TAGMARSHAL‘S BODO SIEBER ON INDUSTRY DATA EXPERTS PANEL AT GOLF TECHCON 2018
With advances in golf course technology becoming more and more critical in the day to day operations of a golf course, the National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA), invited industry experts, for a thought leading panel discussion to provide insight on data collection, analysis, and opportunities for a round of golf. The panel was part of Golf Business Tech Conference which took place in Las Vegas October 10-11th.
Bodo Sieber, CEO of Tagmarshal, together with Scot Forbis, GM, Europe and Client Product Strategy at EZLinks Golf, Bryan Lord, CEO of Teesnap, and Kyle Ragsdale, Managing Director of Buffalo Agency were featured speakers during this year’s Golf TechCon event, held in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Golf Business TechCon is the golf industry’s only event specifically designed to showcase golf course technology. This educational, instructional two-day event allowed golf course owners, operators and other industry professionals to experience some of the tools, tactics, and techniques currently transforming golf course operations.
The discussion entitled “Collecting and Analyzing Data: From A to Z” was moderated by Hunki Yun, Director of Partnerships, Outreach and Education at the USGA, and discussed how golf course operators can capture, track, and analyze behavioral data about golfers, segment them into relevant targeted groups, and then use the information to get them to “do” more of what they want.
“I was very pleased to be on the Golf Tech Con panel in Vegas,” said Bodo Sieber, who has vast experience in data visualization and design thinking and data-driven efficiencies optimization solutions for better business outcomes.
“The panel looked at the considerable opportunity that data brings to golf operators for management and business success. At Tagmarshal, our particular focus is the on-course experience and on course, data to empower great golfer experiences that have a substantial business and revenue impact for both private and daily fee operations and I had the opportunity to share a lot of insights having learned from +7 million rounds of golf we have tracked and collected data on.”
Golf Business TechCon featured a host of educational sessions in multiple tracks that helped attendees both leverage and maximize current course technology. Attendees got answers to their most pressing questions, learning best practices and discovered solutions that worked for their business, and participated in real-time technology demonstrations.
Sieber added, “The panel is very familiar as we work closely on research projects with Hunki Yun from the USGA who moderates the panel and also the other industry experts in our partners EZlinks, represented by Scot Forbis and Billy Casper Golf’s Kyle Ragsdale who we know well. The combined expertise of the group gave the attendees a better understanding of data opportunities in a conversational and fun way.”
Tagmarshal is a golf course intelligence and pace-of-play management solution that turns pace into an asset. The system uses small “tags” clipped onto golf bags or installed on carts which transmit geolocation data. Industry-leading algorithms identify risk groups with accurate, objective support to alleviate pace challenges before they arise. Public, private and resort courses using Tagmarshal realize substantial returns on investments through improved on-course experiences achieved with less staff as well as increases in daily rounds. Impactful and easy-to-use data analytics, weather data integration and geo-fencing complete the offering.