Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Blast Motion, Golf Channel Academy, Proponent Group Deliver Player Development Solution

GCA Game Tracker delivers skills assessment, video content library, competitions, leaderboard, Golf Channel newsfeed and more through mobile app and web portal

(Carlsbad, Calif.) – Blast Motion has partnered with the Golf Channel Academy (GCA) and Proponent Group to develop the GCA Game Tracker mobile app and web portal, powered by Blast Connect. The Game Tracker’s highly integrated player development framework gives athletes direct access to their activity timeline, skills tracker, video library, competitions, leaderboard, Golf Channel newsfeed, and more, while providing coaches with a centralized management, skills assessment, and communications interface for all their students.

"We selected Blast as an official technology partner to help deliver a leading-edge player development solution that seamlessly integrates with our academy programs,” said Scott Novell, President, Golf Channel Academy. “The GCA Game Tracker allows us to move player development beyond our academy walls and it places students in direct contact with their coaches for skills assessment, video upload, and real-time feedback through our smartphone app. This is how the next generation of golfers will learn to play, compete, and win.”

Game Tracker is in the final stages of development and upon completion will be available at 87 Golf Channel Academy locations across 28 states and it will be available to all 250+ GCA coaches and 450+ Proponent Group instructors. The Game Tracker mobile app and web portal will be available soon to all GCA members through golfchannelacademy.com.

"We’re excited to be working with the Golf Channel Academy,” said Michael Fitzpatrick, chief executive officer, Blast Motion. “By combining one of the most expansive golf instruction networks in North America with Blast technology, we’ve created the next level of coaching and player development. It’s innovations like this that allow coaches to quickly analyze an athlete’s performance and deliver personalized player development insights anywhere, anytime.”

Blast Motion’s fully-featured Blast Connect suite of software services is also available as a service upgrade for academies, coaches, and athletes. For academies, Blast Connect includes additional tools that help them automate and manage their business, including scheduling, practice plan and workout assignments, performance statistics, custom competition management, and more. For coaches, it allows the review of an athlete’s practice sessions, assign workouts, analyze metrics, and provide remote coaching through powerful video analysis, voiceover, and markup functionality. For athletes, Blast Connect integrates with the Blast Motion Golf sensor, automating the capture and upload of putting and full-swing golf metrics, along with auto-clipped video highlights, for immediate review and analysis. For more information about Blast Connect and Blast Golf 360, visit: blastmotion.com.

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