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Saturday, January 31, 2009

Why GPS?, 16th at Scottsdale, Course Updates


This is a great picture and it really tells the story.  With one stroke your Sunday round can cost you an additional $200. Choosing the correct club is really important and unless you are always in the fairway with marked sprinkler heads, your ability to know your distance is limited.  


This week, the PGA tour stop is TPC Scottsdale' Stadium Course (Zip code 85255) and the 'Loudest Hole In Golf'  None other than the 16th, where this year there will be over 30,000 fans in the only fully enclosed hole anywhere in the world.  The Saturday round will be attended by over 150,000 spectators, and over the course of the entire tournament, somewhere between 300,000 and 400,000 people will walk the course.   This is the anti-tournament, and the 16th is certainly the anti-establishment hole.  Do good and the crowd roars, flub a shot and you will hear groans, boos and heckling every year until you make a great shot.  

A question for the GolfTraxx community.  Should the rest of the pro golf tours add a few holes like the 16th at TPC Scottsdale?  Would this increase fan involvement, increase interest by the younger crowd, bring more new golfers to the sport?  Given the pulling of sponsorships by banks, real estate and automobile companies, what changes does this game need in at minimum keep the status quo?


The development efforts here at GolfTraxx are moving along fast with the integration of Google Earth/Maps on our website.  YES, you can also review the Google maps and the placemarks for Front, Center and Back on your smartphone or PDA device.  GolfTraxx has also added a published Facebook application that will allow you to post information from your round to your Facebook profile [see the Facebook app here].


With this update the UK shot to the lead with 10 of 18 international courses!  We also welcome Malaysia as the newest country to the GolfTraxx community

Course City   State  Zip/ Postal code   Country
Hurstville GC Peakhurst NSW 2210 Australia
Blackwood GC Cherry Gardens SA 5157 Australia
Riverside GC Edmonton AB T5J2G7 Canada
Chateau-Monthety GC Ozoir-la-ferriere 77330FR France
Templer Park GCC Rawwang 48000 Malaysia
Mearns Castle Golf Academy Newton Mearns G775RR Scotland
Blue Valley Estate GC Centurion 1685 South Africa
GC de Artxanda 48960ES Spain
Ashridge GC Gaddesden HP41LY UK
Breadsall Priory GC Morley DE76DL UK
Calcot Park GC Calcot RG317RN UK
Camberley Heath GC Camberley GU151JG UK
Forest of Arden GC – Arden Warwickshire CV77HR UK
Ganton GC Ganton YO124PA UK
Pannal GC Pannal HG31ES UK
Royal Blackheath GC London SE95AF UK
Tadmarton Heath GC Wigginton OX155HL UK
Wetherby GC Wetherby LS224JF UK

Domestically, California added eight new courses doubling both Arizona and Virginia.  Virginia is quickly becoming an outstanding location to use GolfTraxx and we greatly appreciate everyone's efforts.  

Gold Canyon-Dinosaur Gold Canyon AZ 85219
Legacy Golf Resort Phoenix AZ 85042
San Marcos GC Chanlder AZ 85225
Toka Sticks GC Mesa AZ 85212
Lakewood CC Lakewood CA 90712
LaMirada GC La Mirada CA 90638
Monarch Dunes GC-Old Nipomo CA 93444
Moreno Valley Ranch GC Lake-Mountain Moreno Valley CA 92555
Rancho Solano GC Fairfield CA 94533
Rancho Vista GC Palmdale CA 93551
Tahquitz Creek GC-Legends Palm Springs CA 92264
Tierra Rejada GC Moorpark CA 93021
Ft Collins CC Ft Collins CO 80524
Oxford Greens GC Oxford CT 6478
Daytona Beach GC – North Daytona Beach FL 32114
Daytona Beach GC – South Daytona Beach FL 32114
Stoneybrook GC Bradenton FL 34212
Georgia National GC McDonough GA 30252
Mueller's Valley View Farms GC Saginaw MI 48609
Southmoor GC Burton MI 48529
Sky View GC Sparta NJ 7871
Wells College GC Aurora NY 13026
Pinnacle GC Grove City OH 43123
Forest Ridge GC Broken Arrow OK 74014
Lake Hefner GC – South Oklahoma City OK 73116
Southmoore GC Bath PA 18014
Bridlewood GC Flower Mound TX 75028
Northern Hills GC San Antonio TX 78217
Repuplic GC San Antonio TX 78222
Colonial Heritage GC Williamsburg VA 23188
Cypress Creek GC Suffolk VA 23430
Golden Horshoe GC – Green Williamsburg VA 23185
Kingsmill GC – Plantation Williamsburg VA 23185
Kingsmill GC – Woods Williamsburg VA 23185

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