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GolfSuites, Where Golf Entertainment and Game Improvement Meet Through Sports Tech

GolfSuites – Improves your Drive, Drives Us

When I think about the golf industry over the past 20-years I have been a part of, technology pops into mind. GolfSuites is ready to deliver the next-gen of golf technology through entertainment, a game improvement center and computer tracking featured in high-tech facilities located worldwide. The first thought I and maybe you have about this investment story is TopGolf, an almost identical sports tech enhanced, golf driving range business concept minus the dedicated suites and measurement within inches rather than feet, from what I can tell. The market for golfing entertainment and a unique customer experience is improving and GolfSuite’s feels hundreds if not thousands of these facilities can be built to handle to need. Jerry Ellenburg,...

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PGA Tour Appoints DraftKings Official Daily Fantasy Game of Golf

DraftKings Named “Official Daily Fantasy Game” Of The PGA TOUR

PGA Tour and DraftKings entered into a new business arrangement making the latter the “Official Daily Fantasy Game of the PGA Tour.” The content and marketing deal is a first DFS partnership for the PGA Tour. The Sports Techie community blog encourages the legal play of fantasy sports, both traditional and daily, check to see if your state allows it. This sports tech news was announced today from the PGA Tour’s Pointe Vedra Beach headquarters and DrafKing’s Boston HQ. I just played in DraftKings PGA $5K Dime Time at a cost of $0.10 during the 148th version of The Open Championship golf major tournament this past weekend won by Ireland’s own Shane Lowry at Royal Portrush in the UK pocketing me a cool $0...

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What Needs to be In Your Golf cart? A Guide for Beginners

Golf cart riding John Daly at the 2019 PGA Championship at Bethpage Black

Golf isn’t a super popular game worldwide unless Tiger Woods is playing for another Majors win, this time at Bethpage Black State Park Golf Course during the 2019 PGA Championship as he chases Jack Nicklaus and his elusive 18 Major victories. Or, perhaps a part compelling and part paparazzi story comes along such as maverick John Daly riding in a golf cart at the 2019 PGA Championship because the PGA Americans with Disabilities Act committee decided his arthritic knee warranted such a caveat. Tiger Woods made a joke out it during a press conference. I believe Tiger’s attitude is not comical but sad because it further perpetuates the elitism that surrounds golf for the masses...

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GOLFPASS Launches Behind NBC Sports and Rory McIIroy

Get to the heart of your game with GOLFPASS, a vibrant community surrounding the great game of golf.  NBC Sports Group and pro golfer Rory McIIroy set out to do just that thorough the launch of GOLFPASS, a new digital subscription aiming to reach all the devices golfers and golf fans use with original content, benefits, insights and industry trends of your favorite sport. Much like the Golf Channel was founded by Arnold Palmer almost 25 years ago, GOLFPASS wants to impact the sport, elevate your game and showcase a lifestyle shared by millions around the world while enabling a living legacy for founder McIIroy...

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Top Golf Watches To Improve Your Game

Golf Sports Tech Upgrades

The great thing about golf is that it’s a sport suited for all ages and levels. The Sports Techie community blog has decades of sports tech history in this sport now symbiotic with technology. While some enjoy playing or fun, others prefer to play competitively. Despite the level that you’re at, there are ways you can upgrade your game that doesn’t include spending hours at the range or tons of money on new clubs.

In addition to practice, you want to try new gadgets. Taking your game to the next level is simple when you invest in a few items.

Here are the essentials that you’ll need in a game of golf:

  • A golf club and ball
  • Rain gloves
  • White wooden tee
  • Golf pencil
  • Pitchfork
  • Umbrella
  • A golf bag for all your accessories

You also want to bring ...

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Golf Ball Buyers Guide

Golf Ball Buyers Guide

Six things you need to know about golf balls.

For any beginner golfers, it’s important for you to remember that you will use your golf balls every time you take a shot unlike a driver or putter.  This is why it is extremely important that you buy the best ones to suit your playing style. With a myriad of golf balls available on the market, targeting a whole range of abilities, deciding on the best option for you can often take some time.  The Sports Techie community blog readers and followers possess a wide assortment of skill levels per sport, golfing is no exception. Seasoned and new golfers alike that take advantage of the newest sports tech enhanced products usually perform and score better than past performances as a whole...

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Why is Golf the Sportsman’s Sport?

It is no secret that golf is a popular pastime amongst many professionals, and it seems that is also true for elite athletes

Why is Golf the Sportsman’s Sport?

How many times have you seen pictures and/or videos of top sportsmen and women of other sports on the golf course? Be it Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton, England and Tottenham Hotspur soccer star Harry Kane or five-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback Tom Brady, it seems that golf truly is the sportsmen’s sport of choice.

It is no secret that golf is a popular pastime amongst many professionals, and it seems that is also true for elite athletes. Not that golf, in itself, isn’t a gruelling sport all of its own, but its relaxed and gentle pace allows athletes to remove themselves from their high-octane careers.

It is no...

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Four Top Golf Tips for Beginners

4 Top Golf Tips for Beginners

Top golfing tips for beginners

Have you decided that you want to delve into the world of golf? Golf has long been one of the most popular sports all across the world and no matter whether you are a complete newbie to the sport or a complete pro, everyone will enjoy playing this fantastic sport! The Sports Techie community blog has a long history covering the past, present and future of the golf industry, equipment and performance.

Here, we let you in on our top golfing tips for beginners that will help you impress everyone on the golf pitch and fool them into thinking that you have been playing for years!

4 Top Golf Tips for Beginners.

Having the Proper Golf Grip

Just like any other sport, you won’t play one game of golf and suddenly be a pro at it...

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The PGA Championship In Golf

The PGA Championship In Golf

The PGA Championship In Golf – Sports Techie blog.

The PGA Championship is an annual professional golf competition that attracts some of the best players in the world. It is the final major competition of 2017 year and is held August 10-13, three weeks before Labor Day weekend. In 2017, the competition will be held at the hollowed Quail Hollow Club course located in North Carolina. The event is organized by the Professional Golfers Association of America and their first competition was held way back in 1916. The total prize money for the championship comes to $10 million. The Sports Techie community blog loves the story regarding Jordan Spieth as he attempts to become the youngest golfer ever to win all four majors...

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Is American golf in decline?

Is American golf in decline?

America is the world’s biggest market for golf by a big margin and about half of the golf players and courses are in the country.

America is the world’s biggest market for golf by a big margin and about half of the golf players and courses are in the country. According to the Economist, about 30 million Americans were golfers in 2006, unfortunately, golfing has been seeing a decline in public interest since them. The Sports Techie community blog loves golf and the integration of technology such as range finders, GPS tech and apps to make the game more appealing for everyone no matter skill level or dedication to the game.

In 2013, 160 of 14,600 golf facilities closed, which also marked an 8th consecutive year of net closures and a player base of 25 million.

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