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

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(TM) smartphone applications.

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The Samsung S Suggest tool detects the end-user’s interests and makes recommendations
for suitable applications. GolfGameBook 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
Vainola, 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. Recently 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,” Vainola

“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 Vainola, Co-Founder, CEO, GameBook Ltd.
        Phone +358-400-955-955 | kalle@golfgamebook.com


        GameBook profile: http://www.golfgamebook.com/club/player/Kalle

        Mikko Rantanen, CEO, GameBook Inc.
        Tel. USA +1(561)306-1777, International +358-500-656565,





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