Spark Motion, a portable motion analysis software designed for use in authentic performance and rehabilitation environments, has announced today its partnership with PGA Tour Professional Kenny Knox. The three-time PGA Tour winner will join Spark Motion at the PGA Tour Merchandise Show in Orlando, Florida on January 21-24.
“Having someone like Kenny Knox work with us and show off our golf technology is game changer for the company,” said Spark Motion President and Founder, Dave Gottfeld. “Having the ability to teach golf using our e-commerce function will increase his business and will allow Kenny the ability to teach golfers around the world from the comfort of his home.”
Knox, a three-time winner on tour, is best known as the holder of three all-time putting records at the MCI Heritage Classic. He had 8 putts for 9 holes, 18 putts for 18 holes and 93 putts for 72 holes.
“I have been a golf instructor for 25 years and having the ability to teach students remotely or continue the lesson long after they leave the course has been a constant struggle,” says Kenny Knox. “With the Spark Motion app, I now have the ability to do both. The technology allows me to directly send a video link to my client with drills and key points, but most importantly my clients have the ability to upload a video back to me showing their progress on the course.”
The Spark Motion technology is designed to help evaluate and correct inefficiencies in athletes in authentic environments as well as remotely via a HIPAA compliant Cloud. Coaches, trainers and medical practitioners are able to record video with their iPad and then instantly analyze the data. Users can also use the Screen Recorded Video (SRV) function to create videos capturing their verbal and on screen visual aids as they analyze their athletes video clips – one of Kenny Knox’s favorite tools. This remote training and consultation technology, in the mobile Spark Motion app, is revolutionizing the way athletes, coaches, trainers and physicians train and collaborate.
Spark Motion current clients include: Athletes’ Performance, Equinox, Medstar NRH, the New England Patriots, Los Angeles Dodgers, Detroit Lions, Miami Heat, San Antonio Spurs, the University of Arizona, University of Texas and the University of Georgia among many others.
About Spark Motion (www.sparkmotion.com)
Spark Motion is a leader in motion analysis technology on a mobile platform. Spark Motion was built out of necessity by performance and healthcare professionals in the field who knew there was a better way to work with athletes and patients using the latest tablet technology. The Spark Pro app with Cloud by Spark Motion is the only mobile motion analysis system specifically designed to be powerful enough for industry leading organizations and professionals, yet accessible to all performance coaches, trainers and medical practitioners. For more information, please visit www.sparkmotion.com
About Kenny Knox
Kenny Knox was introduced to the game of golf by his father at the age of 9. By the age of 12 he was shooting par and dominating his age division in junior golf tournaments. He continued to excel throughout high school and earned a full golf scholarship to attend and compete for the Florida State University Seminoles winning numerous tournaments during his collegiate career and earning All-American honors in his senior year.
After turning professional, Kenny captured his first PGA Tour victory, the 1986 Honda Classic and went on to win the 1987 Hardee’s Golf Classic and the 1990 Buick Southern Open. In 1989 Kenny set 3 all time putting records at the MCI Heritage Classic. He had 8 putts for 9 holes, 18 putts for 18 holes and 93 putts for 72 holes. Kenny retired from regular competition in 1995 and opened the Kenny Knox Golf Academy at Seminole Golf Course in Tallahassee, FL. For more information, please visit www.kennyknoxgolf.com