Golf News for Friday, October 14, 2005 | Business

Golf Galaxy and announce partnership

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Two leaders in the golf industry, Golf Galaxy (, the world's first and only interactive golf store with 45 stores in 19 states and (, a leading golf marketing services company have combined forces to help golf courses sell, and golfers play, more golf.

“Our breakthrough program will help golf courses increase rounds played and revenues by marketing unused tee time inventory through our combined databases of hundreds of thousands of golfers in Golf Galaxy markets,” explained Justin Royer, Director of Marketing at Golf Galaxy. “We all benefit when golfers play more. The TeeTimeWatch system accomplishes this goal by allowing golfers to sample new courses… quickly and cost effectively.”

This program, powered by the technology of, in Milford, CT has been used by hundreds of courses across the U.S. for the past 4 years with significant success for participating courses. Matt Kraus, President and Founder notes, “We have courses who routinely sell 100 to 200 incremental rounds per month using our system…most of which are sold to players new to the venue. It’s a win-win situation for everyone”.

The program will be marketed under the Golf Galaxy Tee Times…powered by banner, and will receive a broad range of support from both partners including in-store marketing programs, weekly email and Internet marketing and access to their powerful database.

Participation will be limited to 3 - 5 new courses per market area. Interested courses are encouraged to call 1-877-202-2229 for more information and a start-up package.