By Amy LaVange on Jan 8, 2019 8:36:00 AM
Author’s note: As we at foreUP were preparing for our new partnership with SKYiGOLF earlier this year, I attended a meeting with the future members of the SKYi team. It was such a positive, powerful experience.
I sat in the room listening as this group of incredible industry leaders & pros expressed such sincere, heartfelt determination to achieve their goal: To save golf courses from struggles that seem to be increasingly harder to overcome—in a landscape that relies more and more on technology which can often feel overwhelming.
As a foreUP representative, I am so honored that SKYiGOLF chose us to be their trusted partner. They chose us not just for our technology (which is truly incredible.) The founders of SKYiGOLF told us that they had seen how our hearts and our passions mirror theirs.
We live and breathe this industry. With SKYi experts helping courses implement our tool and empower them to provide dramatically improved experiences and incentives for their players, I have no doubt that even struggling courses will see their businesses turn around.
I am certain I speak for all of us when I say that we are so excited, and we feel so incredibly honored to be chosen by this group of individuals to provide technology that will help power the success of courses across the country as they work hand in hand with SKYiGOLF, their PGA pros, and team of specialized experts.
Here’s to a successful 2019!
Director of Marketing
foreUP Golf Software
LEHI, Utah — foreUP Golf Software has formally partnered with SKYiGOLF, a golf facility services and solutions provider that launched on Oct. 30. The partnership will enable SKYiGOLF to provide courses with industry-leading course management technology as part of a comprehensive program to help PGA Professionals and course owners to operate a more robust business while making golf more fun for golfers.
foreUP was selected by SKYiGOLF as the company’s official software provider in large part because of a shared passion for the game and for helping businesses to thrive in an industry that has faced significant challenges in recent years. SKYiGOLF, built and staffed by PGA Professionals, is implementing exciting programs for courses in the SKYiGOLF network to energize the golf industry, drive new players to golf, and encourage more frequent play from those who already enjoy the game.
Courses working with SKYiGOLF will have access to foreUP’s platform of powerful tools, including a cloud-based tee sheet, point of sale, marketing tools, and more. The PGA Professionals who represent SKYiGOLF will help courses implement, optimize, and effectively utilize the powerful tools available with the foreUP solution to drive revenue, increase efficiency, and improve experiences for their golfers.
“SKYiGOLF spent a great deal of time researching and analyzing companies that would make great partners for the long haul, and we discovered foreUP and its CEO, Evan Teshima, to be exactly what we were looking for,” said SKYiGOLF Founder/CEO Rich Smith, a PGA member and golf course owner. “Their morals, values and history, as well as their great technology and services, are a terrific fit for us.”
SKYiGOLF has several exciting offerings, including:
- A hole-in-one reward: $10,000 plus a bird’s-eye recording of your accomplishment on a designated par-3 hole at any SKYiGOLF partner facility
- SKYiGOLF Global Scramble Championship, with finals staged in November 2019 at three world-class courses in the Bahamas
- Rewards Points for every dollar spent at partner courses to be redeemed for merchandise and fun golf experiences
- Monthly regional and national sweepstakes for SKYiGOLF golfers
"We truly believe that, with the right support and the appropriate technology, any course can be successful,” says Evan Teshima, Co-Founder & CEO of foreUP. “This is why I feel the SKYiGOLF and foreUP partnership is such a great match; their passion for the industry and the people in it matches ours. Plus, their entire team comes from the golf world, and truly understands course operators’ needs, goals, and dreams. That is going to allow us to provide so much more value for courses working with us."
Golf courses interested in learning more about SKYiGOLF and how they can join the SKYiGOLF network can contact foreUP’s Director of Marketing, Amy Lavange (email below).
SKYiGOLF is dedicated to making golf more fun, offering $10,000 for holes-in-one on designated holes at SKYiGOLF facilities and operating a Global Golf Scramble, while at the same time helping PGA Professionals and course operators to increase their revenues. For more information, go to SKYiGOLF.com. Media contact: Jeff Babineau, at (407) 496-4956 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
foreUP started in 2012 to develop business management technology that could meet the unique needs associated with running a golf course. foreUP has become the fastest growing point of sale software company for the golf industry. Their complete suite of cloud-based tools make it simple for golf professionals to easily and efficiently run a successful course. Learn more about foreUP at www.foreUPgolf.com. Media Contact: Amy LaVange, email@example.com