Nicklaus Academies Launches Instruction App

SwingU, the golf technology and media company, announced today that Nicklaus Academies has launched the Jack Nicklaus Academy of Golf app in partnership with SwingU Academies.

Nicklaus Academies provides a turn-key golf academy solution that brings together the finest in instruction; integrated technologies; physical and mental evaluations, conditioning and training; all combined with the playing philosophy of the greatest golfer of all time. The most comprehensive learning curriculum in the world has been developed by Mike Malaska, World-Wide Director of Instruction for Nicklaus Academies and the 2011 PGA National Teacher of the Year. From goal setting and fitness and equipment assessments, to swing analysis, mental evaluation and course strategies, to tips & drills for full-swing and short-game situations, the Nicklaus Academy program is the most complete teaching system in the world.

The Jack Nicklaus Academy of Golf app will provide students with an engaging, academy-like experience, including a content forum where both students and Nicklaus Academies Certified Instructors can share video, stories and interact on everything in golf; a student swing locker for filming & saving swings; and a video on demand library of drills & lessons. With the integration of SwingU’s top-rated GPS & scorecard app, Nicklaus Academies instructors will be able to immediately analyze students’ rounds, stats and on-the-course performance when students use SwingU on the course.

“The new Jack Nicklaus Academy App will be a great tool for our students and instructors from around the world,” said Ted Simons, Executive VP/COO for Nicklaus Academies World-Wide. “By providing this platform to all of our students and instructors, they can record their own personal content, which will allow for better communication between the instructor and their students. The ability to easily add content and respond to our student’s specific swing issues and questions will keep the App fresh and our students engaged in getting better.”

About Nicklaus Academies

Nicklaus Academies is the world-wide licensee for golf instruction for Nicklaus Companies, the global company founded by Mr. Jack Nicklaus. Nicklaus Academies are in operation in the US, Mexico, Brazil, Spain, Japan, South Korea and China, and Vietnam. Each Nicklaus Academy location and facility are unique based on the individual market, however, each Academy and their Certified Instructors teach the same proven Nicklaus Academy philosophy.

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 all of its platforms. SwingU Academies is a division of SwingU that provides teachers, academies and clubs with personalized, branded instruction & training apps, allowing coaching clients to grow in-person lesson revenue and build an online academy-like environment, driving both engagement and business development between students and staff.

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