NEW YORK (July 28, 2020) – The Caddie Network today announced its partnership with Swing Index – a technology that provides every golfer a personalized game-improvement experience by pairing the player with a world-class golf coach through an AI-assisted coaching engine. The technology has achieved a 99.3 percent game-improvement result and enables a single coach to coach thousands of players through its patented remote coaching platform. Swing Index and The Caddie Network are now introducing a powerful new capability that will allow every golfer to add a world-class Tour Pro caddie to their playing experience. Tour Pro caddies will provide a personalized input on course management, mental strategies and warm-up/fitness routines to players through their mobile devices.
John von Stade, co-founder of the Caddie Network said, “Swing Index allows Tour Pro caddies to transform their journey as world-class caddies into actionable advice to thousands of players right on their mobile devices anywhere in the world. For players, it provides a world-class caddie anywhere, anytime, at an affordable price. It’s game-changing technology.”
Pro Tour Caddie Kenny Harms remarked, “Caddies provide strategic information and advice to tour pros every week. The relationship with the Swing Index enables caddies to transfer that knowledge to amateur players in a very personal way.”
Harms has worked with the likes of Kevin Na, Michelle Wie, Hubert Green, Hale Irwin, Lee Trevino, Gary Player, Raymond Floyd and Aaron Baddley.
Mark Urbanek, a 10-year Tour veteran caddie, will join Harms on the platform to focus on fitness.
Rick Geritz, CEO of The Swing Index commented, “When a player improves, they play more golf and the game of golf grows. Swing Index’s patented coaching platform enables a world-class teaching pro to rapidly improve the golf swing of thousands of players at a time. Now we extend this capability to provide players with a world-class Tour caddie right on their mobile phone.”
About The Swing Index
Swing Index is the world’s leading remote coaching platform where your mobile phone is now your personal golf coach. Swing Index was launched in 2019 with partnerships with The European Tour and Adam Scott providing golfers worldwide an AI-driven two-way, on-demand golf instruction experience powered by the world’s top golf instructors, anytime anywhere. The Swing Index is featured on TV broadcasts and used at Pro-Ams and events worldwide by leading companies like Dell, SAP, RBC, Grant Thorton, SnowFlake to provide their clients an experience that improves the enjoyment of the game.
About The Caddie Network
The Caddie Network (TCN) is the first-ever digital content platform fully dedicated to the unique and critically important profession of caddying. Caddies have a voice and a perspective like none other in all of sports. TCN showcases caddie insights and experiences, helping to bring golf fans worldwide a fresh, informative, entertaining and insider’s perspective. Our exclusive storytelling is written and produced through the eyes of professional and amateur caddies, along with accomplished journalists, hosts and narrators who will help shape and bring the compelling content to life for fans. TCN captures the unique relationships that exist between player and caddie. With more than 150 professional caddies participating, TCN is a digital content platform co-owned by Accelerated Growth Partners and Association of Professional Tour Caddies. For more information, please visit The Caddie Network.