Samsung and Golf GameBook First to Bring Digital Signature to Golf Scoring

  Samsung and Golf GameBook First to Bring Digital Signature to Golf Scoring

  PR Newswire

  HELSINKI, November 21, 2012

HELSINKI, November 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

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In close collaboration with Samsung, the Finland-based Golf GameBook has
developed the world's first digital golf scorecard enabling official signing.
The Golf GameBook app utilizes the new functionalities of the S Pen, which is
the main reason why it was selected  to the small group of Samsung S Suggest™
smartphone applications. 

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The Samsung S Suggest tool detects the end-user's interests and makes
recommendations for suitable applications. Golf Game Book app was one of the
selected applications and according to Samsung Nordic it has significant
global potential. For example, the U.S. golf market is huge - 27M golfers
playing 470M rounds per year and the direct revenues are as high as 70 billion
dollars annually.

S-Pen enables digital golf scorecard signing

Golf GameBook and Samsung have together developed a new, revolutionary feature
- digital golf scorecard signing. It is based on the Galaxy Note II's S Pen
technology. An electronic scorecard can now be signed in the same manner as
the traditional paper scorecard, which can make it compatible with the
official rules of golf. This is something unforeseen within the game of golf
and opens many new possibilities.

" This innovative new  feature makes the  Golf  GameBook ' s Android app 
even more  appealing for golfers of all levels !  We are very pleased 
about our co-operation with  Samsung ,  and  grateful as well. It has been
a wonderful experience  participating in the  development of the new
electronic  scorecard. In addition, I am very proud about our S Suggest 
qualification. It shows  that Samsung values our international  potential,"
says Kalle  Väinölä , co-founder of GameBook.

Last summer Golf GameBook and Samsung co-produced and organized real-time
scoring for hundreds of golf events in the Nordic countries. During these
tournaments the participating players entered scores hole-by-hole using the
Golf GameBook app installed on the latest Samsung phone models.

"Our  fruitful  collaboration  with Samsung  is one of the major  steps
on  our  journey towards  an international breakthrough . R ecently we have
 had the honor of  providing real-time  scoring  for  great  golf 
legends  such as  Arnold  Palmer   and  Jack  Nicklaus ,  as well as 
the  British Open  champion  Stewart  Cink ' s  own golf  tournaments.
The feedback from all of these  has been very positive . We can now
comfortably  say that  the traditional  golf sphere  is about to change
and will soon be benefitting from the digital  development," Väinölä

"The apps we select for Samsung S Suggest must be developed to make people's
lives easier in a simple, fun and convenient way. Golf GameBook ticked all the
boxes. We believe the app has great potential as keen golfers will notice that
it enhances a round of golf by adding a whole new dimension to the
experience," said Ludvig Yttergren, Content and Services Marketing Manager at
Samsung Electronics Nordic.

Download Golf GameBook for Samsung:

Golf GameBook   is a groundbreaking golf scoring app for everyone to share
their golf experiences on and off the golf course. It's your personal
Clubhouse in your pocket. With Golf GameBook golf crosses social media! It's a
FREE app available at the Samsung Apps and the iTunes AppStore. With Golf
GameBook app you can keep score for yourself, within, group or set up
hole-by-hole live scoring for multiple groups at the same time. An easy mobile
scorecard, all popular game formats, score calculation, stats tracking, chat,
social networks and much more - for individual and team games!

GameBook is a registered trademark of GameBook Oy, Finland.

More information: Kalle Väinölä, Co-Founder, CEO, GameBook Ltd. Phone
+358-400-955-955 |
GameBook profile: Mikko
Rantanen, CEO, GameBook Inc. Tel. USA +1(561)306-1777, International
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