Wednesday, August 17, 2016

#WednesdayMatchPlay with Mark Siegel from GolfAsian



On this episode of the #WednesdayMatchPlay, host Ricky Potts sits down with Mark Siegel from Golf Asian, one of the largest golf tour operators in Asia. 

Golfasian has been recognized as the leading dedicated golf tour operator in Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Indonesia. They specialize in golf holiday tours for both individuals and groups. By selecting the best value-for-money hotels and the finest golf courses you are assured of a truly memorable golfing experience.

On this episode of the #WednesdayMatchPlay we will learn more about Mark's role with GolfAsian, his favorite courses in Asia, hear what a traveler can expect from booking with Golfasian.com and learn if they plan to add more Asian destinations in the near future. 



About GolfAsian
Established in 1997, Golfasian has been recognized as the leading dedicated golf tour operator in Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Indonesia. We specialize exclusively in golf holiday tours, for both individuals and groups. By selecting the best value-for-money hotels and the finest golf courses you are assured of a truly memorable golfing experience.

Our business of golfing holidays in Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, Laos, Myanmar, and Indonesia is based on personal service, and our management has over 49 years experience in the golfing and travel industries. Our holidays are always customized to meet your specific preferences. We pride ourselves on the high amount of repeat customers and referral. We have handled in excess of 66,920 golfers, all whom have enjoyed our quality golf vacations in Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Indonesia.


About the host Ricky Potts
As one of the most active members of golf's social media realm, Ricky Potts is an expert in creating engaging content and conversations.  Wearing many different hats within the industry, Ricky works a 9-5 job with one of the worlds largest golf course management agencies Troon golf.  He's active on every social network that I've ever heard of (and probably some that I haven't heard of) and is also the owner/operator of the largest Golf Community on Google+ (check that out here).  Lover or craft beer, dance music and of course golf, feel free to reach out and connect with Ricky via your favorite social network:

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Also check out his website at: www.rickyleepotts.com


About the #WednesdayMatchPlay
The #WednesdayMatchPlay is a weekly video interview show, presented by Eat Sleep Golf and hosted by Ricky Potts.  The shows aims to shine light on various golf brands and personalities through a fun, laid back conversation.  Join us weekly on Wednesday evenings at 10:00pm EST, to gain an inside look inside some of golfs coolest, most innovative stories.

Interested in being a guest on the #WednesdayMatchPlay, please click here for more information.


Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Crowne Plaza - Fantasy Picks - Presented by DraftKings

This week the Tour heads to the historic Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas. The course plays difficult with tight fairways and doglegs throughout. Playing just over 7,200 yards, this par 70 track certainly benefits those who can hit fairways.

Adam Scott returns to defend his title after winning last year’s event in a playoff against Jason Dufner. Also returning to action is Jordan Spieth, and it will be interesting to watch how he responds to Rory McIlroy’s play as of late. Following Spieth’s Masters victory last month, there has been a ton of chatter comparing both him and Rory, with many hoping to spark a rivalry between the two young guns. McIlroy has won twice in convincing fashion since Jordan’s historic victory (World Match Play Championship & Wells Fargo), and if Spieth comes out this week and is able to impress, it will go a long way in fueling the potential rivalry.

Have a look at our picks below... Do you disagree with our favorites? Think you can do better? Prove it by joining us in this weeks DraftKings Fantasy Golf Contest! Here's the gist of it:
  • $100,000 prize pool 
  • First place wins $10,000 
  • Only $3 to enter (Free with first deposit) 
  • Top 7,850 finishing positions are paid 
  • Deadline is Thursday, May 14th 
  • Salary Cap Style Drafting. $50,000 to select 6 golfers 

Click here or on the banner below to start drafting your lineup for the Crowne Plaza.

  1. Jordan Spieth - T14 & T7 in last two editions of this event. Coming in looking to redeem himself after a disappointing performance at The Players Championship where he missed the cut. Loves to play in front of family and friends, and one can assume there will be many in the gallery this week. 
  2. Zach Johnson - Won this event in 2010, again in 2012, and finished two shots out of a playoff in 2013. Course plays to his strength of placing shots rather than bombing it off the tee. 
  3. Jimmy Walker - Looking to become the first player to post three wins in 2015 and in the process make up some serious ground on Spieth’s hold on the number one spot in the FedEx points standings. 
  4. Ryan Palmer - Knows the course like the back of his hand - as he should with Colonial serving as his home course. Finished two shots outside of making the playoff last year and has not finished outside of the top-15 since 2012. 
  5. Jim Herman - Is quietly having a breakout season. Coming off a solid week at the Wells Fargo (T13). Has two other top-10’s this season (Honda Classic & Zurich Classic). 
  6. Adam Scott - Looking for his first win on Tour this year, the defending champion ranks 4th in driving distance, 8th in ball striking and 5th in strokes gained tee-to-green. 
  7. Shawn Stefani - The Texan played well in front of a home crowd at the Shell Houston Open back in April. Struggled in the final round, posting a 76, but still managed to place T25. Coming off a good week at the Wells Fargo where he finished inside the top-10 (T9). 
  8. Paul Casey - Playing inspired golf this season with five top-10’s in his last eight events. Looking to bounce back after withdrawing from the Players Championship following an opening round 79. 
  9. Kevin Kisner - Cooled off a little last week finishing T38, but with two playoff losses in the last month, it’s hard to argue against him being a solid fantasy pick. 
  10. Hunter Mahan - Missed the cut at TPC Sawgrass, but his game seems to be taking shape since the Masters. Admitted to not being as prepared earlier in the year since he and his wife welcomed home their newest child, but look for him to continue to improve as he gets into a practice schedule that he is comfortable with.
Now for the fun part, drafting our lineups for the DraftKings contest. Taking the above players into consideration, we've put together our "A" team as well as a "Sleeper" team. If you're new to the DraftKings platform, each player is assessed a dollar value, based on which, you are tasked with drafting six (6) players while staying under the $50,000 salary cap. Do you think you could draft a better 'bang for your buck' line-up? Prove it by joining the contest! 

Here's a look at my teams for this week.
  • Zach Johnson - $12,000
  • Ryan Palmer - $9,600 
  • Jim Herman - $8,000
  • Fredrik Jacobson - $6.400
  • Tom Watson - $5,200
  • Boo Weekley - $7,700
Zach Johnson is a previous winner, and with Ryan Palmer’s performances the past three years on his home course, he is a solid pick. Jim Herman continues to establish himself on tour, and Fredrik Jacobson has made 10 of 13 cuts on Tour this season riding his superb ability on the greens. Tom Watson may have been born in 1949, but he can still compete. I see him as a steal at $5200. It has been nice to see Boo Weekley playing well again. He won this tournament back in 2013, and has been playing well on Tour as of late, finishing T16 last week and solo 3rd at the Zurich Classic a few weeks ago.

And now my DraftKings sleeper team.
  • Kevin Chappell - $7,200
  • Jim Herman - $8,000
  • David Toms - $7,200
  • Shawn Stefani - $7,800 
  • Chris Stroud - $6,800 
  • Cameron Tringale - $7,000
Kevin Chappell got off to a good start last week at the Wells Fargo, and finished 3 shots out of the playoff last year. I’m taking Jim Herman on both of my teams for the second consecutive week. He has been playing well, but has been doing so under the radar, so I still consider him a sleeper. David Toms won this event back in 2011, and finished T5 last year. Shawn Stefani is a coming off a good week at Wells Fargo (finished T9), and is a Texas native playing for a home crowd. Chris Stroud finished T14 in this event last year, but I’m taking him more off a gut feeling. Cameron Tringale on the other hand is one of those young players who can compete on any given week. I’m expecting him to break out for his first victory in the near future.


About the Author
This article was written by Jonathan Carr (@jonathanwcarr) as part of our weekly #FantasyGolf series. Each week we preview the upcoming PGA Tour event and highlight some of the players we'll be keeping an eye on. As a scratch golfer himself, Jonathan has a keen eye for what it takes to be successful on and off the golf course. His passion for golf is surpassed only by his passion for his faith and his family. Read some of Jonathan's other articles here.


About DraftKings
DraftKings is a leading provider of online fantasy sports. Our core product is a 1-day Fantasy Sports Contest, where users compete against each other to win cash prizes. The game works similarly to how season-long contests on ESPN or Yahoo operate, with the key difference being that instead of season-long commitments, our users only need to commit to playing for a single day at a time.

Free and entry-fee-based games are available. Featuring daily fantasy sports contests and same-day settlement, DraftKings makes playing fantasy sports simpler and faster for both seasoned and casual players.


Read more about DraftKings at: www.DraftKings.com


Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Wells Fargo - Fantasy Picks - Presented by DraftKings

After coming off a week that saw them tackle one of the best tests in golf at TPC Sawgrass, Tour players are once again getting ready to tackle another challenging track. This week’s Wells Fargo Championship, held at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, North Carolina, is home of the “Green Mile”. One of the toughest set of finishing holes on the PGA Tour, it gets it’s name from it’s par 4, 3, 4 finish where the length of the holes are only half the obstacle. Players will have to contend with long approach shots on holes 16 and 17 that are surrounded by water, and then a 493-yard par 4 18th with a ravine that comes into play on the drive, and approach shot. 

This tournament has provided memorable moments on the PGA Tour. There was Anthony Kim’s breakout victory in 2008, and then Rory’s in 2010 where he posted a final round 62 to win by four. Here’s looking forward to a great week, on a great course, that has a history of great finishes.

Have a look at our picks below... Do you disagree with our favorites?  Think you can do better?  Prove it by joining us in this weeks DraftKings Fantasy Golf Contest! Here's the gist of it:
  • $100,000 prize pool
  • First place wins $10,000
  • Only $3 to enter (Free with first deposit)
  • Top 7,850 finishing positions are paid
  • Deadline is Thursday, May 14th
  • Salary Cap Style Drafting. $50,000 to select 6 golfers
Click here or on the banner below to start drafting your lineup for the Wells Fargo. 
Here are my picks for who to look for come Sunday afternoon.
  1. Rory McIlroy - His play of late is reminiscent of last summer when he went on his hot streak winning two major championships (British Open & PGA Championship), as well as a World Golf Championship (Bridgestone Invitational). The last couple weeks (Win at World Match Play & T8 at Players) continue to prove that playing a lot seems to fuel his game,rather than hinder it. 
  2. Hideki Matsuyama - Held back by a second round 74 at The Players. Difficult to believe he won’t play solid golf with his track record so far this year. Has five top-10’s in 2015. 
  3. Henrik Stenson - Continues to play solid golf in 2015. Since November, has not placed outside of the top-25 in a stroke-play event on tour. 
  4. JB Holmes - Defending champion comes into Quail Hollow playing better golf than he was last year when he took the title. Look for his length to compliment the current consistency of his game. 
  5. Kevin Kisner - Displayed respectable poise throughout Sunday’s final round and the playoff. Continuing to contend and gain confidence. Finished T6 at this event last year. 
  6. Jim Furyk - Proved at RBC Heritage that playing difficult courses which require you to manage your way around the course plays to his strengths. Runner-up finish last year. Winner in 2006. 
  7. Ben Martin - The Carolina native has been playing very solid golf since the beginning of March. Coming off a T4 finish last week at The Players. Finished respectable T37 at RBC Heritage a few weeks ago, on a shotmakers course - as is Quail Hollow. 
  8. Bill Haas - Almost made the playoff on Sunday. The former FedEx Cup champ is returning to a course that he has played well on in past years (4th in 2011). 
  9. Ryan Moore - In past four years has played well at Quail Hollow, finishing T18, T6, T5 & T33. Incredible consistency on a difficult course. 
  10. Kevin Streelman - The Duke grad finished T14 and T6 in last two editions of this event. Played well at the Masters earlier in April, but otherwise has struggled to crack the top-30 in events. Past success at this event is the only reason for this pick. 
Now for the fun part, drafting our lineups for the DraftKings contest.  Taking the above players into consideration, we've put together our "A" team as well as a "Sleeper" team.  If you're new to the DraftKings platform, each player is assessed a dollar value, based on which, you are tasked with drafting six (6) players while staying under the $50,000 salary cap. Do you think you could draft a better 'bang for your buck' line-up?  Prove it by joining the contest! Here's a look at my teams for this week.

DraftKings Starting Line-Up
  • Rory McIlroy - $14,000
  • Ryan Moore  - $8,000
  • Kevin Kisner - $8,100 
  • Fabian Gomez - $5,900 
  • Troy Merritt - $6,600
  • Jim Herman - $7,200
With the way that McIlroy and Kisner are playing, and with Moore’s track record at Quail Hollow, I wanted to make sure they were on my list. I’m taking Gomez because he has made 11 of 16 cuts this year. Troy Merritt is a steal at $6,600 with two top-10’s already this season. Jim Herman is having a great year and has been hot as of late. He has two top-10’s in his last five starts.

DraftKings Sleeper Line-Up
  • Ben Martin - $8,700
  • Rory Sabbatini - $8,200
  • Martin Flores - $8,000
  • Jonathan Byrd - $7,700
  • Jim Herman - $7,200
  • Jason Kokrak $7,100
Martin and Sabbatini both played well last week. Sabbatini’s play came as a surprise to many, and could be the boost he needs to really contend this weekend, having played well at this event last year (T8). Flores also played decent golf last week, and was a 3rd place finisher at Quail Hollow last year. I’m taking Jonathan Byrd played well in the 2014 edition of this tournament, and Herman and Kokrak are up and comers who both have two top-10s this season. Herman’s play makes him worthy of my drafting him twice this week. If Kokrak drives the ball like he is capable, look for him to have a good finish.


About the Author
This article was written by Jonathan Carr (@jonathanwcarr) as part of our weekly #FantasyGolf series. Each week we preview the upcoming PGA Tour event and highlight some of the players we'll be keeping an eye on. As a scratch golfer himself, Jonathan has a keen eye for what it takes to be successful on and off the golf course. His passion for golf is surpassed only by his passion for his faith and his family. Read some of Jonathan's other articles here.


About DraftKings
DraftKings is a leading provider of online fantasy sports. Our core product is a 1-day Fantasy Sports Contest, where users compete against each other to win cash prizes. The game works similarly to how season-long contests on ESPN or Yahoo operate, with the key difference being that instead of season-long commitments, our users only need to commit to playing for a single day at a time.

Free and entry-fee-based games are available. Featuring daily fantasy sports contests and same-day settlement, DraftKings makes playing fantasy sports simpler and faster for both seasoned and casual players.

Read more about DraftKings at: www.DraftKings.com


Sunday, May 10, 2015

Rickie Fowler With Historic Win at The Players Championship

COBRA PUMA GOLF Pro Rickie Fowler Climbs a Packed Leaderboard and Dominates a Playoff to Capture His Second Career Win In Florida 

CARLSBAD, CA  – COBRA PUMA GOLF athlete Rickie Fowler powered his way to a stunning victory on Sunday at The Players Championship in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. Trailing by five strokes with just six holes to play, Fowler birdied 13, 15, 17 and 18 and eagled 16, finally beating out Sergio Garcia and Kevin Kisner in a dramatic playoff, to notch his third worldwide victory. Fowler was decked out in PUMA Golf pink apparel and TITANTOUR shoes in honor of Mother’s Day and Pink Out and equipped with his COBRA Golf clubs including his Fly-Z+ driver which he used to hit the longest drive of the week at 336 yards.

“Rickie is such a unique and captivating player and an excellent brand ambassador. We couldn’t be more thrilled to see him celebrate this win,” said Bob Philion, President, COBRA PUMA GOLF. “Having dynamic and colorful players such as Rickie, with this signature style and edge, coupled with his world class performance, helps reinforce COBRA PUMA GOLF’s message of game enjoyment, and adds more excitement to a tournament.”

Fowler, who had 21 birdies and an eagle this week, used his COBRA FLY-Z+ Driver (MAP $399) in his signature Orange, to help secure his win. Featuring revolutionary ‘FLIPZONE’ weighting technology, the Fly-Z+ Driver is COBRA Golf’s first ever front & back CG adjustable driver to deliver ultimate distance. A low front CG setting provides penetrating ball flight with more roll, while the low back CG setting provides more towering ball flight with more carry.

Fowler used his COBRA Golf equipment to help secure his win. His bag consists of:
  • Driver: Fly-Z+ Driver 10.5° in Orange weight Forward | Matrix Prototype 70X 
  • 3 Wood: Fly-Z+ 3W 14° Orange |Aldila Tour Blue 73X 
  • 5 Wood: BioCell+ 5wd Fwy 18.5° Orange Aldila Tour Blue 70X 
  • Irons: Fly-Z Pro MB Irons 4-9 | MB Dynamic Golf Tour Issue X100; Fly-Z+ Forged 3i Matrix hm2 
  • Wedges: Tour Trusty | 47°, 51°, 57°, 62° RF Grind Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 
During the final round, Fowler switched his signature PUMA Golf “Sunday Orange” for a Pink look in support of Mother’s Day and THE PLAYERS Pink Out. On his way to capture the trophy, Fowler rocked the GT Glitch Stripe Polo, Tech 6 Pocket Pants in Gray Dawn, the Script Cool Cell Snapback Cap and the TITANTOUR Golf Shoes in Pink, which helped keep him cool, steady and comfortable through all four rounds.

Fowler, who’s currently ranked 10 in the Official World Golf Ranking, captured his first PGA TOUR win at the 2012 Wells Fargo Championship in Charlotte, North Carolina, on the first extra hole of a sudden-death playoff. Fowler has had nine top 10 finishes in the 2014, including finishing T5 at the Masters Tournament at Augusta, T2 at the US Open at Pinehurst No. 2, T2 at The Open Championship and T3 at the PGA Championship.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Canadian Rockies Golf Courses Unveil Special Rates to Open 2015 Season

(CANMORE, Alberta, Canada) – Players are teeing off at Canadian Rockies Golf courses (www.canadianrockiesgolf.net) – the esteemed collection of Western Alberta mountain courses – with Canmore Golf & Curling Club and The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge the first two to debut this season.

Other top-rated CRG courses are poised to quickly follow suit:
  • May 8: Stewart Creek Golf and Country Club (practice range already open) 
  • May 8: Tunnel Mountain 9-hole Course at The Fairmont Banff Springs 
  • May 14: Silvertip Resort Golf Course 
  • May 15: Stanley Thompson Course at The Fairmont Banff Springs 
“It’s an exciting time of the year when we open for the new season,” said Darren Cooke, general manager of Canmore Golf & Curling Club. “The courses came through the winter in great condition and we look forward to welcoming visitors from all over the world, who come to enjoy highly rated golf, resorts, our beautiful mountain scenery and our renowned hospitality.”

Cooke could have added another enticement luring golfers to Alberta – the extremely favorable exchange rate for the U.S. dollar, providing Americans a savings of more than 20 percent at some points this year.

Special shoulder-season rates – with savings of nearly 30 percent – are offered to start the season. An array of value-laden stay-and-play packages are also available, including Pins and Fins (golf and fly fishing), Canadian Rockies Heritage Tour (golf and helicopter tour), Pampered Putters Getaway (golf and spa) and more.

For more information on reserving tee times or booking packages, as well as course capsules, imagery and testimonials, visit www.canadianrockiesgolf.net or call 1.855.835.8484.


About Canadian Rockies Golf
Canadian Rockies Golf represents a collection of six award-winning golf properties located in the stunning landscape of the Western Alberta province: Canmore Golf & Curling Club, The Fairmont Banff Springs, The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, Kananaskis Country Golf Courses, Stewart Creek Golf & Country Club and Silvertip Resort. Known for dramatic, historic and untamed layouts, each course provides a unique mountain-golf experience where wildlife is regularly seen and unforgettable views are found. This is golf that inspires.

For more information call 1.855.835.8484, visit www.canadianrockiesgolf.net or "Like" the Canadian Rockies Golf Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/canadianrockiesgolf.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Top 10 - Gary Player Quotes

Gary Player will always be considered one of golf’s greatest champions. Eloquent and well-spoken, Mr. Player is a man respected for his wisdom on issues pertaining to golf and life. A winner of 9 major championships and 156 other worldwide victories between 1955 and 2010, when he speaks, it pays to listen. Thankfully he has always been gracious enough to share his knowledge with those who ask. Let’s take a look at what we can learn from some of his most famous quotes. 

10. “My goal was to break 80. When you get to 70, if I can break 80, I consider that a victory.” Golf is a game for every age, and victory is satisfying at every age. It may look a little different than it used to, but a victory is still a victory.

9. “If there's a golf course in heaven, I hope it's like Augusta National. I just don't want an early tee time.” Many would agree that Augusta National is golf’s Garden of Eden. Although it’s not a quote we can necessarily learn from, it is certainly one which many can appreciate.

8. “The best way to break out of a slump is to pretend you’re a player whose swing is rhythmic and beautiful.” Mr. Player has said that when slumping, he used to watch players with beautiful swings, and then try and imitate them. While in a slump it can be very easy to focus on all the negatives surrounding your game, but as this quote points out, focusing on something positive is the best way to bring about positive results.

7. “I used the same blade putter almost exclusively for more than 35 years. Won over 100 tournaments and the Grand Slam with it.” There is something to be said for sticking with what works. It would be great to hear what Mr. Player thinks about Tiger’s constant coach and swing changes.

6. “Golf is a puzzle without an answer. I've played the game for 40 years and I still haven't the slightest idea how to play.” It is refreshing to hear these words come from a man whom many would argue has in fact mastered the game of golf. Every golfer can always improve, and every golfer is constantly searching for the answers which will allow this to happen.

5. “We create success or failure on the course, primarily by our thoughts.” If you expect to play well, you need to think well. When your thoughts turn mediocre, expect mediocre results. It is for this reason that you see so many tour pros turning to mental coaches to ensure that they stay competitive. When Tiger Woods was at the top of his game back in 2000, there is no doubt that he could pull off some physically demanding golf shots, but this is not what allowed him to win as often as he did. It was his mental capabilities that were primarily responsible for his success on the golf course. His ability to think well allowed him to get the most out of his game.

4. “Arnold (Palmer) played 50 times. I'd like to play 51 times and then hang it up.” In a day full of conceited, arrogant athletes, it is refreshing to look to individuals like Mr. Player who were warriors in competition, but at the same time respected gentlemen. Mr. Player always had the utmost respect for his competition, including Arnold Palmer, but that didn’t mean he would pass on an opportunity to “one up” his competition.

3. “A good golfer has the determination to win and the patience to wait for the breaks.” Here is described one of the many qualities of a champion, and Mr. Player is one of the finest. In golf, it isn’t necessarily the competitor who wants it badly enough who will achieve victory. It’s the golfer who wants it, but is smart enough to wait for the appropriate time to make their move. A champion golfer also recognizes that they will not always get the breaks needed to defeat their competition, however; the one who is determined to patiently wait for such breaks will often be rewarded.

2. “The harder you work, the luckier you get.” Many don’t realize that it was Mr. Player who coined this phrase. He tells the story that he coined it after taking money off of a gentlemen who challenged him to hole a bunker shot. Mr. Player holed three in a row.

1. “You must work very hard to become a natural golfer.” In most sports, the premier athletes are often viewed as “naturally gifted”, but Mr. Player points out that to be a natural it requires significant time and effort. Playing the game of golf in a natural way requires complete trust in your mental and physical techniques. Developing each portion takes time, effort and experience. Implementing both simultaneously, in order to play naturally, requires exponentially more. The career of Gary Player teaches us that hard work can be rewarded when the effort is deliberate. It is important to have the physical tools necessary to compete, but combining them with mental strength is necessary for one’s potential to be manifested. Mr. Player personifies such qualities.


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This article was written by Jonathan Carr as part of our Eat Sleep Golf 'Top 10' series. Jonathan is a talented and passionate golfer surpassed only by his passion for his faith and his family. Connect with Jonathan on Twitter (@JonathanWCarr) or read some of his other articles here.


Tuesday, May 5, 2015

GolfNow App Now Available For Apple Watch & Android Wear

Featuring On-Course Yardages & In-App Scoring
Available in the iTunes, Google Play App Stores

ORLANDO, Fla. – GolfNow announced the release of watch-specific versions of its GolfNow Mobile App, now available for the Apple Watch (iTunes App store) and Android Wear (Google Play store).

The Apple Watch and Android Wear versions of the GolfNow App ($29.99 annual subscription) will allow golfers access to an innovative on-course GPS function which provides hole-by-hole yardages at more than 30,000 golf courses around the world. The GPS function clearly displays distances to the front, center and back of the green, with additional relevant yardages on each hole accessible by swiping left/right on the watch. App users also will be able to keep score during their round in multiple gameplay formats by tapping on the scoring pencil function after completing each hole on their way to the next tee box.

“Golfers will now be able to access the on-course GPS and scoring functions made popular by GolfNow’s Mobile App through the clear and easily accessible display on the face of their Apple Watch or Android Wear device,” said Mike Lowe, vice president of product development and user experience for GolfNow. “The watch-specific versions of the App, along with our previously released GolfNow Mobile App are bringing technology to golf in new and innovative ways to make the game more engaging and fun, and helping to fulfill GolfNow’s mission to encourage more golfers to play more golf by utilizing the benefits and conveniences of technology.”

The Apple Watch and Android Wear GolfNow App are extensions of the previously released premium version of its Mobile App last October, featuring a modern, intuitive feel that utilizes location services and Google Places to personalize the tee time booking experience to allow golfers to easily search for courses in their area. The advanced search allows golfers to select a course and tee time based on several criteria including location, price, time of day, and rating, which is based on GolfAdvisor.com reviews. The premium version of the Mobile App also showcases the on-course GPS platform; a personalized statistical analysis dashboard to help golfers improve their game; and in-round scoring.


About GolfNow
Founded in 2001, GolfNow is the leading online tee time booking and golf course technology and services platform offering more than 2 million registered golfers more ways to stay connected to their favorite courses and tee times through the web, e-mail and mobile devices via the GolfNow Mobile App, which features on-course GPS tracking, in-round scoring and game tracking. GolfNow provides tee time access and technology offerings to more than 8,000 golf courses around the world, and is part of the suite of digital businesses managed by Golf Channel, which is seen in more than 200 million homes worldwide through cable, satellite and wireless companies. For more information, go to GolfNowSolutions.com.