Custom Golf Websites

Having a professional web presence is a must these days. Not only is your website a powerful marketing tool but it also allows you to offer online reservations to your clients. At ForeUP Golf, we offer custom golf websites to all of our customers because we understand how to help you market to your customers and bring them to your course.

 

Here are some of the benefits of our web building services.

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1.  Professional Website

 

Your website will look polished and professional with special focus on marketing and driving business to your golf course. We use the latest design web principles and techniques to create quality custom websites. We not only give your customers a good experience when navigating your site, but also entice them to come and play through online marketing and with dedicated support for updates, marketing advice, and all of your other needs.

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2. Online Booking

 

Your website will feature 24/7 booking ability, allowing your clients to book anytime, anywhere. Online booking ability significantly decreases phone call reservations as well as the amount of “no shows” and increases revenue by allowing you to promote your less used tee times.

 

3. SEO

 

All of our websites are optimized for search engines which means you will rank high in search engines such as Google and Bing. SEO optimization will ensure your customers can find you with ease. Add in your location and your clients will be able to easily find your golf course.

 

4. Build a Strong Communication Channel with Your Customers

 

Thanks to the integrated lead generation for tournaments and customer contact info collection process, all of the important information about your customers is collected and streamlined into your customer database. On top of that, all online reservations are streamlined into your tee sheet giving you a precise overview of how your golf course is doing.  You can then utilize our golf marketing services to remind your customers about upcoming tournaments, promote your empty tee slots, and otherwise engage and update your customers.

 

On top of these benefits mentioned above, all custom websites come with free updates and additional features.  All updates are streamlined into your system without you having to download anything and new features are constantly being added.

 

Take your golf course to the next level and contact us today to see how we can help you develop a professional web presence for your golf course.

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Benefits of Golf Marketing Software

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Marketing your golf course is an integral part of your business. When done correctly, it allows you to promote low used tee times and build strong communication channels with your existing customers. A powerful marketing campaign can also bring an influx of new clients which maximizes your revenue.

 

Recent studies show that text messaging is one of the most popular and powerful marketing channels. On average, 94% of all text messages are read, and 80% of consumers have their mobile phone with them all day. In fact, 39% of US consumers would opt for text messages rather than radio or TV advertising, if they were given a choice.

 

Thanks to ForeUP’s golf marketing software, you can use text messaging to send out promotions and drive huge revenues to your course. You can also use text messages to send out reminders of events, leagues, and tournaments to ensure repeat business and decrease the amount of “no shows.”

 

Your messages will be read almost instantly thanks to high open and read rates, and you can easily create and send messages within minutes.

 

Our text marketing features include:

 

  • Full-Integration into CRM: All phone numbers stored within the customer database are streamlined into the text marketing tool so you can have all your clients in one centralized place.
  • Targeted Marketing: You can create different groups of your clients such as leagues, associations, etc. and choose to send texts to a particular group  or to everyone in your client database. Texts can include promotions, reminders, and updates in your golf course marketing campaigns and any other custom message.
  • Easy-to-Use Message Entry: Type in a message within seconds.
  • Auto Send Dates: Texts have the option for designated send dates, or can be sent immediately.

 

Start your free trial today and experience the full power of our golf course marketing software. Reach customers in seconds, maximize your revenue, and fill up those empty tee slots today.

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QuickBooks for Beginners

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An important aspect of your business is keeping track of your finances. The best way to do that is to use a reliable accounting software. There is plenty of accounting software on the market today. But if you are looking for a solution geared specifically for small business owners, look no further than QuickBooks.

 

QuickBooks is Intuit Inc.’s set of software solutions designed to manage payroll, inventory, sales and other needs of a small business. QuickBooks’ features include marketing tools, merchant services, product and supplies, as well as training solutions. Each solution is developed according to different industries and their needs.

 

With QuickBooks, you can monitor expenses, create invoices and reports, track change orders and job status, and manage inventory, customers, vendors and employees. In addition to those features and capabilities, Intuit offers various add-ons to QuickBooks versions as well as third-party tools that integrate with QuickBooks in order to enhance current functions.

 

And to really sweeten the deal, ForeUP Golf Course Software integrates with QuickBooks seamlessly, which means you can save your accounting team a lot of tedious input time.

 

Your accounts data can easily be exported to QuickBooks, as often as you need it using a quick two-step export and import process.

 

After the initial setup is completed, our golf course software syncs with QuickBooks, there is no need to manually input data which saves time and minimizes the chance of human error.

 

Your exported data can be customized to your needs: you can export revenue, inventory, adjustments and other particular data, depending on your preference. You can also set  a particular date range selection to export as well as any data from your ForeUP reports or just the bare necessities that need to be in your books.

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Among other features, ForeUP allows for remote access to reports that are needed by your accounting department. They can simply log in and export ForeUP’s data from any location or device with an internet connection and those exported files are fully compatible .iif files.

 

We know your time is valuable. And thanks to our integration with QuickBooks, you will be able to save even more time so you can focus on growing your business. Request a free trial today and explore all the features and benefits of ForeUP’s Golf Course Management Software.

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The Power of Cloud-Based Software

Implementing state-of-the-art golf course software is a wise decision. Not only does the right software reduce business costs, but it also simplifies managing your golf course. On top of that, the right golf course software will also be easy to implement and require little maintenance on your part.

 

If you find yourself wishing your golf course software had those exact features, then you’ll love ForeUP’s Golf Course Management Software. Our golf course software has all of those features and is 100% cloud-based. We utilize the latest cloud computing technology to make everything easier for you. But what is cloud computing anyway?

 

In layman’s terms, cloud computing refers to storing and accessing data and programs over the Internet instead of your computer’s hard drive. The cloud is just a metaphor for the Internet.

 

When you use cloud-based software, it means you don’t have to have your own dedicated server and hard drive to power your golf course software. The way you access your data or your programs is over the Internet, or at the very least, you sync it with other information over the Web.

 

Here are 5 major benefits to utilizing cloud-based software.

 

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1.  Automatic Updates & Backups

 

The biggest benefit of cloud-based software is that the servers are off-premise, which means the software supplier takes care of them for you and rolls out regular software updates – including security updates – so you don’t have to worry about wasting time maintaining the system yourself. The software is also regularly backed up which means all your data can easily be accessed even if something happens to your computer or laptop.

 

2. Document Control

 

When you decide to use  cloud-based software, all the files are stored centrally and everyone sees the most important and correct data. This greater visibility and transparency means improved collaboration, which ultimately means a better and healthier work environment. If you’re still relying on the old way, it could be time to try something a little more streamlined.

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3. Work from Anywhere

 

With cloud computing, as long as you have an internet connection, you can be at work. And since almost every serious cloud service provider offers mobile apps, this means you can even work from your laptop or jump in for a quick update with your phone. In the end, you don’t have to sacrifice your work-life balance because you can literally work from anywhere, anytime.

 

4. Reduced Business Costs

 

Cloud computing cuts out the high cost of hardware. There is no need to pay for server hardware or maintenance cost. There is no hidden fees and no management cost.

 

5. Easy Setup

 

Cloud-based software is easy to set up and requires little training. There is no need to spend days on employee training and onboarding as most of the cloud-based software is user-friendly.
If you feel ready for those advantages, and more, see how we can help take you there with our cloud-based golf course software. Request more information today by contacting us.

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Using an Online Booking System

 

Online booking systems are the way of the future, there is no doubt about it. It’s an exciting leap for your business that can truly make you stand out above your competition. However, before you choose an online booking system provider, it’s a good idea to consider the advantages and disadvantages of using them.

 

Advantages of Online Booking Systems

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1. Your business is always available for reservations.

Just because your golf club is closed for the day, that shouldn’t mean your clients have to wait until the next day to book a tee time. Online booking systems mean you’re open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, which means your customers can make a reservation whenever it fits into their schedule (without you or your employees having to be there).

 

2. Online booking systems reduce the amount of no-shows

Customers who made a financial commitment by booking their own reservations are more likely to show up, thus reducing the amount of no-shows. And in the event a customer does need to cancel, their spot automatically becomes available again which means someone else can book it.

 

3. You get paid faster.

Online booking systems require customers to prepay for activities and rentals. Essentially, this means you get paid instantly and you don’t need to wait for the payment on the day of the event.

 

4. Less phone time.

With an online booking system in place, all the necessary information is readily available which means you can capture more potential business rather than worrying about missed phone calls or having to play phone tag with your clients.

 

5. You get valuable insight about your business.

Online booking systems come with a dashboard of analytics that help you quickly determine your most popular sellers, which means you can focus on creating offers that your customers want the most and grow your business by doing so.

 

Disadvantages of Online Booking Systems

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1. You need Internet access.

You’ll need reliable Internet access to check your reservations and to add bookings that are made over the phone so be sure to opt for the best Internet package you can afford.

 

2. You need to be ready for an influx of new customers.

Since many people nowadays prefer doing everything online, booking software is a great way to attract new customers. But if you’re running a small operation and have no means of hiring more staff members or expanding your resources, growing too quickly may be more of a challenge than a benefit.  

 

3. Not all online booking systems are created equal.

Choosing an online booking software provide that lacks features or has poor customer support can be a real detriment to your business. It’s important to do your research upfront and choose an online booking system that has reliable customer service.

 

Now that you know the advantages and disadvantages of online booking systems, are you ready to take the leap? Call us today to schedule a live chat with one of our ForeUP representatives and see how our booking software can help you grow your business.

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3 Benefits of Online Tee Time Management

In today’s day and age, where people are increasingly relying on online services, not having an online tee time management option means you are missing out on a lot of revenue.

 

Providing your customers with the ability to book online and manage their tee time from the comfort of their homes is vital to growing your business.

 

There are these three benefits to investing in an online tee time management solution you should consider if you are on the fence about taking the plunge.

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1. Simplified Booking Process

 

Giving your customers the ability to book and manage their tee time online means they can do it whenever it’s convenient for them – from the comfort of their home, on their commute or during their lunch break. Since the entire process happens online, it also means they can book a tee time on your golf course no matter which device they happen to use and they don’t have to set aside a specific time to do it.

 

2. Information is Readily Available

 

Having an online tee time management software, means all of the important information is readily available to your customers – even when your club closes for the day and you are not there to provide that information. Moreover, online solution means you can stay in touch with your customers easily and notify them about upcoming events, special promotions and targeted offers.

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3. It’s Easy to Sell Spare or Cancelled  Tee Times

 

With an online management solution it’s easy to get an overview of sold out time slots and time slots which are still available and offer them to your customers. It also means that if a customer needs to cancel their booked time, you can instantly put that time slot as available online giving other customers a chance to book it. This naturally leads to increased revenue which is always a good thing.

 

If you are looking for an online tee-time software that meets all of the above points, request a demo of  ForeUP Golf Tee Time Software.

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Benefits of Golf POS

No matter which type of golf club you run; be it a public golf club with just a few basic necessities or a private golf club with multiple membership levels, a restaurant, and a pro-shop, it’s likely that at some point in time you will consider investing in a Golf POS software solution.

 

Choosing the right Golf POS software has several advantages such as:

  • It can manage all your day-to-day business operations; from keeping track of sales to inventory management and billing.
  • It can generate accurate reports which make your accounting easier as well as show you which inventory items are best sellers and which ones provide the best margin.
  • Learning one system that manages multiple business operations is a lot easier on your employees and requires less time as opposed to having different solutions for different areas of your business.

 

Ultimately, your Golf POS software should make your life easier and that’s what ForeUP Golf POS has been designed to do.

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ForeUp Golf POS is a modern and fully integrated system for both pro shop and restaurant sales. It allows you to track and record all inventory being purchased in an intuitive and seamless fashion, as well as allow you to painlessly manage your inventory and to connect merchant processors, barcode scanners, receipt printers and cash drawers.

 

Detailed reports provide you with high level of details on every area of your operation. All inventory is tracked and accounted for, and you can also see which inventory is your top seller and what inventory is providing your best margins. Sales transactions made through the golf point of sale are also reported and then saved in the system.

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Best of all, ForeUP Golf POS software can be accessed from any device so you can check vital information literally anywhere in the world and whenever you want. Since it’s 100% cloud based, you never have to worry about using servers, backing up important information or downloading updates.

 

ForeUP Golf POS is easy to use and easy to implement and we are certain you’ll love everything that our software can do for your company. If you are looking for software that helps you save time and lets you effortlessly manage your inventory then ForeUp Golf POS is the answer. Call us today to schedule a free demo.

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Choosing an Online Tee Time Software

When it comes to choosing an online tee time software, it’s important to do your research and make sure the software is the right fit for your golf course.

 

It’s not enough to settle for the first software you run into that has the most features; the software should also be user-friendly, easy to use, easy to learn, and above all, intuitive.

 

As you are doing your research, here are a few points to keep in mind before making the final choice.

 

Who is Behind the Software?

Some of the best software was designed by individuals who have an intimate knowledge of the industry. Not many people are familiar with all the details involved in running your own golf course, so the best person to design an online tee time software should be someone who has extensive experience in the industry. The perfect online tee time software should then be developed by an experienced developer who is able to understand your vision and bring it to life.

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Was the Software Designed for Your Type of Golf Course?

There is a huge difference in the way a private and a public golf club are run. Public golf clubs often lack advanced membership levels and various membership perks associated with them. A software designed with public golf clubs in mind most likely won’t satisfy your needs so be sure to check if your chosen software will support your golf club.

 

Is the System Easy to Use and Learn?

An online tee time system should be easy to learn for those who are less technologically savvy as well as easy to use for more experienced users. It should provide all the necessary information and allow for easy changes should the user want to change anything during their booking process.

 

Can You Customize the Software to Fit Your Business Needs?

 

Each golf club operates differently and in the world of software there is no unique solution that would fit each and every golf club without needing to change anything. The software of your choice should allow for enough tweaks and modifications that will allow you to integrate it with your existing business seamlessly and accommodate specific requirements without surprise charges.

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Can You Rely on Customer Support?

In an ideal world, once you setup your online tee time system, it would be up and running without ever causing problems. Unfortunately, even the best software can sometimes misbehave and that’s where customer support plays a crucial role.

 

A reliable customer support is essential which means you need to know exactly what all customer support entails and all the different ways it’s available. Most importantly, customer support should be familiar with the way a golf club functions in order to provide quality service.

 

Finally, before making a purchase, make sure you look for any reviews of your chosen software and talk with your industry peers to get their input as well.

 

If you are looking for an online tee time software that meets all of the above points, request a demo of  ForeUP Golf Tee Time Software. We would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

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Golf Pro Shop Software

Inventory control is always a painful subject for any business. But with the right system, managing your inventory can be a breeze.

 

Thanks to our fully integrated Golf POS, keeping track of your pro shop sales is a completely seamless experience. All purchased inventory is tracked and recorded in the system for inventory control purposes.

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On top of running your golf pro shop sales through ForeUp Golf POS, you can also run all restaurant sales as well, and the Golf POS connects to various merchant processors, receipt printers, cash drawers, and barcode scanners, making it a fully-integrated system.

 

The Golf POS is quick and reliable with the latest security and safety measures integrated to give you and your customers a piece of mind.  

 

Thanks to the detailed sales and inventory reports for all areas of operations you can stay on top of your business and provide your accountant with all of the information they need.

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The reports also give you a thorough overview of your best-selling merchandise so you can tailor your pro shop to your customers’ needs. On top of that, your customer’s transaction history, loyalty points, member dues, and season pass holders are integrated into the system as well so you can easily keep track.

 

Finally, using ForeUP Golf POS means you can access it anytime, anywhere because it is completely cloud-based. Even if you are on a business trip, or simply taking time off, you can still access all of the vital information about your business and stay in the know.

 

If you want to save time and effortlessly manage your inventory then look no further than ForeUP Golf POS. Our software is easy to use and implement, and you don’t have to worry about using expensive servers, remembering to create regular backups of important information or downloading time consuming updates.
To see all of the features and benefits of ForeUP Software, call us today to schedule a test drive of our golf course software, or request a live web demo with a ForeUP representative.

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Golf Course GPS App

Providing your customers with seamless customer experience doesn’t stop at the booking process. As a savvy golf course owner, you know the importance of enhancing your customer’s experience at the course as well.

 

That’s why we, ForeUP Golf, developed a smartphone app which your customers can download and enjoy their tee time even more.

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Our smartphone app is personalized and made just for your golf course which means you can brand your golf course and keep current with the latest market trends.

 

The main benefit of our smartphone app is the GPS & Distance tracker, which allows golfers to view the distance to the front, middle, and back of the green. Thanks to our app they can speed up the play because they don’t need to waste time looking for distance marker.  

 

Another benefit are the flyovers which are given for each hole. The flyovers will provide your customers with a smooth vision of your landscape, allowing golfers to see the layout of a hole to plan their drives, avoid the traps and optimize for the best angle of approach.

 

On top of that, our app allows your customer to easily view your open tee times and make a quick reservation at their convenience. This leads to several key benefits such as a decrease in number of reservation phone calls that you need to take as well as easy collection of customer contact information.

 

Finally, with a digital scorecard, your golfers can now keep track of their scores on their phone. They can keep track of putts, as well as get a full 18 Hole scorecard view. The scorecards are interactive meaning that they can store and record old rounds. All of their scorecards can be referenced at a later date which is handy for keeping track of how their game has improved over time.

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To see all of the features and benefits of ForeUP Software, call us today to schedule a test drive of our golf course software, or request a live web demo with a ForeUP representative. You will be amazed at how easy and accurate our ForeUP GPS app is and how it can improve your customer’s experience.

 

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