October 17, 2008 in Sports (E)
[prMac.com] San Diego, CA USA - Todd McGregor, media contact of BallBound is excited to announce that iPhone mobile users can make reservations from anywhere in the world to more than a thousand golf courses nationwide at discounted rates.
McGregor states, "iPhone users will save as much as 70% off tee times with the convenience of anywhere anytime tee time searching and purchasing." The application "Tee Times", available on the itunes Music Store, is unique to the iPhone and the first of its kind to deliver application specific tee time reservations. Users are not required to visit a web page typically not properly formatted for the mobile user. He continues "We wanted the golfer to have the best experience possible when making a reservation by organizing the information in a concise and predictable manner in accordance to Apple's human user interface guidelines."
Users can make reservations over AT&T's 3G or Edge network as well as any wireless connection or HotSpot. McGregor continues "You can leave the laptop in the car or not worry about being tied to the office computer in order to make a golf reservation. This is an unprecedented use of technology allowing golfers to reserve a tee time within moments of having the idea no matter where they may be. If you can make a phone call, you can make a reservation." McGregor admits golfers like to show each other up with new toys and gadgets, "When a member of our foursome is responsible for the next round, I can whip out the iPhone and allow the next reservation to be purchased, no more welching." A golfer can choose between one to four players for each reservation. You then have the option to send the reservation confirmation to each member of your party via email, a feature soon to be very popular among golfers.
BallBound.com's numerous features include an enhanced search that allow golfers to view tee times side by side and compare rates. Three steps: Select an area, select number of players (1-4), and submit to view search results. Each course listed with their tee times. Tap to select and purchase a tee time or select a new date time and view additional results. In addition there are improved map listings of all the community golf courses as well as detailed course maps and a link to Google maps where a golfer can get driving directions to the golf course of choice. iPhone and iPod Touch owners can download the "Tee Times" application for free at the iTunes Music Store.
This first of its kind application is powered by Cypress Golf to better serve Internet customers in booking tee times. Cypress Golf maintains over 1.5 million registered golfer accounts and improves site navigation, enhances tee time search, and adds detailed golf course information with its server infrastructure. BallBound.com worked with Brian Zimmer, Director of Customer and Partner Services, and the team of Cypress Golf in order to develop the first of its kind mobile reservation application. McGregor comments "The Cypress Golf team was great to work with in meeting and exceeding our expectations during our demanding and compressed development cycle."
BallBound.com is a leader in mobile applications for Apple's iPhone, a breakthrough internet device. BallBound.com a mobile application developer, partners with entertainment and sports marketers to deliver high value entertainment with the convenience of todays mobile handsets such as Apple's iPhone and Google's soon to be released Android based phones. To learn more about how our enterprise expertise can solve your needs please visit BallBound.com or contact our media representative.
Founded in 2001, Cypress Golf Solutions is the leading Internet marketing and technology firm for golf course owners and operators, marketing partners and affiliates, golfers and advertisers. Recognized for maximizing golf course tee sheets through Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Cypress has become the top innovator in providing a matchless full suite of products to course owners and operators to increase revenue through management of customer relationships, e-mail marketing, network distribution, tee time booking engines, and website design. To learn more about Cypress technology and golf solutions, please visit their website.