Distinguished PGA Teaching Professional, Shawn Cox, Joins SwingU Academies

SwingU, the golf technology and media company, announced today that Shawn Cox, Director of Golf at The Grand Golf Club in San Diego, CA, has chosen SwingU Academies as his app development and marketing partner.

SwingU Academies is a division of SwingU that provides teachers and academies with personalized, branded instruction & training apps, allowing coaching clients to distribute engaging, lesson revenue-generating apps to their students and patrons. SwingU has developed a reputation for premier golf app development, derived from the success of its top-rated GPS, scorecard, stats and instruction app with 4.5 million app users worldwide.

Cox has been teaching golf for almost 25 years and was named 2018 Southern California PGA Section Golf Professional of the Year. He is host of the 2018 SCPGA Teaching and Coaching Summit, featuring world-class instructors Hank Haney, Mike Bender, Stan Utley and more. He has received the Horton Smith Award from the Southern California PGA in 2016 and the San Diego PGA in 2015. He also was named the San Diego PGA Golf Professional of the Year in 2013, the Southern California PGA Merchandiser of the Year in 2011 and the San Diego PGA Junior Golf Leader of the Year in 2010. He is a former San Diego PGA Chapter President and currently serves on both the Education and Teaching Committee for the Southern California PGA.

SwingU Academies apps provide clients and their students with an engaging, 1-on-1 training experience, including a student swing locker for filming & saving swings, a robust library of drills & lessons, and personalized online coaching & communication, providing prescriptive drills and regular touch points.  Thanks to the integration with SwingU’s top-rated GPS & scorecard app, Shawn’s team will be able to immediately analyze students’ rounds, stats and on-the-course performance when students use SwingU when they play.

“I’m excited to join SwingU Academies and develop my own personalized instruction app,” said Shawn Cox. “Their knowledge and expertise in marketing and app development will allow me to create an engaging community among my students and members, grow in-person lesson revenue and take my business to the next level.”

“We’re thrilled to welcome Shawn to SwingU Academies,” said Charles Cox, CEO of SwingU. “Shawn is a well-known and well-respected golf instructor in the Southern California area, and we look forward to building him an app and marketing platform with which he can engage his members daily, market his abilities as a world-class teacher and build stronger relationships with his students.”

About SwingU

Founded in 2010 and headquartered in Hartford, Connecticut, SwingU is a golf technology and media company.  The company owns and operates top-rated mobile apps: SwingU (GPS, scorecard, statistics & instruction); gottaGolf; and The Golf Tracer (social and ball tracing). SwingU Marketing offers world-class branded content & marketing services, giving advertisers access to SwingU Clubhouse, the most engaged daily golf e-newsletter in the world, as well as more than 1 million monthly active users across its app platforms. SwingU Academies develops customized, world-class apps for instructors and academies. 

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