“Angello is a special talent who brings passion and simplicity to his golf instruction,” said PerfectMotion® founder and CEO Rich Kosowsky. “I admire him so much and welcome him to our team. His goal with students is to break a swing down to the basics, to help students understand what they need to work on, and PerfectMotion® is a perfect aid to help him achieve that goal.”
While playing on the golf team at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, Collins began teaching the game to others. That evolved into teaching junior golf clinics and lessons at Eagle Eye Golf Course at the Defense Supply Center in Columbus, Ohio, before relocating to Jacksonville in 2012 to start his own teaching business. Thus, he’s always seeking tools that will help him make teaching more effective.
“PerfectMotion® is groundbreaking because you don’t have to be at the course to work on your game,” says Collins. “That’s extremely valuable, because people have busy schedules and not a lot of time to get to the driving range. With this product, they can take five or 10 swings in the garage and get better at golf. I love the instant feedback it supplies. To me, its most important feature is grooving, where I can use a student’s good shot as the model for their game. Also, the putting and iron play are really beneficial to students.”
Collins says he mainly uses PerfectMotion® remotely and sees it as an excellent tool to help him grow his lesson business. Its ability to constantly improve a student made his decision to align with the PerfectMotion® an easy one.
“When students first go through the app, they’re usually surprised,” says Collins. “They generally think they have pretty good technique. But when the app identifies things to improve on, they may be thinking they left their head up, but the app identifies something completely different. It bridges the gap between feel and real. The MotionMaps show you exactly what the golfer is doing. And it helps them generate feel by trying to make a correction based on the videos and instruction that they see. For example, I was always leaning back at impact in my swing, which I didn’t think I was doing but actually was. So, it helps me, especially with the no-ball swings, to feel what it feels like to be in a proper impact position.”
And that all fits in naturally with Collins’ mantra about keeping golf lessons simple. He believes we should always think about the golf swing as a machine, and the more complex it gets, the harder it is to fix. “So we want to simplify everything from grip to finish, keeping it as simple as possible,” he says. “I don’t like to use confusing terminology that people don’t understand.”
He understands his students well and knows their lingo — especially military members and their families. “These people are putting their life on the line for us and our freedom, so I take that opportunity to give back to the military and show them how to play golf,” he says. “If you have a skill that they want to learn, absolutely showing them that is very important to me. And junior golfers are some of the easier students I have, because they don’t have any preconceived notions about the swing — it’s super rewarding to see the look on their faces when they actually hit it. It’s the catalyst that’s going to bring them back again. It takes a lot of patience as a teacher, because they’re not going to get it on the first try, but it’s super rewarding to see them do things that they like.”
PerfectMotion®, LLC has developed and patented (pending) an AI-based motion improvement platform for sports performance, safety/compliance and health markets. The company’s first product focuses on golf improvement. The PerfectMotion® management team brings a combined century’s worth of expertise in technology development, data science and digital marketing.
The PerfectMotion® app is a personalized AI-based golf training system that allows golfers to quickly groove repeatable, efficient body motion with every club through an innovative process of continuous expert feedback. PerfectMotion® has assembled a distinguished golf advisory board that includes three-time Ryder Cup player Chip “Mr. 59” Beck and top PGA golf instructor Joe Hallett.
The PerfectMotion® app is available from the App and Play Store and can be used at no cost forever. Upon signing up, every user is a PerfectMotion® Pro for 14 days with unlimited sessions. After 14 days, the user is downgraded to the FREE version unless they upgrade for $5.99/mo or $59.99/yr.