Nike Golf Learning Centers Deploy Smarter Lessons Solution to Streamline Lesson Scheduling — Improves Student Experience and Increases Centers’ Profitability

September 08, 2005 (PRLEAP.COM) Sports News
Rocklin, Calif.—Expand Technologies, Inc., today announced that American Golf Corporation has selected its Smarter Lessons’ subscription-based lesson management service to streamline the lesson scheduling process at American Golf’s Nike Golf Learning Centers ( across the United States. The Smarter Lessons solution enables golf clubs, academies, and instructors to better manage their time, money and student relationships for maximum efficiency, profitability, and customer retention. The real-time benefits of the Internet-based solution enable students to book lessons at their convenience for an improved lesson scheduling experience.

“The goal of the Nike Golf Learning Centers is to provide a fun, non-intimidating environment for everyone to learn to play golf,” said Paul Devine, Director of the Nike Golf Learning Centers. “With Smarter Lessons, our facilities are able to minimize the time instructors and students spend scheduling lessons and maximize their time together on the course. This translates into a better experience for our students and the increase in our centers’ efficiency will help us increase our profitability.”

“The Nike Golf Learning Centers offer some of the nation’s best opportunities for golf instruction,” said Tom Mox, CEO and co-founder of Expand Technologies. “By allowing students to view lesson options and schedule lessons for themselves via the Internet, they are providing a higher level of service and convenience.”

Smarter Lessons Benefits

Smarter Lessons benefits golf facilities, instructors, and students. It is a web-based service that requires no software installation. It offers Internet lesson scheduling in real time, including private lessons, groups and clinics. It is so easy to use, it allows students to fill instructor’s schedule without unwanted gaps. It eliminates the numerous administrative tasks a golf instructor has to conduct to schedule a lesson by validating credit card information, and emailing confirmations, reminders, and other correspondence. Student tracking features offer instructors the ability to view student lesson histories, upcoming lessons, outstanding series, and cancellations. Lesson scheduling also entails resource scheduling, so Smarter Lessons defines resources to avoid overbooking equipment. With its integrated security features, facilities can define users and privileges. Moreover, it is the only lesson scheduling service that provides extensive financial reporting tools for business management.

Pricing and Availability

Smarter Lessons’ subscription-based service is available direct from Expand Technologies. Pricing starts at US$29.95/month for an individual instructor subscription and US$50/month for a facility subscription, which can accommodate two or more instructors. Custom branded solutions are also available; contact Expand Technologies for pricing.

American Golf’s Nike Golf Learning Centers

American Golf ( manages 170 private, resort and daily fee courses in the United States. It is dedicated to helping people of all ages and backgrounds learn and enjoy the game of golf. Nike Golf Learning Centers, an alliance between Nike Golf and American Golf, is an industry leader in golf instruction programs for creating and maintaining new golfers. Their ground-breaking approach of teaching golf in a fun, non-intimidating environment and transitioning players from the driving range to the course creates over 10,000 new golfers a year.

About Expand Technologies

Expand Technologies, Inc. is a leading Application Service Provider (ASP) that offers subscription-based lesson scheduling and management software solutions. Thousands of students and facilities use Smarter Lessons’ solutions including well known academies and some of the world’s top golf instructors. For more information, call 1-800-365-6492, email or visit us on the web at
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