Rapsodo and Golf Digest Collaborate to Launch Coach Connect™, an All-in-One Coaching Platform

GlobeNewswire
2021-04-01

The digital lesson expertise combines Rapsodo’s Mobile Launch Monitor information and Golf Digest’s professional instructors to assist enhance your recreation anytime, anyplace

ST. LOUIS, April 01, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Rapsodo, creator of the Mobile Launch Monitor (MLM) and main model in golf information analytics, and Golf Digest, the world’s primary golf media model, at the moment introduced the supply of its new digital golf instruction platform – Coach Connect. The digital platform combines Rapsodo’s main launch information from the MLM with Golf Digest Schools’ instruction eco-system that includes premium instruction from the sport’s prime lecturers throughout the nation for a distant and COVID-friendly instructing expertise for gamers of all talents, designed to assist enhance the video games of golfers anytime and anyplace.

Rapsodo’s Mobile Launch Monitor is a transportable monitor that offers gamers the power to investigate their swing by monitoring distance, ball pace, launch angle and extra straight on their iOS cellular machine or pill. Golf instructors, execs, coaches and novice gamers can now entry the all-in-one golf teaching platform in each Rapsodo’s MLM app, in addition to Golf Digest Schools Connect through the Golf Digest Schools cellular app.

Coach Connect is the one subscription-based digital teaching platform available on the market that seamlessly incorporates trade main launch information to supply coaches with a greater understanding of the scholars’ skillset and progress. This platform gives a digital avenue for coaches and gamers to speak, arrange classes and monitor progress.

Users can view video swing playbacks and metrics equivalent to launch angle, membership pace, ball pace, apex trajectory and extra by means of the MLM app, which might be shared straight with a coach of their alternative. Coaches can set pricing, accumulate fee, ship drills and supply visible suggestions and clarification by means of the Mark Up and Voice Over instruments to their college students all through the nation through the appliance, both distant or in individual. The Mark Up instrument permits lecturers to bodily draw on college students’ movies with the intention to visually level out particular suggestions – for instance, circling a foot placement to additional elaborate on what might be corrected. Similarly, the Voice Over perform works to have lecturers speak over the video replay to supply perception as in the event that they have been seeing their scholar swing in real-time.

“As golf continues to grow as a socially distant sport, now more than ever golfers and coaches are looking for safe ways to interact and improve performance,” mentioned Batuhan Okur, founder and CEO of Rapsodo. “We’re grateful for the opportunity to collaborate with Golf Digest and offer this unique learning experience where students from across the nation can gather feedback and tips from award-winning teachers.”

Top instructing professionals obtainable for reserving embody: PGA Teacher of the Year Mark Blackburn, Mike Malaska, Trillium Rose, Helen Kurtin and extra. Players may also invite their very own coach to the app.

Golf Digest Schools supply a number of tiers to enchantment to gamers and coaches of all ranges together with On-Demand, which gives entry to over 500 video classes from lecturers and TOUR gamers, and Connect, which now presents direct entry to Golf Digest’s professional instructors, unique drills and 1-on-1 digital classes. Users will discover Schools inside an all-new and enhanced Golf Digest.com expertise, with devoted new properties for each News & Tours and Play – how you can play, what to play and the place to play.

“Golf Digest has a rich heritage of helping golfers everywhere enjoy and get more out of their game. The launch of Golf Digest Schools Connect in partnership with Rapsodo means Golf Digest Schools offers an even greater experience and opportunity for golfers to improve their game. For the first time, a golfer can access coaches from across the country, using the most innovative technology that takes instruction to the next level anytime and anywhere they choose. Sitting within our broader ecosystem featuring content from TOUR professionals and the world’s top coaches, Golf Digest Schools is the ultimate destination for players of all levels who want to enjoy the game even more,” said Chris Reynolds, SVP and General Manager at Golf Digest.

For more information on Rapsodo’s Mobile Launch Monitor and Coach Connect, visit: rapsodo.com/coach-connect/. For more information on Golf Digest Schools, visit: schools.golfdigest.com/all-access.

About Rapsodo:
Rapsodo develops data-driven sports technologies designed to empower athletes and coaches to cost-effectively analyze and improve their game, which is used by thousands of professional and collegiate teams, including all 30 MLB teams. Founded in 2010, the company developed the first affordable golf personal launch monitor, distributed in the USA under SkyTrak. Rapsodo, operating globally in four countries, continues to focus on delivering a variety of sport training and simulation technologies that allow users to better understand performance through reliable statistics. This ultimately translates into Rapsodo’s motto of “Measure to Master.” To learn more, visit Rapsodo.com.  

About Golf Digest:
Golf Digest is the No. 1 most widely read golf publication in the world and the authority on how to play, what to play, and where to play. Golf Digest’s aim is to enhance the enjoyment of all facets of the game – making its readers better players, smarter consumers and more discerning travelers, while also offering the kind of informative and provocative stories that fuel the unending conversation that is golf.
Visit www.golfdigest.com.

About Discovery
Discovery, Inc. (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is a global leader in real life entertainment, serving a passionate audience of superfans around the world with content that inspires, informs and entertains. Discovery delivers over 8,000 hours of original programming each year and has category leadership across deeply loved content genres around the world. Available in 220 countries and territories and nearly 50 languages, Discovery is a platform innovator, reaching viewers on all screens, including TV Everywhere products such as the GO portfolio of apps; direct-to-consumer streaming services such as Eurosport Player, Food Network Kitchen and MotorTrend OnDemand; digital-first and social content from Group Nine Media; a landmark natural history and factual content partnership with the BBC; and a strategic alliance with PGA TOUR to create the international home of golf. Discovery’s portfolio of premium brands includes Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, Science Channel, and the forthcoming multi-platform JV with Chip and Joanna Gaines, Magnolia, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in the U.S., Discovery Kids in Latin America, and Eurosport, the leading provider of locally relevant, premium sports and Home of the Olympic Games across Europe. For more information, please visit corporate.discovery.com and follow @DiscoveryIncTV across social platforms.

Media Contacts:
Brenna Byrne
Uproar PR for Rapsodo
312-607-8117
bbyrne@uproarpr.com

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