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Want to Become the Next Tiger Woods and Make it to the Masters? Videoconferencing Can Help Get You There

April 12, 2013 | Joshua Parker

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As video conferencing has worked its way into our lives, whether from Skype and Google Hangouts at home, or using the latest high end platform at work, we are clearly becoming more accustomed to the concept, and open to using it in new ways. For example, video gaming systems like the Xbox Kinect and Wii-U have brought remote face to face communication to video game lovers.

As we start watching the 2nd day of the 2013 Master Golf Tournament, many wonder if last year's winner Bubba Watson can pull off a repeat, or whether Tiger Woods will makes a triumphant return to break Jack Nicklaus's record of Masters wins.� While most of us won't be dawning the green jacket anytime soon, many of us will hit the greens next week hoping to get our forms a little closer to the greats like Palmer, Woods, and Nicklaus.

One New York based company is trying to help us do just that, without leaving the comfort of our living rooms. Golf Coach Direct is providing interactive professional golf lessons through the use of video conferencing and a patent-pending live online teaching community. I think many of us agree that the greens will be a little busier next week as the seasons are changing and the tournament finishes up. This unique method of improving your swing without waiting through long lines and packed courses may be the trick to slip into that green blazer before you know it. Their lessons range from $20-$40 and appear to allow you the freedom to pick your trainer. The service offers the flexibility of day and night sessions so you do not have to miss that important meeting (or your tee time).�

A few sessions with Golf Coach Direct will not give you a perfect 300+ yard drive overnight; but it definitely would not hurt your game and the reasonable pricing models seem to fit into anyone's budget. Other organizations are also starting to use interactive video for training and educational purposes. Great examples of these are groups like Mcphail Center of Music who provide remote music lessons by leading music professionals, Interactive Motion Studios providing remote training in Martial Art's, and the use of video conferencing in Surgical Education/MedPresence to teach our future doctors by a remote means. Our society continues to increasingly allow remote education and video immersion.�







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