LONDON, April 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Clarion Golf and GameBook today announced that Clarion Golf is offering Golf GameBook's live scoring services to corporate and charity golf events in the UK. - We are really excited by GameBook, which is like nothing else on the market in the UK, says Clarion Golf's Managing Director Stephen Russell. - GameBook live scoring turns ordinary golf events into memorable tour-like experiences. We've already sold 40 GameBook events and have had inquiries from many others, he continues.
Clarion Golf launched the GameBook Golf Tournament Management Solution at Woburn Golf Club last month together with GameBook's VP Mikko Rantanen who is a former European Challenge Tour player and All-American collegiate player. - For players of all skill levels, Golf GameBook makes events more fun and exciting for everyone with hole-by-hole live leaderboards. Just as importantly, the Tournament Management Solution allows golf clubs and event organizers to provide an exceptional customer experience for their clientele using a revolutionary scoring system, Rantanen says.
GameBook has already made live scoring and leaderboards possible at hundreds of events in Europe and the USA, including at PGA Tour's HP Byron Nelson Championship Pro-am and European Tour's Nordea Masters Pro-am last year. Golf legends Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus have hosted their own events with GameBook Live Scoring: The Kingdom Cup in 2010 and 2012 at the Bay Hill Club (Palmer) and Jack Nicklaus International Invitational at the Bear's Club in 2010 and 2011. British Open champion Stewart Cink has also contributed to the making of GameBook. - The best thing about GameBook is that you can follow scores live and trash talk with other teams and friends. Golf is more fun that way, says Stewart Cink.
GameBook's Golf Tournament Management Solution consists of an Internet-based event management tool which connects with the intuitive and easy-to-use Golf GameBook smartphone app, providing real-time scoring and live leaderboards for every group and allowing the players to follow the entire event unfold around them. Each game also comes with a live leaderboard link that can be shared on clubhouse TV screens, online or social media pages, allowing friends, family and fans of the players to also follow the event live.
The Golf GameBook smartphone app is available for any golfer for free for iPhone and select Android phones. GameBook live scoring has been enjoyed by golfers on almost third of the world's golf courses and its live leaderboards have been viewed millions of times via smartphones, web or at the GameBook web Clubhouse. It is a groundbreaking golf app that comes with an amazing set of features - easy mobile scoring, leaderboards, game formats, chat, social sharing and more. - GameBook connects golfers both on and off the golf course with incredible ease unlike any other mobile golf scorecard or online solution, says former European Tour player and GameBook CEO/co-founder Kalle Väinölä.
For companies that want to reach golfers, GameBook technology enables global and targeted mobile marketing campaigns with a promotionally interactive platform. Brands like Audi and Nike Golf have already successfully engaged Scandinavian golfers via GameBook with fun campaigns where all you have to do is play golf for a chance to win great prizes for good results - as well as fun results. This year, these contests expand to even more countries for more golfers to enjoy.
About Clarion Golf Management & Marketing Ltd
Clarion Golf was established in 1973 as a sponsorship consultancy and now specializes in all aspects of corporate golf. This includes bespoke event management for a host of 'blue chip' clients and the supply of golf related corporate merchandise to thousands of customers. The company also has expertise in the management of sponsored national and international golf tournaments, for both amateur and professional golfers and has worked with both the European Tour and African PGA.
GameBook combines golf with the latest smartphone technology allowing you to experience the game like never before both on and off the golf course:
GameBook - off course: Live leaderboards & chat with friends who are playing. Get notified when your friends play*. Invite friends. Scores, stats, photos & chat history automatically in one easy place in your profile. Track & compare performance.
GameBook - on course: Easy scorecard. All popular game formats. Friendly wagers & contests. Live leaderboards & chat between all teams & friends anywhere. Share games on Facebook*. In-app camera*.
* Soon also for Android.
The Golf GameBook iPhone and Android app, as well as the web Clubhouse at http://www.golfgamebook.com, are free. GameBook is a registered trademark of GameBook Oy, Finland.
For more information, please contact:
Mikko Rantanen, VP, GameBook Oy
Tel. +358-500-656565| [email protected]
Follow GameBook on: Facebook | Twitter | YouTube
Stephen Russell, MD, Clarion Golf Management & Marketing Ltd.
Mobile: +44(0)7899-074336| [email protected]
SOURCE GameBook Oy