PGA of America’s Top Educator, Joe Hallett, Joins SwingU
HARTFORD – SwingU, the golf technology and media company, announced today that one of golf’s top coaches and educators, Joe Hallett, has joined SwingU’s Master Faculty.
Having recently received the 2018 Horton Smith National Award given to the PGA of America’s top educator, Hallett has been a two-time PGA Tennessee Section’s Teacher of the Year as well as ranked the #1 teacher in Tennessee by Golf Digest in 2016, 2017 and 2018. Hallett also served on the PGA President’s Council on Growing the Game from 2006 to 2013, was voted the #8 best instructor by Tour Pro Vote in 2015 and was recognized as a Golf Magazine Top-100 Teacher (since 2011) and Golf Digest 50 Best Teachers in America (#40).
“The personalized app is an exciting way to take technology and social media back to a more one-on-one relationship with the golfer,” said Joe Hallett, SwingU Master Faculty. “SwingU allows me to customize a specific set of features for a variety players that will help them improve and enjoy the game more…all from their smartphone devices. SwingU is giving instructors a very unique tool to deliver an exclusive, individualized golfer experience.”
Highly regarded for his expertise in golf instruction, technology, media and professional development, Hallett has been one of the industry’s most influential professionals. His diverse achievements include PGA Lead Instructor of the PGA Professional Golf Management Program and the PGA Master Professional Checkpoint Faculty; Chairman of the 2011 PGA Teaching Coaching Summit; and a former host and producer of the popular “The Golf Show” on Sportstalk Radio Network. Currently the Director of Instruction at the Vanderbilt Legends Club, Hallett teaches some of the best golfers in the world, including Hall of Famer Julie Inkster, 2012 Rolex player of the year and former world #1 Stacy Lewis and 7-time major champion and former world #1 Inbee Park.
“Joe is an incredible addition to our Master Faculty,” said Charles Cox, CEO of SwingU. “ We’re honored that someone with Joe’s background and industry-leading reputation has trusted SwingU to be his technology and marketing partner.”
Founded in 2010 and headquartered in Hartford, CT, SwingU offers golfers the industry’s easiest-to-use, free GPS, scorecard, statistics and game-improvement app. In addition to publishing daily content to golfers via the SwingU Clubhouse newsletter and website, SwingU provides advertising solutions to its 1mm+ golfer subscribers through its SwingU Marketing division and third-party app development through SwingU Academies. SwingU has grown to more than 4.5 million app users worldwide, building a best-in-golf reputation for on-the-course smartphone technology and the most comprehensive golf instruction & coaching features in the world.
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