Everyone uses GolfNow. It’s the big elephant in the room. It’s national and has tee times for pretty much every golf course in the nation. It’s a great website but sometimes there is just too much noise. Too many choices handicap my decision making process.
Fleshing out deals in your local area can be difficult but not impossible. Just for a point of reference, to me local is a 50-75 mile drive one way — Yes, I am a golf fanatic and will drive that far for a round of golf, sometimes even further.
One of the things I do is first find out golf conditions of some golf courses that interest me on either GolfAdvisor or Greenskeeper.org. For me I feel the golf course reviews on Greenskeeper are a little more accurate and a lot more informational compared to GolfAdvisor. To illustrate, few sentences about an individual’s round of golf really doesn’t interest me. However a few sentences of how the greens rolled, the fairway coverage and rough are exactly what the doctor ordered. I tend to get later from Greenskeeper.org.
Now if it’s not my birthday, I will check out the Golf Specials page on Greenskeeper.org and compare the prices shown compared to GolfNow and the rack rate. If the golf conditions are favorable and the price is right I tend to use the Golf Specials page at Greenskeeper.org.
To redeem the coupon on Greenskeeper.org just click through the link and print out the coupon. Show up to the golf course and redeem it.
It’s that simple. You can even sort these deals by region to help minimize the noise and focus on where you want to play golf next.
The User Login Screen looks slick. So what’s so great about this app versus others?
GK Mobile may sport a new logo but under the hood of this beast of an app beats the combined contribution of over 65,000 members, 40,000+ Reviews, 20,000 + photos of over 1,700 golf courses. It is a self-perpetuating model conceived by its founder JohnnyGK.
No other site I know of offers members, both casual and serious, the most honestand up-to-date information about golf courses they want to play.
Members regularly contribute information about golf courses and their conditions. Greenskeeper has evolved over the past 10 years into a much respected website in the golf industry. Top that off with the book Social Golf, a how-to manual for golf course operators to leverage their own customer base using social media to grow their business. You would think GK Mobile would be a likely progression of this book — and you would be right. GK Mobile may be a necessary piece of the puzzle for any golf course operator trying to contact these golf enthusiasts.
Unlike its competitors, GK Mobile comes out of the gates sprinting to the finish line. It brings with it all the information on its still very successful website to a mobile platform. No need to “build” it’s audience because the audience is already there. No need to build up your database of golf course information because it’s already there. And top it off with golf course maintenance alerts, a euphemism for green aeration, this blogger thinks it’s a winning combination for both the golf consumer and the golf course operator.
You can truly “Know Before You Go” Golf. Literally. Take that Golf Advisor!
You already know who you will be golfing with. With GK Mobile you will know where and when to play at a golf course near you.
Know Before You Go golf. Don’t get stuck playing a lemon.
Current applications I have seen only talk about creating foursomes. Let’s face it folks golf is a solitary game. It’s you against the golf course. Find out where to play with the GK Mobile App — hell bring a friend or three– then bag your phone so you can enjoy your round.
Current apps will drain your battery. Where is the functionality of an app if it kills your phone during a round of golf?
Instead, Know Before You Go! Find out the 411 of where to play. What local golf conditions of golf courses are in your area. See Pictures of these golf courses. Find out what other golfers like yourself will have to say about these golf courses. All in an honest format that you understand and navigate.
Be ready for it golfers the GK Mobile App is coming!
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What’s the big deal about this GK App?The biggest reason is this app allows you to consume all the most important information on Greenskeeper.org about golf courses much quicker and more conveniently. Many other reasons why the app will be of value to current and new Greenskeeper members…here are the highlights I mentioned in the Newsletter.
Newsfeed– all the information you find valuable on Greenskeeper.org streamed perfectly on your phone making it much easier to consume and engage with.
Content– take all the content on Greenskeeper.org (40,000+ reviews, 20,000+ photos, maintenance alerts, etc) and have it instantly available on your phone.
Communication– be able to message your golfing friends easily, use highly customizable push notifications, create a custom news feed, share photos, likes and comments. It’s totally loaded with with social networking features – this is a fun app.
Specials– its going to be very easy for you to find amazing deals and redeem them directly with golf courses right from your phone.
Golf Courses– golf course pages packed with information and organized.
Almost like a Travel Advisor for golf. Is that genius or what? You will have to decide for yourself.
It’s coming! The Greenskeeper.org Mobile App for the iPhone also known as the GK Mobile App is coming!!! Over the next few weeks I will be posting additional screen shots of this really innovative tool for NICHE Social Media, for Golf, and for Golf Courses.
Be the first business or enterprise to take advantage of what we think will be the next big thing for Social Media and the Golf Industry. Think of it, NICHE Social Media marketing targeting a specific audience in a specific region. Stand above the noise of current social media platforms. You can be as aggressive as necessary to make sure you are front and center of your core audience. By leveraging Greenskeeper.org membership of over 65,000 registered members, an Opt-in newsletter base of 15,000, over 40,000 HONEST and informative golf course reviews and a solid reputation in the golf course industry for over 10 years you can build your business the old fashioned way, one repeat customer at a time with updated techniques through the GK Mobile App that will carry your business to the next level and beyond.
Hey Golf Industry, the GK Mobile App is coming. Be ready for it!
I am hasty. I have never been known to sit quietly and wait. So with that in mind…. allow me to introduce the newest thing since sliced bread and Instagram heck even WordPress — The GK App by Greenskeeper.org.
I am a golfer and I play a lot of golf and often wonder where I can play — sometimes at a moment’s notice. Where to play? That’s always been the million dollar question. Well this GK App will help you navigate the trenches and decide where to play. Course conditions, photos, even HONEST golf course reviews of your favorite courses will be available all at the touch of a finger.
Get the lowdown on where to play. What to expect (i.e. Pace of Play and course conditions.) How to contact the course. Find out if they have any specials to save you some of that hard earned cash. Literally everything you could ever want from an app but never had.
Now other apps tout playing with foursomes and finding groups to play with but personally I find it like blind dates. I don’t like them. You get a mixed bag — some good; some bad. The beauty and the genius here is this app helps you make up your mind WHERE to play. Your phone won’t die on you halfway through the round like some of these score trackers. In fact put your phone away while you play so you can concentrate on your round. Save that phone battery for uploading photos or taking photos during your round and upload them through the GK App.
I personally can’t wait to show you guys…. but for now you will just have to take my word for it.