Written by Dwayne Tingley
Golf New Brunswick will partner with Easy Golf Tour this season and tournament and league play will never be the same.
Easy Golf Tour, created and owned by Todd Chant of Sydney, N.S., provides easy-to-use software that will benefit players, Golf New Brunswick’s 47 member clubs and the provincial association.
Players will no longer have to register for tournaments and league play through a third party, Chant said, noting the process will be done on each club’s web site.
All other tournament and league information will also be securely kept there, he added.
“We’ve had great feedback so far because people appreciate how easy it is to run their tournaments and other activities within minutes,” Chant said.
“We started using it at a few clubs last year and it’s expanding quickly when everyone sees how easy it is to use. We are going to have great partners in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia this year. I really enjoy being part of the golf community and giving back like this.”
Golf New Brunswick will provide the software to all of its member clubs at no charge in 2019, with the clubs having the option of integrating the program into each of their own web sites.
Club’s choosing to use the system will then manage it by offering on-line registrations and other tournament management tools, including scoring and payments.
“We know people like to deal with their own club instead of working through another organization,” Chant said. “It’s easy to use and it’s more convenient.”
Golf New Brunswick executive-director Tyson Flinn said clubs will benefit from a financial and human resources perspective and there is a “real win-win” for players.
“Those who are participating in club events that are using the East Golf Tour software will experience an easy and seamless registration process, an improved on-course and digital experience and lower wait times for pairings and awards ceremonies,” Flinn said.
“It will help to make each event more fun, less stressful and create the most positive playing experience possible,” Flinn said.
All details of tournaments, league play and other golf events as well as payments are handled by the user-friendly software program.
“It’s all about giving each course and Golf New Brunswick a value-added product,” Chant said. “In fact, we go beyond that. Our software is set up to work with every course in North America. We can work with them all.”
Flinn predicts Golf New Brunswick’s partnership with Easy Golf Tour is “just the tip of the iceberg.”
“With Todd’s passion and dedication to collaborative product creation it is our hope that we can continue to work together to provide custom club management software options that can help align and streamline our facilities while saving them money and grow the reach of Golf New Brunswick, its programs and the game of golf as a whole in New Brunswick,” Flinn said.