Short answer - No! I didn't take Bertholy,Clearkey and a little Hazeldine and put it into my own words.
Long answer - I would say The Blueprint is a synergy of my application of Bertholy and Clearkey concepts (I dont have any of Hazeldines material, so I cannot speak to that). I have long been an advocate of first Bertholy, and then Clearkey since I learned of them here in this forum. The Blueprint is my attempt to help golfers get the most out of both, using a straight forward, simple process that will literally empower them to build a swing they will never forget. Carey Mumford, CEO of Clearkey golf probably says it better than I just did (from the forward to The Blueprint):
" Having known Kevin for only about 6 years, that's been enough to see that he embraces, in the pages that follow, what he sees, comprehends, believes and can validate. We first met on the internet, but then he came down from Ohio to Tennessee to get a first hand, up close and personal, look at my extensively researched approach to the mental game. It was a short trip for him to see ways he could really improve his game through his belief in Paul Bertholy's approach to the physical game coupled with how my clearkeygolf process fully accommodate the creation and management of an integrated game.
It was not long for Kevin, before the person that lives inside everyman, captured his full, individual attention and impounded his energy and passion into journaling what he found. That became the book you are looking at right now.
Personally, I am pleased that he found it essential to include what I had discovered and confirmed over the past 30 years to accompany what he has gained from Bertholy, but more pleased that he immediately understood the importance of integrating both body and mind into his presentation of "building a game you will never forget." That is literal, not figurative. Should you commit to the course he has described, forgetting is not an option.
Carey Mumford read the complete manuscript prior to release and gave me permission to use clearkey terms and concepts as I saw fit as long as I gave full credit to the body of his clearkey work. And as I have mentioned elsewhere, I was also encouraged by several to contact Doug Ferreri prior to release as an additional precaution. Dougs initial response was that the book may violate the intellectual property rights of Bertholy, which Doug now owns. I wrote him back detailing the many ways my presentation of the exercises and text differed with Bertholy and GSC 101. I sent him the complete text and photos of the first exercise for him to ascertain if my presentation copied Bertholy and GSC 101. After he received these, he assured me that it wasnt a problem and wished me the best.
Having said all that, there ARE some similarities between my exercises and Bertholys, and my explanation of clearkey concepts and technique. Why wouldnt there be? Its what I use, its what I do, and what I find to be the best for my students. But the overall scope, content, and presentation of how to go about Building a swing youll never forget is totally unique and, the only book of its kind currently available that integrates solid swing mechanics along with a precise mental approach into one cohesive method.
It should also be noted that more than a few of my customers are either owners of GSC 101 or Dr. Mumfords Double Connexion, and in some cases both books. It is particularly pleasing to me to hear from these readers who write that they are sticking with the exercises, or that they are once again using clearkey, or that the book is a simple application of Bertholy and Clearkey principles. The fact that we have more than a few who are actively pursuing a program of swing improvement AND using clearkey AND sticking to it just tickles me pink that and of course the fact that they are realizing improvement.
So, theres your long answer