Choosing the best Golf Course Guide on the internet
Added: (Tue Jan 02 2018)
Pressbox (Press Release) -
Back in the days before the internet (that the 70’s and 80’s to all those millennials out there!) the only way of visiting a golf club outside of the local municipal golf course was to know someone who was a member, be invited on a corporate golf day or if you're being really lucky you would be ‘invited’ to play on an Open competition.
However, fast forward a few decades and despite golf still being in the dark ages when it comes to embracing new technology (just looking at some of the websites, they can look older than the Dead Sea) and we now have a plethora of websites, apps, forums available for all and sundry to view either on desktop tablet or smartphone.
Some follow the path of a handicapping tracking service, some just host golf club reviews and some sell golf equipment but in our humble opinion, there are some strict criteria for choosing a good golf course Guide…
- Is it clean and easy to navigate?
- Does it list club information included contact details and no.s?
- Does it have all clubs listed? (There are over 40k golf clubs worldwide)
- Does it provide independent review from and for other nomadic golfers?
- Does it have links to club websites and their social media platforms?
- Does it provide scorecard data?
- Do they have good golf course imagery and photos?
- Do they provide allocation map?
One such website that provides all of the above is TheSocialGolfer.com….
First developed in beta form in 2008, its official launch in 2010 saw it quickly established itself as one of the most used golf websites’ in the UK.
Now with over 5K golfers in the UK registered and over 10K worldwide it has proved to be a superb platform on which connect, meet, play and share course reviews with fellow golfer, regardless of where they live and their proximity to each other.
The Social Golfer website community is a very active group of golfer, who in 2017 arranged and generated over 1000 events and golf day among its membership.
In addition, whilst the concept is no different to the traditional golf club set up, the main difference being the TSG HQ team, don’t own a golf club, but there’s the benefit.
Using an online golf club platform like The Social Golfer, you can play at a different course and different regions of the country and with an annual PRO membership subscription, you get to play at over 40 clubs in London and the UK at GUEST rates.
So, next time you’re looking for a golf club, check out thesocialgolfer.com, it’s a new, alternative way of playing golf and meeting new golfers without the price tag.
The Social golfer is free to register and build your golfer profile and it’s PRO membership option giving you full access to the site for only 24.99 per year* and all its functions including…
- Golf Club Review
- Handicap Tracking and Calculator
- Handicap Certificate
- Discounted Green Fees at partner clubs
However, in truly open and independent fashion well looked for what some of their members themselves thought about the popular online golf course guide and online golf club.
Here’s what they said (courtesy of Facebook, Google and their website blogs...
5 stars ***** - TSG is a great place for meeting other golfers and finding golf partners as well as different courses. You can track your scores, get a handicap and share your round of golf with other fellow golfers. Great value for money.
Richard – 28 Handicap
5 stars ***** - Easiest way to play relaxed golf with a good bunch of people. Lots of different courses get booked so plenty of variety. Plus you get to track progress if you enter your scores online.
Pete – 16 Handicap
5 stars ***** - Couldn't imagine playing golf any other way now. Great way to arrange golf with people in your area and the handicapping system is good too. Easy to use the site and friendly people.
Ian – 18 Handicap
About the Company:
Visit www.thesocialgolfer.com for more information or follow them on social media via @TSGers (Twitter) and The Social Golfer on Facebook.