V1 Sports Instructors Recognized Among Golf Digest’s “Best Young Teachers”
A talented group of golf instructors for V1 Sports, producers of the leading golf video instruction technology platform for teaching pros and golfers, have been recognized among Golf Digest’s “Best Young Teachers.”
The sixth biennial list of top teachers under the age of 40 can be found in the November 2018 issue of Golf Digest and online at Golfdigest.com. To determine its largest list to date of 114 top teachers, Golf Digest editors surveyed nominations from tour players, and reviewed previously recognized teachers and instructors on their state and national rankings. They also looked at accomplishments of the instructors, who they have learned from, their continuing education, and the methods they use to improve amateur golfers.
“We are very excited to have 12 V1 Pros recognized on this prestigious list,” Bryan Finnerty, CEO for V1, said. “It has always been the mission of V1 Sports to invest in the future of golf by empowering instructors to become better teachers through our video instruction platform. This recognition by Golf Digest is testament to that commitment on both fronts.”
The top V1 Pros under the age of 40, listed below, work in the country’s six regions as broken down by Golf Digest: Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest and West.
Kiel Alderink – Champions Ways Golf Performance, Lake Bluff, IL
David Armitage – La Gorce Country Club, Miami Beach, FL
A.J. Avoli – Omni La Costa Resort & Spa, Carlsbad, CA
Jeff Barton – Preston Trial Golf Club, Dallas, TX
Devan Bonebrake – Southern California Golf Academy, Carlsbad, CA
Joe Compitello – Plainfield Country Club, Edison, NJ
Matt Denzer – Leadbetter Golf Academy at PGA National, Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Justin Foster – Ridgewood Country Club, Danbury, CT
Robbie Fritz – Greensboro Country Club, Greensboro, NC
Ben Pellicani – Westhaven Golf Club, Franklin, TN
Jake Thurm – Ruffled Feather Golf Club, Lemont, IL
John Tillery – Cuscowilla Golf Club, Eatonton, GA
V1 Pros, Joe Compitello and Devan Bonebrake, were also selected among the group to provide “Tips From the Best Young Teachers In America.”
About V1 Sports
Founded in 1995, V1 Sports (V1) is the leader in video swing analysis software. The V1 Golf game improvement platform delivers golf 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 3 million internet video lessons by its more than 6,000 PGA golf professionals, including many Top 100 instructors. V1 Pro HD software is used by the most respected coaches, instructors, athletes and training facilities around the world. The V1 Golf App also enjoys worldwide leadership among consumers as evidenced by millions of downloads. In 2016 and 2017 Golf Digest ranked V1 the No. 1 Video Analysis Software in its category. Visit www.v1sports.com. Follow V1 on Twitter @v1sports.