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  • Golf Courses & Country Clubs in the US
    IBISWorld Industry Report 71391
    June 2010
    This industry includes firms which operate golf courses as their primary activity, and may include country clubs that have dining and other recreational facilities. These establishments often provide food and beverage services, equipment rental services and golf instruction. Golf courses can be public, private, semiprivate or part of a country club. This industry excludes golf driving ranges, miniature golf facilities and golf course resorts and hotels.

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  • "GolfLink.com Popular Mobile App Goes Social; Latest features let dads, grads and golf enthusiasts of all ages stay connected to their game and their online communities."
    Business Wire June 17, 2010
    Factiva
    SANTA MONICA, Calif. - (BUSINESS WIRE) - GolfLink™, the comprehensive online golf resource, today announced the availability of extensive social networking capabilities to its popular Game Tracker & GPS App for iPhone and iPod Touch. In addition to the many U.S. courses already available on GolfLink.com, the latest version of the mobile application introduces new courses in Canada, social network integration and more extensive battery saving options. The GolfLink.com mobile application launched earlier this year and climbed to number seven in the rankings for Apple’s paid sports apps. The updated version of the Game Tracker & GPS App integrates Twitter andFacebook functionality, allowing friends to be notified of one’s progress continually throughout their golf game. Notification to a social network is posted at tee off, and also triggered when one scores a “Birdie or Better.” Similarly, a complete scorecard will post group scores when the round completes. “Golf is a social game and our members want to share their experiences from anywhere to anyone in their circle of friends,” said Julie Campistron, general manger of GolfLink.com. “We are excited to see such a great response to the app, and deliver an update today that addresses what we know our community wants.”
  • "Internet Engages Golfers"
    Community Banker
    August 2009., Vol. 18, Issue 8, p.15
    Business Source Premier
    The article focuses on a study by the National Golf Foundation which revealed that golfers utilize the Internet as well as social media to pursue golf-related interests. The study found that reading articles about instruction or players and researching recommendations on golf equipment are the top two golf-related online activities. Golfer also visit social networking sites such as Facebook and LinkedIn, according to study findings.

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