AJGA announces partnership with Rapsodo
Data-driven sports technology and tools
BRASELTON, GA – The American Junior Golf Association welcomes the support of Rapsodo Inc. as a three-year partner. Rapsodo was founded in 2010 with a mission to help athletes reach their full potential by providing industry leading, data-driven sports technology and tools.
“We are excited to work with the AJGA and their members to showcase the Rapsodo Mobile Launch Monitor (MLM) at events around the country,” said Art Chou, General Manager at Rapsodo Inc. “This partnership will give us the chance to bring personalized performance metrics to the players and help them understand the data to improve their game.”
Rapsodo’s industry-leading technology has made a large impact on professional baseball – partnering with all 30 MLB teams. Now the company is bringing the same technology to golf.
The Rapsodo MLM provides professional accuracy for shot distance, ball speed, club speed, launch angle, launch direction and shot shape. This gives players a chance to analyze their performance, compare it with peers, and improve their game with video, shot tracer and ball flight metrics.
Rapsodo will become a tournament partner at 10 Junior-Am Fundraising tournaments per year. While on- site, Rapsodo will also set up promotional displays and have product giveaways on the golf course for participants to test the Rapsodo devices and get real-time stats on their golf game.
In addition, the AJGA and Rapsodo partnership offers a 20 percent discount accessible in the Player Center to AJGA members and their families to use toward the Rapsodo MLM.
“Rapsodo devices on-site at AJGA events will help take our Junior-Am Fundraising tournaments to the next level,” said AJGA Chief Business Officer Jason Etzen. “Being able to offer this kind of analysis and feedback to our members and supporters will be a great benefit.”
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Founded in 2010, Rapsodo develops data-driven sports technologies designed to empower athletes and coaches to cost-effectively analyze and improve their game. The company continues to focus on delivering a variety of sports training and simulation technologies that allow users to better understand performance through reliable statistics. This ultimately translates into Rapsodo’s motto of “Measure to Master.
About the AJGA
The American Junior Golf Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the overall growth
and development of young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf. The AJGA provides valuable exposure for college golf scholarships, and has an annual junior membership (boys and girls, ages 12-19) of more than 7,300 members from 50 states and 60 foreign countries. Through initiatives like the Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Grant, a financial assistance program, and Leadership Links, a service-oriented platform that teaches juniors charitable-giving skills, the AJGA fosters the growth of golf’s next generation.
TaylorMade and adidas are the AJGA’s National Sponsors, supporting the AJGA for more than 25 years. TaylorMade has served as the Official Ball of the AJGA since 2016. adidas has been the Official Apparel and Footwear of the AJGA since 2017. Rolex, in its fourth decade of AJGA sponsorship, became the inaugural AJGA Premier Partner in 2004.
AJGA alumni have risen to the top of amateur, collegiate and professional golf. Former AJGA juniors have compiled more than 900 victories on the PGA and LPGA Tours. AJGA alumni include Rickie Fowler, Sergio Garcia, Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Patrick Reed, Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, Tiger Woods, Paula Creamer, Ariya Jutanugarn, Cristie Kerr, Stacy Lewis, Brittany Lincicome, Anna Nordqvist, Inbee Park and Lexi Thompson.