Golf is all about appreciating the time we spend to enjoy what we love. And because we take great pleasure in playing a fast dose of golf, we were thrilled to have the opportunity to play a round of Quick 9’s with newly-announced Tagmarshal 2022 Platinum Award Winners, West Seattle Golf Course.
Let’s jump into the “fast-lane” with Colin Gants, PGA Head Professional and Golf Manager to learn more about his role at this classic Premier Group course, renowned for creating memorable player experiences.
How would you describe your morning routine to kickstart your day?
I start my day off with yoga, then granola, yogurt, and tea.
Has golf always been your first love? What other sports/team are you a fan of?
Yes! Since I was 13.
What is your favorite/greatest round of golf experience?
The experiences of playing golf in Scotland. But not the British Open rota courses, the “out-of-the-way” courses that few Americans play, such as Cruden Bay, Brora, North Berwick, and Stonehaven. These were truly very special experiences for me.
Tell us about your role at Premier Group’s West Seattle GC? Why is it important?
As the General Manager and PGA Head Professional at West Seattle GC, this responsibility means everything (career-wise) to me. I have been a golf professional at the same course for 32 years and love the course, the members, and the community.
Why has your course decided to invest in Tagmarshal?
It is an investment in what our golfer’s #1 concern is – Pace of Play. It gives us a tool that golfers can easily see that we really care about pace-of-play and we are actively doing something to improve their experience. For me, I love the statistical evidence the software is capable of.
Since the implementation of the Tagmarshal system, how have your customers responded to the on-course experience?
We receive far fewer complaints now. With expectations being outlined before golfers tee off, as well as real time statistical results, we can respond to the issue in the moment.
Describe Tagmarshal in three words.
A Useful Tool
What is your dream golf destination? Why?
Cypress, Augusta, Shinnecock, and Pine Valley – I would like to experience the un-touchables.
Your best golf moment?
There are too many to list. Probably seeing my kids all finding golf later in life and seeing them become totally addicted. Playing golf with my kids in their 20’s and 30’s was always more important to me than playing with them as Junior Golfers.
If you could be a caddie on Tour, whose caddie would you like to be and why?
Tom Watson because he an icon. Sun Jae Im because he is a money making machine and tees it up every week.
Tagmarshal, the market leader in on-course optimization technology, provides courses with full, real-time operational oversight and reporting, giving golf operators the tools to manage operations effectively, resulting in enhanced player experiences, increased efficiency, cost savings and additional revenue.
Tagmarshal’s technology has collected over 1 billion data points from over 25 million rounds of golf and has relationships with over 400 partners. Tagmarshal partners with several golf management groups, private, daily fee, public and resort courses, including 30 of the Top 100 US courses, as well as many $30-$50 green fee courses.
To find out what impact Tagmarshal’s on-course optimization technology will have at your course, calculate the return on investment (ROI) that your operation can achieve here: www.tagmarshal.com/ROI. Visit www.tagmarshal.com/demo or email firstname.lastname@example.org, to book a live demo or a meeting with our friendly team.