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BestOutings.com links nonprofits, courses

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Alpharetta, Ga. (September 6, 2017) - When Mike Last of Geronimo Solutions—which provides technology that connects businesses with non-profits—set out to change the way the golf industry handles requests from non-profits and manages extra inventory while also helping charities, he never imagined that he would become a matchmaker. But the more Last put non-profits and charities together, the more he realized a piece of the puzzle was missing: A way for these non-profits to find the best golf course to hold their next outing.

And so BestOutings.com was born.

A simple-to-use website—it promises “point, click and golf!”—BestOutings.com serves both sides of the outing equation equally well by providing all the necessary tools.

Today, BestOutings.com is the most comprehensive golf course guide ever to support outing planners, supported by the most comprehensive outing product / services directory in the marketplace.  In the past five months, the site has already received (and distributed to courses) 163 outing quote requests and been visited more than 67,000 times by event planners.

For tournament planners, BestOutings.com provides valuable information on more than 13,000 courses in the U.S. and Canada. And rather than forcing the event coordinator to call numerous courses to provide information about holding an event, BestOutings.com offers a one-click “submit your tournament request” tool that collects all the important criteria, from number of players, budget, and possible dates, and distributes those quote requests to the best area courses. 

For golf courses, BestOutings.com does the hard work of gathering requests for quotation and promoting the venue, providing a complete listing (logo, photo, description, outing and membership links) for all participating courses, along with any “outing specific” promotions the courses may be running.

Additional support may be found in the site’s comprehensive directory of hundreds of companies that provide outing prizes, awards, products, hole-in-one insurance, even software, as well as a blog of “best practices” articles with tips for both outing planners and venues. Through its sister site, TravelPledge.com, outing coordinators can find a wide variety of fun experiences to convert into donations at raffles and auctions.

Whether planning an outing or managing the course where outings are held, the only site that makes the perfect match is BestOutings.com.

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About Geronimo Solutions

Geronimo Solutions provides technologies that help businesses connect easily and seamlessly with non-profit organizations.  Its platforms enable golf courses and resorts, management companies, vacation rental managers, golf professionals, restaurants, and others to leverage the promotional reach of thousands of non-profits.

In just three years, more than 5,000 non-profits have created accounts with Geronimo and use its straightforward "TravelPledge" fundraising solution. More than $8.3 million per year in golf-related gift certificates are available to participating non-profit organizations that agree to promote participating golf facilities at fundraisers and to host events at participating courses.   Both private and public courses are benefiting from the platforms.

Several solutions have been developed for the golf industry including OneSpareTeeTime.com (for courses), OneSpareGolfVacation.com (for resorts), and OneSpareLesson (for instructors).

Media Contact:
Karen Moraghan
Hunter Public Relations
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