Swing Profile achieved Double Award Win for its swing analysis program from the 2012 PGA Merchandise Show; Best Overall Product and Best Market Research. This is the first time that 2 awards were given to a single company in the history of the show. Swing Profile is a revolution in golf video analysis technology, enabling users to quickly and easily analyse their swings using only their smartphone or other mobile computing device.
The inventions were judged by the United Inventors Association of America (UIA), Invention Home and the PGA Merchandise Show. They have teamed up to create the Inventor’s Spotlight, a specialty area designed for inventors to “gauge interest” from the golf community regarding an innovative new product or service not currently for sale in the market place.
The Golf Community’s Support of Swing Profile
The Golf Professionals at the PGA show were impressed with Swing Profile’s state-of-the-art technology and the impact it could have in the golf industry. Below are a few testimonies selected from the video recordings collected over the duration of the exhibition.
“It is Saturday here at the PGA show and I just had the opportunity to see Swing Profile and what an amazing tool that is! I think as a teaching professional here in the United States, it’s a great tool. It is simple to understand. It provides a great deal of information and along with that simplicity, the students can also use that. The thing that I like also is it sets up either on an apple or on an android App. And that is a great distribution system and it makes it easy for me to use. I think it is a great product.” Mark Baumann, PGA, Simply Golf
“I’m looking at your Swing Profile and I was looking for a computer software to make it easier for my teaching. And this certainly streamlines the software. I looked at several programs throughout the industry; you are being the one program that definitely simplifies the process immensely. I will be very interested in purchasing and applying this to my teaching program.” Bret Watzka, PGA Head Professional, Blue Hill Golf Course
“I’m just standing with the product here with Zeke. I think it is absolutely outstanding. Definitely a need for it. There are lots of programs out here that are complicated software and costs thousands of dollars. I really believe we’ve got a winner right here.” Sandy McGray, Coach, Universal Reigns
PGA Merchandise Show 2012
The PGA Merchandise Show in January 25-28, 2012, brought together some 1,000 companies and brands along with more than 42,000 PGA Professionals, buyers and industry leaders from nearly 80 countries to introduce the latest in golf equipment, apparel, accessories and services in Orlando, Florida. This year’s PGA Show was the industry’s most comprehensive gathering of manufacturers and influential industry leaders to participate in the event’s expansive selection of programs for merchandising, professional development, product testing and peer networking.
Attendees came from around the world with the top five countries (outside of U.S.) represented in attendance being Canada, United Kingdom, Japan, Korea and Germany. The top five U.S. states represented in attendance were Florida, California, New York, Georgia and Pennsylvania.
More than 1,000 media from around the world came to the PGA Merchandise Show. Daily video reports and blogs can be found at the official webcast at www.PGA.com. Golf Channel, a PGA Golf Shows media partner, also provided extensive coverage for consumers at www.GolfChannel.com.