Cybergolf Launches 40 City Sites with Microsoft Virtual Earth Mapping Platform


Cybergolf, the worldwide leader in online marketing systems for the golf industry has launched, Cybergolf Cities (http://cybergolfcities.com). This new series of over 100 local golf sites has been designed and developed to help golf consumers find and organize course information on a geographical basis.

Cybergolf Cities couples golf course content with Virtual Earth web service to complete the search process for golf consumers. City-specific sites are tooled with multidimensional mapping to ease the challenge of finding golf courses.

Cybergolf Cities is constructed using a combination of Cybergolf's online marketing technology and Virtual Earth web service, Microsoft's local search and online mapping platform. Visitors to Cybergolf Cities can view a city's golf courses, quickly find course-specific information – including specials, immediately purchase pro shop items and register for golf events.

"We are very excited that Cybergolf is using the Virtual Earth web service to enhance and expand their online marketing services," said Stephen Lawler, general manager of the Virtual Earth Business Unit at Microsoft Corp. "Cybergolf's use of Virtual Earth's satellite imagery, coupled with rich mapping capabilities, has created an incredibly powerful, yet simple tool to view local city golf courses and their surroundings."

Cybergolf City sites feature golf courses located on interactive maps with photos of the golf courses and GPS satellite views. Each course’s website includes golf specials, tee-time links, events (and registration capabilities), an online pro shop and driving directions. Each local site is developed to easily add local content to RSS readers and personalized sites, such as My MSN, to allow golf consumers to readily access local golf specials, events and news automatically updated and organized on their personalized sites.

"With the launch of Cybergolf Cities, golfers now have the extension to search they have been asking for – maps tied to course information and services" said Dan Murnan, CEO of Cybergolf. "Golfers can not only find golf course information, such as location, phone number, etc., they can also find and immediately purchase local golf specials, pro shop items and register for golf course events."

Cybergolf provides a complete portfolio of online marketing tools to enable golf course managers to launch email marketing programs, integrate e-commerce capabilities and update and build-out their respective websites, all through a single intuitive interface. These online marketing tools are integrated with Cybergolf Search to enable golf courses to promote their websites and specials via relevant golf-search results and provide search tools to the golf market. These tools fill an immediate need for golf courses by providing easy-to-use, cost-efficient and high ROI marketing tools.

With clients in 46 states and five countries, Cybergolf is the established online marketing leader in the golf industry. Cybergolf.com attracts millions of visitors annually.


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