Friday, February 7, 2014

Nicklaus Academies, Mobiplex Announce Strategic Relationship to Deliver Live At-a-Distance Coaching

Golfers can now take lessons from a premier instructor from their own homes

(Santa Clara, Calif.) – Jack Nicklaus Academy of Golf and Mobiplex Inc. announced today a strategic relationship to offer golfers live remote coaching from the Academy’s marquee coaches using the MobiCoach interactive cloud coaching platform.

For over 20 years, Nicklaus Academies has long been the acknowledged leader in golf instruction, providing a turn-key golf academy solution that brings together the finest in instruction, integrated technologies, physical and mental evaluations, conditioning and training; all combined with the playing philosophy of the greatest golfer of all time - Jack Nicklaus. From storied locations in 10 countries from North and Latin America to Europe, Asia and beyond, the dynamic Nicklaus Academy program develops players of all abilities based on that player’s individual strengths and weaknesses so that they can attain their highest level of performance.

The MobiCoach solution, introduced by Mobiplex, is the world’s only platform to enable live sports instruction from a remote location. With MobiCoach, golfers can take a high quality, at-a-distance lesson from a marquee coach anywhere in the world in a comprehensive, convenient and affordable manner. The MobiCoach solution allows golfer and instructor to have a true collaborative coaching session complete with live voice conversation, automatic video capture of a golf swing or putt, display mirroring, and real-time whiteboarding. It is supported by a comprehensive back-end for coach selection, appointment scheduling and secure payment.

“Nicklaus Academies has been at the forefront of innovation in golf instruction technology, and we are delighted to partner with Mobiplex in bringing to market one of the most exciting innovations in golf instruction”, said Ted Simons, COO and EVP of Nicklaus Academies. “With this solution, we are now able to take the Nicklaus brand of instruction to golfers all over the world. Golfers will have ready access to our world-class instructors from their own backyards which will greatly speed their improvement and enjoyment of the game. Students will be able to work with their own coach, in real-time, regardless of each other’s location.”

“The Nicklaus Academy philosophy has been to provide the finest in golf instruction, and this new interactive coaching solution offered by Nicklaus Academies and Mobiplex promises to be the next major frontier in golf instruction”, said Mike Malaska, world-wide Director of Instruction for Nicklaus Academies and the 2011 PGA National Teacher-of-the-Year. “The opportunity to have consistent and constant contact with a student creates the perfect learning environment. From small changes in set-up or grip to being able to confirm the student is working on the right things, or even provide them with a drill right then and there is going to speed up the learning process ten-fold or more.”

“We are honored to team with Jack Nicklaus Academy to offer our MobiCoach solution to facilitate remote golf instruction to the base of existing and new Nicklaus clients,” said Vijay Nadkarni, founder and CEO of Mobiplex, Inc. “MobiCoach combines some amazing technology with user-friendliness and value. It can change the face of sports instruction.”

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