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V1 Sports sees record number of remote video lessons in June

Resourceful pros drive 25-percent uptick in app-based lesson demand

Novi, MI – With golf participation surging across North America during coronavirus quarantining, there is little surprise that many golfers are finding ways to take lessons on their terms any time their schedules permit. V1 Sports (V1) reports a record number of remote lessons were given using the V1 Pro (for teaching pros) and V1 Golf (for golfers) mobile apps during the month of June. Last month’s mobile lesson usage on V1 Pro and V1 Golf was nearly 25 percent higher than V1’s five-year average for lessons given in June.

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V1, producers of the industry-leading golf video swing analysis platform for teaching pros and golfers, is committed to helping avid golfers facilitate interactive lessons with pros during these unprecedented times. Earlier this year, V1, who saw users surpass the four-million mark in online lessons earlier this year, made significant upgrades to it V1 Pro software and mobile platforms, including a sleek, efficient user interface, dynamic integration of V1 Pressure Mat data and the ability to record real-time tips and drills videos with audio using their live cameras and microphone.

“It’s always amazing to see V1 technology help build a tighter golf community. Many people are taking live lessons and enjoying rounds outdoors, meanwhile there’s still a huge segment of golfers who have discovered the ease and benefit of taking remote lessons with their favorite teaching pro,” says V1 Sports CEO Bryan Finnerty. “We’ve also seen a huge number of pros grow their businesses by giving lessons through the remote V1 Pro platform.”

V1’s system of interactive remote golf lessons are powered by easy-to-use tools for video swing capture and sharing as well as functions that help pros create detailed video lessons with voice-over instruction and visual feedback through telestration. From home, golfers can film and send their swings to the teaching pro of their choice and receive lessons and drills using the popular V1 Golf mobile app.

Golf Digest Best Young Teacher and PGA TOUR coach Jake Thurm has been hosting webinars and training sessions, encouraging instructors to ride the wave of remote lesson demand, stressing that alternatives to live lessons can prove an even more lucrative use of time than in-person sessions. “If you saw quarantining as an opportunity and bought into growing your online lesson platform, you discovered, like I did, that an hour of your time can be better spent and more profitable doing remote lessons. My rates are $200 an hour in person and $100 for a remote lesson. I can author a remote lesson and send it to the student in less than 10 minutes and give the same insight and diagnosis that I would in an hour lesson. The difference is I can now do 6 to 10 lessons per hour from my home or teaching studio.”

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Myrtle Beach, SC-based Tom Saguto has picked up more than 50,000 new subscribers to his Youtube channel since February and attributes his ability to scale his online academy’s growth to the ease of use of V1 Pro and V1 Marketplace. “Golfers can just go online and choose the lesson plan that works for them and get signed up. Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, I’m teaching online golf schools with students from all over the world and things are running smoothly, Saguto says.

Through V1 Pro, instructors can utilize the built-in access to contact their database of students and engage with them personally. “Any pro on V1 Pro has the ability to turn remote lessons from a static menu item to a revenue-driving part of their business and I think a lot of teachers have realized that this platform is here to stay and fits with modern golfers’ lifestyle because remote lessons eliminate so many of the scheduling conflicts and waiting times between lessons. It’s powerful shift in the business model,” Thurm says.

To further assist in communication between golf instructors and their students, V1 Sports has shared some helpful points on using V1 Sports platform to effectively teach students remotely:

V1 Golf App - The V1 Golf App is a free app for golfers that allows them to connect with pros and to send swing videos directly to the pro’s V1 Pro inbox. Here are two helpful videos that teaching pros can share with students, explaining how they can send their swing videos:

o How to Connect To Your Instructor in the V1 Golf App:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WG0aODilhFs&t=

o How to Send Swings to Your Instructor in the V1 Golf App:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iq2VheNAVXc

V1 Pro Software and Mobile App - When students send pros swing videos through the V1 Golf App, they show up in the pro’s V1 Pro inbox. From there, the pro can create voice-over video lessons and deliver the final lessons directly back to the students. Students receive their completed lesson in their V1 Golf App account. Here are two helpful videos that provide instructions on how to conduct voice-over video lessons in V1 Pro:

o V1 Pro App: Creating and Delivering Voice-Over Video Lessons:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WG0aODilhFs&t=

o V1 Pro software: Creating and Delivering Voice-Over Video Lessons:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPbLCbjVmBE

Golfers can easily peruse https://v1sports.com/athletes/online-golf-lessons/ to find an instructor to give them a remote lesson on their V1 Golf app. Golf Instructors can sign up for a 30-day trial of V1 Pro Complete by going to https://v1sports.com/coaches/v1-pro/ or contacting customer-success@v1sports.com.

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About V1 Sports
Founded in 1995, V1 Sports (V1) is the leader in golf swing analysis software. The V1 golf teaching software and golf training apps deliver top instruction by connecting golf professionals and golfers to improve performance. V1 is recognized as the pioneer in delivering seamless video lessons with integrated telestration and voice-over. V1 products capture, review and analyze swing video for the creation and sharing of golf lessons and instruction content. To date V1 has delivered nearly 4 million internet video lessons by its more than 10,000 PGA golf professionals, including many Top 100 instructors. V1 Pro software is used by the most respected coaches, instructors, athletes and training facilities around the world. The V1 Golf App also enjoys worldwide leadership among consumers as evidenced by millions of downloads. Visit https://v1sports.com/. Follow V1 on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram at @v1sports.

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