The Journey

Where it all began

Created after a trip to The Old Course at Saint Andrews, the most hallowed grounds in golf, and a quest to find a way to have golfers remember it. Inspiration happens on The Old Course, and ReelGOLF™ emerged from the fairways, the sand traps, the greens, and the 19th hole at St. Andrews, The Jigger Inn. Our Founder, Kevin Imes, walked away from The Home of Golf® inspired to create a new golf experience for the everyday golfer, the ReelGOLF™ experience.

The Solution

Golf is a game of patience, a game of persistence, and a game that is seldom viewed anywhere else for everyday golfers…until now.

ReelGOLF™ is the first autonomous videography solution created to record on-course golf experiences. The shots that every player either wants to remember…or forget. ReelGOLF™ provides PGA® quality footage of the shots that golfers always talk about after their round, and for days to come. View now

Autonomous Videographer

ReelGOLF™ created the first Autonomous Videographer…no cables, no smartphones, nobody recording. Just smart AI-enabled cameras that find you and produce a PGA® quality video, just for you.

With ReelGOLF™, we strategically place our AI-enabled cameras near the tee-box and green. The multi-view cameras act in concert with one another, finding you, your shot, and the ball to create a video just for you. See how it works.


Meet the Creators

Meet the creators

Kevin Imes

Founder and CEO of HIO Media, Inc., the creators of ReelGOLF™.

Kevin is the Founder and CEO of HIO Media, Inc., the creator of ReelGOLF™. He is the visionary of the company and oversees design, development, engineering, and operations. ReelGOLF™ was created during a brief sabbatical from the tech sector while Kevin re-engaged one of his passions, golf. During this time, he recognized the golf industry lacked a way to preserve the memories he created. As an innovator and entrepreneur who previously founded and exited 3 start-ups, he quickly identified a technology solution to capture and share on-course experiences for everyday golfers, and ReelGOLF™ emerged. Kevin holds an MBA from the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Electrical Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin. He is a prolific inventor with over 100 U.S. and International Patents across multiple industries, including SmartPhone, Mobile Music, IoT, Digital Imaging, Alternative Energy, AI Videography, and now, Golf.

Meet the creators

Jim Hollister

Chief Technology Architect at HIO Media, Inc.

Jim is the Chief Technology Architect at HIO Media, Inc. with system integration expertise acquired while at Texas Instruments, Pratt & Whitney and Sematech. He is experienced in all aspects of software, product development and deployment, including requirements capture, system architecture, design, test, and implementation. Jim works closely with our product research and technical marketing teams and has architected ReelGOLF™’s communications infrastructure, edge video production, image processing and cloud management solutions. Jim graduated with a Master’s Degree in Engineering from The Georgia Institute of Technology.

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Chris Phillips

Chief Videography Advisor.

Chris is an Award-winning Director of Photography, Chris Phillips is the Chief Videography Advisor for everything video at ReelGOLF™. With more than two decades of experience in sports, news and documentary television, his career includes, six Olympic Games for NBC Sports, covering the invasion of Baghdad for CBS News 60 Minutes, shooting the Ironman World Triathlon and receiving eight Emmy Awards for his work on documentary features for both ESPN and NBC Sports. His recent work includes 30 for 30 series for ESPN and documentaries for The Golf Channel Films, including a series on Ben Hogan.