SOURCE: Mobiplex, Inc.

January 14, 2015 03:00 ET

Nicklaus Academies and Mobiplex Announce the International Availability of Mobicoach - Live, At-a-Distance Coaching

Golfers Can Now Take Lessons From a Premier Nicklaus Academy Instructor From Anywhere in the World Using Their iPad or Android Tablet

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - January 14, 2015) - Jack Nicklaus Academy of Golf and Mobiplex, Inc. announced a strategic relationship to offer golfers remote coaching from Nicklaus Academy's marquee international coaches using the Mobicoach - live, remote coaching platform.

For over 20-years, Nicklaus Academies has been an acknowledged leader in the golf instruction industry, providing a turn-key golf academy solution that brings together the finest in instruction, integrated technologies, physical and mental evaluations, conditioning and training; all combined with the playing philosophy of the greatest golfer of all time -- Jack Nicklaus. From storied locations in 10 countries from North and Latin America to Europe, Asia and beyond, the Nicklaus Academy program develops players of all abilities based on that player's individual strengths and weaknesses so that they can attain their highest level of performance.

The Mobicoach solution, introduced by Mobiplex, is the world's premier platform for enabling live instruction from a remote location. Originally, launched for iPad users, Mobicoach is now available for Android tablet users as well and can be downloaded from both the iOS app store as well as Google Play. With Mobicoach, golfers can take a high-quality, at-a-distance lesson from a marquee coach anywhere in the world, in a comprehensive, convenient and cost effective manner. The app's easy-to-use interface makes it possible for a coach to interact with a student much like they would in person, using live and recorded video, two-way whiteboarding tools to visually explain concepts and drills, library comparisons and post-session review. The solution is implemented as a marketplace enabling users to select from the very best instructors, schedule appointments and pay securely for their instruction.

"Nicklaus Academies continues to be at the forefront of innovation in golf instruction technology and communication and we are delighted to broaden our relationship with Mobiplex by bringing Mobicoach to our international clients," said Ted Simons, COO and EVP of Nicklaus Academies. "With the addition of the Mobicoach Android app, we are able to extend the Nicklaus brand of instruction to golfers all over the world which is essential to our partners in Asia where Android dominates. Golfers now have ready access to Nicklaus Academies' world-class instructors anytime, anywhere."

"This new platform from Mobiplex is ideal for our instructors to be able to communicate effectively with their students regardless of location, or even time zones," said Mike Malaska, World-wide Director of Instruction for Nicklaus Academies. "Many times the student just needs a quick 15 to 30-minute check-up to confirm they are on the right path, or to correct a small detail such as set-up, or grip, or path. With Mobicoach, I can even demonstrate a drill for the student 'live.' This is a real time saver for the student and generates lesson income when I might otherwise not be teaching at that time."

"The team at Mobiplex is excited about expanding our relationship with Nicklaus Academies and making our Mobicoach solution available to Nicklaus Academies' international clients," said Vijay Nadkarni, founder and CEO of Mobiplex, Inc. "Mobicoach combines some amazing technology with world class coaches; making for an exceptional learning experience. In a matter of seconds, the Mobicoach technology fades into the background and both coach and student forget that they are in different locations. Mobicoach is changing the paradigm of coaching and making world class instruction available to the masses."

About Jack Nicklaus Academy of Golf

Nicklaus Academies has developed a dynamic curriculum based on the proven swing and playing philosophy of Jack Nicklaus, winner of 18 Major Championships. Nicklaus Academy locations are at some of the finest golf developments around the world as well as in some of the most attractive high-volume traffic areas. With a proven track record of developing golfers for life as well as champions at every level, Nicklaus Academies integrates the most effective technologies and teaching tools available into its programming. Essential to the ongoing success of Nicklaus Academies and its students is the consistency of instruction developed with Mike Malaska, Worldwide Director of Instruction for Nicklaus Academies, and available from location to location and from instructor to instructor. For more information, please visit www.nicklausacademies.com

About Mobiplex, Inc.

Based in Silicon Valley, Mobiplex® is a leader in mobile sports performance technology. The creator of the award-winning SwingTIP golf swing analyzer, the company has developed Mobicoach® and Mobicoach Studio™, the world's first real-time, remote coaching platform that connects coaches and students using wireless, mobile and cloud-based technology. The Mobicoach app for students and Mobicoach Instructor app provide an affordable and convenient way for sports enthusiasts to receive real-time instruction -- anytime, anywhere. For more information, please visit www.mobicoach.com or www.mobiplex.com

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