FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
EZLinks Golf, Inc. Acquires Ready Golf Reservations, LLC.
Expands Leading Tee Time Network
Westmont, IL, February 15, 2001 -- EZLinks Golf, Inc. today announced the acquisition of Ready Golf Reservations, LLC from Newman Golf Investors. Ready Golf provides tee times to golfers in Minnesota and surrounding regions through a central phone number (612-949-4949) and web address (www.readygolfres.com), offering golfers the ability to quickly search multiple golf courses for availability.
According to Grady Newman, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Newman Golf Investors, "EZLinks has proven that they are the right company to work with when it comes to continuing a high level of service to Ready Golf customers. Ready Golf recognizes the scope of products and services that are available through EZLinks, and looks forward to the continued growth that EZLinks can provide for this region."
Andy Weeks, President and Chief Operating Officer of EZLinks Golf remarked, “Ready Golf did an outstanding job in developing a strong regional marketing strategy.” During 2000, Ready Golf produced an average of 1,600 online tee times for each participating golf course, and handled over 170 phone calls per course per day. Says Stephen McKenna, EZLinks Golf’s Chief Executive Officer, “Ready Golf Reservations’ game plan mirrors the EZLinks strategy. We both recognize the value of building regional markets, a winning formula that EZLinks is now bringing to other parts of the country.” EZLinks will work closely with participating courses in the area to further strengthen their businesses through increased golf rounds, improved golf shop management and many other valuable services which EZLinks offers.
About EZLinks Golf
Founded in 1995, EZLinks Golf, Inc. (www.ezlinks.com) operates the world’s largest installed centralized network for golf reservations, as well as the highest volume tee time call center in the golf industry. EZLinks provides tee sheet management software, 24-hour tee time call center service, customizable Web reservation tools, and a handicap system to over 500 golf facilities, hotels and travel companies. The EZLinks Tee Time Network has processed over 35 million tee times, while maintaining an uptime of over 99.98%. EZLinks’ client list includes many of the most prominent names in the golf industry, including Troon Golf, Marriott Golf, Arnold Palmer Golf Management, LinksCorp, WCI Communities, and the Arizona Golf Association.
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Contact: Jeff Sykes, EZLinks Golf, Inc, 630.794.8500