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  • Advertising for Golf Courses – A Brief Look at Ballyhoo

    Insert advertising buzzwords here. Pitch, promotion, online presence, marketing, advertising… That’s a load of ballyhoo. And we don’t mean that word metaphorically, or onomatopoeically… That’s literally what ballyhoo is: Ballyhoo Noun, plural bal·ly·hoos. a clamorous and vigorous attempt to win customers or advance any cause; blatant advertising or publicity. So often we associate negative connotations […]

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  • Online Booking | Customer Checkout

    Interview with a Product Manager Are you losing more than $100,000 a year from no-shows? Golf courses that require prepayment have a show rate up to 98% – while golf courses that don’t require prepayment have average show rates that are 16% lower. That’s why foreUP Customer Checkout was designed – to make online prepayment […]

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  • foreUP November Newsletter – New foreUP Live! Training and More

    As November draws to a close, foreUP has exciting updates, enhancements, and stories to share with you! Welcome the holiday season with a look at fascinating industry statistics from 2022 that might change how you think about your marketing efforts. Enjoy first-look insights into new product enhancements and check out our customer and partner highlights […]

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  • Best Golf Technology for Your Course in 2023

    What does innovation mean to golf? Some things feel almost impervious to the sands of time – for instance, public speaking (curse it!) hasn’t changed much in the last few hundred years. Sure, we’ve added visual aids, and music, and various gimmicks to make it more engaging, but the core skills of a great orator […]

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  • Hiring for Your Course’s Future – Without Wanting to Quit Yourself!

    How to solve the puzzle of today’s labor climate. If anyone thinks it’s a fun time to work in Human Resources, they’re probably not paying much attention to, well, anything. It’s a great time to be a skilled candidate, but not so great if you’re the one seeking out those applicants. 2023 is rapidly approaching […]

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  • Clubessential Holdings Announces Acquisition of BlueGolf

    Golf and Club Technology business adds industry leading tournament registration & management software platform to its golf course and club solutions Cincinnati, OH (September 28, 2022) — Clubessential Holdings, the leading provider of club membership management and payment solutions, today announced the formation of its Golf and Club Technology business unit in conjunction with its […]

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  • Fresh Golf Course Marketing Ideas

    Warning: Content ahead has a dangerous level of puns involved.  Plenty of content promising to increase your ROI and help you engage your guests is stewing out there on the internet. The problem is deciding which ideas are good and which might get you fired. Worry not! We’ve scoured the golf course marketing pantry, tossed […]

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  • It’s YOUR tee sheet. Control it.

    There are a lot of ways to market your course, but many operators don’t have the time or expertise to understand just how to get new golfers onto their tee sheet. Third party aggregators are a common solution for the courses willing to settle for just having people on the grounds… But what are you […]

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  • How to Grind Out the Hot Summer Months

    Golf and summer have been best friends for a long time. Summer is deeply associated with pleasant weather, extra daylight, and seasonal opportunities for extra fun. But sometimes those sweet August sun rays turn into sweltering spotlights that shine indiscriminately on your course’s pain points.  Suddenly the time of year we equate with childhood nostalgia […]

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  • Tee Sheets Through Time

    The tee sheet – Its history feels nearly as old as the game of golf itself. Tee sheets are how a golf course organizes and manages their golfers’ reservations, or tee times. The concept seems simple enough today, but courses haven’t always had such streamlined rules or methods of managing tee times.  Though the first […]

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  • An Impending Crash: Turning New Golfers Into Loyal Golfers

    Massive social and economic changes rocked the past few years across nearly every industry, golf included. With financial highs and lows, social distancing and health requirements, and work-from-home becoming increasingly normal, businesses of all sizes are wondering how their client base will change in the near future. Luckily for the golf industry, the COVID-19 pandemic […]

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  • Understanding Golf Course Reservation Systems

    Consumers make reservations everywhere now — movie theaters, restaurants, concerts, fitness classes, and more — and making reservations for a tee time at a golf course is nothing new. Golfers are more than accustomed to securing their time slot in advance before they hit the links. But courses that still require golfers to call the […]

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  • Essential Tools for Your Food & Beverage Operation

    With the right software on hand, running dining at your course becomes easy with powerful tools and partners.

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  • How to Create a Checklist for Your Golf Restaurant

    Being prepared is crucial as you introduce or change dining at your course — find out how to make a thorough plan.

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  • Restaurant or Snack Stand: How To Choose Dining for Your Golf Facility

    It’s time to take dining at your course or club to the next level — find out how.

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  • Welcome to 2022: A Guide to Partners for Your Season

    Start your season with the most powerful tools and partners in your corner.

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