Two-Time Teacher Of The Year Rick Whitfield Launches Instruction App

SwingU, the golf technology and media company, announced today that Rick Whitfield, two-time PGA South Florida Section Teacher of the Year, has launched The Rick Whitfield Golf app in partnership with SwingU Academies.

Rick’s PGA membership spans over 40 years. He has been the Director of Golf at some of the most respected golf clubs in the association, including The Creek Club, Locust Valley, NY, Jupiter Island Club, Jupiter Island, FL, Country Club of Fairfield, Fairfield, CT, Sailfish Point Golf Club, Stuart, FL, and Loblolly, Hobe Sound, FL.

The Rick Whitfield Golf app will provide students with an engaging, academy-like experience for free, including a forum where students and Rick will share video, stories and interact on everything in golf; a student swing locker for filming & saving swings; an on-demand library of drills & lessons; access to Rick’s Putting Analysis Studio; and 1-on-1 personalized lessons, including swing analysis, prescriptive drills and an individual training plan. With the integration of SwingU’s top-rated GPS & scorecard app, Rick will be able to analyze students’ rounds, stats and on-the-course performance when students use SwingU on the course.

Rick was named one of the Top 100 Teachers in America by Golf Magazine in 2004, and twice named Teacher of the Year by the PGA South Florida Section. Now running his Putting Analysis Studio out of Pinehurst, NC and Hobe Sound, FL, Rick is helping golfers lower their scores through precise putter fitting.

About SwingU
Headquartered in Hartford, Connecticut, SwingU is a sports technology and media company focused on golf game improvement. The company owns and operates top-rated smartphone apps across GPS, scorecard, statistics, instruction, social & ball tracing. SwingU Clubhouse publishes an email newsletter reaching hundreds of thousands of golfers daily. Lastly, SwingU Academies develops personalized, branded instruction & training apps for clubs, teachers and academies. For more company information, please visit

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