New golf IT-solution sees Scotland and Wales join forces
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GolfBox A/S has just signed a 5-year agreement for the creation and operation of a new, innovative central member database for all golfers in Scotland and Wales.
The Danish software company together with the Scottish Golf Union (SGU), Scottish Ladies’ Golfing Association (SLGA) and Golf Union of Wales (GUW), will create, operate and service a central database of handicap information for all Scottish and Welsh golfers.
For practical purposes the software will be developed in conjunction with many local software providers in the UK to ensure there is a link between locally installed club administrative systems and the central database.
GolfBox A/S was selected for this project following a rigorous process administered by the three golf bodies and their choice was primarily based upon the achievements of GolfBox A/S with other golf unions, since the company was founded in 2003.
“GolfBox A/S has proven their ability as an established and professional software company to deliver similar projects to a successful outcome and their track record was one of the determining factors in our choice of GolfBox A/S as our partner,” said Hamish Grey, SGU CEO, speaking on behalf of the three home unions.
Grey added, “The establishment of this central database will provide a valuable service to our affiliated clubs and a consistent exchange of information between the clubs involved. In turn, it will also help create an even greater integrity of the handicapping system in Scotland and Wales.”
Christian Faergemann, CEO from GolfBox A/S adds, “It is really encouraging that much of the hard work by everyone in the company is beginning to reap benefits, as our partnerships with national unions and clubs alike have opened many new opportunities for us in new markets around the world. This project is especially important to us since the three golf unions – with such a proud heritage in the world of golf – have selected us to ensure they are ready for any future IT challenges.”
The exciting venture is already underway and the project is expected to be completed over the winter months with initial implementation during the upcoming 2009 golf season.
Since launch in 2003, GolfBox A/S has become the largest supplier of administrative software to golf clubs in Scandinavia. GolfBox A/S’ software is 100% internet based, which has given the organization a significant technical advantage on a global scale.
Over 870 golf clubs and several golf unions, such as The Danish Golf Union, Norwegian and Swedish Golf Federations, European Golf Association, Asian Pacific Golf Confederation, Scottish Golf Union and Golf Union of Wales use GolfBox or parts of the software. GolfBox A/S anticipates their international growth to continue in the years to come.
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