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Cybergolf Launches GolfVite™
Cybergolf, the golf industry leader in online marketing tools, has announced the availability of GolfVite™ (www.golfvite.com), a new social-networking and invitation system designed and developed specifically for golfers and golf courses.
In today's hectic world, many golfers have lost their connection with other players and the courses they play. The loss of this social connection and sense of community has lessened the overall golf experience and helped lead to a drop in the number of total rounds played across the U.S. GolfVite™ is build a "virtual clubhouse" as it provides an online place for golfers to connect and develop a community around their favorite courses.
GolfVite™ allows golfers to create, send and manage invitations to others. These invitations are the start of a community developed and maintained by golfers with common interests and experiences. Recent nationwide studies have shown that targeted golf invitations drive play. These studies have also shown that up to 70% of golfers will play golf when they receive a personal invitation.
Cybergolf has designed GolfVite™ to allow it to seamlessly integrate with any course website and develop communities around facilities. This allows all golf facilities to offer their customers a golf-specific social-networking system with many online invitation features. Golfers can easily connect with other players and their favorite courses.
GolfVite™ was developed using Cybergolf's Micro Communication Technology (MCT) which combines the best social-networking and online connectivity to offer golfers and courses a powerful marketing platform. GolfVite™ also seamlessly integrates with Cybergolf's industry-leading email-marketing system, making it intuitive and easy to useCybergolf is offering the GolfVite™ solution as a free service to qualifying courses and clubs.
"We believe GolfVite™ will change the way golfers share their golf experiences and reinvigorate the social aspects of golf," said Dan Murnan, Founder and CEO of Cybergolf "GolfVite GolfVite™ increases golfer participation by socially connecting golfers and golf courses, while offering a new, easy and enticing way for golfers to interact and invite each other to play golf."
The challenge with mainstream social networks is the broad application of its technology. GolfVite™ has effective and engaging applications that are developed around the specific attributes of golf. The current economic climate presents a challenging environment for the golf industry, and GolfVite™ fills a large need to call on golfers to participate and play more without the need for facilities to deeply discount green fees. For golf courses, this translates into a significant increase in incremental rounds played and dollars spent by the visiting players
Cybergolf (www.cybergolf.com) was established in 1995. The company features a complete portfolio of online marketing tools that enable golf course managers to administer their websites, launch email marketing programs, and integrate e-commerce capabilities through a single intuitive interface. These tools fill an immediate need for golf courses by providing easy-to-use, cost-efficient and high ROI marketing tools.
With nearly 1,000 golf clients in 47 states and five countries, Cybergolf is the established online marketing leader in the American golf industry. The Cybergolf Network of sites receives over 2 million unique visitors every month. Cybergolf.com also features over 70 city sites where golfers can interact, send GolfVites™, find local playing partners, create communities, make tee times, read local golf news and access the individual websites of hundreds of courses.