Nov 102011

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Come and see the future of online golf instruction.

Bay 15 at the London Golf Show 2011, November 11th-13th, Earls Court.

Oct 262011

Optimal Analysis are pleased to announce that Bishopbriggs Golf Range are the latest high-profile establishment to join the eAcademy family. Located just north of Glasgow and offering a range of services, from tuition through to club repairs, the team of 5 PGA professionals at Bishopbriggs Golf Range are fully equipped to meet all your golfing needs.

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Bishopsbriggs Groupon Offer

Led by teaching professionals, Iain Pender and Campbell Donaldson, Bishopbriggs employed a modern approach to promoting the arrival of eAcademy, running an exclusive offer on the popular ‘Deal of the Day’ website, Groupon. The offer combined a standard lesson with one of the Bishopbriggs pros and then a detailed online lesson analysis, delivered using eAcademy technology, all with a huge Groupon discount. The offer certainly had the desired effect as an amazing 317 individuals signed up!

The eAcademy software and web platform employed at Bishopbriggs allows teaching professionals to capture a customer’s swing, perform detailed analysis and then produce an individual lesson summary, complete with audio commentary. This lesson summary is then uploaded to the organisation’s fully branded, online platform and at the same time, emailed directly to the customer who can view their lesson summary instantly on computer, tablet or smartphone. Furthermore, the customer is able to sign in to the eAcademy at any time, to review their lesson summaries or any specific teaching content their coach has assigned to them, such as short game tips and putting drills. Finally, they can book their next lesson through our brand-new booking calendar, fully integrated with PayPal, or even upload their swing for an online lesson.

Please watch the video below to learn more about how this system works.


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Sep 202011
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Paul McGinley Celebrates Victory with the Seve Trophy

Great Britain and Ireland cruised into a 11.5–6.5 lead over Continental Europe, having dominated the opening matches of the Seve Trophy in Saint-Nom-la-Bretèche, France. On the final day, with GB&I only needing to pick up 2.5 points in the singles to retain the trophy and with Lee Westwood racing into an early 3-hole lead in the opening match, it seemed the writing was on the wall for Continental Europe.

However, as the day developed, it turned out not to be the procession many had predicted. Thomas Bjorn squared the match with Westwood after 11 holes, going on to win 2&1, then Continental Europe won the following 4 matches to level the scores at 11.5 apiece.

In an afternoon reminiscent of the amazing turnaround in Brookline by the US Ryder Cup Team of 1999, an unthinkable European victory seemed a distinct possibility.  Finally, a tightly contested halve from Englishman, David Horsey and Belgium’s Nicolas Colsaerts, halted Continental Europe’s run of victories. Scott Jamieson then provided a critical point to GB&I by beating Pablo Larrazábal, before a crucial birdie on the 18th from Ian Poulter saw him defeat the young Italian, Matteo Manassero. All this meant that Mark Foster’s narrow victory over Raphaël Jacquelin was enough to retain the Seve Trophy for GB&I for the 6th consecutive occasion.

In a day where 7 of the 10 matches were either halved, or won by only one hole, the Seve Trophy once again provided compulsive viewing and a fitting tribute to the late Seve Ballesteros.

European Golf has a lot to thank Seve for: As a player, he inspired young players to take up the game and captured the hearts of millions with his dramatic, high-risk approach to attaining victory. Seve was the talisman for consecutive European Ryder Cup teams, before going on to captain Team Europe to one of it’s most famous victories in 1997 at Valderrama, Spain.

He established the Seve Trophy to allow European golf to be showcased on a global scale and did so much to expand the brand of European Tour Golf globally. Optimal Analysis were fortunate to have a strong relationship with Seve through the Seve Ballesteros Golf Academy and we feel strongly that the European Tour should formally honour Seve by changing their logo to incorporate an image of this much-missed legend of the game.

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Sep 152011

Reg Ass Offer Star Calling all PGA Registered Assistants!Are you a Registered Assistant looking to become an established golf coach and would like some help to get your business off the ground?

At Optimal Analysis, we understand your problems and have created a unique price structure for our eAcademy package, designed to support you whilst you are building your client base and establishing yourself.

Registered Assistants will be able to use the eAcademy integrated solution absolutely free for 6 months.

eAcademy animated Calling all PGA Registered Assistants!

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Aug 102011

The fourth and final major of the year begins tomorrow and the 93rd PGA Championship is set-up to be a gripping and fascinating contest. This year’s championship is being held at the Atlanta Athletic Club in Georgia and it is set to be a warm and humid affair, having being dubbed Hot-Lanta by several media organisations already. With numerous high profile players finding good form in the last few weeks, along with the well publicised return of a certain Tiger Woods, you can be sure it will make compulsive viewing.

So who are the main contenders? Adam Scott and his new caddy, Steve Williams of Tiger fame, blew away the field last week but winning back to back on tour is a feat rarely accomplished in the modern era. Tiger showed glimpses of form last week, though struggled to find the fairways off the tee, and with McIlroy, Donald and Westwood shooting 67, 66 and 65 respectively, it is difficult to select a pre-tournament favourite. The pressure is really on Donald and Westwood, who are looking to pick up their first major title and justify their respective world rankings of 1 and 2 to a sceptical American public. Jason Day, the young Australian, has showed impressive form at this year’s majors and a strong finish last week also makes him one to watch.

Team ISM, otherwise known as International Sports Management, the golfing stable of both McIlroy and Westwood, currently hold all the major titles from this year and are looking to complete the slam with this week’s prize, the USPGA’s Wannamaker Trophy. Fellow ISM charger, Charl Schwartzel, started the ball rolling at the Masters, then McIlroy took the U.S. Open in emphatic fashion, before Darren Clarke rolled back the years to capture the Claret Jug in July at Sandwich. Andrew ‘Chubby’ Chandler ISM MD and former European Tour golfer said “I’ll be delighted if any of our boys collects the trophy, but it would be particularly pleasing if Lee Westwood could finally cross the grand slam line after going so close, so often.”

All the while, the Americans will be hoping for a home victory. Phil Mickelson was the last American to win a major, the 2010 Masters, and since then 6 majors have been and gone with an American claiming top spot. This period symbolises the biggest drought in American major winners in the Open era and the US fans are eagerly waiting for one of the new kids on the block, like Anthony Kim or Rickie Fowler, to take over the reins from Woods and Mickelson.

Check back to the blog next week where we will use Optimal’s Coaching Studio video analysis software to make an in-depth analysis of the PGA champion’s swing. Optimal’s Coaching Studio software forms part of our groundbreaking eAcademy offering, for more information please click here.

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