Wednesday, October 28, 2009

How close are we?

Well it depends what aspect of GolfSigma you are asking about. Ad server - there, stability - there, adding courses - never ending, speed – there, proximity finder – there. What is that all about, proximity finder?

Well it is very obvious that most golfers know their home town and have no need to know how far away their favorite courses are. Ah, but what happens when you want to play golf out of town and use GolfSigma. Most of us probably would not know which courses are around the area that we will be staying, thus making the best tee time search engine, GolfSigma, a difficult tool to use.
So once again the CTO, in a stroke of brilliance, took GolfSigma to the next level and has used some state – of – the – art technology to solve this problem in a very cool and easy to use fashion. After we serve up your search results in a nanosecond, well maybe a millisecond, you can type in any address in the “Sort by distance from address:” search box. Quickly, we will sort your search results by distance from the address that you entered and also display how far the course is from your address. Problem solved!
Umm are we gearing up for long range tee times and the traveling golfer? You bet! How close are we?

More to come.


Saturday, October 17, 2009

Busy working away!

It has been awhile since my last post and we have been strategizing and working our tails off on new features. First I want to say that I am very happy to report that the site has stabilized and is faster than ever. With the inventory of tee times that we search over 5 million, it is truly amazing at the speed that we can return the results for a specific area. We remain focused on adding golf courses and web sites to search and in the coming months we look to add many more golf courses and expect to at least triple our tee time inventory.

A major part of GolfSigma’s strategy that will increase our tee time inventory is that we are looking to add longer range tee times to help golfers plan their next golf trip. You may also see courses start to offer incentives to golfers who book further out, so we want to make sure that GolfSigma can provide golfers the best selection of long range and short term tee times. Yes we are very focused on long range tee times, we want the golfer to start their research for tee times for their golf vacation on GolfSigma, ah but one of the missing pieces of research is course information.

So what have we been working on, a comprehensive golf course directory. There are many directories out there on the web but we have decided to present a golf course directory that is golfer friendly and with the information that a golfer would want to know. A directory that has the information that would help you decide if you wanted to play the course. Why will this be different? We have been very busy obtaining the links to golf courses for several items that will help you learn about the course, URL’s, score cards, user reviews, etc.. Lots of work lies ahead of us, and we look forward to your continued support.

Oh yeah, I almost forgot to tell you that we have developed the pricing for forthcoming enhancements, same price that we charge you to use the search engine, FREE!

More to come………..