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By Marian on 1/27/2017 5:30 PM

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By Marian on 1/18/2017 9:50 PM
Ryan P. Fountaine, PGA is the fourth Director of Golf in 70 years for Baltusrol, following in the footsteps of PGA Master Professional, Mr. Doug Steffen, PGA.

Baltusrol Golf Club, host of several U.S. major championships including most recently the 98th PGA Championship last July, has selected Ryan P. Fountaine, PGA,  to be its next Director of Golf. Fountaine succeeds Doug Steffen, PGA,  under whom he previously served as an Assistant Professional at Baltusrol from 2010 to 2014.

“Returning to Baltusrol as the next Director of Golf is an incredible honor and amazing opportunity for me and my family,” said Fountaine. “I have been fortunate to work for some exceptional PGA Professionals during my career who have helped shape my career and contribute to my success. Working for Doug and Gina Steffen as an Assistant Professional at Baltusrol was a life changing experience for which I will be forever grateful. I fully understand the big shoes I have to fill.”

Fountaine returns to Baltusrol...
By Marian on 1/11/2017 7:10 PM
For a long while there has been much anticipation over the opening of the new TopGolf driving range in Edison, NJ, and the good news is that opening day has finally arrived.

The facility features 65,000 square feet is a high-tech, luxury take on golf entertainment includes a restaurant with an affordable  menu, rooftop terrace, craft beer, live music, games and, of course, golf.

To TopGolf, you can bring anyone, whether they are a golf professional or novice to the game, there is something for everyone. It is far from your ordinary driving range. Stay by day or night, and your will certainly be entertained. .

"Topgolf is a premier golf entertainment complex where the competition of sport meets your favorite local hangout. You can challenge your friends and family to addictive point-scoring golf games that anyone from the hopeful pro golfer to your neighbor’s 7-year-old kid can play year-round. Just picture a 240-yard outfield with dartboard-like targets in the ground. The closer to...
By Marian on 1/6/2017 5:24 PM

The New Jersey State Golf Association has announced a partnership with the USGA, Golf Genius and the State and Regional Golf Association community to enhance the NJSGA member club experience with cutting-edge tournament management software technology.

Beginning in early 2017, two distinct Tournament Management software products will be offered to GHIN customers as a replacement for the current Tournament Pairing Program (TPP):

1)      USGA Tournament Management, powered by Golf Genius software, will provide a feature set equivalent to TPP plus additional capabilities including robust support for golf leagues. GHIN Clubs are entitled to the use of USGA Tournament Management at no extra charge as part of the GHIN Subscription. This product provides all the tools needed by the golf shop at a private or public facility to set up and run member events, leagues and outings. It substantially reduces the workload in the golf shop and provides best-in-class printed materials including fully customizable scorecards - both electronic and for print. -  cart signs, bag tags, locker labels, tee sheets, alpha lists, etc.,

2)      USGA Tournament Management PREMIUM, Powered by Golf Genius Software, will be functionally equivalent to the Golf Genius product, and will be available to GHIN clubs for an additional upgrade fee. Clubs who elect to purchase the upgrade will enter into subscription agreements directly with GGS and will benefit from a reduced price for the premium product.  The Premium product delivers all the benefits outlined above plus MOBILE APP AND LIVE SCORING, ONLINE EVENT REGISTRATION AND PAYMENTS, CUSTOMIZABLE WEBSITES (FOR EACH EVENT, LEAGUE OR OUTING), UNLIMITED SPONSOR CONTENT, TRIP MANAGEMENT, AND INTEGRATION WITH OTHER CLUBS SYSTEMS (CLUB WEBSITES, CART/GPS SYSTEMS, ETC) The PREMIUM package is an additional fee.

NJSGA members clubs will have one year to transition from TPP to Golf Genius. The NJSGA has planned at least two seminars beginning in February, 2017, to help clubs make the switch to Golf Genius. On-line video tools are also available.

 “TPP was a great product and got a lot of traction for NJSGA member clubs, but this program is the cutting edge of event management set-up,” said Rich Kennedy, NJSGA Director of Handicapping and Member Services. “The usability and the attention to detail is really impressive. NJSGA member clubs will love it.”  

“The ability of this system in running the day-to-day of tournaments and getting information to the golfers before, during and after events is the best I’ve ever seen by far,” said Golf Genius director of Northeast sales, Justin Meyers ,who formerly was the tournament director at esteemed Pinehurst. “It can provide instant updates, is easily correctable and the system can be accessed from anywhere in the world.”

WHY? The USGA’s GHIN service has been an important technology tool for all State and Regional Golf Association’s, clubs and golfers since it was developed in 1981. One of the core products included with GHIN is the Tournament Pairing Program (TPP). In recent months the USGA began to re-imagine GHIN and explore opportunities to enhance its impact for the future. During this process the USGA decided to outsource the tournament management component to a software firm dedicated to the tournament management software market. The USGA selected Golf Genius Software because of the proven quality of the product, its acceptance among numerous clubs, the scale-ability of the Golf Genius cloud solution, and the Golf Genius commitment to providing outstanding service to the USGA and its GHIN customers.

The ease of use is significantly different than TPP for a person of average technological ability,” said NJSGA Executive Director Kevin Purcell. “There are a tremendous amount of option here from a creation standpoint with regard to tournament reports and scorecards and everything that goes with operating an event.”

 

 

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