Organizing Your Next Golf Trip Just Got Easier - Thanks To GolfTripGenius:
For a golfer, there is nothing like a golf trip. From the moment you start planning your trip, the anticipation of travel, exploration, and fellowship with good friends fuels your excitement. That is of course unless you are the trip caption. You know, that person who is responsible for making the travel arrangements, handling the groupʼs communications, collecting the money, and determining the daily awards and skin payouts.
This past November, XPLORE took GolfTripGenius for a “test drive” and organized a 20-person golf trip to Myrtle Beach. The software cost was reasonable, priced at $3.00 per golfer per round (with a maximum cost of $249) to gain access to this cloud-based system. Once access rights were granted, our trip captain registered each group member by entering their email address. Emails were then automatically sent, asking each group member to complete their player profile with information such as travel arrangements, emergency contacts, mobile phone numbers, handicaps, etc.
Trip captains can update the trip profile which includes information such as lodging, roommates, dining arrangements, golf courses, tee times, and pairings. Once this information is posted, it is viewable by the group, making it easy to keep everyone informed throughout the trip.
The system is accessible via mobile devices. Some foursomes used their iPhones to keep score, which allowed scores to be posted in real-time. We set up a laptop in the clubhouse bar to post scores for those either without a mobile device or opting not to use it. With scores being posted in real-time during or immediately following completion of play, players could view the leaderboard to see their standings. Once all the scores were posted, GolfTripGenius automatically calculated the winners and their payouts - saving hours and providing us with more time to enjoy Myrtle Beach.
All in all, we found that GolfTripGenius greatly enhanced our golf trip. In fact, for the first time in a long time, we were able to quickly and enthusiastically recruit a trip captain for next year. The GolfTripGenius marketing tag line is “Less Work. More Fun. Thatʼs Genius.” XPLORE agrees.