Meet Jim Estes, V1′s featured Branded Academy Instructor of the Month who uses Lesson Caddy in his business model.

Jim Estes

PGA professional Jim Estes delivers high quality Branded V1 golf lessons as the Director of Instruction at Olney Golf Park in Olney, MD.  Beyond just golf instruction he specializes in elite junior golf development and working on a holistic approach to coaching golf.

 “I feel V1 has provide an excellent platform for my students to review their lessons. Being able to send me swings periodically to ensure they are practicing properly is vital to player development.” Jim Estes

Jim has been a long time V1 Branded Academy instructor and utilizes the Branded Academy platform to the fullest.  Jim uses Lesson Caddy on his website for all of his scheduling.  He has a fantastic Lesson Caddy scheduling site and it’s definitely worth taking a look at if you’re interested in incorporating Lesson Caddy into your business model.


Jim Estes is a certified V1 Golf Coach and Branded Academy instructor.  His PGA Tour-proven coaching is derived from first hand experience gained that resulted in not only qualifying for the PGA Tour and winning a event but also helping over 20 high school golfers play college golf.

Congratulations to John Tillery for being selected as V1 Sports’ Branded Academy Instructor of the Week!

John Tillery headshot


Congratulations William McGirt who just captured his first PGA Tour victory at The Memorial Tournament and his coach John Tillery.

John Tillery is a class A PGA professional from Madison, GA where he resides with his wife and two children.  John’s golf school is located at Cuscowilla Golf Club in Eatonton, GA.

“JT” uses his V1 Pro HD Software and his Branded Academy with several PGA Tour players, numerous mini tour professionals, collegiate players and weekend warriors.  A self identified “swing junky,” he has found his passion in full time teaching over the last decade.  That passion has led his players to college scholarships, professional wins, and nearly $20 million dollars in PGA Tour earnings.

For more information on John Tillery’s Golf School visit

Golf Digest Editors’ Choice Award: V1 Golf App

The V1 Golf App was awarded the 2016 Golf Digest Editors’ Choice Award for the best Golf Swing analyzer.

Click Here to read article on Golf Digest’s website.

For more information on how to download and use the V1 Golf App for iOS and Android device click the image below.




The 9.7″ iPad Pro is the first iPad that records at 240fps with the V1 Pro app

The powerful V1 Pro App is available with either a V1 Mobile Academy or Branded Academy subscription.   Capture, analyze and deliver Internet lessons directly from your mobile device. Grow your business and generate new lesson revenue by offering online lesson subscriptions to your students worldwide.
Here is a great review of the display on the new 9.7″ iPad Pro from DisplayMate:
9.7-inch iPad Pro has the “best performing mobile LCD display that we have ever tested” 

Below is a short summary of iOS device/versions and the max fps V1 Pro app will record video.
iPad Pro 12.9, iPad Air 2 & iPad Mini 4th generation: 120fps
iPad Air and iPad Mini 3rd generation : 60fps
Older iPads: 30fps
iPhone 6,6Plus, 6S, 6S Plus: 240fps
iPhone 5S: 120fps
iPhone 5 and 5C: 60fps
Older iPhone: 30fps
iPod Touch 6th generation : 120fps

V1 Pro App with Wireless BodiTrak Mat Quick Start /Guide

Go Wireless – start teaching with the powerful V1 Pro App starting at $50/month with the new V1 Mobile Academy. Capture, analyze and deliver Internet lessons directly from your mobile device. Grow your business and generate new lesson revenue by offering online lesson subscriptions to your students worldwide.  Click Here for more information on our V1 Mobile Academy and Branded Academy platform, which includes the benefit of teaching with the V1 Pro App on your mobile device.


Updated Quick Start Guide (Assume V1 Pro app is already installed from the App Store. If not, get it by Clicking Here )

The wireless connections to the dataport (boditrak grey box) is via Wi-Fi. Works on any iOS device running 9.x.

Here are the steps:

1. On the iPad, go to Setting > V1 Pro > Enable BodiTrak WiFi is on (green)

2. With the iPad or iPhone connected to Internet, start the V1 Pro app. Enter your instructor’s email address, password and select “Remember my password” (green check) then select Login.

3. Please plug in the mat to the dataport. Connect the external AC charger to the dataport. Please power off then back on the dataport. (Green light should be on)

4. Setting > Wi-Fi: Dataport-XXXX should show up in 60 seconds. Once it does, please select.

5. Start the V1 Pro app, if/when prompted with a dataport selection screen, select “direct”

6. Select the camera icon in the upper right of the V1 Pro app, you should have live video with mat data.

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