Renowned teacher to showcase user benefits and to direct in-app coaching process through the new KZN GPS shot tracking platform
Palo Alto, CA – GAMEGOLF, the game’s leading GPS shot- and stat-tracking sensor platform, is pleased to welcome renowned golf instructor, inventor and presenter Martin Chuck as the brand’s Coaching Lead and official ambassador. Chuck will be a spokesman and educator for the brand in content and videos and will also be instrumental in developing best practices and optimization plans for coaches and instructors who, along with their students, use the innovative GameGolf KZN platform.
“Martin Chuck is one of the brightest minds and most generous and talented teachers in the game today. Our team couldn’t be more excited that he’s a part of GameGolf and will educate golfers and coaches on the competitive edge GameGolf KZN delivers,” says Joe McKnight, V.P. of Engineering at GameGolf. “What Martin brings to GameGolf is the practical simplification of the platform’s various and beneficial features as well as leadership that will show coaches and golfers how to get the most out of GameGolf KZN.”
GameGolf recently announced its most extensive upgrades to date with the launch of its next-generation technology “KZN,” short for Kaizen (pronounced KY-zen), which means “constant improvement” in Japanese and Korean cultures. The cutting-edge new GameGolf KZN platform supports the company’s reinvigorated vision and reinvestment to maintain its position as the leading GPS stat tracker for golfers and coaches.
“Golfers seeing measurable improvement in key areas of their game can be a great motivator and can get them fired up to play more golf. That’s why I’m excited to be the instruction and coaching lead for GameGolf,” said Chuck. “It’s a large community of improvement-minded golfers who are serious about getting smarter and getting better. I’m excited to help motivate more golfers and coaches to take advantage of the upgrades GameGolf has put into the platform. The technology and user interface upgrades will help raise the level of enjoyment and engagement golfers get out of the game.”
Chuck, a perennial honoree on Golf Digest’s List of Top 50 Coaches in America, is the creator of Tour Striker Golf Academy, one of America’s top golf schools. A former Canadian Tour player and club professional who learned early in life from legendary pros and ball strikers Moe Norman and George Knudson, Chuck’s notable professional students include major winners Darren Clarke and Mike Weir. He has developed numerous successful training aids and video series and has taught more than 1,000 golf academies over the past three decades, helping more than 50,000 people play better golf.
“As a teacher, it’s incredibly valuable to go beyond just seeing a student’s technique and have GameGolf’s data tracking help me find where my students have gaps in their abilities. With GameGolf KZN, I know instantly, right in the user interface, that their driver might be functional, but they almost never hit the green from 150 to 220 yards. It also makes it easier, too, to address the elephants in the room with students who, for example, hit their driver all over the yard. That’s data you can’t hide from. If golfers are going to spend any of their valuable time practicing, they know where the improvement opportunities truly are with GameGolf. That’s powerful,” Chuck says.
With its engaging new platform and user interface, GameGolf KZN provides an engaging, data-centric, and improvement-driven player experience – thanks to significant technology upgrades. Users enjoy unprecedented GPS shot tracking, data collection, stat tracking, and the Smart Caddie app function analyzing 10 key data points to a game-changing level. Coaches can easily log into a player’s Performance Dashboard and analyze important strokes-gained data (Tee-to-Green, Off-the-Tee, Approach the Green, Around-the-Green, Putting) pulled from both leisure and competitive rounds.
“The GPS technology and shot tracking is so advanced,” Chuck says. “After the round, you see how accurate and detailed the shot tracking is and it makes you want to dive in deeper to the parts of your game you want to work on next. As a teacher, I can help students build their game piece-by-piece until they have the skills and put the work in to become a more complete golfer. GameGolf gives us the exact road map to get a couple of shots better as we learn and grow.”
For more information about Martin Chuck and GameGolf KZN, visit www.GameGolf.com.
GameGolf from Game Your Game Inc. launched into the golf business in 2014 with GameGolf Classic, inspiring golfers, and instructors to change the way data is collected and used to improve on-course performance through technology. GameGolf has been used in 137+ countries worldwide, with 3+ million rounds played and 300+ million shots hit by the GameGolf community.
GameGolf’s platform provides tour level analytics that include Smart Caddie (powered by Artificial Intelligence), GPS Rangefinder, Performance Dashboard, Strokes Gained Analytics, Benchmarks, Challenges, Live Leaderboard, and much more. The technology can also be used in competition by amateurs, tour professionals, PGA professionals, collegiate, high school, and junior academy programs worldwide, who now benefit from its valuable data and stats.
GameGolf won the Golf Digest 2016 and 2017 Editor’s Choice Award for Best Game Analyzers and is the only wearable analyzer on the Golf Range Association of America's (GRAA) annual list of “Top 25 Teaching and Training Aids.”
GameGolf and the new “KZN” platform can be downloaded to any iOS or Android phone or smartwatch (Apple). Visit GAMEGOLF.com, or follow on Facebook and Twitter @GAMEGOLF and on Instagram@GAME_GOLF, #GAMEGOLF.