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Wayne, PA: Golf Genius announced today that it has acquired Shotzoom, owner of Golfshot and CoachNow. Golfshot is the leading mobile and wearable GPS solution for golfers, with over 8 million registered users, more than 45% of whom play outside the United States. CoachNow, recognized as the leading platform for coaches in golf and over 50 other sports worldwide, provides advanced video capture and analysis and coach/athlete collaboration, empowering the world’s largest professional coaching community.
According to Mike Zisman, Co-CEO of Golf Genius, “Over the past fifteen years, we have built a strong position supplying B2B software solutions to golf facilities, regional and national golf associations, and tours. Today, we believe the time is right to enter the consumer golf market and are delighted to join forces with Shotzoom, which has built fast-growing and very successful brands in the retail golfer and coaching marketplaces. Golfshot has an engaged and enthusiastic customer base and is a terrific entrée into the B2C golfer market. CoachNow provides powerful capabilities to thousands of golf instruction professionals worldwide, including a renowned video analysis and collaboration platform which will become standard on our combined coaching platform. In addition to acquiring these outstanding products, we are thrilled to welcome the entire Shotzoom team, all of whom will be joining Golf Genius.”
Golf Genius has now completed nine acquisitions. Shotzoom is the largest to date and will operate as a division of Golf Genius. Shotzoom will continue to grow the existing Golfshot and CoachNow brands. Ben Addoms, CEO of Shotzoom, brings 40 years of B2C experience to Golf Genius and will lead this division. Spencer Dennis, founder of CoachNow, will continue to manage the CoachNow business and will collaborate with the Golf Genius Coach 360 team to integrate CoachNow and Coach 360 capabilities.
Ben Addoms commented, “We have carefully considered the advantages of merging into a larger SaaS organization for some time, and Golf Genius represents the best fit by far. In addition to recognizing the leadership position and upside potential for Golfshot, Golf Genius understands the proven value of the CoachNow solution in golf and many other sports. I look forward to joining the executive team and working with Mike, Chris Kallmeyer, and the rest of the Golf Genius team to grow the business. Together, we will continue down the path of building innovative products that deliver great customer experiences around the world.”
About Golf Genius
Golf Genius provides innovative software and services solutions to over 10,000 private clubs, public courses, resorts, associations, and tours in more than 60 countries. Golf Genius also serves national associations including the USGA, Golf Canada, Japan Golf Association, England Golf, Golf Ireland, Golf Wales, Singapore Golf Association, Golf NSW, the Legends Tour, the DP World Tour, and the PGAs of America, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Holland, Japan, Spain and Portugal. Golf Genius also operates and maintains the GHIN system in the U.S. for the USGA. The company has over 250 employees, including 72 PGA professionals, with sales and support operations in the United States, Canada, the UK, Europe, New Zealand and Australia. To learn more, please visit golfgenius.com
Shotzoom, a division of Golf Genius, creates market-leading mobile solutions that empower active lifestyles and enhance the experience of sports, coaching, and fitness. Shotzoom enables the world’s largest digital golf and coaching community with a family of mobile products: Golfshot, Golfplan and CoachNow. Over 5 million coaches, athletes, and fans in 200+ countries rely on Shotzoom to coach, train, and play smarter.