Club Prophet

Contact: Jeff Furnari

Sales-Training / Software Specialist
Southwest & West Coast Office
Club Prophet Systems Inc / POS Prophet Systems
jeff.furnari@clubprophetsystems.com
(480) 226-9283 Cell
(888) 793-4333 Support

 

Jeff Furnari is head of the new Southwest & West Coast Office of Club Prophet Systems, opened up October 2017. He has been a golf professional for nearly 18 years in Mesa, AZ.

 

About Club Prophet Systems

For over 25 years, Club Prophet Systems continues to design fully integrated Golf Management Software systems for the golf industry. Point of Sale (POS), Food and Beverage (F&B) for Snack Bar to Fine Dining, Customer History and Member Management with Billing and Online Statements, Tee Time and Online Reservations, Email Marketing, Mobile Solutions, Integrated Credit Card Processing, Reporting, Inventory and much more.

Serving over 1600 facilities, in 16 countries and in 9 languages, CPS provides solutions for every type of golf facility including driving range, public, private, resort and municipal, including multi-course operators and management companies. We can provide local and cloud-based solutions. We can tailor a system to fit your needs and budget.

CPS is a non-barter solution and offers services with no up-front software or training costs, no term commitments or contracts and 24/7 technical support is included. We will help you operate more efficiently and give you the tools needed to maximize your profits. Call us today for a no obligation consultation to see if our software is a fit for your facility.

Club Prophet Newsletter

Changes in Time

Golf is tradition. Golf is competition. This sport we are so involved with covers a myriad of aspects that impacts everything else we do in Life. As time moves forward, the changes we have seen in golf, produces questions on how fast this is coming about: How change has begun to reshape much of the industry; the players and type of people playing; the styles of clothes we wear; and especially the equipment we use to play and train.

These changes have come a lot more quickly than we are aware of.  But for many courses, clubs, public and private, and municipality owned: Change comes generationally. As one generation transitions to another, so does the game of golf along with it.

Though we preserve the traditions as best as we can through these transitions, we need to keep watch on the needs of the current and upcoming generations. There is a lot of talk on how the Millennial’s’ generation is vastly different from the previous; gen-x, baby boomers; but really, these are changes that affect all of us in how we strive to grow the game of golf. One of the biggest factors that affects us? Time.

Time is a very valuable commodity. With greater communication and technology, the working world brings work home a lot more. It means we no longer take our down time for granted. Which also means a large number of people are no longer wanting to spend 4-5 hours on a round of golf.

What are some possible solutions? It really depends on the culture of your course or club, but many are trying new and innovative ways to add rounds to their facility:

  • Create 9-Hole Golf Packages. This may include 9 Holes of Golf, Cart; and Appetizers and a Drink in the Bar after the round.
  • Create new or expand your existing Leagues. How about a special Ladies 9-Hole League during the week with a special Wine Tasting or Gourmet Appetizers after?

Many people are after more than just golf. For example; many enjoy playing 9 holes, then hitting the fitness center, and a drink after with sports on the television in the Bar and Grill. A fellow business associate, Megan Coburn, who specializes in branding businesses— especially in golf; mentioned to me one day that she was working with a string of public courses in the Midwest that wanted, “To bring the private club feel to a public atmosphere.”

So, strive to keep the tradition of golf pure; maintain the culture of your course or club; and be innovative and try new things.