Instructor Rick Smith partners with GolfSense

by   |   October 18, 2012
GolfSense Rick Smith

Top golf instructor Rick Smith has partnered with GolfSense, a 3D swing analyzer that attaches to a golfer’s glove and transmit swing data via bluetooth to iOS devices.

Smith will serve as a product advisor and marketing partner for GolfSense, and use the device at his teaching academies, learning centers and in one-on-one lessons.

“After using GolfSense over the summer, I realized just how revolutionary this technology is not only for a golf instructor, but also for a student,” Smith said.  ”GolfSense has the ability to empower the average golfer to capture their swing in a meaningful way, on their own, and receive instant feedback from the GolfSense App. I am also excited about the extensive data that the GolfSense App can capture, some of which has never been captured before, such as hand speed during the swing. GolfSense technology is a game-changer for golf instruction and with the great team behind the product, I had to get involved.”

Smith is known for his work with some of the most accomplished golfers in the world including Phil Mickelson, Lee Janzen, Rocco Mediate, Jack Nicklaus and Greg Norman. He was also recently inducted into the Michigan Golf Hall of Fame. Smith maintains golf academies at both Treetops Resort in Gaylord, Mich., as well as at Tiburon Golf Club in Naples, Fla.

“We’re extremely excited to be partnering with Rick,” said Jason Fass, CEO of Zepp Technology, the parent company of GolfSense. “His coaching philosophy and proven instruction methods are perfectly aligned with our customers and our company. We look forward to a bright future together.”


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One Comment

  1. Dave

    October 18, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    hmmm… guess he did it for the $$ (like most things)!

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