Golf Genius TMS Selected to Manage Japan’s Senior Tour Tournaments
Wayne, PA: Golf Genius Software today announced a new partnership with the Professional Golfers Association of Japan. Golf Genius will handle the tournament scoring administration of the Japanese Pro Senior Tour in 2021. Golf Genius Tournament Management System (TMS) has already been used to administer the first several events on this year’s tour schedule.
Besides the PGA of Japan, the Golf Genius TMS is used by the PGA’s of America, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Portugal, and New Zealand.
“We are very pleased to be working with the PGA of Japan”, commented Mike Zisman, Founder and Co-CEO of Golf Genius Software. We are dedicated to successfully serving the association and expect the scope of this agreement to expand in 2022 and beyond. We also look forward to growing our presence in the broader Japanese golf market”, added Zisman.
Japan is the number two golf market in the world after the U.S., with about 2,400 courses and nine million active players.
Masahiro (“Massy”) Kuramoto, Chairman of the PGA of Japan, said: “This agreement will greatly assist our tournament staff in the set-up, administration and digital scoring of our important senior tour events. We are very impressed with the capabilities of the Golf Genius TMS. The features of the system and the professional and responsive product support we have received have already provided significant value for our organization.”
Craig Higgs, Managing Director, International, for Golf Genius Software, explained that a full translation of the Golf Genius TMS to the Japanese language is now underway. “This significant investment by Golf Genius in a Japanese language product is clear evidence of our commitment to serving both the PGA of Japan and the Japanese golf market more generally. We are very grateful for the trust the PGA of Japan has placed in our company and look forward to a strong and successful relationship going forward.”
About Golf Genius Software:
Golf Genius Software provides innovative software solutions to private clubs, public courses, resorts, golf tours and golf associations. Today, Golf Genius serves customers at more than 9,000 golf facilities in the United States, and national associations including the USGA, Golf Canada, England Golf, the Legends Tour, the European Tour, and the PGA’s of America, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Japan, Portugal, and New Zealand. Golf Genius Software has more than 125 employees, including 41 PGA professionals, with sales and support operations in the United States, Canada, the UK, Europe and Australia. For more information about Golf Genius Software, please visit golfgenius.com.
About the PGA of Japan:
The PGA of Japan runs the Seniors Tour and the Japan PGA Championship, among other events. The Association is comprised of over 5,000 golf professionals, comprised of tournament players and teaching professionals. The mission of the PGA of Japan is to enhance the standards of the golf profession and promote the growth of the game and spectator interest. By holding various events for junior golfers and others of all skill levels, the Association is devoted to expanding golf as a national sport in Japan so that it is accessible to and enjoyable for more and more potential golf fans.