The story of Golf GameBook began almost a decade ago. 10 years might not be a very long time in some contexts, but when it comes to anything digital the world looked very different back in 2006. So different in fact, that nobody really talked about digitalization (especially the digitalization of golf) and people weren’t glued to their smartphones like they are today. Actually the first ever iPhone didn’t come out until 2007.
So, when we first came up with the idea of Golf GameBook, it wasn’t an idea for a smartphone app. It was an idea for making golf even more fun and making some elements from the world of professional golf available for the everyday golfers. Since then Golf GameBook has evolved from a handheld scoring device into an iPhone app and one of the fastest growing golf communities on the planet, but our original goal hasn’t really changed.
Together with my good friend, business partner and the other co-founder of Golf GameBook, Mikko Manerus (or Mane as he is more commonly known as), we are still on a mission to make golf more fun. Whether we have succeeded in doing so is up for you to decide, but the journey sure has been fun. We’ve come a long way and now we are getting ready to launch a completely renewed version of our iOS app – the third generation Golf GameBook.
As the launch of the completely renewed version on our iOS app is just around the corner, we felt the urge to reminisce a little and decided to share with you some of the interesting twists and turns we’ve come across over the years. During the next couple of weeks we will go through the history of Golf GameBook and tell you some stories behind how we got here. It has been quite a ride including highs and lows, bad decisions, funny coincidences as well as encounters with some of the best golfers in the world. So, I suggest you jump on board and follow the journey here on our blog.
We’ll publish a story approximately every second day and on Thursday Mane has promised to tell you how it all started.