New Service Golf Data On-Line

New Service Golf Data On-Line

Post by Alex Micel » Fri, 01 Jul 1994 20:14:16


        I just started a company that allows the consumer access to
information on golf in the U.S. & Canada.  It is called Golf Data On-Line
and I need your help.  It is a massive undertaking to gather infromation
from all over the world and we are looking for individuals intersted in golf
to get involved in the project.  The first thing which is required is to
gather information on individual courses.  We currently have information on
over 14,000 courses but need more.  Our system allows for us to include
graphics of the holes, scorecards, and pictures.  We are also looking for
narratives on how to play an individual course, hole by hole.  If you are
intrested in participating in this information gathering task please let me
know.  For those of you that believe this may be a misuse of this group we
have created a web that provides limited free information.  In fact we have
just completed a whole section on the 76th PGA championship including a
socrecard and graphics of the holes.  We will continue to do these things as
a free service.

        Below is a full description of our service.  If you are intersted
please let me know that your are a member of the golf list service for
reduced prices.  If you are intersted in gathering information you will
recieve a very preferential rate.  Thanks in advance.

        Golf Data On Line is the first & only bulletin board service dedicated
solely to the golfer.  Anyone with a computer and a modem has access to an
all most unlimited amount of information about golf.  The subscriber that
travels is able to access information about courses throughout the U.S. and
Canada as well as golf publications from the regions they are traveling to
and the ability to make tee times and travel reservations.  For the
non-traveling subscriber,  information about courses in their area, updated
weather, internet access and highlights of the most recent PGA event is
available.  In both cases, I have just mentioned a few of the benefits for
the golfer who subscribes to the Golf Data On-Line service.

        The Golf Data On-Line service has different programs which can be access
ed
by subscribers.  These programs include the electronic golf database, the
electronic golf schools database, the electronic golf shopping mall, the
on-line golf publications network, the electronic golf travel service, the
electronic golf resorts network, the electronic golf real estate network,
PGA Tour On-Line, Ask Jeff Maggert, electronic weather service, USA Today
Decisionline, Golf Forums, and Personal Golfer.  Each one of these programs
allows the golfer to access a plethora of information about golf in the
United States and Canada.

        The electronic golf database offers the subscriber access to information
 on
all the golf courses in the United States. The record can include up to ten
separate screens of information about a particular course.  An individual
record includes basic information about a course (i.e., Name, Address,
Slope, Course Rating, etc.) and expanded information (i.e. Tee Time Policy,
Fees, Restriction on Walking, Type of Grass in Fairway and Greens, etc.) in
many cases the individual record will also include a breakdown of how to
play the course hole by hole, a copy of the scorecard, maps and photographs
of the course when supplied by the course.

        The graphics on the system are the newest protocol called RIPscript, whi
ch
allows full color graphics, not the usual ANSI graphics which are in most
bulletin boards.  In conjunction with the RIPscript, a new program which
allows for color photographs to be displayed on the subscribers screen is
also part of the service.  Both of these programs are at the cutting edge of
bulletin board technology.

        The electronic golf school database offers the subscriber access to
information on over 300 golf schools and camps in the United States and
Canada.  An individual record includes basic information about a school
(i.e., Name, Address, *** or Junior, Men or Women, etc.) and expanded
information (i.e. Description of the School, Facilities, Costs, etc.) in
many cases the individual record will also include a biography of the
individual instructors, an outline of the school curriculum and schedule of
the schools classes and photographs of the school when supplied by the school.

        An added feature of the service allows potential students to sign up to
the
school and communicate directly with the school through the e-mail function
in the service.

        The electronic golf shopping mall program allows the subscriber to acces
s
information on golf equipment and merchandise from golf shops and
manufactures. The service allow the subscriber to browse the different golf
shops and the merchandise in these shops.  A subscriber can then purchase
equipment through the service they desire, electronically.  It also allows
the individual shop owner the ability to update daily their adverti***t,
prices and merchandise lines dependent upon the market demand or new
merchandise received.

        The on-line golf publications network allows the subscriber to access ma
ny
regional golf periodicals & publications.  This allows the subscriber to
read about golf generally and specifically golf in the areas they are
visiting.  In my research many regional groups publish free monthly or
quarterly publications on golf in a particular area.  These publications are
interesting to the visitor and support the goal of the BBS, to promote golf
in the U.S.

        The electronic golf travel service allows the subscriber to review
promotions by golf courses and resorts for vacations or business.  The
subscriber can request additional information through the electronic mail
system or request price quotation and availability at a particular resort.
Reservation can be made for hotels or resorts, airlines and even tee times
at specific courses.  The subscriber will outline their desired itinerary
and the electronic golf travel service will do the rest.

        The electronic golf resort network provides subscribers with a surplus o
f
information on golf resorts in the U.S. and Canada.  Since most resorts
offer more than just golf, the resort network provides information about
other amenities (i.e. Tennis, Gym, Sauna, Whirlpool, Horseback Riding,
Fishing, etc.).  The network also provides information on reservation
policies and costs of a stay.  This section provides the resort the ability
to sell its property to all subscribers through the use of text and
photographs and offer discounts if they desire.

        The electronic golf real estate network is the total real estate network
.
It allows those golf courses which offer real estate for sale to promote and
advertise properties to potential buyers.  The network allows the potential
buyer to review information on the property and to see pictures of both the
properties and specific houses.  Through the e-mail system the potential
buyer can ask questions or solicit additional information.  In-turn, this
additional information can be supplied by the property through the system.

        The PGA Tour On-Line provides a repletion of information on the PGA Tour
including historical and almanac information on the tour,  tour statistics
for 1993 and 1994 and complete information on the tour site of the week
including real time access to the leaderboard of the current tournament.

        Ask Jeff Maggert allows subscribers to ask PGA Tour Pro, Jeff Maggert
questions on golf and life on the tour.  This provides the subscriber with a
unique perspective on the PGA Tour and its members and also brings
subscribers closer to the game of golf.

        The electronic weather service provides the subscriber with weather
information, updated every 2 hours from the national weather service.  The
service  provides highly detailed maps of weather radar and satellite views
which are broken down into six regional maps.  The weather map shows high
and low temperatures, precipitation, and all other weather conditions around
the country.

        The USA Today Decisionline provides eigh*** topical categories of
information to the subscriber.  These categories include: Advertising,
Banking, Bonus, Energy, Headlines, Health, Insurance, International, Issues,
Legal, News, Personal, Realtors, Sports, Technology, Telecommunications,
Travel, Trends & Marketing and Weather.  This section allows the golfer to
keep up with the world at large while still having unlimited access to golf
information.

        Golf Forums is a bridge between subscriber and other's with access to th
e
internet, FIDONET or other networks on subjects like golf generally, women's
golf, junior golf and senior golf.  The internet alone has over 2.5 million
machines on the network with approximately 250 million subscribers that can
access or add information.

        Personal Golfer allows the subscriber the ability to keep track of their
personal golf statistics including courses they have played, handicap and
notes & comments on the course

Alex Miceli
Golf Data On-Line

(800) 778-GDOL (4365)
(703) 525-3775 fax

 
 
 

New Service Golf Data On-Line

Post by paul.jack.. » Sat, 02 Jul 1994 05:06:43

Quote:

>         I just started a company that allows the consumer access to
> information on golf in the U.S. & Canada.  It is called Golf Data On-Line
> and I need your help.  It is a massive undertaking to gather infromation
> from all over the world and we are looking for individuals intersted in golf
> to get involved in the project.  The first thing which is required is to
> gather information on individual courses.  We currently have information on
> over 14,000 courses but need more.  Our system allows for us to include
> graphics of the holes, scorecards, and pictures.  We are also looking for
> narratives on how to play an individual course, hole by hole.  If you are
> intrested in participating in this information gathering task please let me
> know.  For those of you that believe this may be a misuse of this group we
> have created a web that provides limited free information.  In fact we have
> just completed a whole section on the 76th PGA championship including a
> socrecard and graphics of the holes.  We will continue to do these things as
> a free service.

What is your WEB server's address?

Paul