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Golf Genius, Vanguard Pro Shop team up

Philadelphia, PA, January 24, 2018 -- Golf Genius Software and Vanguard Pro Shop, LLC today announced a collaboration to offer an e-commerce solution that enables PGA Professionals to create an online golf shop for club members, club guests, and golf outings.  The firms will also work closely to drive ongoing innovation in e-commerce for golf clubs, tournaments, and outings.

“Vanguard Pro Shop is the leading e-commerce platform in the golf industry and we’re pleased to be working together to serve golf professionals.” Said Michael Zisman, CEO of Golf Genius Software.  “Our team looks forward to working with Vanguard to further accelerate their impressive growth.  We shall accomplish this through a collaborative sales effort with Vanguard, by supporting Vanguard’s software team, and by helping our mutual clients enhance member and customer service with Vanguard’s impressive e-commerce solution.”

Rick Summers, Chairman and CEO of Vanguard’s parent company, Great Golf Resorts of the World, Inc. and PGA Magazine Publications and Marketing Group, concurred. “Nobody compares to Golf Genius when it comes to creating and maintaining best-in-class tournament management software.  Golf Genius Software has been an amazing company to watch.  By teaming up, we can accelerate the move to provide customized e-commerce solutions to the country’s leading private, public and resort golf facilities.  E-commerce continues to grow exponentially, and the country’s leading golf shops have recognized that their members and customers expect their golf clubs to keep up.  We are excited about working closely with the Golf Genius team to make it happen,” Summers said.


Golf Genius combines the best features of the traditional golf experience with highly innovative cloud-based and mobile technology to deliver the most powerful and widely used Tournament Management System available today.  Used by private clubs, public courses, resorts, and golf associations around the world, Golf Genius offers a wide array of features, including best-in-class printed materials, live scoring and TV leaderboards, seamless integration with other popular software products, a comprehensive library of tournament formats, and superb customer support.  With more than 50 employees, including more than 20 PGA Professionals, Golf Genius delivers on the promise of less work for the golf staff, more fun for golfers, and more revenue from golf operations.


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Vanguard Pro Shop is the leader in green-grass e-commerce solutions, working with more than 150 private clubs and leading resorts. Vanguard is owned by Great Golf Resorts of the World, Inc. which provides unduplicated relationships and influence of its licensing and ownership arrangements through the PGA of America, The Metropolitan Golf Association, the Northern California Golf Association, the Southern California Golf Association, the Texas Golf Association, Great Golf Resorts of the World, and the Golf Range Association of America.  The company has created relationships with thousands of leading PGA Professionals and hundreds of golf vendors, merchandise suppliers, and golf resorts.


Alyssa Rosend  
Director of Marketing
Golf Genius Software

Abe Summers
Business Development Manager
PGA Magazine Publications and Marketing Group