Ikonik’s Platform Gives Coaches Ability To Create New Revenue Opportunities And Deliver More Effective Training Programs In Less Time On The Range

(East Amherst, NY ) October, 18th, 2020- The Western NY PGA Section and Ikonik (www.ikonikgolf.com), an online platform built for golf coaches to deliver personalized and effective training for their students, are teaming up to drive innovation in golf training. The new partnership will allow coaches to spend less time on the range, and shift focus to generating more income and better results for their students.

Ikonik’s blended learning approach – championing a mix of in-person and digital education – is more efficient and effective. While traditional lessons result in only 9% student retention, blended learning programs increase mastery by 60% in 60% less time spent.

“Ikonik’s platform will help our coaches spend less time on the range, bring in more income and bring even more effective and efficient training to players everywhere,” said Steve Bartkowski, Executive Director of the WNYPGA Section. “We believe Ikonik will change the game in coaching and we are excited to bring this new technology to our member coaches to support their work to grow the game for players of all ages and levels.”

The Ikonik platform innovates on the tried and true process training model, which benchmark tests what a student is looking to improve upon, teaches the technique, trains movement patterns and then retests to measure success. With Ikonik, coaches now have the tools to develop and distribute personalized digital process training programs that can be practiced anytime, anywhere.

Coaches can use Ikonik’s extensive library of training templates, videos, drills and challenges as is or personalize them to fit their needs. Students and coaches communicate in real time throughout the process to gauge improvement, either fully virtually via Ikonik’s app, or through the blended approach with a mix of in-person and remote coaching.

“Overall my student body enjoys and uses the platform to communicate questions and achievements and also they are excited about getting better! Using Ikonik has allowed me to save time because I can dictate notes and use media off my phone so my post-coaching has become more streamlined. It has been a great experience for me and my students.” said Brian Jacobs, PGA Instructor at Mill Creek GC

“Coaches only have so much time and students can only remember so much. The traditional coaching model is ripe for improvement. By supplementing on-course instruction with virtual training, Ikonik helps coaches effectively and efficiently train more players, maximize their time on and off the course, and create new streams of revenue. We are honored to work with partners like The WNYPGA Section to support coaches and keep more players engaged with the game we all love.” said James Shalhoup, Ikonik CEO.

Members of the Western NY Section can unlock early access to Ikonik by visiting Ikonikgolf.com.

To get started with Ikonik, visit Ikonikgolf.com

About Ikonik

Ikonik is an online platform built for golf coaches to deliver personalized & effective training for their students.

We are on a mission to make golf better by driving innovation in coaching. Through a mobile application, coaches can distribute quality content, build custom programs, test player progress, and deliver actionable results. Your lessons, your knowledge, your effort — powered and scaled by our technology.

For more information, download our iOS and Android app, or visit Ikonikgolf.com.

About the Western NY PGA

About the Western New York Section, PGA of America: The Western New York Section, PGA of America (WNYPGA) is a group of approximately 300 PGA Members and Associates serving the needs of golfers across Buffalo, Rochester and Northwest Pennsylvania.  The Section was founded in 1925 and is one of the 41 Sections that make up the PGA of America. The PGA of America, founded in 1916, has grown into the world’s largest working sports organization with more than 27,000 Members and Associates. Geographically, the Western New York Section is bordered to the west and north by lakes Erie and Ontario respectively.  The southern border dips about 2 miles into Pennsylvania and includes the cities of Erie, Warren and Bradford. The eastern border is a line that extends along and beyond NYS Route 14. There are approximately 200 golf facilities in the section. The Western New York PGA also operates a non-profit and charitable foundation called PGA REACH Western NY that focuses on its three founding pillars: youth, military, and diversity/inclusion.