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Khimji’s Watches brings Golf GameBook live-scoring technology to Muscat Hills Golf & Country Club, supported by Omantel

- Muscat Hills Golf & Country Club, the first grass golf course in Oman, to offer next-generation live interactive scoring to Oman’s golfers through Golf GameBook –

- Golf GameBook is a digital scorecard, an online golf community and the world’s leading live-scoring golf technology -

Oman, Muscat, January 14th 2016: Muscat Hills Golf & Country Club, the first grass golf course in Oman, brings another first to the Oman golf community thanks to the foresight of Khimji’s Watches (Main Sponsor & Lifestyle Partner) and Omantel (Official Data Partner).

Golf GameBook is a digital scorecard, an online golf community and the world’s leading live-scoring golf technology for golf clubs; all delivered through its award winning Application.

For over 150 years golf clubs and golfers have used paper scorecards and pencils to record rounds of golf. Golf GameBook is revolutionizing golf administration and player enjoyment in the region, while helping the environment by cutting down on the amount of paper used by golf clubs.

Onside Sports, the official representative of Golf GameBook in the GCC, has created a package for golf clubs, which will enable the clubs to provide a hole-by-hole live scoring environment for all of their events, whether members competitions, open tournaments, corporate golf days or golf societies. Hole-by-hole live scoring will enable golfers to see exactly where they are in the competition after every hole played, which completely alters the dynamic of competitive golf, as well as improves the overall experience for the golfer.

Aside from improving the on course experience for golfers, Golf GameBook’s in-built social media platform enables golfers to stay connected with their golfing friends wherever they are in the world. By downloading the Golf GameBook App from the App Store, creating an account and becoming a Golf GameBook User, golfers can now connect with their golfing friends and communicate with them in real time while on the golf course; through messages, photos and video content. Whether a social round or a competitive round, Golf GameBook provides every golfer with an audience and also connects directly to main-stream social media channels including Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.

Mr. Nailesh Khimji – Director, Khimji Ramdas, said; “We’re truly delighted to be the Main Sponsor and Lifestyle Partner of Golf GameBook live-scoring technology at Muscat Hills Golf & Country Club. Khimji’s Watches has always embraced the use of technology, which shows in some of world's best brands we represent, such as Rolex, Cartier and Chopard to name but a few. These brands are in consonance with the elite game of golf and therefore our becoming a Lifestyle Partner was a perfect fit.

Ray Stopforth, Director of Golf at Muscat Hills Golf & Country Club, commented “When introduced to Golf GameBook, it became apparent that the product represents the future of golf club operations and player experience, therefore a necessity for our club. Muscat Hills Golf and Country Club are proud to deliver firsts – we were the first grass golf course in Oman and the first fully integrated residential golf community, and through the introduction of Golf GameBook we have secured another, innovative first, one we intend to embrace and build on.

Todd Dick – Vice President Corporate Business Unit of Omantel stated, “Omantel, as a leader in digital technology, quickly recognised the value that Golf GameBook brings to the game of golf and how it creates and connects communities through various online channels and mediums. We are very excited to be partnering with Golf GameBook as the Official Data Partner to enhance the Oman golf community’s enjoyment of the game of golf.

Julian Danby, Partner of Onside Sports commented, “Golf GameBook is re-writing the future of golf entertainment for regular golfers. The philosophy of the team in Finland is to continue to make golf more enjoyable and this what drives their development process. This product is the future for clubs, but also for brands as GameBook provides a platform to directly reach out to golfers to impact positively on their round of golf whilst they’re playing. We’re very excited to be working with them as well as our partners in Oman to enhance the lives of our fellow golfers.

14/01/2016
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