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Golf Advisors

Working together to deliver industry leading golf technology and data

The Rapsodo Golf Advisors include golf teaching professionals and a sports biomechanics expert who allow us to continually improve our golf products. They provide early feedback on new app releases and features to let us know what works and what doesn't. With the help of our advisors, we are transforming and growing the game of golf.

Mark Blackburn

Founding Blackburn Golf in 2000, Mark a Certified PGA Member, TPI CGP LIII & GSEM continues to work with golfers of all levels as Director of Instruction of The Blackburn Golf Academy at Greystone Country Club in Birmingham, Alabama. The Blackburn Golf Teaching Philosophy focuses on each student’s unique functional movement to develop an efficient and repeatable technique for their desired shot pattern. Mark has been acknowledged as the Alabama-NW Florida Section PGA Teacher of The Year, a finalist for the PGA National Teacher of The Year, a Golf Magazine Top 100 Teachers and one of Golf Digest 50 Best Teachers in America.

"Data from the Rapsodo Mobile Launch Monitor can help any golfer improve their practice efficiency and on-course decision making."

Trillium Rose

Trillium Rose is a certified teaching professional and Director of Instruction at Woodmont Country Club in Rockville, Maryland. An innovator and life-long learner, her knowledge of teacher effectiveness, mechanics and practice training has proven highly successful. She is recognized as a Top 50 Teacher by the both Golf Digest and the LPGA.

"Technology like Rapsodo doesn’t just make practice more engaging, it can make practice more effective."

Mike Malaska

Mike Malaska’s golf career spans over 50 years as both player and instructor. In 2011 Mike was named PGA National Teacher of the Year, the highest honor one can receive. His no-nonsense approach and deep understanding of the golf swing has made him one of the most renowned instructors in the game today. 

"The Rapsodo Mobile Launch Monitor is my go-to teaching tool. It provides instant video feedback and accurate data to help players improve their game."

Helen Kurtin

Helen, owner and director of St. Louis Golf Academy is a member of the PGA of America and the LPGA. She has established herself as one of the top golf instructors in the Midwest and has been named the 2015 Gateway PGA “Teacher of the Year”; GOLF DIGEST’s Best in State Teacher in Missouri and many other top honors. She has competed on the professional level since 1993 including the Women’s Gateway Tour in Texas, Gateway PGA Section tournaments, and LPGA Sectional and National Tournaments.

"I have been using the Rapsodo Mobile Launch Monitor (MLM) as a training tool for my students during lessons for several months and I am seeing tremendous improvements in various areas of their game!"

Dave Phillips

PGA professional Dave Phillips is located in Oceanside, California and is a co-founder of TPI, the world’s leading educational organization dedicated to the study of how the human body functions in relation to the golf swing.

"Golfers who incorporate feedback provided by a tool like the Rapsodo MLM immediately elevate the quality of their practice and can easily identify areas they need to improve." ​

Dr. Sasho MacKenzie

Dr. MacKenzie completed a PhD in Biomechanics at the University of Saskatchewan, which focused on 3D forward dynamics simulation of the golf swing. He is a professor at St. Francis Xavier University where his research focuses on golf biomechanics, equipment optimization, and advantageous training techniques. He consults for several entities in the golf industry including Ping, Footjoy, and Boditrak, as well as for several top instructors such as Mark Blackburn and Chris Como.