Digital Caddies, Sprint and Samsung Telecommunications America have announced that Sprint will be the exclusive data provider and Samsung will supply the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 for the Digital Caddies Player’s Network.
Earlier this year, Digital Caddies launched The Player’s Network – a course navigation and content platform installed on golf carts that connects to the web through Sprint’s wireless network and improves guests’ experiences by providing instant and accurate yardages, real-time interaction with the clubhouse, and other features golfers demand.
Now golfers can interact with the platform on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, which is installed directly onto golf cart canopies and remains powered on throughout the entire round.
The platform is a tool for golf course operators to build guest loyalty, and increase course revenue and lower operating costs. The platform is designed to promote interaction between the golfer and the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 throughout their round, providing an opportunity for golf course operators and advertisers to interact directly with golfers in ways that have never been possible before.
Kimberly Green-Kerr, regional vice president, Sprint, said: “By extending the connected vehicle to golf, they’re adding yet another dimension to how we work and how we play. The Player’s Network brings many of the same mobile features to the fairways that Sprint enables in automobiles and commercial fleets on the roadways.”
Digital Caddies began installing The Player’s Network this summer on courses in Arizona, California and Florida and recently signed agreements with leading golf management companies such as Troon Golf Management, OB Sports and National Golf Management who collectively manage over 250 golf courses.