Golf News for Wednesday, October 3, 2012 | Products

Swingbyte named official swing analyzer of Proponent Group

CHICAGO -- Swingbyte has been named the official swing analyzer of Proponent Group, a network of many of golf's leading instructors in the U.S. and around the world.

Swingbyte is a wireless device that uses a lightweight sensor to transmit digital images and swing metrics to smartphones and tablets. Swingbyte was introduced at the 2012 PGA Merchandise Show, where Golf Digest called it one of the "12 coolest" products at this year's show.

"Swingbyte has been earning a lot of buzz since debuting earlier this year," said Lorin Anderson, president of Proponent Group. "Our members pride themselves on being on the cutting edge of teaching technology, and we are very excited to be working closely with Swingbyte to keep our members at the forefront with a tool that can help them teach more effectively and will allow their students to practice more efficiently."

The Proponent Group helps instructors maximize professional opportunities through education and networking opportunities, instruction surveys, contract reviews and outplacement services. The group includes more than half of the GOLF Magazine Top 100 Teachers, more than 150 PGA of America section Teachers of the Year, more than a dozen PGA National Teachers of the Year and the owners and operators of more than 50 golf academies.

"We're honored to be associated with the Proponent Group and its highly respected network of instructors," said Swingbyte co-founder Brian Payne. "We look forward to introducing Swingbyte to Proponent Group members and their students, as well as receiving their valuable feedback."

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 3D 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 improve faster.

Swingbyte can be ordered through the company's website,, 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 an online account that includes additional analytics, personal trends, community rankings and access to premium content.

About Swingbyte
Swingbyte is a patent-pending 3D 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 an interactive 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, email or call 877-293-2549.

About Proponent Group
Proponent Group, based in Heathrow, Florida, offers serious, dedicated golf instructors a unique set of business-oriented benefits to help them grow their teaching skills and grow their businesses. For information about the services Proponent Group provides to its nearly 400 instructor members world-wide or how you may apply for membership, call 407-878-1235 or access the web site at

Bill Bryant, Bryant Marketing Communications, 678-366-3232
Brian Payne, Swingbyte, 877-293-2549 (x702)