Mark Blackburn Joins SwingU Coach As Client & Brand Ambassador

HARTFORD – SwingU, the golf technology and media company, announced today that Mark Blackburn, the award-winning CEO of Blackburn Golf Academy and the Director of Instruction at Greystone Golf & Country Club in Birmingham, Ala., has signed to be a SwingU Coach client and brand ambassador.

Mark has been recognized by several authorities as one of the top golf instructors in the world, including being named the 2020 National PGA Teacher & Coach of the Year as well as Golf Digest’s Best Teacher in Alabama. He has been recognized as the Alabama NW Florida Section PGA Teacher of The Year in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2015 and a finalist for the National PGA Teacher & Coach of the Year in 2010-2014 and 2016.

Mark and the rest of the Blackburn Golf Academy will aid individual excellence and elite performance in all students through the advanced statistical reporting provided by SwingU Coach.

With over 50 years of teaching and coaching experience, the Blackburn Golf Team comprises a dynamic group of coaches. Whether it’s a beginner member, aspiring junior or PGA Tour player, the Blackburn Golf Academy’s goal is for the individual to maximize their limitless potential and in so doing improve their golf performance.

SwingU Coach is the ultimate coaching & statistics platform. Designed with both teams & academies in mind, SwingU Coach features a Coach Portal, which delivers advanced statistical reporting for an entire roster. The portal puts an emphasis on Strokes Gained Analytics to identify each player’s strengths & weaknesses, which leads to more effective coaching by using informed decisions to design effective practices, drive line-up decisions and encourage overall team success.

Within the platform, coaches & instructors will use the Performance Module to identify program leaders in each statistical category. They will also be able to access Individual Student Analysis to dive deeper into a specific student’s stats, allowing coaches & instructors to analyze & filter player stats at an aggregate and round-by-round level.

Coaches & instructors will be delivered the data via the SwingU App’s best-in-class game-improvement platform, SwingU Premium. Each player will input their stats into SwingU’s easy-to-use strokes gained system, which automatically logs & populates their scores & stats to the Coach Portal.

About SwingU
Headquartered in Hartford, Connecticut, SwingU is a sports technology and media company focused on golf game improvement. The company owns and operates the top-rated golf game-improvement app across GPS, scorecard, statistics and instruction. SwingU Clubhouse publishes an email newsletter reaching hundreds of thousands of golfers daily. Lastly, SwingU Coach offers the ultimate coaching & statistics platform for both golf teams and academies. For more company information, please visit

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