Dear Golf GameBookers,
It’s time to wrap up the amazing golf season 2019. For Golf GameBook it was a year of growth, renewal and a bunch of great new features.
During the past few years we have rebuilt the whole app “under the hood”. It means it’s now faster, saving more of your battery and performing overall a lot better than before. This also allows us to boost up the development of new features and improvements. We have also received a lot of positive feedback on the app which makes us really happy! Now that we have a great foundation to build on, the next year will surely be filled with interesting updates to the app!
Let’s have a look at some of the features we introduced in 2019. We will also give you some clues on what we are building at the moment and launching in the upcoming months!
Official Handicap Rounds with Golf GameBook in Finland and Sweden
The very first new feature in 2019 was the possibility to play handicap rounds with Golf GameBook. We launched this feature in co-operation with the Finnish and Swedish Golf Federations. More than 120,000 HCP rounds were played, and the players improved their handicaps a lot during these rounds. The total drop in handicaps was 28 636 units! We hope that we’ll see even more handicap rounds and lower handicaps with the new World Handicap System in 2020!
Hole by Hole Statistics
We want to help our users to improve and better understand their game, and hole specific statistics are here to help you in both. With this feature you get to know on what holes you have performed at your best and on which holes you should probably re-think your strategy. You can quickly swipe it out at any point of your game. This has definitely been one of the most popular features among our Gold members.
Hole Notes – also a Gold feature and basically a part of the hole statistics. You can write down notes for each hole before a tournament or practice round and remind yourself of the game plan. This is also a place to write down tips and ideas about your swing – check these during your round and play better!
The first ever Gold specific Challenge was featured by our ambassador Mikko Ilonen and was targeted to Gold members in Finland. Three lucky winners got to play with Mikko at Linna Golf Course, and what an amazing day they had! The day was all about skins, and it wasn’t Mikko who took the skins at the end of the day! We will be organizing global Gold Challenges during the 2020 season with great prizes, so stay tuned!
No matter if you are booking a restaurant for dinner, a hotel to stay or a golf course to play – you want to know what people that have visited there before have experienced. That is why we added the possibility to give course reviews at the end of each round. Now, when planning your next round, you can easily check the current condition of a specific golf course.
Redesigned Game Setup + Player & Group management
In November we published the renewed game setup. It made creating games easier and quicker than before, while also improving the visual look.
We also completely redesigned the way you add players to the game and manage groups. From now on you can choose multiple players at the same time to your playing group and move players between the groups – simply by dragging and dropping players from one group to another.
In the future adding more than one group to a game is possible only for our Gold members. Only the game creator is required to have an active Gold membership.
New Challenge Leaderboard – Have some friendly competitions with your friends
In addition to the public Challenge leaderboard, you have now an additional leaderboard just for you and your friends. Follow the new leaderboard and see where you stand compared to your Golf GameBook friends.
What’s new for the upcoming months!
Could you guess what’s coming soon?