LINCOLN, Neb., March 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Veteran Golfers Association will utilize TMS from GolfStatus to streamline tournament preparation, setup, and execution for hundreds of VGA Tour events in the upcoming golf season. In addition to saving golf facilities, nonprofits, and other tournament organizers time and resources, TMS from GolfStatus ensures professional, well-run tournaments that the VGA expects will provide positive experiences for its members, as well as the facilities, sponsors, spectators, and other participants associated with its events.
The Veteran Golfers Association, whose mission is to enrich the lives of veterans and their family members through the sportsmanship and camaraderie of golf, hosts hundreds of tournaments across five divisions (male veterans, female veterans, combat wounded veterans, seniors, and family members). After a series of local tournaments, each region hosts a minimum of three sub-regional playoff tournaments ahead of the VGA regional championships, which culminate in a national championship tournament. The North Carolina-based nonprofit has worked closely with GolfStatus over the last year to test and adopt its full-service tournament management software, which has significantly improved the quality of its outings.
The association's regional tournament organizers work with golf facilities to subsidize tournament fees and hold events at facilities local to veterans across the country. TMS from GolfStatus is a no-cost solution that makes tournaments easy to find and register for online with professional custom event websites (including integrated payment processing and seamless sponsorship management). Ahead of each event, club staff can quickly and easily create and manage teams, drag and drop hole assignments, format and print tee sheets and cart signs, and complete other logistical tasks. The platform also offers live-scoring, with mobile leaderboards that can be posted to clubhouse TVs and online, where VGA supporters can follow and share tournament standings in real time.
"GolfStatus has been tremendously beneficial to the Veteran Golfers Association and its members," said the association's IT Director Joan Tishman. "The ability to better promote outings, streamline the registration process, and live-score tournaments through the app has saved us a substantial amount of time and resources, and the platform's ease of use heightens the quality of our tournaments and the experiences VGA members have on the course."
For GolfStatus, the partnership has provided a rewarding opportunity to give back. "It's an honor to work with an organization so committed to serving U.S. military veterans and their families," said GolfStatus's Vice President Ryan Cooper. "We are humbled by the opportunity and eager to make an even broader impact."
About the Veteran Golfers Association
The VGA is a national 501(c)3 nonprofit organization committed to promoting the game of golf to veterans and their family members. The VGA delivers programs that allow its members to compete, socialize , and remain physically active through the game of golf. For more information, visit us at www.vgagolf.org.
GolfStatus is the industry's premier tournament management solution and golfer engagement platform. Its full-service tournament management software streamlines outings from start to finish, yielding professional, high-end events that add value for golfers, sponsors, golf facilities, and event organizers. The platform also provides courses, sponsors, and tournament organizers simple solutions for effective and timely communications through the GolfStatus mobile app, an all-in-one golf app with all the features golfers need on the course. The result is an intuitive solution that grows the game by increasing rounds, revenue, and engagement.