To the GAME GOLF community,
As 2013 draws to a close I want to reflect on the progress made this year and share with you the excitement our team has for 2014.
Let’s begin with Q&A
Q: Where’s GAME GOLF?
A: GAME GOLF will be shipped to all our Indiegogo supporters & Shopify customers in January 2014
Q: When will GAME GOLF be available?
A: February 2014 is when GAME GOLF will be available for US, Canada, UK and Ireland
Q: How will GAME GOLF be launched?
A: GAME GOLF will be launched at the PGA 2014 Merchandise Show in Orlando, FL. The show runs from Jan 21-24.
Q: When will GAME GOLF be available in countries outside the US, Canada, UK and Ireland?
A: The plan to expand our international distribution capability will be announced in Q1 2014.
2013 has been an incredible journey for me – from the thrill of seeing the first supporter join us via Indiegogo in March to watching the feedback come in from our Customer Validation Program participants in December. In between these two events there was a tremendous amount of work from the GAME GOLF team alongside our partners who are assisting with the design, manufacturing and distribution of the product.
While the journey has been incredible it has taken much longer than anticipated. Our supporters and early customers have demonstrated tremendous patience as we experienced delays, overcame challenges and worked to bring a product from concept to mass-market reality.
Our initial enthusiasm clearly made us overly optimistic when it came to the product development schedule. When faced with challenges we hunkered down to overcome them and failed to communicate regularly with the very people that believed in our dream enough to support our endeavor. For this I apologize – and assure you that it is a lesson well learnt and one that has had a profound impact on our culture at GAME GOLF. 2014 will mark the year when our level of transparency and delivering on our promises will be something we’re proud of.
2014 : An exciting start
As we are getting ready to fulfill all of the remaining Indiegogo and Shopify orders in January, we are preparing for a very exciting start to 2014. With the largest golf show of the year approaching, we are taking the opportunity to officially launch GAME GOLF at the PGA Merchandise show the week of January 21st in Orlando, Florida. We’re excited to be able to introduce GAME GOLF to the golf world alongside our Sport Stars as well as an announcement of an exciting new partnership. The launch of GAME GOLF at the PGA Show will be followed by the product availability into market in February. We are very much looking forward to chatting with many of you at the show.
Ready to tee off?
GAME GOLF has mapped over 24,000 courses. The mapping process allows the GAME GOLF platform to record your game and track your stats. The web site:http://www.gamegolf.com/find-a-course has the complete list of golf courses currently in our system and allows you to request additional courses to be mapped. Please check your courses now and submit requests for any courses you’d like added. We’ll work hard to get them mapped before you receive your GAME GOLF Digital Tracking System.
With the hardware refined, the software receiving its final polish, and manufacturing ramping we’re looking forward to hearing your feedback as you head out and play with GAME GOLF!
Thank you for being an important part of our journey.