DOTGOLF EXPANDS INTERNATIONAL REACH

19/11/2020

DotGolf is celebrating the international expansion of its software and golf technology services. 

The growth into new international markets has been driven by DotGolf’s appointment as the official World Handicap System software and services provider to the national unions of Ireland, England and Wales.

On 2 November, DotGolf has launched the Great Britain and Ireland WHS platforms together with administration platforms for the golfing unions and their clubs. Additionally, mobile apps and WHS website portals have been launched for golf club members across all three countries.


DotGolf, New Zealand Golf’s golf software company, was established in New Zealand over 20 years ago. The company
created the world’s first centralised golf handicapping system and these days is acknowledged as a worldwide market leader in golf handicapping and management software.

Chief Executive of New Zealand Golf Dean Murphy is proud of the growing reach of DotGolf.

“Our expansion into the Great Britain and Ireland markets has been an ambition of ours for some time and we are really pleased to partner with the home unions of Ireland, England and Wales. We have a focus on developing a technology ecosystem that not only enables national golfing unions to lead the game forward but also provides world leading tools and services for golf clubs and golfers.”

Golf Ireland Chief Executive Mark Kennelly is pleased with the DotGolf partnership.

"It has been a real pleasure working with the team at DotGolf in delivering Golf Ireland's WHS Platform and new website (www.golfireland.ie). DotGolf delivered on time, within budget and with a nothing-is-too-much-trouble attitude. Early feedback from our affiliate clubs is very positive and we look forward to forging a lasting partnership with DotGolf for the benefit of the game of golf in Ireland.”

England Golf’s Richard Flint is excited about the opportunities ahead.

"We are delighted to be working with DotGolf as our chosen technology partner to support the delivery of the World Handicap System (WHS) platform across England, Ireland & Wales. DotGolf has a proven track record in understanding and implementing handicap systems across the golfing landscape, which provides real value and insight as part of the roll out of our new platform later this year.”

“The World Handicap System (WHS) provides an exciting opportunity to provide all golfers with a consistent measure of their playing ability and will enable as many golfers as possible to obtain and maintain a Handicap Index. The new WHS platform across England, Ireland & Wales will provide a consistent and enhanced experience for golfers, golf clubs and other stakeholders, and we are very excited by this opportunity to modernise and enhance the sport.”

Wales Golf Chief Executive Richard Dixon said “DotGolf’s work in New Zealand during the last decade has seen them create a technological ecosystem which has been hugely beneficial to the administration of the game of golf. Wales Golf are excited to be working with DotGolf on the creation of the WHS platform, whilst also exploring future opportunities the partnership can provide for our member clubs”.

Matt Smith, General Manager of DotGolf believes DotGolf is well placed for further expansion.

“Expanding internationally has always been a dream of ours. The introduction of the world handicapping system in 2020 presented a perfect opportunity, as golfing unions worldwide began reviewing their internal platforms and systems. Our experience in running golf handicapping systems, along with the backing and longstanding relationship with New Zealand Golf, proved to be a winning combination in forming new partnerships with England, Ireland and Wales. We have a very strong and experienced team, now based in New Zealand and England. Our goal is to continue to help other unions throughout the world who may be looking to enhance and modernise their software systems and add further value to their organisation.”

DotGolf’s Great Britain and Ireland office is located at Woodhall Spa alongside England Golf. From this base, the DotGolf GB&I team plans to progressively roll out its wider range of software services to the golfing market.
 

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