Last Updated on Monday, 25 June 2012 10:05
Monday, 25 June 2012 09:56
IRVINE, Calif. -- After successfully integrating use of Tiger Woods: My Swing into his Learning Center's junior golf program, Tiger Woods is donating 50,000 copies of the swing-analysis app for iPhone and iPod touch to The First Tee's 198 chapters.
The donation will allow The First Tee coaches, participants and their families to benefit from its unique features.
"I've gotten a lot out of this mobile technology, and we've seen similar results with the students at our Learning Center," Woods said.
"Although it's based on my practice routine, we designed it to be accessible for all skill levels, and I hope the participants and coaches in The First Tee enjoy using the technology.
After the success we've had at the Learning Center, I think it's a tool that can help a lot of young golfers advance to the next level."
Honored as one of the best sports apps of 2011, Tiger Woods: My Swing allows golfers to capture video of their swing so they can analyze it; compare it with Woods and their friends; and see their swing improve over time.
Woods serves as a virtual coach, teaching golfers how to use swing-line analysis and providing tips on specific areas of improvement. Launched in 2011, Tiger Woods: My Swing's regular sales benefit the Tiger Woods Foundation.
The First Tee participants and coaches will not only receive a free download of the app, they will also be provided with free access to the interactive golf community at Golfshot.com
The app is currently available in the following 12 languages: English, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish and Swedish. Features of Tiger Woods: My Swing include:
Enhanced video capture
Side-by-side swing comparison with Tiger Woods
Advanced swing analysis and how-to demonstrated by Woods
Swing comparisons, sharing and feedback tools tied to friends and community members
Video updates from Tiger, exclusive for members only
The Tiger Woods: My Swing App is available for $4.99 (iPhone and iPod touch) and $9.99 (iPad) from the App Store on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch or at www.itunes.com/appstore
About the Tiger Woods Foundation: At the Tiger Woods Foundation, we believe every child deserves a shot at college. Designed to break through a culture of low expectations, our college-access programs reach underserved youth in all stages of academic life.
For scholars in grades 5-12, the Tiger Woods Learning Centers provide hands-on experiences in science, technology, engineering and math coupled with college preparation workshops to create a unique environment focused on college and careers.
The Earl Woods Scholarship Program is an unparalleled network providing admissions counseling, college scholarships, dedicated mentors, specialized internships and vital workshops. Receiving individualized support, our bright young scholars are succeeding at prestigious universities such as Georgetown, USC, UC Berkeley, UCLA and Harvard.
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