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V1 Sports to host inaugural two-day virtual summit with top-tier golf instructors conducting live sessions

Jan. 12 - 13 summit presents free online educational event for golfers, coaches

NOVI, MI - V1 Sports, developers of the golf industry’s leading video analysis and game improvement platforms, proudly announces its inaugural V1 Sports Virtual Summit will be hosted online January 12 – 13 with an estimable collection of the industry’s most-acclaimed golf teachers and golf technology experts conducting live seminars throughout the event.

The two-day educational presentation will include an exciting array of guest speakers, including the PGA of America’s 2000 Teacher of the Year Dr. Jim Suttie, Mike Bender (currently #3 on Golf Digest’s Top 50 Teachers list), Golf Digest Top 50 Teachers Dana Dahlquist, Cheryl Anderson and Brian Mogg and Golf Digest Top Young Teacher Jake Thurm. Additional seminar hosts include PGA golf coach from the United Kingdom, Richard Hughes, V1 Game head developer Dallas Webster, BodiTrak founder Terry Hashimoto, YouTube host Matt “Mr. Short Game” Fisher and V1 Sports Customer Success managers Will Clark and Jackson Bushway.

Golfers have an ideal opportunity to learn from some of the brightest minds in the game while PGA professionals who attend this Virtual Summit will earn one Member Service Requirement (MSR) credit per session attended and LPGA teachers and coaches earn two CU credits for each seminar a coach attends.

V1 Virtual Sports Summit

“This Virtual Summit is our golf-expert version of the ‘Cavalcade of Stars.’ V1 Sports has developed its technological offerings to the point that we offer incredible game improvement solutions for golfers as well as powerful tools that help golf instructors, course operators and coaches grow their businesses,” says V1 Sports CEO Bryan Finnerty. “This complimentary series of seminars is our 2021 Kickoff gift to golfers and golf industry professionals. We’re excited about this sensational meeting of the golfing minds.”

All 14 one-hour seminars (seven per day) will be free of charge and open to anyone interested in attending. The V1 Sports Virtual Summit kicks off at noon Eastern with Brian Mogg’s hour-long “Developing Your 2021 Golf Plan” presentation, followed by “Junior Golf Instruction with Focus on Ground Forces” by Jake Thurm at 1:15pm. Mike Bender’s “Developing Elite Golfers” session starts at 6:15pm with Day 1 concluding with “Teaching Students with On-Course Statistics” hosted by Dallas Webster at 7:30pm.

The second day of the Summit begins with “Growing Your Golf Instruction Business Online” hosted by Dana Dahlquist at noon Eastern and Webster’s “Improving Your Game with On-Course Statistics” at 1:15pm. Dr. Jim Suttie presides over the “Building A Successful Golf Business” session at 6:15pm with Cheryl Anderson headlining at 7:30pm with a session on “Improving with Video Analysis and Pressure Traces.”

V1 Sports has consistently grown its complement of game improvement and teaching-business solutions. In 2020, V1 unveiled its newest 11th-generation software release of V1 Sports’ leading video capture and swing analysis system, called V1 Pro Studio. V1 Sports has recently become the technology developer and global sales and marketing force for the V1 Pressure Mat (Powered by BodiTrak), the first portable and affordable mat to record balance distribution information and Center of Pressure (COP) during the golf swing.

V1 has entered the GPS game-tracking mobile app arena with the dynamic V1 Game app. With the V1 Game app, a mobile phone or Apple Watch becomes a golfer’s personal caddie and shot tracker. V1 Game’s powerful GPS data provides accurate yardages to greens, hazards and landing zones as well as the innovative Virtual Caddie function to help you navigate the course like a professional. After a round is completed, V1 Game’s intuitive performance analysis technology provides Virtual Coach-powered statistics (including robust Strokes Gained data) that show the user’s strengths, weaknesses and paths to improvement. 

The full schedule for the V1 Sports 2021 Virtual Summit can be found at with registration links for the sessions you would like to attend. Visit to learn more about the full range of game improvement offerings V1 Sports offers.

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About V1 Sports 
Founded in 1995, V1 Sports (V1) is the leader in golf swing analysis software. The V1 golf teaching software and golf training apps deliver top instruction by connecting golf professionals and golfers to improve performance. V1 is recognized as the pioneer in delivering seamless video lessons with integrated telestration and voiceover. V1 products capture, review and analyze swing video for the creation and sharing of golf lessons and instruction content. To date, V1 has delivered over 4 million internet video lessons by its more than 10,000 PGA golf professionals, including many Top 100 instructors. V1 Pro software is used by the most respected coaches, instructors, athletes and training facilities around the world. The V1 Golf and V1 Game apps also enjoy worldwide usership as evidenced by millions of downloads. Visit Follow V1 on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @v1sports.

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