Josh Bernheim introduced Josh Koch who serves as a Regional director of instruction for the 5SK Training system by Medicus Golf. He began working for the company in 2013 after graduating from the University of Central Florida with a business degree in marketing. Josh manages the different social media accounts. Born and raised in Medina, Ohio, Josh competes in various professional tournaments with the aspiration of 1 day competing on the biggest stage in the world, The PGA Tour.
In the early 90’s, Josh’s father Bob Koch was in his early 30’s playing professional golf and he was struggling. He took a golf lesson during which the teacher revealed a mechanical error that he needed to fix if he wanted to take his game to the next level. That was a time when the idea of a training aid didn’t really exist. Bob took to his father’s tool shop with the determination to build something that would help him fix his golf swing. He began practicing with it and right away he saw immediate success. It was at this point that he realized this device could not only help him but it could help everyone playing the game of golf. The Medicus club and company was born! The name Medicus comes from Latin and is a term meaning “He who heals”. The idea is that the Medicus will heal your golf swing.
To date the Medicus has been the longest running infomercial and the longest lasting training aid to serve the golf industry. Over the years different training aids were introduced within the line to indentify, diagnose, and ultimately fix the different flaws found amongst golfers.
The golf industry evolved. Every week there was a new training aid or a new teaching guru proclaiming to have the secret. Golf used to be a simplified sport and now there was a lot of confusion of what to believe.
Bob’s vision from the beginning was to create a brand with the purpose of helping golfers get better. He and his team set out to clarify what was really important and what the best players in the world all have in common. What are the real fundamentals a golfer needs to be successful? Josh used the comparison of Tiger Woods who has an orthodox golf swing and Jim Furyk who has a golf swing that’s like a roller coaster, all over the place. Yet, both have earned over 75 million in their careers!
Research showed that even though the overall geometry might vary in the golf swing, there were some commonalities almost every great golf swing had in common. It was determined there are 5 keys that would have you playing better golf in a short amount of time. These commonalities are what eventually lead to the foundation of the 5 Simple Keys teaching system by Medicus Golf.
Key #1 Steady head throughout the swing
Key # 2 Weight forward at impact
Key #3 Inline Impact
Key #4 Sweetspot Path
Key #5 Clubface Control
The two main components of a swing are contact and ball fight. Keys #1, 2, and 3, contribute to the contact portion and keys #4 and 5 contribute to the ball flights portion.
There are training aids to help with the mastering of each key.
The Steady head helps you work on key #1 – it sticks in the ground with the ball under the black dot and you focus on keeping the black dot in your vision over the golf ball throughout the swing
The Crush it for key #2– place it under your lead foot and focus on getting your weight to crush the ball in the downswing with the weight forward
The Flat Left Wrist Club for key #3 – it focuses on getting the shaft angle to lean forward to get the proper impact position
There are two aids for key #4 the Vision Track and Shot Shaper – these help you understand the path the club head needs to travel on the downswing
The Medicus club is for key #5 – it trains you to control the face of the club
Medicus Golf is about providing golfers with resources to get better and have more fun with the game
With a network of over 55 teaching pros throughout the country. Medicus has set out to create a system along with resources for golfers to utilize to get better in the fastest way.
When asked about the future of golf Josh mentioned that the game really needs someone like a Tiger Woods to bring back the excitement to the PGA Tour. Rory McIlroy brought some of that enthusiasm back when he was on a roll this year! Who will the next standout be?
Ready, Set, Golf!