Instructors Jim Suttie, Brad Redding Join Swingbyte Professional Advisory Board
Highly regarded teachers will offer insight to guide future product development
CHICAGO, Ill. (Aug. 29, 2012) - Swingbyte announced that Dr. Jim Suttie and Brad Redding, considered among golf's foremost instructors, have joined the company's Professional Advisory Board and will help guide future development of the wireless 3D swing analyzer.
Dr. Suttie is ranked 15th among America's 50 Greatest Teachers by Golf Digest, and Redding is a PGA Master Professional and a Golf Magazine Top 100 Teacher.
"Jim and Brad are highly respected instructors who have extensive experience teaching golfers of all skill levels," said Swingbyte co-founder Brian Payne. "They will provide tremendous insight and counsel as Swingbyte continues to evolve as an aid for teachers and students of the game."
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.
Dr. Suttie, who owns the Jim Suttie Golf Academies at Cog Hill G&CC in Lemont, Ill., and The Club at TwinEagles in Naples, Fla., said Swingbyte is an effective way for golfers and instructors to leverage the power of technology.
"Players today who are serious about improving are constantly looking for feedback on their swing," Dr. Suttie said. "Swingbyte helps them know what's going on with their swing without guessing. I think the convenience, precision and affordability put it in a league of its own."
Redding, director of instruction at The Golf Academy at The Members Club at Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach, S.C., said he thought Swingbyte would help bring more players into the game, especially young golfers.
"Being able to use a smartphone or tablet to get more engaged with golf and improve your game is a pretty cool way to get younger generations more excited about golf," said Redding, who has been a PGA professional for more than 20 years.
Swingbyte complements the technology Redding is already using. "I use high-speed, high-definition video cameras and computer programs. But the neat thing about Swingbyte is that it helps you focus on one aspect of your swing at a time. That makes practice time more productive for students and their instructors."
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 can be ordered through the company's website, Swingbyte.com, and purchased at more than 1,800 AT&T retail stores.
Swingbyte's retail 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 877-293-2549.