SwingU, the golf technology and media company, announced today that Gary Gilchrist, Director of Golf, IJGA- Bishop’s Gate Golf Academy and SwingU Master Faculty member, has launched the Gary Gilchrist Golf app in partnership with SwingU Academies.
Known for his “simple yet effective” teaching approach, Gilchrist has trained hundreds of winners at every level of the game. In a coaching career that spans 25 years, Gilchrist has been responsible for recruiting, training and developing more top-ranked junior golfers than any other coach in the world. While running junior golf academies, Gary has trained many of the games top PGA and LPGA professionals helping these players achieve remarkable success, including 8 major championships, 3 players ascending to #1 World Ranking, a dozen players reaching top-10 world rankings and a bronze medalist in the 2016 Olympic games. To date, Gary’s professional students have a combined 67 wins on the PGA, European, and LPGA Tours.
For $249 per month or $1,999 per year, the Gary Gilchrist Golf app will provide students with an engaging, academy-like experience, including a content forum where both students and Gary will share video, stories and interact on everything in golf; a student swing locker for filming & saving swings; a VOD library of 500+ drills & lessons; and one personalized lesson with Gary per month, allowing for swing analysis, prescriptive drills and regular touchpoints. Due to the integration of SwingU’s top-rated GPS & scorecard app, Gary and his staff will be able to immediately analyze students’ rounds, stats and on-the-course performance when students use SwingU on the course.
Ranked #21 on Golf Digest’s 2017-18 “50 Best Teachers in America” list, Gilchrist began his career as a successful tour player. After playing golf for two years at Texas A&M, Gilchrist’s dream came true when he won the South African PGA Tour School and started competing against the likes of Ernie Els and Retief Goosen. Gilchrist played on South Africa’s elite Sunshine Tour for five years and was a three-time winner on the South African PGA Winter Tour.
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.
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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