Players and guests will be introduced to INOVA, the world’s first integrated dashview GPS system
Austin, Texas – June 14, 2006 – UpLink Corporation congratulates recent UpLink customer, Turning Stone Resort & Casino, on being selected as the host of the 39th PGA Professional National Championship, to be held June 22nd – 25th in Vernon, NY.
312 PGA professional players will compete on the resort’s two premier courses at the Atunyote Golf Club and the Shenendoah Golf Club. Players and guest will be able to view UpLink’s INOVA, the world’s first integrated dashview GPS and intelligent car control system, which was recently installed at the Shenendoah Golf Club. This is the second course in the New York region to equip their entire fleet of golf cars with INOVA. This innovative system, exclusively available on Club Car’s Precedent golf car, is designed to improve both the golfer’s experience and golf course operations.
"We congratulate Turning Stone Resort & Casino for their selection as the host for the 39th PGA Professional National Championship. Both Atunyote and Shenendoah are ideal sites for guest and players to become familiar with this first class resort", said Glenn A. Pierce, Jr., president and chief executive officer for UpLink. "INOVA will be a great addition to Shenendoah that will further the resort’s overall philosophy of creating memorable experiences."
"We’re very proud to have the PGA professionals come to Turning Stone," said Bob O’Brien, general manager at Shenendoah. "It’s exciting to know that we’re the first site in the New York area to host the showcase event."
O’Brien added, "We’re equally excited to be one of the first courses in the area to have the INOVA system. Players and guests will be able to view the system during the championship and hopefully return to stay and play because they are as excited about it as we are. UpLink’s commitment to deliver exceptional products, along with their unwavering focus on customer satisfaction, makes them an ideal partner for the both the golf course and the resort."
INOVA is a complete GPS golf business solution, enabling courses to:
â?¢ Engage their golfers and enhance customer service with GPS displays featuring widescreen full color course graphics, precise distances to the pin and hazards, electronic scoring, two-way messaging and food and beverage ordering
â?¢ Manage and control their fleets while knowing where their cars are at all times with real-time vehicle tracking
â?¢ Maximize revenue by displaying unique advertisements for events happening at the same time through multi-event sponsorship.
For more information on the Professional National Championship visit www.pga.com. For more information on UpLink visit www.uplinkgolf.com or contact Corrine Perry-Rotan at 512-637-4884.
Since 1998, Austin, Texas based UpLink Corporation has developed innovative GPS-based business solutions to help golf courses, clubs and resorts across North America engage their golfers, secure their fleets and transform their bottom lines. Considered the fastest growing GPS golf solutions provider in North America, UpLink’s solutions are installed at renowned courses including Walt Disney World Resort and Poppy Hills Golf Course. This year, UpLink introduced a completely new point of view on GPS with INOVA, a total GPS golf business solution offering a number of industry firsts including integrated widescreen dashview or roofview GPS displays, multimedia audio, integrated maintenance vehicle tracking applications and multi-event GPS advertising.
Committed to assisting courses in generating revenue while controlling costs, UpLink offers a turnkey sponsorship program to help courses transform GPS advertising into long-term profit centers. The last 20 courses to use this program averaged over $78,000 annual in advertising revenue. Moreover, UpLink offers the only GPS solutions with intelligent car control options, addressing key issues of golfer safety, car theft and course damage. Committed to GPS golf industry innovation, UpLink owns a number of patents and is the exclusive GPS partner to leading golf car manufacturer, Club Car, Inc. For more information, visit www.uplinkgolf.com.
About Turning Stone Resort
Home to four top-rated courses, Atunyote Golf Club, Shenendoah Golf Club, Kaluhyat Golf Club, Pleasant Knolls and Sandstone Hollow, Oneida Indian Nation’s Turning Stone Resort and Casino is the premier four-season, destination resort in Upstate New York, conveniently located about 30 miles east of Syracuse at NYS Thruway exit 33. The resort offers guests a variety of choices including: lodging, fine dining, golf, entertainment and gaming and state-of-the-art Academy and indoor practice facility. Turning Stone also has about 100,000 square feet of meeting space and banquet facilities. In 2006, Turning Stone was selected to be the 39th host of the PGA Professional National Championship at both Shenendoah and Atunyote courses. Turning Stone Resort & Casino has hosted two former Eastern PGA Club Professional Championships, along with numerous Section and statewide PGA-sanctioned events.
About Shenendoah at Turning Stone Resort
Shenendoah, listed in Golfweek’s 2006 edition of "America’s Best" places to play and Golf Digest’s 2002-03 "Best Places to Play," offers 18 holes of PGA-level golf in a spectacular natural setting. The course layout was built and is maintained to comply with stringent Audubon International standards for environmental protection and preservation. Designer Rick Smith used the natural landscape to create wooded parkland holes, open pasture that captures the links feel, and beautifully simple low country-style holes. Designed, constructed and maintained to tour standards, Shenendoah offers conditions normally reserved for tour professionals. Shenendoah features UpLink’s business solution, INOVA, the worlds first integrated dashview GPS and controlled system to provide golfers with enhanced golf experience.
About Atunyote at Turning Stone Resort
Atunyote, listed by Travel & Leisure Golf as one of the "10 Best New Public/Resort Courses," and was selected in 2004 by Golf Magazine in its "Top 10 New Courses You Can Play." An 18-hole layout about two and a half miles from Turning Stone, designed by Tom Fazio, presents a parkland setting with vast stretches of open space, gently rolling hills, a stream and small waterfalls, and several lakes. The largest body of water, measuring 13 acres, runs along three fairways, including the dramatic finishing hole.
The unforgettable experience begins as soon as guests enter the property. A mile-and-a-half long secluded driveway winds through wooded areas and locales adjacent to the course. The entryway leads to a New England-style clubhouse with a wrap-around porch. Atunyote has its own practice facilities, offering a driving range, short game area and putting green.