Golf News for Monday, February 3, 2014 | Marketing

Golf GameBook offers chance to win VIP experience at Honda Classic

Golf GameBook, the award-winning social live scoring app and online golf community, is offering VIP passes to the PGA Tour's Honda Classic for the winner of its new, free-to-enter golf competition.

Between January 24, and February 16, 2014, all rounds recorded on Golf GameBook by registered GameBook users in the USA will count towards The Road to The Honda Classic tournament.

Every completed round entered during competition period counts as an entry, so the more golfer's participate, the greater their chance of winning the grand prize of two weekend passes (Saturday, March 1, and Sunday, March 2) to the PGA Tour event at Palm Beach Gardens, FL, plus overnight accommodation in a nearby hotel.

In addition, the prize-winner will have weekend access, including food and beverage service, to the Waterford Club @17, a new upscale venue, introduced for 2014, situated along the water on the signature par-three 17th hole of The Champion Course at PGA National Resort & Spa, the final leg of three demanding holes designed by Jack Nicklaus, known as the 'Bear Trap'.

Mikko Rantanen, CEO of GameBook Inc, said, "The great thing about playing The Road to The Honda Classic, is that you can play at your home club and you don't pay an entry fee.

"Also, the more you play, the better your chance of winning. With a chance to watch the world's best golfers and enjoy VIP hospitality, it's a great excuse to get out on the course with friends and enjoy your golf with GameBook."

Besides the grand prize, Golf GameBook is operating weekly contests from January 27 - February 23, 2014, with assorted Honda Classic prize packages including golf shirts, a zip jacket, hat and a dozen golf balls.

To take part, all golfers need to do is register by using the free app or the online service at www.golfgamebook.com. Then it's simply a case of entering every 18-hole golf score during play*.

Golf GameBook is free to download and available on the App Store, Google Play, Samsung Apps and Blackberry World and, via its mobile live scoring function, golfers can keep score in multiple groups and track leaderboards hole-by-hole.

Most golf clubs in the USA are currently listed in the Golf GameBook app. Courses not listed can be added simply by either the venue or the golfer uploading scorecard data to the app themselves prior to their round.

Golf GameBook features a sophisticated, but easy-to-use score entry system. All the popular game formats are included, and users can share scores on social media platforms instantly.

An in-app comment feature allows users to interact with friends while they stroll the fairways, and to complement this, Golf GameBook has released an online service where all games, and larger tournaments, can be recorded from the app for live tournament scoring - for free.

Key features and benefits of Golf GameBook include:
• It's free
• Connect with your golf buddies to share the fun or trash talk anytime, anyplace
• Keep live scoring for individual or team games
• Choose from many popular game formats: Stroke Play, Stableford, Skins or Better Ball
• Create your own tournament for friends, golf leagues or charity tournaments
• Share your scores, games and photos across social networks
• Chat with other golfers and friends, sharing your best or worst moments on the golf course
*Terms and Conditions apply

For further details about Golf GameBook visit: www.golfgamebook.com