Golf Advisor Sets Fourth Consecutive All-Time Traffic Record in May

By Golf Channel Public RelationsJune 8, 2017, 4:30 pm

Milestones in Key Metrics Highlight Rapid Growth for Golf’s No.1 Ratings & Review Website 

Golf Advisor Currently Features More Than 600,000 Golf Course Reviews from Everyday Golfers

ORLANDO, Fla. (June 8, 2017) – Rapid growth in 2017 for golf’s leading ratings and review website by golfers, for golfers – Golf Advisor – has resulted in four consecutive months of record growth, highlighted by all-time records across various key metrics in May.

GolfAdivsor's page views in May topped 1.4 million, surpassing the previous record in April 2017 by 3% and up 18% year over year.  Other traffic metrics in May were up year over year and also surpassed the previous month’s records, with visits (784,000) up 35%; and unique visitors (637,000) up 37%.  Since February, at least one key monthly metric has surpassed the previous as the best ever.

More than 600,000 golf course reviews currently are featured on Golf Advisor, which provides valuable information to not only help golfers choose their next course, but also golf course operators to learn about the likes and dislikes of their customers.  Unlike other review sites populated by industry insiders, Golf Advisor reviews are posted by golfers, for golfers.  More than 85 percent of the half million golfers visiting Golf Advisor each month state that reviews are important to making decisions about where they play.

Golf Advisor also is home to the popular “Best of” lists, meticulously compiled from reviews featured on the website and providing a comprehensive look at the top courses in categories golfers are interested in the most, including:

 About Golf Advisor:

Currently featuring more than 600,000 golf course reviews of more than 13,000 courses around the world, is designed as a one-stop, customized experience for golfers of all levels where they can find honest recommendations from their peers and also be offered the opportunity to provide their own feedback about any course they play, anywhere, anytime. From any computer or mobile device, golfers can submit star-based ratings on public and private courses, alike, for categories such as pace of play, course layout, overall conditions, staff friendliness, value, and off-course amenities. Reviewers are provided an open-ended text entry, and the ability to upload photos and video. Golfers also are able to comment on their experiences anytime via Twitter, and can follow Golf Advisor for the latest travel tips and course recommendations on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

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Watch: Reed races in 40-footer to put away Spieth

By Golf Channel DigitalMarch 23, 2018, 10:19 pm

Three up with three holes to play at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play, Patrick Reed missed an opportunity to close out his match with Jordan Spieth when Spieth won the 16th hole with a birdie.

But Reed wouldn't let the match move to 18. Putting for birdie from the apron, 40 feet from the hole, at the par-3 17th, Reed raced in this putt to end the match.

With the win, Reed moved to 3-0-0 for the week and advanced to the weekend at Austin Country Club.

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Garcia's win-win situation: Move on or baby time

By Rex HoggardMarch 23, 2018, 9:45 pm

AUSTIN, Texas – Given his status as one of Europe’s preeminent Ryder Cup players, Sergio Garcia’s record at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play is nothing short of inexplicable.

In 15 starts at the event, the Spaniard has played the weekend just once – in 2010 when he lost in the semifinals to Ian Poulter – and since the event pivoted to round-robin play he’s never made it out of the group stages.

His fortunes have changed dramatically this year, with Garcia going undefeated in pool play and cruising to the Sweet 16 following a 3-and-1 victory over Xander Schauffele on Friday.

“I would love to have done a little better than I have,” said Garcia, who will play Kyle Stanley in the Round of 16 early Saturday. “I have had some good weeks here. But not probably as good as I should have. So hopefully this week it will be better.”

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Garcia made no secret of the source of his turnaround following the birth of his first child last Wednesday, a girl named Azalea. Even on Friday when he found himself 2 down through 11 holes and in danger of not advancing he kept an upbeat attitude.

“The way I looked at it, when I was 2 down, we're going to try to turn it around, but if we don't, it means that I get to spend more time with [his wife] Angela and Azalea for the weekend,” Garcia said. “I tried to look at it in a good way.”

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DeLaet: WGC's robin-robin format 'sucks'

By Grill Room TeamMarch 23, 2018, 9:20 pm

Graham DeLaet isn't teeing it up at Austin Country Club this week because he didn't qualify for the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play, but that doesn't mean he lacks an opinion on the event's format.

DeLaet hopped on social media Friday during Day 3 of the WGC-Match Play to torch the round-robin format that's been in place for three years, saying he much preferred the single elimination that was in place when he played in 2014.

"Played Match Play in Tucson in 2014. Early group on Wednesday, lost. Threw clubs in my car and was on my couch in Scottsdale by 2:00 pm. Collect 30K and spend the weekend at home, he tweeted. "That’s a good format. This one sucks."

DeLeat's comments may be the strongest to date, but he's not alone in his opposition to pool play. Several players lamented Friday's "meaningless" matches earlier this week, and Henrik Stenson cited the lack of a do-or-die atmosphere as his reason for skipping the event.

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Watch: Kuchar makes ace at WGC-Dell Match Play

By Golf Channel DigitalMarch 23, 2018, 9:09 pm

In his bid to advance to the weekend at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play, Matt Kuchar aced the par-3 seventh hole Friday at Austin Country Club.

With an 8-iron from 181 yards, Kuchar landed his ball short of the flag and watched it roll and roll ... and drop.

The hole-in-one moved Kuchar 3 Up in match against Ross Fisher. 

The last hole-in-one at the Match Play came in Sunday's consolation match last year, when Hideto Tanihara aced the same hole before later losing to Bill Haas.