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Golf Genius to sponsor Writer Cup

Monroe Township, NJ , June 4, 2018 – Golf Genius Software, LLC of Wayne, PA has been named Presenting Sponsor of the 2018 Writer Cup by the event's founder and host, Forsgate Country Club of Monroe Township, NJ.

In making the joint announcement, Chris Schiavone, Forsgate's Managing Partner, and Michael Zisman, founder and CEO of Golf Genius, said, “The Writer Cup, now entering its 11th year, is one of the most anticipated golf events of the year by the industry's media. On Thursday, July 26, media representatives from publications, broadcast outlets and digital platforms located in the Philadelphia and New Jersey regions will compete against a team comprised of journalists from the Metropolitan New York region and National golf media outlets in a best ball team format. Hotly contested, but a day of camaraderie and informality.”

Zisman said, “We are honored to once again be selected by Forsgate to provide tournament management of this celebrated event. Golf Genius provides fully-featured, cloud-based software for organizing not only this special tournament, but a club's or course's league play, charity outings, and championships with tools such as online registration, website management, live scoring, and printed materials. In the past 12 months alone, our software has powered close to 12 million rounds played at nearly 300,000 events around the world. As last year, a distinctive feature of the Golf Genius experience during the 11th Writer Cup will be the ability for each player to track live scoring on his or her smartphone. This adds a new, dramatic and exciting dimension.”

Schiavone said, “We are delighted to welcome back Golf Genius and to have it provide its world-class tournament management software. Its easy-to-use system will save time for our professional golf staff headed by Director of Golf, Carolyn McKenzie Andrews, and will keep the golfers engaged throughout the 18 holes of spirited play. The Writer Cup benefitted from having Golf Genius as a partner and the media participants enjoyed the live scoring capabilities which enabled them to track the competition.”

Following play, the teams will enjoy an evening of Forsgate's traditional Writer Cup steak and lobster dinner and the awarding of this year's Writer Cup to the winning team. At the dinner's conclusion, Golf Genius will present a charitable donation to the Forsgate Foundation to benefit a variety of community service organizations and area caddie scholarship foundations.

For more about Golf Genius Software:

Media Contacts:

Golf Genius – Les Schupak - 914-774-6060

Forsgate CC – On Course Strategies, Pat Norton - 203-454-0232

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