GolfTripGenius.com Packing More Fun into Golf Travel

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As spring nears and golfers begin planning their first golf trips, enhancements to GolfTripGenius.com include simpler pricing, a “test-drive” feature and a Photo Gallery that allows golfers to upload trip photos and share them with the group or on Facebook.

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We spent most of our first year developing the software that supports what happens on the course. Now we’re focused on the social aspects of a golf trip, which are the things that make the trip and the experience most memorable."

If the best golf trips are as much about hassle-free fun with buddies as they are low scores, changes to the GolfTripGenius.com service for 2011 promise some memorable golf travel for trip organizers and their fellow players.

As spring nears and golfers begin planning their first trips, GolfTripGenius has announced enhancements to its web-based service that include simpler pricing, a “test-drive” feature and a Photo Gallery that allows golfers to upload trip photos and share them with the group or on Facebook.

The changes to GolfTripGenius, which in its first year attracted more than 2,000 registered golf trip captains, are part of the socialization of the service, according to CEO Mike Zisman.

“We spent most of our first year developing the software that supports what happens on the course. Now we’re focused on the social aspects of a golf trip, which are the things that make the trip and the experience most memorable,” Zisman said.

In the company’s simpler pricing structure, the Basic Trip edition is $1 per golfer per round, and the full-featured Genius Trip edition is $3 per golfer per round. That means a group of eight players playing five rounds using the Basic Trip edition would be charged $40, or $5 per player. The same group playing the same number of rounds using the Genius Trip edition would pay $120, or $15 per player.

Trip organizers, also known as golf captains, select the GolfTripGenius edition for their group based on the services they choose. Tools include mathematically optimized pairings, trip logistics, trip books, multiple tournament set-up and scoring and trip expense accounting.

For help evaluating GolfTripGenius, trip captains can now visit the Genius Island Golf Resort on the website to take a simulated trip experience and learn about features that make golf trips more fun.

In addition to an archive for trip photos, the new Photo Gallery feature offers a selection of stock and partner destination images to choose from when building trip albums.

On the redesigned website, registered golfers can find videos of GolfTripGenius services and take advantage of offers that help them save money on golf travel.

“Golfers’ enthusiastic response and generous feedback to the GolfTripGenius service have given us the opportunity and the insight to enhance the product and expand its benefits,” said Steve Sayre, vice president of marketing. “These new features will add to the enjoyment of any golf trip and eliminate a lot of the tedious jobs that traditionally fall on the golf captain.”

About GolfTripGenius.com
GolfTripGenius.com was launched in 2010 to introduce a new category of innovative, web-based golf travel solutions to traveling golfers, resort and golf destination managers and PGA Professionals. Powering these solutions is the first-time use of operations research programming and advanced mathematical algorithms applied to commercial golf scheduling and tournament design challenges. The resulting low cost, online products provide benefits that greatly enhance any golf trip experience.

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