MAUMEE, Ohio — aboutGolf is proud to announce the addition of Jean Jacques Rivet as a new partner in Europe.
Rivet is well known in Europe as a Biomechanist working on swing optimization for several professional golfers and with their coaches (PGA Tour, LPGA and European Tours), including such names as former Masters champion Trevor Immelman and Suzanne Pettersen. Rivet also has an association with renowned golf teacher David Leadbetter and is a consultant to the European Tour.
Not only is Rivet a sportsman, having competed in a variety of sports including golf, he has a degree in engineering and has a great knowledge of biomechanics and body motion. His company, BiomecaSwing, helps golfers attain a new level of game performance by applying a proven scientific approach.
“Rivet’s knowledge of biomechanics and body motion perfectly complements the efforts of aboutGolf,” said Chuck Faust, President & COO of aboutGolf. “Adding him to our list of partners further enables our ability to create golf technology products that will transform and greatly impact the game.”
Rivet will serve as a consultant to aboutGolf (www.aboutgolf.com.) in product development, specifically the performance products, including aG Balance, aG Flix and the future TechCentric suite of products. He’ll join aboutGolf’s other partners, including the University of Michigan, John McPhee at the University of Waterloo and Dr. Martin Brouillette at the University of Sherbrooke.
Rivet’s knowledge will help develop fully integrated performance products that will improve golf games across the world by considering the impact of biomechanics, body motion, and balance and swing mechanics.
“aboutGolf’s dedication to innovative technology is impressive and I am confident that together, we will revolutionize the way we teach and learn the game of golf and coach future generations,” said Rivet. “Making this type of body motion analysis more accessible and more accurate is thrilling.”
Rivet co-founded Team Fanatic, a funboarding organization that went on to win numerous awards in the Professional Boardsailing Association during the 1990s. In 1989, Rivet set a world record in the boardsailing speed category on his slalom production board.
Rivet, however, suffered a serious accident, ending that part of his sports career. During his hospitalization and treatments, he developed, with the help of the Biomechanical Department of Physiotherapy School at the University of Montpellier, applied biomechanical concepts that accelerate an athlete’s return to a sport after injury. He adapts these concepts to the improvement of performance in various sports, notably in golf, which laid the foundation for the birth of Biomecaswing.
On Nov 5, Rivet is opening a Golf Performance enhancement center at the TerreBlanche Golf Club in France that will feature an aboutGolf Simulator and other aboutGolf performance products.
To learn more about Rivet, go to: http://biomecaswing.com/GB/presentation-jean-jacques-rivet.html.
aboutGolf is a 20-year-old Maumee, Ohio-based company that has been dedicated to golf for its entire history. aboutGolf is the world leader in indoor golf simulator technology, producing PGA TOUR Simulators, aboutGolf Performance Products and Henry-Griffitts Custom Fitting. Historically, aboutGolf also produced Microsoft Golf, Greg Norman Ultimate Challenge Golf and World Tours, which is the world’s most-widely-distributed golf simulation. aboutGolf® is a registered trademark of aboutGolf Limited, Maumee, Ohio.