PGA Master Professional Brad Redding Joins Swingbyte Team At World Amateur Handicap Championship
CHICAGO, Ill. (Aug. 24, 2012) - Brad Redding, a PGA Master Professional and a Golf Magazine Top 100 Teacher, will appear in the Swingbyte booth at the 29th Annual Golf.Com World Amateur Handicap Championship Aug. 27-31, in Myrtle Beach, S.C., to help introduce the wireless 3D swing analyzer to the tournament's more than 3,000 participants and guests.
Swingbyte weighs less than an ounce and attaches to any club just below the grip. As the club makes contact with the ball, a sensor transmits a digitized version of the swing to Apple and Android smartphones and tablets. The swing image - along with measurements of club head speed, swing plane, face angle, loft and lie angles and tempo - can be viewed during practice sessions and archived in the cloud for future reference. With the information Swingbyte makes available, golfers can pinpoint swing problems and work on their own or with an instructor to correct them.
"The information Swingbyte provides focuses on what the golf club is doing during the swing, and that's very consistent with my teaching philosophy," said Redding, director of instruction at The Golf Academy at The Members Club at Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach.
Swingbyte was introduced at the PGA Merchandise Show in January, where Golf Digest called it of the "12 coolest" products at this year's show. Swingbyte recently began shipping to consumers and is now being carried at more than 1,800 AT&T retail stores.
On Wednesday evening, at the event's 19th Hole, Redding will incorporate Swingbyte into an education session focusing on ways technology complements the advice instructors give their students.
"Students and instructors need feedback they can rely on," said Redding, who has been a PGA professional for more than 20 years. "The golf ball doesn't lie, and Swingbyte doesn't lie. The feedback it gives you is unfiltered and shows you exactly what the flaws are in any swing."
Swingbyte can be ordered through the company's website, Swingbyte.com, and purchased at more than 1,800 AT&T retail stores.
Swingbyte's introductory price of $149 includes the Swingbyte unit, the free Swingbyte app and access to premium online content and service for one year, a $49 value included at no charge during the introductory period. Premium options include historical data storage, upgraded instruction and the ability to send data to instructors for review.
The 72-hole Golf.Com World Amateur Handicap Championship will take place on nearly 60 courses in the Myrtle Beach area. The event attracts players from every U.S. state and more than a dozen foreign countries.
Swingbyte is a patent-pending three-dimensional golf swing analyzer that helps golfers improve their golf swings, whether they are working by themselves or with an instructor. Swingbyte captures key metrics from a golf swing and wirelessly transmits the information and a visual representation of the swing to a smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth technology. For more information, including a video that shows how Swingbyte works, please visit swingbyte.com, email email@example.com
or call 877-293-2549.