We wanted to incorporate technology in a way that is natural to a golfer. At the same time, we wanted to create a platform for golfers that promote networking and seamless connectivity because golf is primarily a social sport.
(PRWEB) June 28, 2013
In 2012, Keepscores rolled out its website, http://www.keepscores.com, where golfers of all levels can converge and communicate with each other. The website made the lives of club administrators and tournament organizers much easier and simpler with its messaging system, live scoring, real-time leaderboard, easy-to-setup payment system, and support for multiple tie-breakers, rounds, flights and tournament formats (Net, Gross, Stableford, Callaway, Peoria), including auto-calculation of the skins and wagers that saved the tour organizers a lot of time. Because of these features, the website grew a strong following among established tours and golf clubs across the U.S.
However, as smartphones continue to outgrow "dumbphones," the demand for a better app in golf also grew. Keepscores Golf fills the need for a more comprehensive golf app and to make the features of Keepscores.com available on a mobile phone. Unlike most golf apps, which allow scoring of up to only four players, the Keepscores Golf app can score hundreds of players in a single game. The true definition of real-time leaderboard can now be enjoyed not just by the pros but by everybody – players can see the scores of everyone in the tournament and they can find out exactly where they stand on the leaderboard at any particular moment during the game. Deciding between a 7-iron and a 3-wood has never been easier.
In addition, an interactive GPS has also been included to the app. With this feature, golfers can plan their strategy, put their game plan into action, and watch and review not only their shots but their golf buddies’ shots as well. Parents who cannot be at their kids’ golf games can now follow their kids’ scores and shots during their rounds through the app, as if they are walking with them on the course. Coaches and instructors can see their students’ shots in real-time, or they can relive and review them later. With the coming British Open at Muirfield in July, golfers can even set up a virtual game with their favorite pros at The Open, and get the feeling that they are playing with them.
"We wanted to incorporate technology in a way that is natural to a golfer. At the same time, we wanted to create a platform for golfers that promote networking and seamless connectivity because golf is primarily a social sport. I believe we have achieved both, especially with the launch of our iPhone app," says Orlando Gonzales, CEO and Founder of Keepscores, Inc. "We are continually improving our iPhone app, mobile web and website and we are very motivated to make Keepscores the one-stop-shop for all golfers because of our deep love for the game, so expect more features and improvements that will benefit everyone in the golf world soon.”
The Keepscores Golf app is available as a free version at http://itunes.apple.com/app/id655427577 or as a Pro version for only $4.99 at http://itunes.apple.com/app/id639384386. The Android version of Keepscores Golf is currently in development, and will be available next year. In the meantime, all smartphones with a web browser can access the mobile web version of Keepscores.com -- it has all the features of the iPhone app, except for the GPS.