ORLANDO, FL – Golf Genius, a worldwide leader in SaaS solutions for the golf industry, today announced the completion of their fifth consecutive year with revenue growth over 30%. The company also introduced innovative new products, successfully integrated new acquisitions, and grew its worldwide customer base by more than 1,300 new customers.
In 2022, Golf Genius Tournament Management powered 34 million rounds of golf across 860,000 events at nearly 11,000 courses and clubs in over 60 countries. In addition to being the leading global supplier of tournament management solutions for courses and clubs, Golf Genius supplies tournament management solutions to the leading tournament operators around the world including the USGA, Allied Golf Associations, the PGA of America, PGA Sections, AJGA, Golf Canada, England Golf, Golf Ireland, the DP World Tour, the Legends Tour, and the PGAs of Australia, Holland, Belgium, Japan, and Portugal.
Golf Genius Golf Shop completed its third full year since launch with 67% sales growth in 2022 and exceptionally high levels of customer satisfaction. Ongoing innovations included integration with the RepSpark ecommerce platform, new mobile capability, Golf Shop Central (offering members direct online access to shop information) and valuable enhancements to surveys, demo club management and many other popular functions.
In October, Golf Genius introduced Coach 360 to help golf coaches easily schedule lessons, enhance their teaching process, organize, and store lesson details and facilitate ongoing collaboration with students. Coach 360 is an open platform designed to integrate with other popular tools used for golf instruction. The product has found strong early adoption within the Golf Genius user community and is poised for rapid growth in 2023.
“Golf professionals spend the vast majority of their time running golf tournaments, managing golf shops, and giving lessons,” said Mike Zisman, co-CEO of Golf Genius. “By listening closely to their requirements, we’ve now become the only software provider in the industry who meets all three of these needs.”
In early 2022, Golf Genius acquired Operation 36 Golf, an innovative beginner golf program for adults and juniors. Powered by proprietary cloud technology combined with a proven curriculum for developing golfers, Operation 36 is now used at more than 700 golf facilities, reflecting year-over-year growth of more than 25%. Twilight Golf Association, a managed service for golf leagues and another recent Golf Genius acquisition, grew rapidly in 2022 and now handles over 400 leagues with more than 10,000 participants.
Golf Genius completed its third year as the USGA’s software development and hosting provider of the U.S. central handicapping technology platform and GHIN services including an administrative portal for clubs and associations, GHIN.com, and the GHIN mobile app.
Concluded Chris Kallmeyer, co-CEO of Golf Genius: “Thanks to the dedication and hard work of our global team, we saw exceptional business performance across the board in 2022. Our ongoing investment in building reliable, highly functional products combined with our uncompromising commitment to service and support is clearly a winning strategy. We are grateful for the trust customers have placed in us, and we are working hard every day to maintain that trust.”
Golf Genius provides innovative software solutions to over 11,000 private clubs, public courses, resorts, associations, and tours in over 60 countries. Golf Genius also serves national associations including the USGA, Golf Canada, England Golf, Golf Ireland, Golf Wales, Singapore Golf Association, the Legends Tour, the DP World Tour, and the PGAs of America, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Holland, Japan, and Portugal. The company has over 200 employees, including 72 PGA professionals, with sales and support operations in the United States, Canada, the UK, Europe, and Australia.