Golf can be a complicated game. Getting good college golfers to become great college golfers can be even more complicated for the men and women who coach at the collegiate level.
So it might not surprise you that it would take the brain-power of a molecular biologist to introduce a breakthrough technology to the college golf world that is getting praise from some of the West’s top college programs who have started using it.
"Most stat tracking doesn’t tell the whole story," says Bill Schneider, the brains behind MySmartGolf.com. "We track the stats that are truly important for understanding and improving your game. In the short time we have been around we have already driven other stat tracking providers to offer some of what we offer."
Schneider has a Ph.D. in molecular biology and genetics from Stanford University, and spent nearly two decades using his knowledge in the biotechnology industry. One of his natural gifts was assimilating, analyzing and presenting data to his colleagues.
After 18 years as a respected technology guru in the biotech world, he decided it was time to put his expertise to work for his life-long love: Golf. He teamed with Josh Zander, a former star on the Standford golf team who is now a regular contributor to Golf Digest magazine, and was named as one of the "Top 20 Golf Coaches Under 40" by the magazine.
"Lots of golfers keep their stats but do not get much value for their effort because there was not a good way to turn that effort into valuable information", explains Schneider. "Most stats end up in homemade spread sheets and little is done with the information."
According to Schneider, that’s where the opportunity for most up-and-coming golfers exists, and what makes MySmartGolf the next big thing in analyzing a player’s golf game. "Most stat tracking does not give a complete story. It is fine to know that you are hitting, say, 50% of the greens. But it is better to know why you are hitting only 50% of the greens and what you need to work on to improve that."
"We are very good at what is called ‘data mining’, extracting useful information from large amounts of data", says Schneider. "As more and more people use MySmartGolf, the possibilities of extracting more types of useful information grow. We are excited about that."
If you’re a golf coach that is looking for the instructional edge for your team, MySmartGolf is an easy to use program that will give you more coaching tools that results in really useful information. And, there’s a way you can get it for free…click here for the details.