GPS Industries (GPSI) – the world’s leading provider of GPS tracking technology for low speed vehicles – announces a proprietary integration partnership with Golf Genius Software (GGS), developer of the best-in-class, cloud-based golf-event management system.
The Golf Genius-GPSI Connector combines hole-by-hole scores and live leaderboards hosted on GGS and Visage platforms with GPSI’s 10-inch color touch screens mounted to golf cars. Real-time results can also be transmitted to clubhouse televisions, golf course websites and GGS-supplied portals.
Further to the agreement, GPSI and Club Car – the global leader in golf car manufacturing and long-time GPSI partner – are now authorized resellers of the GGS subscription service. This means golf facilities may purchase it through a GPSI or Club Car agreement.
“We are very excited to partner with GPS Industries and Club Car to extend the capabilities of the Golf Genius platform,” says Michael Zisman, CEO of GGS. “For courses equipped with GPSI units on their fleet, tournament scoring is a natural extension of the services provided on the video display unit. Live leaderboards cultivate a tour-like experience, unquestionably enhancing the tournament experience and providing greater enjoyment for golfers.”
Affordable, fully-featured software from GGS is ideal for golf tournaments and leagues at public and private facilities, charitable and corporate outings, member-guest competitions, buddy trips, professional championships and more. Scoring simultaneous events is a snap, as is posting full-motion video and static messages, greetings and even video sponsorships.
“GGS’s user-friendly interface creates less work for those managing events while delivering more fun to participants,” says Ben Porter, CEO of GPSI. “The Golf Genius-GPSI Connector requires no additional hardware, making the transition seamless and an even easier decision for courses intent on offering guests a memorable playing experience.”
The recently-launched Visage Media Network is an increasingly popular GPSI platform. It represents the largest connected, on-course audience of golfers in the world. Sponsored content is featured on more than 25,000 screens with nearly 40 million-plus page views monthly. New applications are being developed to enable users to stay connected with their social media and professional networks while creating, managing and sharing user-generated content, including personal golf statistics, photos and video.
Prevalent at public, private and resort golf courses, marquee properties utilizing the Visage platform include Congressional Country Club, Trump National Doral Miami and several TPC clubs such as San Antonio, Las Vegas and River Highlands. Installed in 900-plus golf-car fleets, primarily in North America, Europe and the Middle East for 80% global market share, GPSI predicts 35% annual growth over 2014.
About Golf Genius Software
Golf Genius Software (GGS) was founded in 2009. In 2010 it released GolfTripGenius, the industry leader in golf trip organizational software which is now used by over 10,000 golfers. The company launched GolfLeagueGenius in 2012 and GolfEventGenius in 2014. Golf Genius Software is powered by proprietary scheduling and pairings programs, as well as robust tournament capabilities that simplify the work load for PGA Professionals, event organizers, league managers and trip captains.
About GPS Industries
Formed in 2009 by Falconhead Capital in partnership with legendary golfer and businessman Greg Norman and in cooperation with Club Car, GSPI is the world’s leading developer and supplier of GPS tracking technology for low-speed vehicles. Specializing in the golf industry, its Visage fleet management systems helps golf-facility operators monitor the whereabouts of golf cars and low-speed vehicles while delivering course information and promotional messages. The Visage Media Network allows for golfer interactivity and sponsored content during play. GPSI and Club Car have made it affordable for courses to begin generating revenue from golf car fleets, notably with the industry’s first CONNECTED™ model, the Club Car Precedent i3.