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Your golf year in review – How statistics can improve your game

Dear Golf GameBook Members, The wonderful golf season 2018 is coming to an end and we hope you have enjoyed your rounds with Golf GameBook. In 2019 we want to take your golf experience to the next level and our tech team is working hard on new features. In the spirit of the upcoming holidays,…

Dev. updates 8.000

Dear GameBook Members, We are thrilled to bring you the first major update of the year. The 8.000 release will add plenty of flavor to your GameBook experience and we can’t wait to hear your thoughts! We are presenting two brand new features that we believe will truly enhance your golf experience. In our previous…

It’s finally here!

No more teasing. The 3rd generation Golf GameBook is here. This means we have updated just about everything! We believe that every golfer deserves a gallery and thus Golf GameBook is no longer only the industry’s most sophisticated digital scorecard and leading live scoring app for golfers, but a fully equipped social media platform – reserved for golf…

So, what’s new?

Every time we submit a new release of our app to Apple we include a description of what is new in that particular release. Many times this can be described as just “bug fixes”, but when we submitted this brand new version of GameBook we ended up writing “Actually we have updated everything in the…

Good enough for us = Good enough for our users

Over the years, Kalle and I have discussed on several occasions what constitutes a successful golf round. There are factors that we can’t really affect like the weather, the course you are playing and the people you are playing with. However, the most important one of all is the score and the excitement the right game format can…

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…