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Pro-style live scoring and one old rivalry

Our main focus with GameBook is enhancing the golf experience of the typical everyday golfers. But since that happens to include the best and most entertaining (at least in our opinion) live-scoring service on the planet, we didn’t want to leave our ex-colleagues out of the fun. Through the contacts we’ve built throughout the years we…

Making dreams come true

Playing golf has been a profession for myself and Mane for several years. Playing and practicing hasn’t only been a fun past-time for us, it has been the job that brings food to the table. Despite this aspect, golf has enriched both of our lives enormously, and given us experiences money can’t buy. Remember how…

Sleepless nights and tough decisions

We had just survived China and gotten our devices on the market when the smartphone industry exploded. Apple launched their first iPhone and even less tech-oriented guys like us (Yes, I can see the irony in that, but it is true) learned what the word “application” means in this context. No more than a couple…

Fear and Loathing in China

Once we had come up with the idea and developed it into a business plan it was time to give birth to the 1st generation Golf GameBook – a handheld scoring device. The first GameBook devices were manufactured in China and us, two golfers from Finland, ended up getting a technical education on the side. It wasn’t…

Two guys and a tennis ball

It was the year 2006 and both me and the other GameBook co-founder Kalle Väinölä had spent most of our adult lives playing competitive golf. We had made it to tournaments on The Challenge Tour and even The European Tour, but hadn’t really succeeded in making the final breakthrough. As it began to dawn on…

On a mission to make golf more fun

The story of Golf GameBook began almost a decade ago. 10 years might not be a very long time in some contexts, but when it comes to anything digital the world looked very different back in 2006. So different in fact, that nobody really talked about digitalization (especially the digitalization of golf) and people weren’t…

A Day at TPC Sugarloaf with Stewart Cink

How about winning a round of golf at TPC Sugarloaf with your golf buddies and meeting GameBook Ambassador Stewart Cink? The most active GameBook golfers in Georgia that participated in the Stewart Cink Georgia campaign between August 1st and September 30th were awarded with a round of golf at TPC Sugarloaf and the chance to…

Your Race to Dubai: 160,000 rounds and counting

Have you ever wondered what would happen if you got to play golf against some of the best players in the world? It may not sound like you would have great odds playing against the likes of Rory McIlroy, Henrik Stenson or Ian Poulter, but what if it was match play? And you got to…

Every Day Challenge – proving less isn’t always more

You know how they say that “less is more”? Well, we don’t necessarily agree with that. Or what do you think of a golf tournament with over 250,000 participants and more than 100 winners? For the second consecutive year, Golf GameBook organised the biggest (and most fun) golf tournament in Finland. Starting in the beginning of…

The U.S. Open at Chambers Bay

It is the week that golfers around the globe await. The U.S. Open arrives to Chambers Bay in the Pacific Northwest for the first time in the history of the tournament. The 115th U.S. Open begins tomorrow, and spectators are anxious to see how the pros will perform. Your Race to Dubai on Golf GameBook…