Golf News for Thursday, February 6, 2014 | Instruction

iJuniorGolf junior golf instruction app available live on iTunes

ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. -- PGA teaching pro launches the iJuniorGolf app, a parent's guide to junior golf instruction, putting over 100 video lessons in the palm of your hand.

Southern California PGA teaching professional Nick Kumpis announces the immediate availability of the iJuniorGolf application for iPhone or iPad.

iJuniorGolf was created for kids of all ages and skill levels, really anyone interested in the game, with the goal of introducing kids to golf early and instilling a love of the game. Because kids absorb information differently than adults, this app helps them learn visually and improve quickly with fun drills, games and trick shots. iJuniorGolf purposely avoids technical golf-speak, which can be difficult to understand and leads quickly to boredom with younger kids.

"One of the big challenges for golf is getting kids to develop an early love for the game, when we are competing with structured programs like AYSO or Little League that start them very young. I often see parents who want to bring their kids to the course or range, but aren't sure where to start.

I came up with the concept for iJuniorGolf when I realized juniors needed a fun way to learn and parents wanted to teach their kids with the help of a PGA professional, but couldn't always do private lessons," said company founder Nick Kumpis. "These are the same drills and games I teach during junior lessons and camps, as well as to my own daughter."

iJuniorGolf gives parents a game plan when it comes to helping their kids, putting over 100 video lessons in the palm of their hand. With short, manageable lessons, iJuniorGolf helps the parent be consistent and prevents "over-teaching." Each lesson provides the parent with specific focus, so the student can work on one thing at a time. Most importantly, iJuniorGolf gives parents the confidence and ability to teach golf fundamentals correctly.

The iJuniorGolf app is organized by shot type (putting, chipping, driver, etc.), emphasizing solid fundamentals, with each category providing visual demonstrations of the golf skills necessary to make each shot, including grip, setup and swing. The app also includes sections addressing Common Faults, as well as Motor Skills to improve overall athleticism benefitting the golf swing. In addition, the lessons include tips for adjusting for skill level.

One of the best things about iJunorGolf is you don't have to be a golf pro to teach your child. Just follow the videos to learn each skill. Many of the techniques in iJuniorGolf are applicable to adults, and the app is also a useful tool for golf professionals looking to supplement their own junior programs.

Pricing and availability
iJuniorGolf is available now for $4.99 on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ijuniorgolf/id793285543?ls=1&mt=8

About Nick Kumpis
PGA teaching professional Nick Kumpis currently runs the teaching programs at Santa Ana Country Club in Southern California. Nick is currently recognized as a U.S. Kids Master Kids Teacher after being named a U.S. Kids Top 50 Kids Instructor from 2008 to 2010. Nick has also been recognized as a Golf Tips Magazine Top 25 Instructor.
When creating iJuniorGolf, Nick consulted with other PGA professionals and condensed 13 years of teaching juniors into the games and drills that kids enjoy and respond to most.

Additional Materials: High-resolution images for print are available to download at: http://www.iJrGolf.com/press

For more details on iJuniorGolf please visit www.iJrGolf.com

Press Contact: All press inquiries, including interview requests, product reviews, images and quotes should be directed to nick@NickKumpisGolf.com.



 
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