Howard Reisman, Own My Swing – Founder/CEO
It is interesting to note that the industries that have been disrupted through innovation and technology are typically done so by high tech entrepreneurs from outside that industry. Steve Jobs reinvented the music industry (iPod), cellular communication (iPhone) and film animation (Pixar). Detroit didn’t commercialize the electric car – that was accomplished by visionary entrepreneur Elon Musk who first disrupted the financial world with PayPal.
Years prior to founding Own My Swing, Howard Reisman, a successful high-tech entrepreneur, was fortunate enough to sell his 20-year-old enterprise software company and semi-retire in his late forties. Howard had been a single-digit handicap since the age of 16, club champion, and golf team regular for decades. However, between family and business responsibilities his handicap started to creep up to 10 and then eventually 15.
In a futile attempt to improve, Reisman took many lessons from numerous teachings professionals over the years, each with a different message and teaching method. The harder Reisman tried the worse his golf became! By 1998, Reisman finally quit golf entirely only to take up flying which quickly became his passion. He not only become an instrument and commercially rated pilot, but created the industry’s first FAA-Accepted Avionics Performance Training Software designed to prevent accidents like the JFK. Jr. tragedy. In 2005 the Reisman then founded MolecularFitness.com addressing the health and fitness marketplace.
By 2013, Reisman at age 68 decided to take up golf again and was committed this time to seriously improve so he might enjoy playing golf for the rest of his life. According to Reisman “It was no fun hacking the ball around when I could remember how well I played in my youth.” So he hired one of the best known Top 50 teaching professionals who he placed on a serious monthly retainer! “After six months he still had me on the driving range only, and only allows to hit balls off a tee and a flat lie! Imagine – that’s after he pocketed many thousands of dollars of my hard-earned money!” Reisman emphasized.
The Perfect Storm Gathers
Not accepting defeat, and because of his computer, engineering and business track record, Reisman was able to determine that there were at least two disruptive technologies that were becoming commercially available that could address both the physical golf swing as well as the mental aspect of the game. Together with his proven visionary, technology and leadership skills, Reisman has assembled one of the finest team of engineers, programmers, biomechanics and performance coaches in the world in order to make this perfect storm a reality!