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Technology Vendors


With several technology vendors competing for the same opportunity to deploy their branded technology, many golf courses and operators are overwhelmed with multiple technology options.  SFGolfAdvisor.com reviews, respects and engages those golf technology vendors making a difference in the industry.  From time to time, SFGolfAdvisor.com will post quarterly "reviews" in order to help you gain valuable insight on this issue.  Here are just a few vendors we at SFGolfAdvisor.com feel are leading the way when it comes to helping golf courses build their own brand...

 

  

 
    

Mobile Golf Applications

Hole19

Hole19 Mobile Golf Application platform allows golfers to track, score, analyze and share golf data.  Golfesr can use this free mobile application, while on the golf course, to: get yardages, measure distances of shots, track statistics (GIR/FIR/Recovery/Sand Saves/Putts) and share on Facebook and Twitter.  

Over 38,000 golf courses are accessible on the platform.  In June of 2016, Hole19 launched a "Premium" version of the application.  This version allows for deeper metrics of golfer recorded data.  Compatible with Apple iOS, Apple Watch, and Android devices.  Hole19 also allows golf courses to track pace of play/rounds, interact/market to and send golfers deals/messages/updates on all facility details.  European Tour star Matthew Fitzpatrick can be found using Hole19 while preparing for tournaments.  Hole19 has been featured in the Daily Mail, Forbes, Golf Digest and Wall Street Journal.

Price:  Free

Additional Fee(s):  $49.99 (Annual for "Premium" version)

www.hole19golf.com 


Swing Analysis Tools

Zepp Golf

If you are new to golf and can’t afford the outrageously expensive lessons from a tutor, this app will at least correct your swing. I’ll be straightforward here; the app needs an additional peripheral to work at its full potential. The motion sensor band is not a requirement for the app though it is great for students like me. If you are a middle aged person with funds to spare, the sensor will cost way less than actual physical lessons. You can record your swings and the app will improve or downright correct them. Sure it is not as accurate as an actual tutor but it does help you in improving your personal style.  Features: Simple interface which does the job well. Numbers are displayed in big font (great for elder users). You can record HD videos of yourself. Notable Feature: The app allows you to compare your own swing with pros like Keegan Bradley in video and 3D formats. This will allow you to perfect your own swings.  Price:  $149.99

www.zepp.com 


3D Motion Capture

MySwing

MySwing Pro is the affordable state-of-the-art

3D motion capture system.  Golf professionals

can now screen, capture, train golfers, and

generate additional revenue using 3D analysis.  

Find out more about MySwing opportunities today!

Price:  $6,000 (Financing Available)

www.myswing.com

(480) 247-2144


Putt & Swing Analysis

Blast Motion

Blast Golf is the industry's most accurate stroke and swing anallyzer designed to provide golfesr and instructors with real-time feedback.  A sensor is attached to the club/putter and is swung.  Information from the sensor is automatically captured and sent to any smart phone or tablet device.  Easy to understand metrics are then reported on the duration, position and other stroke/swing analytics.  In-app training videos provide tips, drills, and actionable insights to help improve timimg, tempo, face rotation, and more.  Blast incorporates SMART VIDEO CAPTURETM technology which, automatically analyzes and clips video.  It then creates a series of video highlights, synced with metrics, allowing golfers/instructors to visually identify strengths and areas of improvement.  Apple iOS and Google Android compatible.  AimPoint, Brad Faxon, and Jeff Sluman involved in promotion of product

Cost:  $149.95

www.blastmotion.com


Launch Monitor & Ball Tracking

 

Trackman Golf

TrackMan Pro measures the full trajectory of any shot, from 5-yards pitches to 400-yards drives, pinpointing the landing position with an accuracy of 1 foot at 100 yards. Delivering state-of-the-art data without using any modeling, TrackMan Pro displays the shot’s actual 3D trajectory together with 26 impact and ball flight data in real time.

A dominant force in its field.

The Pro Series are used by a vast majority of the game’s leaders: from world renowned coaches to top performing tour players to practically every golf equipment manufacturer in the industry. That’s no coincidence.
Exceptionally precise swing data is instantly delivered and translated into actionable knowledge on a portable device of your choice.

Add full portability and you have a what is takes to jump ahead. Join us and unleash your potential!

 

TYPE INDOOR* INDOOR + OUTDOOR
Without video analysis
TrackMan PRO IIIe INDOOR Without video analysisTrackMan Pro is the industry standard for accuracy, performance, and ease of use for teaching, fitting, and practice applications.
TrackMan A/S
Stubbeled 2Vedbæk2950Danmark
+45 4557 0850+45 4557 0850
TrackMan PRO
Stubbeled 2Vedbæk2950Danmark
+45 4557 0850+45 4557 0850
$ 15.995USD
$ 15,995
TrackMan PRO IIIe INDOOR + OUTDOOR Without video analysisTrackMan Pro is the industry standard for accuracy, performance, and ease of use for teaching, fitting, and practice applications.
TrackMan A/S
Stubbeled 2Vedbæk2950Danmark
+45 4557 0850+45 4557 0850
TrackMan PRO
Stubbeled 2Vedbæk2950Danmark
+45 4557 0850+45 4557 0850
$ 21.995USD
$ 21,995
With video analysis
TrackMan PRO IIIe INDOOR With video analysisTrackMan Pro is the industry standard for accuracy, performance, and ease of use for teaching, fitting, and practice applications.
TrackMan A/S
Stubbeled 2Vedbæk2950Danmark
+45 4557 0850+45 4557 0850
TrackMan PRO
Stubbeled 2Vedbæk2950Danmark
+45 4557 0850+45 4557 0850
$ 18.995USD
$ 18,995
TrackMan PRO IIIe INDOOR + OUTDOOR With video analysisTrackMan Pro is the industry standard for accuracy, performance, and ease of use for teaching, fitting, and practice applications.
TrackMan A/S
Stubbeled 2Vedbæk2950Danmark
+45 4557 0850+45 4557 0850
TrackMan PRO
Stubbeled 2Vedbæk2950Danmark
+45 4557 0850+45 4557 0850
$ 24,995USD
$ 24,995

 

Customize TrackMan Pro to meet your specific needs. Start by choosing between indoor/outdoor
or indoor only* functionality. Either way, both systems feature our industry leading accuracy, reliability, and ease of use.

The video analysis feature allows you to record high-speed video using the internal TrackMan camera or through one or more external cameras. The recorded videos are played and analyzed directly through the TPS software and include TrackMan’s unique graphics overlay**.


Launch Monitor & Ball Tracking

FlightScope® is a global high-tech company and a true world leader in the development and manufacturing of 3D Doppler Ball Tracking Monitors, Golf Radars & Launch Monitors for sports.

Originally founded in 1989 to measure projectiles for the defense industry by Henri Johnson, FlightScope® still honors its roots and to this day remains prominent in the defense industry in more than 24 countries.

Sports applications were the next logical step

With nearly two decades of experience in the field of Doppler radar and phased array tracking technology, FlightScope® realized the potential and impact its technology would have on the sports industry. Seizing the opportunity to lead when others only watched, FlightScope® now has applications in:

  • Cricket - FlightScope® is the only company in the world to measure bowling speed;
  • Tennis - FlightScope® manages all ATP tournaments’ chair-umpire scoring systems;
  • Golf – FlightScope® provides 27 measurements of ball and club head parameters.

Around the globe... and in your golf bag

FlightScope® is in use by top golf instructors, club fitters, tour players and original equipment manufacturers around the world. We are committed to delivering a world-class product with exceptional after-sales support. In 2008, FlightScope® relocated its headquarters to Orlando, Florida, a key location for the golf industry.


 

Launch Monitor & Ball Tracking

The GC2 is the only launch monitor that truly measures player performance. Here's how.

  • High-resolution cameras capture up to 10,000 frames per second
  • Stereoscopic lens arrangement that emulates "human eye" spatial recognition
  • State-of-the-art image processing assures reliable ball find and lock
  • Internal accelerometer that instantly corrects for non-level surfaces

     

     

      


    Launch Monitor/Ball Tracking

    Ernest Sports

    The ES16 Tour does what no other launch monitor has done before:  The ES16 combines Doppler radar and photmetric trackingtechnology in one.  The ES16 Tour delivers more direct measurements and provides the most precise club and ball data available.  Doppler is the most accurate technology for speed measurements, while camera (phot based) technology excels in spin and directional measurements.  Find out more about exciting options in luanch monitor/ball tracking equipment at:  

    www.ernestsports.com

    Price:  $5,495

    855-354-4653 


     

     

    Game Golf:  Digital Shot Tracking

    Play - Playing golf should be exactly that—playing. With GAME GOLF, game tracking happens in the background, so you can focus on playing instead of note-taking. All you have to do is power up, put on the device, and play your game. Install the unique tags into each of your clubs and simply tag each club to the device before you take your shot. That’s it. GAME GOLF logs what club you use and where on the course you use it. By combining these observations, your game is visualized like never before.

    SEE - Golf is no longer just a memory and a scorecard. Now it's a living, breathing chronicle of your game. Everything you do on the course is recorded and presented in an all-in-one online system to help you better see, understand and show off your skills. With GAME GOLF, you don't just leave everything you've got on the course—it comes with you afterwards so you can see in detail how you did and where you can do better.

    SHARE - Each and every game you play becomes a showcase you can share with anyone you choose. From that huge drive on hole 14 to your average stats over time, your golf game is no longer limited to the people you played with. Your progress and accomplishments can be shared with your friends and family—as well as a whole new community on the GAME platform—for fun, or for bragging rights.

    DEVICE COST:  $250 + Shipping

    www.gamegolf.com

     


      

     


    Private Messaging Applications

    Clubster is the first social network designed exclusively for  the private club member.

    As a "Clubster," private club members instantly have a real time social connection with their club and fellow club members through a smartphone, iPad, and computer.

    • Keep up with the latest club news and activities
    • View club event invitations, RSVP, request special arrangements
    • Stay connected with your favorite members, send private messages
    • Create special groups like your golf foursome, or tennis buddies, and send private group messages

    A Clubster connection to the club is simple…effortless…seamless.

    Most importantly, Clubster keeps your private club private. Our totally secure network insures that your information remains strictly confidential.

    Tell your club you want to be a Clubster!  www.clubster.com


    Cloud Solutions: ForeUP Golf Management

    Features:

    Tee Time Software: Easy to use, drag and drop solution. Maximize your rounds while decreasing the amount of “no shows” and “late arrivals” at your course

    Golf POS: The golf point of sale is fully integrated into the tee time software allowing for a quick and smooth sales process. Keep track of how well your course is doing and where improvements need to be made

    Golf CRM (Customer Database): Keep track of all golfers coming in and out of the course. Keep them on record to increase customer service and communicate out to them with promotions, and reminders of tournaments, leagues, events, and tee times

    Golf Course Reports: Stay informed with your course’s performance. View graphical, summary, and detailed reports of Sales, Inventory, Payments, Employees, Customers, Taxes, Categories, and much more

    Online Bookings: Customers can check for and book tee times online 24/7. All online bookings are streamlined into the tee time software. Make money over night and decrease the number of reservation phone calls being made

    Setup Process

    ForeUP software is completely cloud-based, meaning you can access your system from any computer, laptop, iPad, or mobile phone. There is no need for servers or IT support at the course, or need of backing up your system at the end of the day. Leave the technical issues to the experts.

    Toll Free Number:   1-800-378-7620

    ForeUP Services:    1-801-215-9487


    GROUND FORCE TECHNOLOGY

    SWING CATALYST

    BALANCE PLATE

    The Swing Catalyst Balance Plate adds an important dimension to golf instruction, and offers the user a "peek behind the curtain". The Balance Plate, consisting of more than 2000 high-resolution pressure sensors, provides detailed foot pressure data, accurate pressure distribution, real time center of pressure (CoP) and CoP patterns. All elements that cannot be determined by the best trained eye or even expensive high-speed cameras. The Swing Catalyst Balance Plate data is perfectly synchronized with high-speed video images as well as with data from the most popular ball/club tracking devices.

    www.swingcatalyst.com

     

    3D MOTION PLATE

    The Swing Catalyst 3D Motion Plate is our flagship swing analysis system, already used by many of the best coaches in the world. The 3D Motion Plate is a unique combination of our state-of-the-art pressure plate technology (Balance Plate) and a highly advanced force plate. Not only can you study detailed foot pressure data and CoP patterns, the 3D Motion Plate also provides horizontal and vertical force measurements. From this we measure the amount of torque- and ground reaction forces generated during a golf swing. All 3D Motion Plate data is perfectly synchronized with high-speed video images and data from the most popular ball/club tracking devices.

    www.swingcatalyst.com

     


    Swing Analysis Software & Mobile Application

    V1 Pro Software

    The #1 Video Analysis Software in Sports

    For over 16 years, V1 Pro is the most preferred video analysis of coaches, instructors and training facilities worldwide to Capture, Compare & Improve the performance of their athletes.

    Today, V1 Pro HD software continues to build on its reputation of delivering reliable performance and unmatched customer service solidifying its standing as the #1 Video Analysis Software in Sports.

    Course overviews, view photos and scorecards, read and write reviews and even preview the weather forecast for the round.


    ELECTRONIC TEE SHEET (ETS)

      


                                   


    Swing Analysis Software

    PRO SOFTWARE

    The Swing Catalyst PRO software lets you import videos from any camera or device. The video analysis suite is equipped with all imaginable drawing tools, slow motion playback and side by side comparison. All your uploaded swings are automatically stored in the Swing Explorer and neatly organized based on name, time, date and club type. You are also able to record branded video lessons that you can send to you students' email or upload directly to their Swing Catalyst Online account.

    STUDIO SOFTWARE

    The Swing Catalyst STUDIO software offers all the same features of the PRO software. The main difference is that a STUDIO software allows you to stream live video images from a range of cameras, including high-speed cameras that provides more than 200 frames per second. It also lets you integrate data from the Balance Plate and 3D Motion Plate, plus the most popular ball flight- and club tracking devices on the market. You are now able to enjoy a seamless integration of all these technologies.

    www.swingcatalyst.com


    MOBILE SWING CAPTURE

    SWING CATALYST

    The Swing Catalyst App, already used by many of the best players and coaches in the world, is a sophisticated game improvement tool that fits right into your pocket. The app allows you to capture and analyze swings from anywhere. You can also compare your swing to tour professionals, and share the swings with your instructor or others directly from the app. The best of all: It’s all free and it’s all connected.

    • Capture swings in full HD
    • Playback in slow motion speed and frame-by-frame
    • Multiple drawing tools
    • Analyze videos frame by frame
    • Compare two videos
    • Synchronize two videos for a more effective evaluation
    • Download free tour swings
    • Share videos with other Swing Catalyst users and instructors
    • Upload to cloud storage for secure backup
    • Download and view Swing Catalyst video lessons
    • Sign up and log in with your Facebook profile

    www.swingcatalyst.com

     


    Using Social Networking Tools for Connecting Golfers

    Golf Pipeline exists to provide golfers with tools to manage their golf game, and their golf lives. The foundation of Golf Pipeline is the ability to book online tee times by showing all available inventory for participating golf courses based on the search criteria chosen by the golfer. Golf Pipeline makes it easy to search based on the date, time, number of players, and cost of the round of golf. Golfers book tee times on Golf Pipeline by using a credit card to hold a reservation, and pay for their golf round in person at the golf course.

    Just another tee time site? Think again. Golf Pipeline is the complete solution for the serious golfer OR beginner. They have developed a system that harnesses the best technologies which cater to golf and social networking.

    What makes Golf Pipeline unique is the ability to organize tee times by inviting golf buddies through the use of existing Golf Pipeline friends, adding friends via email, or selecting friends by connecting Facebook or LinkedIn accounts. Golfers will enjoy the golf social network created through inviting friends to join Golf Pipeline, and seeing friends’ golf activity.

    www.golfpipeline.com

     

     


    WEATHER IMPACT ANALYSIS

     

    CourseCast™ is a dynamic, web-based

    application that produces high resolution

    historical and forecasted weather analysis

    on golf playable inventory. Created in close

    collaboration with some of the top golf

    management companies in the world,

    Century Golf Partners & ClubCorp®,

    CourseCast™ was designed for golf course

    owners and operators.

    Features:

    • Historical & Forecasted weather impacted

    playable inventory reports (Temperature, Precipitation,

    Lightning, GPH, GPR, etc.)

    • Easily export all reports

    • 24/7 Access & Updated Daily

    • Modify setting for every course (temperature,

    wind speed, tee-time interval, etc.)

    • Generate forecasted/historical reports for all

    courses with one simple click.

     

    info@perryweather.com

     

     

     


    On Course Digital Marketing

    Digital Caddies

    Digital Caddies, founded in 2003, was among the pioneers in low-cost, easy-to-use and easy-to-implement GPS for golf. Today, our car-mounted, interactive tablets are installed at more than 150 courses (11,500 screens and growing fast) in the top 20 DMAs across the country.

    Using our Android™ tablet, golfers access a number of useful applications and services. Accurate yardages, aerial hole views and GPS-based course navigation keep golfers constantly interacting with the touch screen throughout their rounds. That interactivity gives marketers a unique platform to engage with this affluent and sought-after consumer through rich media banner ads and full-screen, high-definition video.

    Digital Caddies’ tablets install easily on golf cars and connect wirelessly to the Web through Sprint’s nationwide 3G network, providing the golf course a broad portfolio of real-time course management tools via GPS-based cart tracking and communications. www.digitalcaddies.net


    Electronic Tee Sheet & Distribution:

    EZLinks Golf, Inc.

    Founded in 1995, EZLinks Golf, Inc. operates the world’s largest network for golf reservations, as well as the highest volume tee time call center in the industry. EZLinks provides tee sheet management software, 24-hour live-operator reservation support, customizable Web booking tools, integrated point-of-sale, email marketing service, course web sites, mobile sites, Facebook tee times and more to thousands of golf facilities, hotels, and travel companies worldwide.

    www.ezlinksgolf.com

    TeeOff.com

    At TeeOff.com, we have a passion for golf. For getting up at 6am for a tee time and for working well after 6pm to make sure everything is right for our golfers, for you. Want to track your game? Relive a shot? Book a round at midnight? We're here. We love golf as much as you do - it's who we are. TeeOff.com making it easier for you to play more.

    www.teeoff.com


    Cloud Solutions: TeeLeader.com

    ...makes awesome, cloud-based, integrated software and tools for golf courses. So far, that includes TeeSheet, Booking Engine, Marketing and more.  TeeLeader provides services for golf courses who don't want to spend money on expensive, hard to use teesheets. Which is to say, when we zero in on what to include in our features, it's only the core features to manage reservations. If it makes the process slow or hard to use or won't benefit MOST of our customers, we won't build it!  TeeLeader provides these services because most teesheets are built to solve every problem imaginable which makes your job harder because you have too many options. It sounds strange but less is much more for your reservation system. Our focus is to do one aspect (reservations) of your business really, REALLY well (Just look at how complicated and expensive the other solutions are...!) There's a world of difference between the needs of a public, resort and private golf course. So we built TeeLeader for public courses and that makes for a much better fit between our products and your needs.  Contact Shaun or Jim for more details at:  shaun@teeleader.com and/or jim.gledhill@teeleader.com


    On Course Marketing & Advertising

    Cart Wrappers

    Cart Wrappers produces Promotional Graphics for business use on golf courses through an Exclusive Sponsorship and Branding Programs featuring a full **QR Code Control Suite!  They can also help their clients with client fleet, corporate, window and wall graphics! Finding new and innovative ways to help a client brand a business is Cart Wrappers passion. Cart Wrappers can also provide all the other things that businesses need to get going in the right direction; offering full website design/redesign, signs, banners, business cards, flyers, brochures, promotional poker chips, and more. Email them today and get your business noticed.

    **Cart Wrappers also provides QR Code technology (with full back office analytics, tracking, split testing and more) enabling golf carts to promote "Quick Response" interactions between golfer and facility. Bring additional revenue to your course by partnering with a great new campaign on your golf cart fleet, beverage cart(s) and maitenance vehicles. Take marketing to another level at your course and try it today!

    www.cartwrappers.com

     


    Websites/Email Marketing

    1-2-1 Marketing

    1-2-1 Marketing provides website, email marketing and social networking solutions.  Details of their email marketing offering include:

    • Scheduling unlimited email campaigns up to 5 years in advance
    • Managing multiple contact lists - easy to import and export
    • Unlimited custom fields to gather customer data - text, drop downs, radio buttons, checkboxes, etc.
    • Target Market ANY data from ANY list - based on all the fields you store in your contact lists
    • Complete customization of your email marketing templates to match your website branding
    • Marketing Banner generation that professionally and properly brands your company
    • Fully customized Holiday & Event banner series with your professional branding
    • Birthday Program 'automagically' sends email offers to customers on/before their birthday
    • Create 'Autoresponders' and 'Triggers' to do the daily work and communication for you
    • Attach Custom Surveys to your email campaigns and track results
    • Track Open Rates, Clickable Links, Forwards, Unsubscribes & Bounces within your Eblasts
    • Complete integration with your 1-2-1 Powered Website & Google Analytics account

    Contact 1-2-1 Marketing and see how they can customize your email marketing solution.


    Online Distribution

    Golf18Network

    Golf18Network is currently generating additional rounds and revenue for hundreds of golf courses looking for a better tee time distribution solution.  With rate integrity and discounting concerns at issue with other online providers, Golf18Network provides flexible options and better ways to promote distressed inventories.  Golf18Network currently email markets out available tee times to over 2,000,00 golfers. Golf18Network also has a significant advantage over other competitors by providing additional services such as:  Mobile Applications, Websites, Electronic Tee Sheet services, Social Media Marketing and other Integrated Marketing options.  Golf course operators have control over ALL tee times and prices posted on the network.  Stop discounting for disocounting sake and find a better way to market golf course inventories with the help of Golf18Network! 

    Additional Golf18Network Benefits:

    - National Distribution Network at 2,200 golf courses Nationwide

    - Over 2,000,000 golfers connected and growing

    - Better Control over Your Times and Prices

    - No discounted trade times

    - Free Website Booking Engine & Email Marketing Tools specific to your course

    - Capture email addresses and grow your database

    - Featured Ads for Your Golf Course

    - Pay for performance model

    It's free to get started so, contact Golf18Network today to learn about available opportunities in your area.

    Link to website: http://www.golf18network.com