ActiveGolf.com Offers Golfers the Easiest Access to Course Information in any U.S. City; Promotes and Drives Golf Rounds for Courses
SAN DIEGO, CA - January 26, 2006 - ActiveGolf.com (www.ActiveGolf.com), a national consumer golf portal and a service of leading online tee time reservations and golf course management software provider Active Golf Solutions, now offers the golf industry's most comprehensive online resource for local golf information and services in the U.S. Through new enhancements, ActiveGolf.com now provides golfers the easiest access to public and private golf course information in every U.S. city, as well as the ability to search and register online for golf tee times, events and tournaments, and instruction, all in just a few clicks. The portal also offers increased promotional benefits for golf courses, enhancing visibility and driving golf rounds.
ActiveGolf.com was launched by The Active Network after its acquisition of Tee Time King in September 2005. The Active Network, a provider of application services technology and marketing access to community service organizations, also offers advanced course management software solutions and marketing services for golf and delivers its entire line of golf services through its Active Golf Solutions business.
According to Alex Barnetson, senior vice president, The Active Network, Inc., the new ActiveGolf.com enhancements are a result of the two companies' combined histories providing technology and marketing services and solutions for the golf and recreation market. "We've built one of the Web's largest and most complete resources for golf in the U.S. and are making it possible for golfers to access local golf information easily and quickly, no matter where they are. Our portal also offers golf courses a competitive advantage, promoting their facilities and driving rounds for their courses," explained Barnetson. "This is just one of many new offerings we have planned for the golf market."
At www.ActiveGolf.com, golfers can search every golf course in the U.S. by name, state or zip code and quickly access a detailed course description and interactive map. The local course directory immediately shows the course location, type and history, directions and weather, contact information, facility policies and features, available instructors, ratings and reviews, as well as upcoming events at the course.
The portal's extensive database of golf events and tournaments offers an easy way to locate and register online for events as well as donate online to charity tournaments and causes. Golfers can also search and reserve tee times at more than 400 courses and facilities and search the site's instructor database to find local instructors. Course operators can login to the site at any time and update their listing information, if phone numbers, course yardage or other details have changed, or set up online registration and donation for their events. ActiveGolf.com also offers online event management services, news and articles, tee time specials, and membership and loyalty programs. According to Barnetson, his team is already working on the next round of site enhancements, including event management and community tools for course operators and local golfers. For more information, visit the Active Golf Solutions team at the 2006 PGA Merchandise Show, Jan. 26-29, 2006, booth #5731.
About Active Golf Solutions
Active Golf Solutions, part of The Active Network, Inc., is a leading provider of online tee time reservations, golf course management software solutions, and marketing services for municipal, daily fee, semi-private, private, resort and military golf courses and multi-course golf facilities. The company offers golf course operators comprehensive management software to manage every aspect of administration, marketing and online event management services, and a range of resources for golfers. To help golf course operators promote their courses and facilities, Active Golf Solutions also markets local tee times online and offers marketing services that include customized Web sites, search engine optimization, database marketing, loyalty programs, event promotion and advertising. Its online event management services offer tools for event directors to efficiently set-up, administer, communicate and promote any size golf event or tournament. Through its national consumer portal, www.ActiveGolf.com, golfers can access one of the largest and most comprehensive Web resources for local golf information and services. For more information, visit www.ActiveGolfSolutions.com.
About The Active Network, Inc.
The Active Network, Inc., based in San Diego, Calif., provides application services technology and marketing access to community service organizations. With a proven history delivering software and online registration services to support participation in sports, activities and healthy lifestyles, the company has earned a reputation as a leading online destination for active lifestyles. Its Web properties, Active.com (www.active.com) and eteamz (www.eteamz.com), rank among the top-ten, largest sports sites on the Internet (Media Metrix - May 2005), have more than nine million registered members, and processed over three million online registration transactions in 2005. The Active Network's application services help organizations increase efficiency, while reducing the cost and complexity of managing community activities and fundraising events. Organizations of all size use the company's technology to automate information collection, activity registration, facility reservation, membership and fundraising management. The Active Network's marketing services offer integrated consumer promotions, including online advertising, direct marketing, event and mobile marketing, municipal marketing and sponsorship activation, that help clients develop authentic relationships with active consumers. The Active Network serves local governments, park and recreation, golf courses and golf facilities, non-profits, sports organizations and associations, educational and health care organizations, and consumer products corporations throughout the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. For more information, please visit www.TheActiveNetwork.com or call 1-888-543-7223.
Shelly Burnside, The Active Network, Inc.
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