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OB Sports Releases App for iPhone & Droid Platforms


May 27, 2011. Scottsdale, Ariz. -based OB Sports Golf Management recently unveiled the new OB Sports Golf App on both IPhone and Droid platforms. Powered by Smartstay App, the OB Sports App has launched on both platforms as a complimentary download. The OB Sports Golf App provides a wealth of information for both golfers that frequent OB Sports facilities as well as traveling golfers looking for popular golf destinations such as Scottsdale, Las Vegas, Orlando, and beyond.

The OB Sports Golf App features general information on all of the 40-plus OB Sports-affiliated facilities including quick links to the club's official website, contact information and location. Featured clubs that are resort - or destination-oriented, have enhanced functionality within the app that includes links to book tee times, tap to call functionality (with direct dial up to the club's golf shop), tap to share (encouraging the app to go 'viral'), detailed club information, club specific news feeds that pull from real time Twitter feeds, photo galleries and quick links to the select course videos via You Tube. In addition, featured club listings also include an Out & About section that offers mapping functionality, information on other area attractions as well as quick links to Yelp-powered user reviews related to the respective facility.

"Increasingly more and more of us are becoming tied to our mobile devices and smartphones and OB Sports had a desire to lead the golf course management industry by being in this space and providing golfers with an OB Sports App that helps them connect with our facilities using their mobile device," said Phil Green, Chief Operating Officer or OB Sports. "By downloading one app for free, golfers can check out the nearest OB Sports managed facility, plus get quick access to contact our clubs and be on the first tee in no time," added Green.

The OB Sports Golf App, which OB Sports had been developing for seven months, was built on the Smartstay mobile app platform with OB Sports and O'Rourke Hospitality, along with O'Rouke's technology partner DeCare Systems Ireland.

"The long term plan will be to continually upgrade the app as we discover new technology enhancements that can be integrated into the OB Sports Golf App," stated Kris Strauss, vice president of sales and marketing for OB Sports. "I can see the next generation of updates to the OB Sports App including enhanced booking environments, enhanced social networking and even some sort of GPS functionality that provides golfers with even more resources. In the meantime, we hope golfers throughout the country download the new (and free) OB Sports Golf app," added Strauss.

For more information on the OB Sports Golf App, visit www.obsports.com/app.

About O'Rourke Hospitality Marketing/Smartstay

Smartstay works with hotels and golf resorts to help them create their own individual mobile app exclusive for their brand and their property. O'Rourke Hospitality Marketing is an award-winning marketing firm that focuses exclusively on the Hospitality Industry and specializes in hospitality website design and development, Internet marketing, SEO services, and hospitality mobile marketing. O'Rourke Hospitality was founded in 2001, and stands out from other agencies due to its very high standards in website design and optimization, ability to generate results, full client dedication, and innovative products. For more information, visit www.orourkehospitality.com or www.smartstayapp.com.

About OB Sports

OB Sports is a diversified, golf-oriented company with a long history of success that currently manages 40 premier golf courses and country clubs throughout the United States. Known for its comprehensive and personalized services since 1972, OB Sports has become widely acclaimed as the leader in boutique-style golf course management. For more information on OB Sports, visit www.obsports.com, call 480-948-1300. You can also "Like" OB Sports on Facebook at www.facebook.com/obsports, follow OB Sports on Twitter: www.twitter.com/obsportsgolf or view the OB Sports You Tube Channel at www.youtube.com/obsportsgolf.