FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, January 17th, 2019
GOLFNOW AND CHICAGO-BASED GOLFVISIONS MANAGEMENT EXTEND TECHNOLOGY AND SERVICES PARTNERSHIP
Multi-Year Partnership Provides GolfVisions Management Inc. With Access to GOLFNOW Distribution Technology and Services Platform for its Portfolio of 20 Golf Facilities in Chicagoland area and Central Florida
ORLANDO, Fla., (Jan. 17, 2019) – GOLFNOW today announced an extended partnership with GolfVisions Management Inc., a Chicago-based golf management firm with golf operations in four states. The extended, multi-year partnership continues to make GOLFNOW a key technology, marketing and services solutions provider to 20 golf course operations in the GolfVisions portfolio, with an opportunity for future growth and expansion.
Each participating property managed by GolfVisions will benefit from GOLFNOW’s industry-leading tee-time management platform, which combines a host of essential functions into one package, including tee-time distribution, white-label booking engine, marketing suite, customized website and a personal account manager.
Additionally, select courses within the GolfVisions’ portfolio will incorporate GOLFNOW’s G1 technology into their operations by the end of 2019. Cloud-based G1, GOLFNOW’s most popular golf course management platform, will give GolfVision-managed courses the ability to facilitate course operations, centralize revenue reporting for the corporate office and provide the properties with cloud-based operational platforms to better manage their businesses.
All GolfVision properties also will continue to have access GOLFNOW’s full suite of services, including:
- Plus – marketing, sales, social media, and pricing managed by GOLFNOW experts.
- Ride – a free, group purchasing program that can save operations up to 35 percent on items they buy every day
- Answers – a white-label service that answers every call – day or night – for a golf course.
“As an early adopter in the golf industry of point-of-sale technology and the electronic tee sheet, GolfVisions is pleased to continue partnering with an industry leader like GOLFNOW,” said Timothy J. Miles Sr., founder, president/CEO of GolfVisions. “Win-win agreements are a centerpiece of GolfVisions’ business philosophy and the mindset with which we serve our clients, and we believe extending our relationship with GOLFNOW constitutes a win for both organizations.”
“GolfVisions has been a long-time and valued GOLFNOW partner, and we are very pleased about extending our relationship,” said Jeff Foster, Senior Vice President, GOLFNOW and Emerging Businesses. “Our technology and services platforms are built to grow with our partners’ needs – something GolfVisions has always recognized as a forward-thinking company – and we’re looking forward to transitioning them into our industry-leading G1 management platform to help them create more efficiencies and grow their business.”
GOLFNOW is an innovative technology company specializing in golf-related products and services that is creating frictionless ways for golfers and golf courses to better connect. GOLFNOW operates the largest online tee-time marketplace in the world, offering more than 3.5 million registered golfers a variety of ways to stay connected to their favorite courses and the ability to easily book tee times online and via mobile devices any time of day. With offices in Orlando, Fla., and Belfast, Northern Ireland, GOLFNOW also provides technology, support and marketing services to nearly 8,000 golf courses in 26 countries around the world. GOLFNOW is included in the GOLF Business Solutions suite of digital businesses, owned by NBC Sports and managed by Golf Channel, which is available to more than 500 million viewers worldwide.
About GolfVisions Management Inc.
GolfVisions provides full-service golf operations via management or lease agreement, as well as consulting support and customized “hybrid” solutions. Founded in 2001 and headquartered in north suburban Chicago, GolfVisions is well-established as a provider and promoter of high-quality, affordable public golf. The firm has steadily grown over the last decade to be Chicagoland’s leading operator of public golf facilities and also has a presence in Michigan, Indiana and Florida. Clients range from park districts, municipalities, school districts and forest preserve districts to private owners and banks. For more information, please visit www.golfvisions.net.
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