Everyone is tired of the year 2020; we’re all anxiously awaiting 2021 to see what is next for us in this upcoming decade. Will there be some pleasant changes in the golf world? Will the new year bring a slew of hardships, barring us from playing the beloved sport? We can’t say for certain.
What we can do is look at what the professionals have been stirring up for presentation. After a bit of research, we came across two very interesting topics: Golf software systems and maintenance practices for 2021.
Even though we don’t have all the details yet, we wanted to present to you what we do know so far.
Golf Software Systems 2021
Golf software systems keep getting better and better by the year. Thankfully, the software is constantly improving to make operations easier for golf course owners and players, not just one of the two parties. This upcoming year isn’t any different.
PGA of America and Supreme Golf recently gathered together with one specific idea in mind: To make it easier to book a tee time.
The leading tee-time marketplace and golf course software company are currently working together to launch a new booking marketplace that will be called PGA Tee Times, with a launch date in early 2021 sometime. PGA Tee Times will give golf course owners and PGA Professionals new options, including easier management of tee sheets and tee inventory logs. The system will also allow golfers to get the best rates available to them, directly from the course that they’re looking to book through.
The process that PGA of America and Supreme Golf is trying to achieve will ultimately make it easier to sell tee time inventory and help golfers get out there and get on the green quicker.
PGA Tee Times was developed on Supreme Golf’s Golfbook technology platform, connecting directly to the golf course’s tee sheets.
When the launch does happen, PGA Tee Times will be open to all tee sheet providers, offering a solution for all-sized operations. All tee sheet integration fees are going to be waived so that every golf course is welcomed to join in. Users will be able to access the booking software through PGA.com, SupremeGolf.com, or the company’s mobile applications.
Golf Maintenance Program Costs 2021
Growth for the new decade is upon us, but it’s hard to jump in and start spending money on new software, programs, and technologies without having all the details. In fact, if this year taught us anything, it’s that we should be smart and safe with our money. For instance, we should try to bring maintenance costs down while staying as efficient as possible.
That process is harder said than done, especially considering the land that encompasses a golf course needs to be mowed, watered, fertilized, and so on and so forth.
In fact, there is so much involved in the maintenance of a golf course that oftentimes golf course owners and operators struggle to keep their maintenance costs reasonable.
Even still, the maintenance department is the first place where funds get cut if the money is running low. Which, unfortunately, can lead to unwanted complaints from golfers and canceled tee times.
The best solution to this problem is to adopt sustainable maintenance practices that keep costs at a reasonable rate, while also keeping the land in great playing condition.
No particular program has been released for 2021 yet. However, many professionals are heavily weighing in on the topic with great insight during the 2021 World Golf Expo. Check it out from Monday, March 15th to Friday, March 19th to get some ideas for your maintenance golf course dilemmas and see how you can improve your overall costs for the upcoming years.