Nowadays, it seems that social media is involved in just about every aspect of life. At home, you might use it to stay in touch with your friends and relatives. At work, it could help you to communicate with colleagues in a quick and efficient way; but it seems that it could even play a role when playing golf!
Social from tee to green
A new social network for golfers was recently created to try and tap into the sport’s growing global popularity. GameBook, closely modelled on Facebook, is available on desktop, tablet and smartphone platforms, and allows golfers from all over the world to make friends, plans for their next game and even post their progress.
GameBook is free to use, and comes with a number of features which make it interesting for golfers of all levels of talent and interest. On the course, GameBook users can keep score with the live leader board, create their own tournaments, choose different formats, chat with other players and even share photos from their games with friends and other social media outlets.
In the swing of things
Golf is a sport that seems made for social media. It’s easy to communicate with other players because of a lack of distractions, involves a drink or two at the clubhouse once the round’s over and its rather more sedate pace means that there’s time to share a photo or status update.
The people behind Golf GameBook recently announced a tie-up with Your Golf Travel for a competition. It will see users of the site/app given the opportunity to win a free four-ball at the Brocket Hall golf course or signed gifts from former Open champion Darren Clarke.
Brocket Hall is based in rural Hertfordshire, just a stone’s throw from Welwyn Garden City. It has two courses, two Michelin-starred restaurants and a resplendent clubhouse where you can share some of your favourite snaps from your round using GameBook if you like!