The world of golf could be revolutionised with the technology on offer from Live Fore Golf.
However, the company is not offering a ground-breaking new driver or anything to help you on the course; instead it is applying everyday technology to change the way golfers interact wherever they are.
Live Fore Golf has launched GolfSmart SMS, a new service which has the potential to benefit golfers in addition to all companies working within the sport.
GolfSmart SMS allows clubs to use text messages to market their services and events directly to golfers’ mobile phones.
The rapid delivery of messages at relevant times can effectively turn members’ mobiles into a club’s own electronic message board.
As well as benefiting golf clubs, the service could prove successful for any companies wishing to communicate with golfers.
The internet-based technology enables users to send messages to targeted recipients at the touch of a button. They will be received within seconds, and the cost is up to five times cheaper than traditional mailshots.
Golfers who sign up can benefit from text messages about reduced green fees, available tee times, discounted equipment, information from their chosen golf clubs and free prize draws.
And there is no need to worry about receiving unwanted texts as users choose what information they wish to receive.
Jamie Hall, sales director for GolfSmart SMS, said: "Today nearly everyone has a mobile phone with them all the time, so it’s the perfect way to get in touch with people.
"Text messages are proven to have a greater response rate than traditional marketing methods, as well as being cheaper, and this can translate into increased revenue streams. Our service has the potential to increase attendance at club functions which could significantly increase the income of some clubs.
"Alternatively it can be used to get reserves for a club match or to wish members a merry Christmas – there are any number of ways GolfSmart SMS can benefit the running of a club."
For more information on GolfSmart SMS, or to sign up, call 0870 2000 418.
08700 330 550