop for Indian Tour Pros ‘Biomechanics; Physiology; Fitness Principles for Better Ball-Striking ‘2009
  • Exhibited a more effective and scientific golf swing (Booth 1880) at PGA Merchandise Show 2008
  • Conducted LPGA Workshop – ‘How to Analyze and Improve Ball Flight ‘2008
  • Third World Scientific Congress of Golf, St. Andrews, Scotland – 3 research-based posters 1998
  • Second World Scientific Congress of Golf – Oral Paper ‘One Move to Better Ball Flight’1994
  •       Master Professional, The LPGA (Teaching Division)
  •       Invited member Phi Kappa Phi Academic Honors Society
  •       Class A Member and Member Board of Management, The PGA of India                                                                                                                               
  •       Class A Member and Teaching Staff, The National Golf Academy of India                                                                                                                           
  •       Member, Golf Writers’ Association of America                                                                                                                                                                    
  •       Advanced Golf Professional, The PGA, U.K                                                                             1995 – 2016                                                                          
  •       Certified Personal Trainer, American College of Sports Medicine                                            2009 – 2012                                                                  
  •       Certification: Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative Human Subjects Research


Ph.D. in Kinesiology                                                                                                                        2019

Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX                                                                                           GPA 4.0                   

Biomechanics with minor course-work in Structural Anatomy & Rehabilitation Sciences, Sports Coaching


Master of Science in Nutrition & Human Performance                                                             2014

Logan University, St. Louis, MO                                                                                                     GPA 4.0, Summa Cum Laude                                          

Emphasis in Sports Science and Rehabilitation.

Thesis: Intrinsic and Extrinsic Factors Associated with Golf Long-Driving Distances for Long Drivers of USA and Tour Players of India.

 Bachelor of Science                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          St. Xavier’s College, Bombay University, Mumbai, India.                                                           1976                                                 

Physics with a minor in Mathematics

·      First place prize for TWU book-in-commons essay contest for graduate students                            

·      Chancellor’s Student Research Scholarship for “outstanding achievement in research”              

·      Phi Kappa Phi “Love of Learning” TWU Chapter student scholarship for research                        

·      By invitation member national Honor Society Phi Kappa Phi                                               

·      TWU Innovation Week. First Place Scholarship ($500)                                                        

.    Logan STAR Award from Logan University Alumni Association ($500)