Golf News for Wednesday, October 17, 2012 | Technology

NewSpin Golf's SwingSmart named a 'best app' by Golf Magazine

NORTH BARRINGTON, Ill. -- NewSpin Golf announces that SwingSmart - its innovative golf swing analyzer that provides in-depth information on critical elements of a golfer's swing - has been named "Best App for Instant Feedback" by GOLF Magazine.

Appearing in the just-published November issue, this distinction cited SwingSmart's ability to quickly identify helpful data and effortlessly transfer it to a user's iPhone or iPad. From there, it can be used to detect and correct flaws. Also recognized were the instructional videos available within the app, through which renowned teacher Peter Kostis provides a variety of swing tips to help players optimize performance.

"We worked very hard to bring this product to market and are extremely proud to see our innovative technology recognized for the benefits it provides golfers of all skill levels," says Angelo Papadourakis, CEO of NewSpin Golf. "SwingSmart delivers instant access to detailed, easy to interpret information that will lead to lasting performance improvement."

Ease of use, combined with unmatched quality and content have made SwingSmart the leader in digital swing analysis. A first-of-its-kind solution, users simply clip the small (less than 1 oz.) Bluetooth-enabled sensor module ($249.99) to a golf-club shaft. The device then wirelessly communicates with a free app for iPad, iPhone or iPod devices. It presents detailed, easy-to-interpret analytics on:

• Key Stats - Tempo, swing speed, face angle, angle of attack; info on each and optimization tips provided within the app by world-renowned instructor Peter Kostis
• Path and Plane - "3-D Swing-View" shows 360-degrees of a player's swing motion, highlighting the exact route of the club head from any angle
• Putting Results - More than just a full-swing tool, the system provides info on a player's putting stroke to help them reduce scores on the green
• Personal Best - Data from a golfer's best swings can be saved and used as points of reference

Developed by an experienced software design team, the app is extremely user friendly, fun and beneficial to all skill levels. The tracked stats and "3-D Swing View" provide a real-time snapshot of how the club is being manipulated through impact, so players can adjust where necessary and learn what's successful for their individual games. An effective practice tool for the off-season, SwingSmart features a special training mode that provides the key stats necessary to help players learn the proper swing motion, without the pressure of hitting a ball.

Designed and assembled in the USA, SwingSmart's portable sensor module comes with a personal carrying case and rechargeable battery that lasts more than four hours. Widely recognized by PGA Professionals as a way to augment lessons, the app is available for free download via the iTunes store and will soon be offered on the Android Marketplace.

Follow on Twitter at @SwingSmart and Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/SwingSmartGolf?ref=ts

For more information: www.swingsmart.com.

About NewSpin Golf
Based outside Chicago, NewSpin Golf is dedicated to revolutionizing golf training for both casual and committed players. Following a chance encounter with a PGA Tour star struggling with his golf swing in 2006, company President and CEO Angelo Papadourakis, an avid golfer, set about designing an easy-to-use and affordable system to help all golfers easily and accurately identify and correct problems in their own games.

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