PROFESSIONAL PUTTING COACH & SPORTS VISION OPTOMETRIST
Dr. Farnsworth authored, SEE IT & SINK IT, HarperCollins, in 1997. His latest book, The Putting Prescription, The Putt Doctor’s Proven Method for a Better Stroke, was chosen one of the “Top 25 All-Time Golf Instruction Books” by a large Internet survey in 2009.
In 2011, he was selected as one of the Top 20, short-game instructors, by an independent group. In 2010, he was selected as one of “The Brightest Minds in Putting,” Golf Magazine’s The Best Putting Instruction Book Ever! Dr. Farnsworth is a Level III, certified AimPoint instructor.
A featured presenter at the 2000 PGA Teaching & Coaching Summit, in the New Orleans Superdome, Dr. Farnsworth becomes the first optometrist to speak at the Summit. He has been a featured instructor on Academy Live and Viewers Forum on The Golf Channel.
He has presented his approach to putting to the Jim McLean Golf School, Nicklaus-Flick Golf School Instructors, Phil Ritson Golf Schools and to the David Ledbetter Junior Academy Instructors. He has presented workshops to the PGA sections of; Minnesota, Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, So. California, SW. Florida, New Jersey, Montana, Idaho, Colorado, Mid-Atlantic, Pacific Northwest Section, Sierra Nevada, Nebraska. In August, 2012, Dr. Farnsworth presented an all-day workshop on putting to the Great Britain & Ireland PGA section at The Belfry, Birmingham, England. Dr. Farnsworth also presented an all-day workshop to members of the Belgium PGA, in Brussels, in August, 2012.
He has conducted clinics on putting and/or concentration to golf and country clubs such as; Medinah, Riviera, Cherry Hills GC, Congressional CC, Manhattan Woods GC, Olympic Club, Pumpkin Ridge, Ocean Reef Golf Club, Wynstone, Pelican Hill, Country Club of the Rockies, Barrington Hills GC, Castle Pines GC, Scarsdale GC, Colonial CC, Golf Club of Tennessee, Friars Head, Nantucket Golf Club, Red Sky Ranch and Sleepy Hollow GC. In 2012, he conducted clinics in the UK, Belgium and Ireland as well as the Royal Navy Golf team.
Has worked with over on 100 LPGA, Senior PGA and PGA players, including Nick Faldo, Brad Faxon, Annika Sorenstam, Bernhard Langer, Y.E. Yang, Steve Elkington, Juli Inkster, Rory McIlroy, Russell Knox, Beth Daniel, Seri Pak, Grace Park, So Yeon Ryu (2011 U.S. Women’s Open winner), David Toms, Jhonattan Vegas, Brian Gay, Scott McCarron, Jamie Lovemark, Carin Koch, Grace Park, Bob Charles, Isao Aoki, Jay Sigel, Chip Beck, J.J. Henry, Tom Purtzer, Steve Lowery, Gary McCord, 82 year-old Jack Fleck (1955 U.S. Open winner) and many others.
Dr. Farnsworth’s work has been mentioned in magazines and periodicals that include; GQ, Sports Illustrated, Golf, Golf Digest, Prevention, Golf for Women and Golf Illustrated, Colorado Golf as well as Golf Tips. In 1999, he was the American Optometric Association Sports Vision Optometrist of the Year. In 2005, Dr. Farnsworth was elected into his Indiana high school Athletic Hall of Fame. In 2016, he became certified as a Blast Motion putting instructor.