Finland Wins the Largest Open nation-to-nation Golf Tournament
ESPOO, Finland, August 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ –
GameBook [http://www.golfgamebook.com ] today announced that Finland won
the GameBook Cup [http://gamebookcup.com ], the largest nation-to-nation
(Sweden v Finland) open golf tournament in the world made possible by
innovative GameBook technology bringing golf to the digital age. The
countries competed head-to-head in seven different categories, of which
Finland won 4, Sweden won 2, and one was tied. The total number of rounds
played and counted for the final result was approximately 3,000 – We’re
pleased that so many golfers showed up and played for their country.
GameBook wants to offer golfers something new, innovative and fun in golf!
says GameBook co-founder and CEO Kalle Vainola.
Finland won the categories for the country that makes more birdies,
eagles, fairway hits, and net results below 70. The countries were tied in
the category for the country that hits more greens. Sweden won the
categories for the country that makes fewer putts and that makes less triple
bogies (or worse). – We included several categories that are based on
individual statistics. I believe golfers can learn more about their own game
once they start following their individual statistics. GameBook makes it
easy to follow your stats and compare them to your friends’ stats, continues
– I feel good that my home country Finland won, but in all fairness to
the Swedes, the results show that Swedes are better putters than Finns, says
co-founder Mikko Manerus. Anyone in Sweden and Finland could participate in
the GameBook Cup by playing one or more rounds on any golf course. – All
that you had to do is to play golf and keep score with the GameBook iPhone
app or enter your individual score manually after the round in the GameBook
online Clubhouse profile, explains Manerus.
The GameBook Cup was sponsored by Audi Finland, Continental Tire
Finland, Dormy, Nike Golf, Ilta-Sanomat, Exove, allstar.fi, and Black
Mountain Golf Club of Hua Hin. Dormy and Nike Golf offer free downloads of
the iPhone application in Sweden. Audi Finland does the same in Finland.
Their ads run in the application and in Finland alone, the leaderboard ad
has received over 500,000 views this Summer.
GameBook is a real-time scoring system and ground breaking social
technology platform for golf, intended to make golf more social, fun and
enjoyable for all. The GameBook iPhone app includes an intuitive real-time
score card, built-in traditional and fun game formats and well as
statistics. GameBook enables the only live leaderboard in the golf industry
today capable of being shared on any web site and clubhouse screen. The
iPhone app connects with the GameBook Clubhouse, a free online community for
golfers, taking the social and sharing aspects of golf to the next level. At
the Clubhouse, you can follow and comment on your friends’ games real-time
from wherever you are, share photographs from the course as you play, store
your scores, and compare your golf statistics with those of your friends.
More information about the GameBook Cup – and the videos explaining the
game categories by European Tour players Mikko Ilonen and Johan Edfors,
among others – can be found at http://www.gamebookcup.com
Welcome to the world of social golf! GameBook offers real-time scoring
and live leaderboards for all types of golf events. The GameBook product
family consists of the GameBook Scoring Service, leased to golf facilities
and golf tournament organizers; and the GameBook iPhone app, available from
the Apple iTunes App Store. The app connects to the GameBook Clubhouse, an
online golfers’ community. An Android version of the smartphone application
is being developed. GameBook is a registered trademark of GameBook Oy. The
GameBook web site and Clubhouse are located at
For more information, please contact: Kalle Vainola, co-founder and CEO, GameBook Oy Phone: +358-400-955-955 firstname.lastname@example.org
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