While Mr. Weeks has not been involved with the SeeMore Putter Company for the last 6 years, he remained personal friends with owners Jason Pouliot and Jim Grundberg, as well as SeeMore Tour and Instructional Ambassador Pat O'Brien.
Below is a quote from O'Brien (www.patobriengolf.com) on his thoughts of Jim Weeks.
O'Brien (@patobriengolf) tweeted today - "Jim Weeks, the inventor of the SeeMore putter, passed away suddenly yesterday. He gave me my start in this business and was a one of a kind. A grizzled Vietnam vet, Jimmy lost an eye in a freak accident several years ago on the golf course. To recover some perception when he came back, he invented one of the simplest yet greatest products ever in golf. I will miss him dearly. RIP Jimmy
My favorite Jim Weeks story was at an Outback in Iowa in 2000. Jimmy is flirting with a server who discloses she is studying to be an optometrist. Jimmy says "Oh yeah have you ever seen anything like this? " and proceeds to take a fork and stab his fake eye! As I was spitting out my drink, she got weak in the knees but to her credit, she did not go down..."
SeeMore Putter Institute
SeeMore has also recently launched the SeeMore Putting system to golfers in the form of introducing the SeeMore Putter Institute (SPi), where golfers and instructors will be able to come together in person and online to share these fundamental ideas about how to improve putting performance, including the new discussion about belly putters.
SPi is a learning system based on the simple fundamentals of finding proper grip, alignment, stance, and posture that allow a natural, free, and simple putting stroke on each and every putt.
"SeeMore has been working on the roll out of the SPi idea for several years now, and in fact had a soft launch of the program during 2011 with a global team of instructors, where we really ironed this out to be a program that first and foremost worked for the needs of the hundreds of teaching instructors who told us they had a real void when it came to putting instruction," stated Jim Grundberg, SeeMore's CEO. "It is based on the teachings of our key global teaching and tour instructors, and the input of many of the tour players they work with, which have used SeeMore putters and the SeeMore system for years to improve putting performance in practice and in play on all tours."
Becoming SPi Certified will help golf teachers formulate a complete teaching plan to help their existing students and recruit new students to become great putters using the SeeMore system that has won 2 Major Championships and set numerous putting records on the PGA Tour. It is a complete game plan, which will give any golf instructor a new level of confidence in the proper teaching and fitting involved in putting instruction. Becoming certified to teach the system initially consists of online training and personal coaching. For more interest, contact [email protected]
SeeMore's patented RST, known by a visible gun sight on the top line, allows the golfer to set up the putter perfectly each and every time in relation to the intended target line. This is accomplished by lining up the black bottom portion of the shaft between two white lines and covering a signature red dot on the
heel of the top line. The process is like locking radar onto a target. The two parallel white sight lines frame the shaft and serve as an indicator that the golfer is in perfect position to make a consistent and reliable stroke.
SeeMore originally became recognized when Payne Stewart won the 1999 U.S. Open playing a SeeMore putter in the greatest final round putting performance in US Open History. The brand was re-launched in 2007, and immediately regained worldwide prominence as Zach Johnson used a SeeMore FGP to win the 2007 Masters. Pat O'Brien, SeeMore's Putting Ambassador, developed his unique putting philosophy and teaching based on his friendship and observation of Payne Stewart, '99 US Open Championship winner.
O'Brien, putting coach of Masters Champion Zach Johnson and fellow Ryder Cup team member and perennial Tour putting leader Vaughn Taylor, began coaching both Taylor and Johnson as they advanced from the Hooters tour to the Nationwide tour, PGA tour, the Ryder Cup and to the Masters championship in seven years. Their success was based on the strength of consistently good putting. Taylor and Johnson have also both won tour putting titles using SeeMore putters.
In 2011 D.A. Points used a SeeMore putter to win the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. Also in 2011 to two Nationwide tour players used a SeeMore putter to secure a 2012 PGA Tour card. Russell Knox won the Chiquita Classic and Kyle Reifers received the 1st place check from the Nationwide Children's Hospital Invitational. SeeMore's website at www.seemore.com and www.seemoreputtersblog.comhas many new features about SeeMore's remarkable legacy, technology, and tour success. SeeMore putters are custom made in Franklin, TN