Golf Channel Partners with Club Software and Services Leader Integrated Business Systems

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ORLANDO, Fla. (Jan. 13, 2010) – Golf Channel and Integrated Business Systems Inc. (IBS) have announced a new agreement, forming a multi-year partnership designed to offer business-building, turnkey services for their client golf courses and clubs, and providing further momentum for Golf Channel’s tee-time business, GolfNow.com.

Based in Richmond, Va., IBS is a software and services company that has been serving the technology needs of the club industry for more than 18 years.  Through the new partnership, GolfNow.com will have the ability to interface with IBS’ tee sheet management software network, which will provide golfers immediate access to tee times through the Internet and allow them to book electronically on the spot.  The GolfNow electronic tee-times system is expanding across the United States, not only helping golf courses better monetize their tee-time inventory, but also helping them to attract new golfers as a result.

 

About Golf Channel

Golf Channel is a multimedia, golf entertainment and services company based in Orlando, Fla.  The Golf Channel cable network, co-founded by Arnold Palmer and a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:  CMCSA, CMCSK), is available in more than 120 million homes worldwide through cable, satellite and wireless companies.  Exclusive partnerships with the world’s top tours allow Golf Channel to feature more live golf coverage than all other networks combined, added to a programming schedule distinguished by golf’s best news, instruction and original programming.  Golf Channel’s digital platform of businesses is led by GolfChannel.com, the number-one golf destination on the Internet, delivering unmatched coverage of the world of golf, as well as services that help the recreational player with how to play, what to play and where to play golf.  The site provides the most complete coverage of the major golf tournaments, with news and analysis led by an all-star editorial team.  Meanwhile, through its inventive digital platform, GolfChannel.com is building itself into a one-stop personal golf concierge service. GolfChannel.com’s digital platform includes: Golfnow.com, the Internet’s most comprehensive online tee time booking service, offering users the ability to book tee-times at more than 1,800 courses nationwide at any time of day; and TravelGolf.com, the premier online golf travel network featuring the largest collection of national, regional and local golf travel domains.  Additionally, GolfChannel.com manages and operates the Golf Channel Amateur Tour, the largest amateur tour in the country, currently comprising of more than 800 tournaments in 70 local chapters nationwide.  The Golf Channel Amateur Tour provides casual players with a professionally-run golf tournament experience and the access to play at some of the greatest and most challenging courses in their hometowns.

 

About IBS

IBS is a software and services company that has been serving the technology needs of the club industry with integrity and pride for more than 18 years. Based in Richmond, Va., IBS has its software installed at more than 1,200 clubs throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and the United Kingdom.  IBS provides complete turnkey systems for busy club administrators, including all PCs, file servers, network configuration and POS equipment. The company is committed to providing its clients with the highest quality products and services available today.  For more information, please visit www.goibs.com.

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