Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Golf GameBook to Exhibit in the 26th Annual ING Spring Conference May 22-25 at Zermatt Utah
This annual gathering of golf industry executives and golf media is set for May 22-25 at the Zermatt Utah Resort in Midway, Utah. Golf GameBook is participating in the ING One-On-One Appointment Show, a series of 15-minute meetings between Exhibitors and Attendees of their choice.
The free Golf GameBook iPhone app will be used to score the 9th Annual Durland Cup Scramble. Teams will easily enter their score on each hole and keep up with where they stand in the tournament, thanks to the leaderboard element of the Golf GameBook app. They can also send comments, photos and videos to other teams and followers.
"We are excited to be participating in the ING Spring Conference," said Mikko Rantanen, CEO of GameBook, Inc. "We believe Golf GameBook is the most complete and easy to use digital scoring platform in the industry. What better way to get that message out than to have the golf media experiencing Golf GameBook first-hand. ING provides a marvelous stage for new products like Golf GameBook."
Rantanen will also serve as a discussion leader in the Mentor-ING Breakfast on Wednesday morning of the conference. His topic is "Using Technology To Bridge Golf's Generation Gap."
Golf GameBook, available for free on the App Store, offers the most fun, effective and social way to keep score in golf, allowing you to connect with other golfers and share live results, comments, photos and videos - no matter where you are, on and off the golf course. The easy-to-use digital scorecard has now grown into a fully equipped social media platform for golfers. It's like having a clubhouse in your pocket.
"Making golf more fun through new social elements and different game formats as well as fulfilling golfers' dreams has always been - and still is - the core of what we do," said Kalle Väinölä, who co-founded Golf GameBook 10 years ago with Mikko Manerus. "This new version of Golf GameBook is the next logical step in delivering that promise."
Golf GameBook was first released in 2010 as one of golf's first proprietary hand-held live scoring devices. As golf scoring began to enter the digital age, and mobile apps became more prevalent, Golf GameBook evolved into an app as well, integrating GPS and social interaction elements through the years. The brand new version, the 3rd generation Golf GameBook, is the culmination of all the upgrades.
PGA Tour player and 2009 Open champion Stewart Cink, a teammate of Rantanen's during his collegiate playing days at Georgia Tech, has been involved in the development and promotion of Golf GameBook since its inception.
Golf GameBook's constantly growing database already covers approximately 95 percent of all the golf courses in the world. The majority of these come with GPS coordinates, which allows you to check the distance, plan your next shot and measure your most impressive drives.
Keeping score on Golf GameBook is simple. Golfers enter their gross score on each hole and the app does the rest. It supports 25 different game formats, and provides scoring and live leaderboards for each of the formats being used by the group or tournament.
Golfers can make comments throughout the round, elevating "trash talk" to a new level. Even friends who aren't at the course can follow along, sharing their comments as well. Golfers can also post photos and videos throughout the round, so their community of followers can share in the experience.
Once your round is over, the information becomes part of your golf history, as it is automatically archived into your Golf GameBook profile. You can also use the statistics and other stored information to improve your game. And now the brand new GameBook feed allows you to share your thoughts, photos and videos as well as links to interesting golf topics to spark conversations.
For more information, visit www.GolfGameBook.com. For more information on the International Network of Golf's Spring Conference, visit www.inggolf.com.