Golfers play the sport for a variety of different reasons. Some love the competition. Some love to challenge themselves. Some like trying to master the unmasterable.
And plenty of us just use golf as an excuse to get some outdoor exercise with friends, while simultaneously undoing those health benefits with an adult beverage and maybe a cigar.
Golf is inherently a social game, so, social beings should love the sport. The problem comes when folks don't have a regular game, a normal crew to play with and a place to play. That isolates newbie golfers and makes it tougher to get into the sport. For avid players, they keep to themselves and enjoy the game a little less.
From the day they start the game, golfers need a community to support and enjoy the game with them.
Now they do, with GolfMatch.
GolfMatch, available for free from in the App Store or Google Play, is a platform where golfers can connect with other players, book tee times with your new and budding network of golf buddies and share experiences in a Facebook-like golf feed.
From within the app, you can post pictures and video of your golf adventures -- anything from grinding on the range to your best shots on the course. Those experiences are shared with the GolfMatch community, which can expand your golf network.
The app can also help you identify potential playing partners based on a variety of criteria, including geography, playing style, skill level and how serious you are about your golf.
You can take those connections a step further in GolfMatch, booking tee times knowing exactly who will be in your foursome. Even better, if you're looking for new people to play with, GolfMatch can help you find a second, third and fourth using the same social booking engine, which is connected directly into GolfNow inventory.
We are thrilled to announce a partnership with GolfMatch in our continued effort to provide a great experience for our readers, while also making strides to connect our readers on the course. You can now keep in touch with GolfMatch through our new GNN Clubhouse, seeing what real golfers are doing in real time on and off the course. In addition, each Sunday we'll feature the best posts of the week from GolfMatch users. GolfMatch users will also be able to connect with GNN content through the GolfMatch app, with the forthcoming ability to experience the content completely inside GolfMatch.
JOIN GNN PLUS AS AN ANNUAL MEMBER & YOU'LL GET:
- A FREE USGA handicap ($30 value, annual members only)
- Entry into member-only giveaways
- Special discounts and member benefits
- An ad-free experience
- Equipment testing data
- Exclusive fantasy golf and betting research