Tagmarshal, the global leader in golf course optimization and flow of play management, has introduced an innovative feature, the Social Distancing Monitor. This new feature was developed based on years of experience and insights with the release accelerated for the purpose of Social Distancing, due to the immediate need for creating a safe player environment as a result of COVID-19.
Designed to allow golf courses to accurately and proactively manage group distancing and flow of play during and after the COVID-19 pandemic, Tagmarshal has made this tool available free of charge to all partners due to the timely need for player safety this season. The tool adds immediate value as most courses opening are operating with reduced resources, needing to do more, with less – while prioritizing player safety.
“The number one priority for golf course operators and PGA professionals is providing a safe playing environment. At the same time, operators this season have less staff and resources available. In an effort to support the industry in this challenging year, the Social Distancing Monitor will be provided immediately to Tagmarshal partners at no additional cost this season,” said Bodo Sieber, Co-Founder and CEO.
Learnings based on tracking over 10 million rounds of golf, as well as insights developed through working closely with several major tournaments, has guided the development of the Social Distancing Monitor. This practical tool will transform courses into safe spaces for players, as well as managing field flow effectively.
The data from the Social Distancing Monitor is tracked and recorded, so that courses can ensure compliance with Social Distancing requirements and also have a record, as proof of compliance, should this be needed as part of Health and Safety checks.
In the mid to long term, this feature will be used as a best in class gap time monitor to ensure the effective management of field flow. This means that with effective, tech-assisted management, courses do not need to increase their tee time intervals – and can avoid the loss of critical capacity and associated loss of revenue and green fees. The effectiveness of the Tagmarshal system is well known with operators routinely and safely adding capacity and revenue on days when it matters-all while optimizing staff efficiencies and management accuracy.