CUPERTINO, CA (December 10, 2009) – Never-Search, Inc. creators and publishers of the Never-Search for Golf™ travel and trip planning software, the most comprehensive array of golf course information ever assembled on a map, has announced that its long awaited updates are now available for the Business and Personal Editions of its software.
“While we already know we have the most accurate golf course locations of any map, we continue to make it better,’ said Keith Kreft, President, Never-Search, Inc. “Golf sales personnel enjoy the benefits of this invaluable sales lead tool immediately. With the Business Edition of its software, every piece of information about retail shops, driving ranges and golf courses is at their fingertips, allowing them to efficiently locate, qualify and contact golf facilities in new or unfamiliar areas, or run effective telemarketing or email campaigns.”
Besides updating all the golf information, a number of enhancements have been included. The nearly 30,000 business golf course email addresses, which appear on the map, are now categorized and prioritized. Categories include; CEO’s, GM’s and assistant GM’s, Directors of Golf, Pro’s and assistant Pro’s, Buyers, general information, administration and business contacts, Instructors, Superintendents and assistant Superintendents, Tournament directors, Event coordinators, FB managers, Membership directors, and tee times.
“In addition, we have also added subfolders for all of the off-course Retail Store chains having more than 10 stores,” added Kreft. “This allows any combination of the 23 chains along with the independent retail stores to be individually selected for display on the map. The operation is identical to the golf course sub-categorization which allows the Private, Military, Resort, Municipal, Semi-Private, and general Public courses to be independently selected for display on the map.”
The newest course additions appear in a folder titled “Latest 250” to allow existing business customers who have already spent time qualifying courses in areas or territories, to easily identify and review the newer additions separately from courses they may have already spent time investigating.
“This has been a huge undertaking, especially with the number of course closures and course ownership and name changes, but I believe our customers will appreciate the new enhancements,” said Kreft. “It’s all about saving time, and improving efficiencies. Golf sales reps using our software are getting in at least one more call a day, so they are knocking on 20 to 30 percent more doors. Our proximity-based viewing cuts down on travel and planning time. In this economy, who can afford not to explore every niche and cranny… and do this effectively.”
Enhancements to the Personal Edition include a new folder which allows golfers to quickly find and identify courses with Golf Digest® ratings between 5 and 3 stars, along with links to the Golf Digest write-ups on these courses. The golf course information boxes now display categorized email addresses for general information, Tournament directors, Event coordinators, Membership directors, tee times, and lodging. Guest policies for private clubs and resorts have also been added.
Existing subscribers only need to click on the maps Update button to refresh all of the golf information and receive the enhancements. Entered notes along with golf courses, driving ranges and golf stores marked as favorites are all retained.
Never-Search for Golf is a robust, PC-based, software mapping application that includes 6 million miles of streets in North America. When connected to the Internet, it acts as a virtual website to plan trips, make or add reservations, and add notes on places being visited. Travel plans and routes can be saved as files and then viewed on a laptop while traveling unconnected from the Internet. Add a GPS receiver (G-mouse) and turn your laptop into a full screen portable navigation system to follow your route with ease. All downloaded locations are mapped with unparalleled accuracy and are easily updated from the Never-Search website. Clicking on any flag on the map opens an information box displaying a profile of the location.
The Never-Search for Golf travel and trip planning software includes all golf courses in the nation with detailed information on each, along with driving ranges, golf stores and 9,000 golf instructors; all accurately mapped. The Business Edition additionally shows the locations of more than 21,000 PGA members working at either a golf course, a driving range or a golf store, while the golf course information includes the business contacts; the name of the Pro, the greens superintendent, the general manager, who owns the course, who manages the course… fax numbers, mailing addresses, email addresses, website links, rounds played, total number of holes, type of course, greens fee range… and more. Businesses are accurately mapped to driveway entrances while the business data is linked to mapped locations. There’s no need to rely on inaccurate or undependable Internet mapping.
Customers can download a free trial version of the product (credit card not required) or order a trial DVD if they prefer that installation method. The download runs in the background so you can continue to do other work on your personal computer while waiting for it to finish, plus it downloads in segments, so if interrupted, the captured segments are saved and the download is resumed from where it left off. It’s very clever, and it beats waiting 3 days for delivery of a DVD by mail.
Once a customer has registered and downloaded the latest travel data, the software works with or without an Internet connection. The purchase price includes free updates of all the data for one year. Both the Personal and Business editions are available from www.Never-Search.com. The price for the Never-Search for Golf Personal Edition is $39.95, while the Business Editions range from $99.00 to $495.00 depending upon coverage.
About Never-Search for Golf
Never-Search, Inc. based in Cupertino, California, publishes and markets the most comprehensive, most efficiently organized, and most accurately mapped array of golf course information ever assembled. All data is updateable from the Never-Search.com website over the Internet and is available in consumer or business subscriptions. With downloadable software, and an easy-to-use, personalizable map, Never-Search offers travelers a green alternative to printed paper directories and printing travel plans on separate sheets of paper, one reservation at a time. For more information about the company and its products, call 408-605-5860 or visit www.never-search.com.