SkyGolf, maker of SkyCaddie®, the #1 rangefinder in golf, today announced the launch of SkyCourse, the first and only online management tool that enables course superintendents to quickly and efficiently update and maintain golf course maps in real-time. With SkyCourse, superintendents can record course changes, create pin sheets, manage their chemical inventory and maintain spray schedulesall while better communicating course information to their staff and members. With online access to SkyGolf’s highly acclaimed GPS course-map database, SkyCourseis the first to offer the industry an affordable suite of tools to help superintendents streamline their course maintenance operations.
By transforming raw course data into insightful information, a SkyCourse subscription equips superintendents with the tools they need to complete more daily management tasks with less effort. Because SkyCourse is cloud-based, customers don’t have to worry about enhancing their IT infrastructure: they simply access the mapping data from a web browser.
“We believe that SkyCourse’s innovative Map-it-Yourself function will become an invaluable tool in the golf course industry,” said Dale Currie, Chief Operating Officer, SkyGolf. “Superintendents can now easily update their maps themselves using a mobile GPS mapping device that provides the same survey-grade accuracy that allowed SkyCaddie to become the #1 rangefinder in golf. SkyCourse also includes on-site training, rental programs, and complete mapping services. We feel that this exciting new system is consistent with SkyGolf’s commitment to grow the game of golf, not only for the benefit of golfers, but for golf courses, as well.”
SkyCourse at a glance:
$1,500 annual subscription for the basic package
Access to SkyGolf’s ground-verified course map database
Mapping module for GPS updates
Geo-database for flexible publishing and easy updating
Chemical management module
Pin sheets management module
Additional SkyCourse Benefits
Manage chemicals and spray schedules: Superintendents can quickly maintain an inventory of their chemicals, equipment and applications, and easily create spraying programs. SkyCourse calculates the precise area and spraying costs, then generates work-orders with maps.
Create pin or zone sheets: Create pin or zone sheets easily using SkyCourse’s online pin sheet tool. Simply drag-and-drop pins or zone markers onto green outlines, provided by SkyGolf’s existing GPS map data of your course. Better pin rotation provides less wear and tear on the greens and greater variety for golfers.
Map-It-Yourself (MIY): With SkyCourse, superintendents can update their GPS course map using the SkyCourse Mapper (the GPS mobile-mapping device). They can capture GPS data points and upload them to a new layer on their SkyCourse map. Superintendents can rent the Mapper and Map-It-Yourself program, or have SkyCourse map their course for them.
Less work. Fewer mistakes: SkyCourse allows superintendents to mark, measure and share the precise location of areas on their course that need attention, all from a web browser. They can then print accurate maps for crews to reference, which drastically reduces the chance of errors.
About SkyCourse® Technologies
SkyCourse, a SkyGolf® company, equips golf course superintendents with tools they need to complete more daily property management tasks with less effort. Through a unique combination of detailed GPS maps, aerial photos, web-based technologies and GPS mobile mapping solutions, SkyCourse streamlines course management projects and makes superintendents more effective on the job. Learn more at www.skycourse.com.