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GolfTEC’s My Pro To Go offers personalized swing analysis, instruction

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In the ever-expanding market for golf improvement apps, one newcomer off to a solid start is My Pro To Go. The video-based mobile app was launched in 2012 by golf instruction provider GolfTEC and the Sports Illustrated Golf Group.

“We felt there was a space for mobile lessons and a mobile app,” said Steve Hockman, who has given more than 10,000 lessons and serves as one of the managers of teaching quality and manager of My Pro To Go at GolfTEC. “We have over 180 centers across the country and across the world and we are not able to reach some golfers who live outside of areas that do not have a GolfTEC so they need and want our instruction, it’s just not feasible to travel to an in-center facility.”

A major appeal of My Pro To Go is that it’s easy to use. After registering for an account, users purchase lesson credits ranging from $39 for a single lesson to $249 for a nine-lesson plan.

Next, video your swing from the front and side using a smartphone or other recording device, upload it to the My Pro To Go app or website and submit your swing video. In about 48 hours, you will receive a personalized expert swing lesson and game-improvement drills on your phone, tablet or home computer from your My Pro To Go coach.

My Pro To Go, with access to thousands of lessons from Golf Magazine and Golf.com and hundreds of PGA professionals through the GolfTEC teaching network, aims to equip players with everything they need to improve.

“I know how gratifying, frustrating, humbling, and enjoyable the game of golf can be and I have the ability to help students reach the enjoyment part faster and easier,” Hockman said. “I certainly do feel that the market for golf-focused apps is on the rise. With the younger generation being so tech savvy and about having what they need and want in the palm of their hand, I see why golf apps will work and be the next wave of instruction.”

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John Lahtinen is a Connecticut-based writer with nearly 20 years of experience involving news, media, communications, higher education, PR and marketing. He has been playing golf forever and is still finding unique ways to ruin a good round. Adding to his confusion, he plays both right- and left-handed.

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  1. Dreg Golf

    Jul 27, 2014 at 3:14 pm

    The ApP BLOWS, there’s no way to set it up and then get in position to film yourself. You need another person— it needs a timer setting. Also, it doesn’t capture enough frames….too blurry.

  2. Tommy

    Jul 25, 2014 at 11:35 pm

    My GolfTec iPhone app simply does 1/2 the things this article says. Very basic. Where is this huge database you speak of? And the app does not exist on my iPad…

  3. Db9

    Jul 25, 2014 at 9:06 pm

    Not true at all. Try recording your swing using the V1 coaching app. You can view it frame by frame, it works surprisingly well.

  4. KB33

    Jul 25, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    Now if we could only have our cellphones capture the frame rate required to analyze our swings…waste of money

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  • Equipment accurate as of the 2020 Honda Classic

Driver: Ping G410 Plus (10.5 degrees at 10 degrees, neutral)
Shaft: Aldila NV 2KXV Green 65 X (ion finish, tipped 1/2 inch)

3-wood: Ping G410 (14.5 degrees)
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Hybrid: Ping G410 (19 degrees at 19.7)
Shaft: Aldila Tour Green Hybrid 85 X (40.5 inches)

Irons: Ping i210 (3-UW)
Shaft: Ping JZ Stiff w/Cushin (hard stepped)

Wedge: Ping Glide Forged (60 degrees)
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Nike Golf has unveiled its new Jordan 5 Low golf shoe – marking the first time the Air Jordan 5 Low has been remade for golf.

The Nike Jordan 5 Low golf shoe contains a primarily white and ‘fire red’ color scheme, with black and translucent accents.

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The shoes contain a lace lock system and feature the Jordan brand’s iconic Jumpman logo on the heel, outsole and tongue of the shoe.

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The shoes, which commemorate the Air Jordan 5‘s 30th Anniversary, also feature a translucent outsole, a reflective tongue, and a black midsole.

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The Air Jordan 5 Low golf shoe will release on February 28th at select retailers and Nike.com and will cost $220.

 

 

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Honma introduces new club fitting experiences: ‘Honma Experience’ and ‘Honma Mobile Experience’

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Honma has launched new club fitting experiences across North America –  ‘Honma Experience’ and ‘Honma Mobile Experience’.

The Honma Mobile Experience is equipped with creatively-designed custom Honma vans and delivers personalized fitting experiences and custom events to private clubs, public properties and driving ranges.

The all-new experience is set to hit 13 new markets including Southern California, Northern California, Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, Texas, New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia and South Florida. Additional mobile markets will be announced in the coming months. 

“Making Honma more accessible to discerning golfers throughout North America with our mobile experience continues to fulfill our mission of bringing premium, unsurpassed equipment to the golfers who value quality and craftsmanship.” – Brad Holder, Honma Vice President, Marketing,

Additionally, Honma Experience fitting destinations have opened recently at Reunion Resort & Golf Club in Orlando, Florida, Ko Olina Golf Club in Oahu, Hawaii; and The Golf Performance Project, Victoria in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

At a Honma Experience, golfers can test a full array of Honma’s hand-crafted heads and shafts, as well as leading third-party OEM shafts during the one-on-one personalized fitting session.

The experience will also include a private hitting space and data from the Foresight GC Quad launch monitor designed to optimize Honma equipment performance. Each fitting will consist of a follow-up email with launch data and equipment recommendations.

Speaking on the new club fitting experiences, Brad Holder, Honma Vice President, Marketing, stated

“We are excited to partner with these premium golf destinations and introduce more golfers to the Honma Way of beautifully-crafted performance. 

Honma is a special brand with a unique story of traditional craftsmanship meeting modern style and performance. Partnering with luxury golf destinations like Reunion, Ko Olina and The Golf Performance Project, Victoria aligns perfectly with our vision of Honma reaching more equipment-savvy golfers.”

Honma Experience and Honma Mobile Experience fittings are available by reservation and range from $150 to $350. Fittings are available to reserve online, through email honmahouse@honmagolf.com or telephone 877-476-4653.

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