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Derek Hooper signs with SwingU Coach

HARTFORD – SwingU, the golf technology and media company, announced today that Derek Hooper, Director of Instruction at The Royal Oaks Country Club, Houston, Texas, has signed with SwingU Coach to deliver advanced statistical reporting to his students.

Derek has been recognized by Golf Digest as one of the best teachers in Texas for the past decade. More recently, he has been named the 2019 Southern Texas PGA Player Development Award winner, a 2020 Golf Range Association of America Growth of the Game Teaching Professional Award winner and the 2021 Southern Texas PGA Eastern Chapter Teacher of the Year.

Derek believes there is a proven best way to learn golf and that is not through multiple lessons consisting of faults and fixes. He believes there must be a clear plan, and it is this plan that he teaches to all his players.

SwingU Coach is the ultimate coaching & statistics platform. SwingU Coach delivers advanced statistical reporting for an entire roster. The portal puts an emphasis on Strokes Gained Analytics to identify each player's strengths & weaknesses, which leads to more effective coaching by using informed decisions to design effective practices, drive line-up decisions and encourage overall team success.

SwingU provides players with the easiest and fastest data entry in the industry via the SwingU app will input their stats into SwingU’s easy-to-use strokes gained system, which automatically logs & populates player scores & stats to the Coach Portal.

About SwingU

Headquartered in Hartford, Connecticut, SwingU is a sports technology and media company focused on golf game improvement. The company owns and operates the top-rated golf game-improvement app across GPS, scorecard, statistics and instruction. SwingU Clubhouse publishes an email newsletter reaching hundreds of thousands of golfers daily. Lastly, SwingU Coach offers the ultimate coaching & statistics platform for both golf teams and academies. For more company information, please visit

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