Laser Link Golf Partners with Golf Coaches Association of America
MADISON, Wis. ? Laser Link Golf is proud to announce a newly agreed upon partnership with the Golf Coaches Association (GCAA). As part of the agreement, Laser Link Golf will become a sponsor of the Association, and in return, collegiate coaches from around the country will be able to participate in a special program from Laser Link Golf designed specifically for their organization. Laser Link Golf will also be in attendance at the 2006 Coaches Conference near the end of January.
"We are extremely excited to be partnered with the GCAA, and we look forward to doing our part to help to speed the pace of play at collegiate tournaments around the country," said Rob O?Loughlin, President, Laser Link Golf.
The NCAA and the GCAA have decided to follow the recent guidelines laid out by the USGA and The R&A regarding Decision 14-3/0.5. This Decision officially sanctions the use of rangefinders by way of a Local Rule. Conforming devices will be allowed to have distance measurement capability only, and any item that includes a function to measure slope, wind, etc., regardless of whether any such additional functions are actually used, will not be allowed. The new rule formally took effect on January 1, 2006. To learn more about Decision 14-3/0.5, please visit the website for the United States Golf Association atwww.usga.org/news/2006/january/2006_01.html.
"The leaders in collegiate golf are making the right decision," said O?Loughlin. "Distance measurement technology can only help these young competitors play faster and better rounds. Gathering distance information is a time consuming process, and a process that every player goes through before every stroke. Golf tournaments at every level could benefit from a quicker pace, and the Laser Link Distance System is the quickest and easiest way to calculate distance to the flagstick."
"The GCAA is excited about the impact range-finding devices will have on college golf and the options that players and coaches have to potentially speed up the pace of play," said GCAA Executive Director Gregg Grost. "Laser Link Golf?s system will be a great tool on the course."
About Laser Link Golf
Laser Link Golf is the producer of the Laser Link Distance System, the revolutionary distance measurement system designed specifically for golf. The laser-based system utilizes two components ? a handheld laser rangefinder and a flagstick-based reflector ? to determine the exact distance to the flagstick. Laser Link Golf products include the popular QuickShot? rangefinder, the SmartStick? reflector system, and the Smarty? flagstick reflector. The System is designed to speed up play and add enjoyment to the game. It is in use at more than 800 private clubs around the country, and several more daily fee courses. Laser Link Golf is based in Madison, Wis., and is owned and operated by many of the same individuals that started SoftSpikes?. They are involved in Laser Link Golf for the same reason they got involved in SoftSpikes? ? both are good for the game!