Greg Norman today announced a material investment in Shot Tracer - the fastest growing sports app in 20 countries around the world that features ball tracking for performance improvement and fun animations for social media sharing.
Norman and his investing partner David Chessler have acquired a 50 percent stake in the parent company, Visual Vertigo, and have plans to expand Shot Tracer into new sports verticals. Currently available for golf and baseball, Shot Tracer has potential applications in many other sports.
Launched in 2016, Shot Tracer's user-friendly design allows anyone with an iPhone or Android to record their swing or putt via the phone's camera and track their ball flight, similar to radar tracking. In addition to ball flight tracing, features of the app include golf swing strobe motion video sequences, putt tracing, GPS-measured shot distance, 3D map ball flight tracing, swing comparison and special effects such as explosions, splashes and smoke. Each video can also be personalized with the user's name, score and a custom logo. Once the video is created and saved in the photo gallery, it can easily be shared across all social media platforms at the touch of a button.
"Enhancing the golfer experience and finding ways to change the way golf is viewed and played is of paramount importance to me and Shot Tracer checks all the boxes," said Greg Norman. "This app allows the everyday golfer to have a launch monitor in his pocket for only $6.99 and the filters and animations make it fun to share. I am thrilled to add Shot Tracer to my portfolio as we take another step in expanding our connected sports media and content network."
"Partnering with one of the biggest names in sports is incredibly exciting for us. When cutting-edge technology and leading business minds collide, the possibilities are endless," said Alex Kleszcz, CEO of Visual Vertigo. "We now have such a strong team behind us and look forward to continuing to launch revolutionary new software applications."
The 4.5-star rated app is available for download on iTunes and Google Play. Shot Tracer is fully-released for Apple and available for download in Beta for Android users. A Shot Tracer demo video is available HERE.
For more information: shottracerapp.com
About Greg Norman
Arguably the most successful athlete-turned-businessman in the world, Greg Norman is known as much for his entrepreneurial spirit in the boardroom as his dominance on the golf course. The internationally renowned "Great White Shark" won more than 90 tournaments worldwide, including two Open Championships, and holds the distinction of defending his No. 1 position in the world golf rankings for 331 weeks.
Greg Norman now transcends the game of golf, with over a dozen companies around the world bearing his name and the iconic shark logo as part of the Greg Norman Company, which he leads at Chairman & CEO. His internationally recognized brand boasts more than 100 golf course designs across six continents, a global real estate collection, award-winning wine, golf-inspired lifestyle apparel and a diverse investment division. Across all facets of business, the Greg Norman Brand consistently delivers the quality that his name is synonymous with and continues to inspire people to attack life.
Tiger Woods has personally announced that he has switched to TaylorMade Golf for the upcoming season after his former sponsor and club maker decided to depart from the golf club making business.
The following is a letter on TaylorMade stationary was sent out to make his official announcement.
I first started playing TaylorMade equipment as far back as I can remember, so I'm no stranger to what this company has done over the years in pushing golf innovation forward. This brand has played a major role in my life and has contributed to many of my early successes, including U.S. Junior and U.S. Amateur Championships. Today, I am proud to announce that I am officially joining the TaylorMade family.
Throughout my career, I've always been meticulous about my equipment. Over the past few months, I've had clubs from every brand sent to me to test. When it came to making a final decision, the choice was easy-it all came down to performance, which is why I chose TaylorMade.
In 2017, my new bag will include the full M family of metalwoods - Driver and Fairways. In fact, the new M2 3-Wood is unlike anything I've ever hit. It has the perfect shape and I told the guys during our first meeting that this is the farthest I've ever hit a fairway wood.
For irons and wedges, I'm going to work closely with the team at TaylorMade. For my irons, we will be developing a new custom set. Over the coming months, we will take you along the development journey, from the initial design concepts all the way through the process until they make it into my bag. Finally, the new MG Wedge is absolutely beautiful, and we're working to dial in the exact grind for me. There's no doubt it's fun to have some new weapons, and the confidence I have in my new TaylorMade equipment makes me excited for the season.
As I've said before, my goal remains the same: to win.
This is going to be fun.
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According to the Golf Channel, Milfred Jerome “Jerry” Palmer Jr., 72, passed away Nov. 19 in Pittsburgh. He passed not long after his famed brother Arnold passed.
Unlike his pro golfer brother, Jerry followed his father’s footsteps into the golf course superintendent profession. He served for a time at Latrobe Country Club where he and his older brother Arnold learned to play golf.
Jerry was a 39-year member of the Golf Course Superintendents of America Association (GCSAA) and previously served on the Communications Committee and Par for the Course Resource Group.