SwingU, the golf technology and media company, announced today that short game specialist, Stan Utley, has joined the company’s Master Faculty.
Utley is believed by many industry experts to be the best short game instructor in the world. His list of current and former students on the PGA, Web.com, Champions and LPGA Tours includes Jay Haas, Sergio Garcia, Joaquin Neiman, Scott Langley, Kevin Streelman and Bill Haas. Former students include Scott Piercy, Paige Mackenzie, Amanda Blumenherst, Darren Clarke, Brandt Jobe, Rocco Mediate, Alex Noran, Inbee Park, Paul McGinley and many more. Utley also has written four instructional books – The Art of the Swing, The Art of Putting, The Art of the Short Game and The Art of Scoring.
“Joining the SwingU Master Faculty is a great opportunity for me to help golfers of all backgrounds improve their short game,” said Utley. “I’ve gathered a lot of information through my personal experiences teaching and playing, and I’m thrilled to be able to leverage SwingU’s technology and marketing expertise to communicate this knowledge to their large, engaged audience of golfers.”
Ranked #25 on Golf Digest’s 2017-18 “50 Best Teachers in America” list, Utley began his career as a successful tour player. Utley initially turned pro in 1984 and won the 1989 Chattanooga Classic on the PGA Tour. He holds the PGA Tour record for fewest putts in nine holes, with six at the 2002 Air Canada Championship. Utley also competed on the Web.com Tour, earning three victories – the 1993 NIKE Cleveland Open, the 1995 NIKE Louisiana Open and NIKE Miami Valley Open.
“Stan is one of the most respected short-game teachers in golf, and he’s a fantastic addition to our team,” said Charles Cox, CEO of SwingU. “Stan’s logical, step-by-step system, as well as his relatable, comfortable style make his instruction enjoyable for any level of golfer. I’m excited to offer our audience access to his instruction and great knowledge of the game.”
SwingU offers the industry’s easiest-to-use GPS, scorecard, statistics and instruction app and publishes daily content to golfers via the SwingU Clubhouse e-newsletter and website. In addition, SwingU provides advertising and direct-to-consumer solutions through SwingU Marketing and third-party app development through SwingU Academies. SwingU has grown to 4.5 million app users worldwide, building a best-in-golf reputation for on-the-course GPS & scorecard functionality and the most comprehensive golf instruction & coaching features in the world.
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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