LINCOLN, Neb., Dec. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- GolfStatus announces the rollout of TMS (Tournament Management Software), a full-service league and tournament management platform unlike anything on the market. The web-based software is free for GolfStatus-equipped courses, streamlining nearly every aspect of tournament setup, management, sponsorship, and scoring. From registration and hole assignments to sponsor relations and flighting, TMS from GolfStatus saves golf clubs and tournament organizers time and resources and provides a better experience for sponsors, golfers, and the organizations and charities behind golf outings.
GolfStatus connects golfers, courses, and sponsors through its on-course mobile app and web-based course management solutions. The GolfStatus app, available for iOS and Android devices, provides all the features golfers need, including hole-by-hole GPS for every course in the country, round tracking and advanced stats, a competitive leaderboard, and social features that facilitate play among friends and colleagues.
TMS allows courses to customize and launch a tournament in minutes. Tournaments can be organized as public or private events with a number of customizable formats. Outing participants registering online through a (public or private) landing page for each event or through the GolfStatus app populate into TMS automatically, and call-in registrations can be added with a few simple clicks. Both the app and the online landing page become powerful marketing avenues for courses looking to recruit outing participants—whether by email or through social media platforms. (Spreadsheets or other documents can also be uploaded to add participants and teams instantly.) Once uploaded, course pros and managers can drag and drop registered participants into specific hole assignments, or assign them randomly. TMS automatically formats all the custom scorecards, tee sheets, and cart signs for the event so they're instantly ready to print.
The interface also allows users to grant access permissions to tournament organizers and individuals working with sponsors, enabling them to take full advantage of mobile marketing opportunities through the app. Through the mobile GolfStatus app, tournament organizers are able to offer the added value of moments-based marketing, a form of targeted, high-value customer engagement that aligns specific marketing messages with their target users in a specific time and place to deliver them in the moment. (Learn more about moments-based marketing at GolfStatus.com.)
In addition to offering the added value of moments-based marketing through high-value in-app exposure, tournament organizers are able to use TMS to easily manage sponsor relations and advertising investments. This includes targeted campaigns and customizable messaging that reaches golfers at specific holes, through the in-app leaderboard, and during key moments in their game.
During the tournament, golfers track their rounds using the GolfStatus app, which automatically reports scores in real time. Course staff can also choose to display these through leaderboard settings that automatically project them on TVs in the clubhouse. When it comes time for scoring and flighting, what once required hours of time and substantial resources is now instant. In addition to reaping the benefits of resource efficiency, courses can offer more options when it comes to formats and awards, making outings more fun and engaging for individual participants and teams.
In all, TMS is designed to save courses massive amounts of time and resources, providing a better overall experience for golfers and stakeholders. "The GolfStatus TMS platform enables users to customize, launch, and begin taking registrations for a tournament in under five minutes," explains GolfStatus's Vice President Ryan Cooper. "We have rigorously deconstructed and reconstructed the steps and functionalities needed to operate a successful tournament, and designed an extremely sleek, user-friendly interface to automate and streamline those steps. The end result is a tournament and league management tool that saves golf professionals and tournament organizers a massive amount of time."
Key Features of TMS from GolfStatus
- Customize and launch tournaments in a few simple steps
- Import or add players, teams, and sponsors quickly and easily
- Online and in-app tournament registration
- Drag and drop hole assignments
- Export and print professional tee sheets and cart signs instantly
- Streamline scoring and flighting
- Update leaderboards in real time in the app and in the clubhouse
- Leverage moments-based marketing and on-course rewards to maximize sponsor engagement and revenue
- Free for GolfStatus-equipped courses
GolfStatus offers golfers all the features they need on the course—from battery-efficient hole-by-hole GPS to in-app scoring and round histories—in one convenient, user-friendly app. For courses, the GolfStatus platform provides best-in-class course management technology and mobile marketing solutions that enable brands and courses to engage golfers like never before. Web-based course management software streamlines day-to-day operations, while the app provides the ability to engage golfers as they play through in-app rewards and exclusive offers. The result? More rounds, more revenue, and more engagement.