SwingU, the golf technology and media company, announced today that Jason Sutton, the Director of Instruction at the prestigious Carmel Country Club in Charlotte, North Carolina and SwingU Master Faculty member, has launched The Golf Guru instruction & training app through SwingU Academies.
Sutton is a Golf Magazine Top-100 Teacher and ranked the #1 golf instructor in North Carolina by Golf Digest. Nicknamed “The Golf Guru” early in his career, Sutton has been teaching and coaching golf for 26 years, including 12 years at The Dana Rader Golf School (now the Ballantyne Golf Academy), which is consistently rated among the top-25 golf schools in the U.S. by Golf Magazine. Sutton is currently the Director of Instruction at the prestigious Carmel Country Club in Charlotte, North Carolina. In addition, his podcast, “The Golf Guru Show,” invites top teachers and coaches to share their lessons in success across golf, life and personal development.
For $99 per month or $999 per year, Sutton’s The Golf Guru app will provide students with an engaging, academy-like experience, including a student- and staff-generated content feed; a student swing locker for filming & saving swings; a VOD library of drills & lessons; and 1-on-1 communication, allowing for swing analysis, prescriptive drills and regular touch points. Due to the integration of SwingU’s top-rated GPS & scorecard app, Jason will be able to immediately analyze students’ rounds, stats and on-the-course performance when students use SwingU on the course.
Sutton works with professional golfers on the Web.com, Latin American, Mackenzie and G-Pro Tours, as well as several top amateurs, college players and elite juniors. He also hosts his Guru Teaching workshops and seminars for golf coaches and teachers looking to grow professionally. As a writer for Golf Magazine and Golf.com and a former contributor for Golf Illustrated Magazine, Sutton also has published articles for travelgolf.com, golfinstruction.com, Metrolina Golf Magazine, Pub Links Golf Magazine, Triad Golf Today and The Turn Magazine.
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. SwingU has developed a reputation for premier golf app development, derived from the success of its top-rated GPS, scorecard, stats and instruction app and over 1 million monthly active users worldwide.
Managing Editor, SwingU