CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Grow the Game Golf, the world's first cross-platform smartphone app to combine real-time scoring, live event leaderboard and an effortless event management system, is thrilled to announce the addition of a points scoring feature to its portfolio of golf-game capabilities. For a limited time, the points scoring feature will be available for free to all registered members. GTG Golf's points scoring is the most flexible way to score any fieldwide points games, including Stableford, Quota or Junk. It also makes scoring individual foursome games such as Wolf, Scotch, 7-5-3-1, Sixes, Bingo Bango Bongo, Snakes and Match Play easier by providing a Points Live Leaderboard on every golfer's smartphone. GTG Golf has built the ultimate golf scoring platform for golfers who want to know where they stand against their competitors while they are playing their round.
"We developed the points scoring feature to allow golfers to score any format of their favorite points games," says Bob Selby, CEO of Grow the Game Golf. "GTG Golf is a platform for competing golfers to use when playing in a league event, on a golf trip to their favorite destination or just in their regular Friday afternoon foursome. When they're out on the course, they can score the round on their personal smartphone and see where they stand on the live leaderboard. Competitive golfers are finding they no longer have to play a round without a real-time view of their leaderboard rankings."
The addition of GTG Golf's Points Scoring feature comes on the heels of the company's exclusive endorsement deal with PGA Tour Pro Jim Furyk. The 2010 PGA Tour FedEx Cup Champion and 2003 U.S. Open Champion is now the face of GTG Golf, appearing in advertising materials and promoting the app at events and tournaments. "We're excited to have validation from a major champion," says Tim Martin, co-founder of GTG Golf. "He believes in knowing his position on the leaderboard so he can make the most appropriate shot. That's why we developed the GTG Golf application—to provide all golfers with a missing part of the game: their leaderboard status."
Grow the Game Golf is available on Android powered smartphones and tablets, iPhone and iPads and the Blackberry Torch and Bold 9900 series. For more information or to register for free, visit www.GTGGolf.com.
About Grow the Game Golf
Grow the Game Golf is a cloud-based event-management and real-time scoring application. Created for serious golfers, GTG Golf allows anyone to create an event, invite golfers and score the event from their mobile device. For the first time, all golfers can now access the leaderboard standings that were previously available only to those competing at the highest level. The spectator feature allows those who are not participating in an event to view live scoring from any smartphone, tablet or PC. Grow the Game Golf is powered by Status4, a leader in real-time scoring technology. For more information, visit GTGGolf.com.
About Jim Furyk
Jim Furyk is a popular PGA Tour professional known for his unorthodox, looping swing and consistent performance. Since turning pro in 1992, Furyk has logged countless top-10 finishes, 16 PGA Tour victories, one major championship (the 2003 U.S. Open), was the 2010 FedEx Cup champion and was named the 2010 PGA Tour Player of the Year. From 1999-2010, he was ranked in the world top 10 for 350 weeks, reaching No. 2 in 2006. Furyk was born in Westchester, PA, attended college at the University of Arizona and currently resides in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.
SOURCE Grow the Game Golf