50 Clubs Sawted!

50 golf clubs in the UK and Ireland now benefit from Sawted’s tee-time reminder system, many sponsored by TaylorMade. The system is fully automatic and works with tee sheets and competition sheets from Club Systems ClubV1, BRS, Intelligent Golf and HandicapMaster.

“It’s a great way to get our golfers to the tee on time” enthuses Stuart Turner, General Manager at South Herts Golf Club. “We have been running Sawted for over a year and my golfers just take it for granted.”

The Sawted system sends SMS text reminders to golfers the day before they tee off. They are enjoying using the system with one golfer saying it is “Very helpful – old boys need memory backup”, and another adding “It is a really good service. I know already that I am teeing off but it reminds me of the time, which is great.” Golfers get the reminder as a text on their phones so it is easy to retrieve. It is especially useful for competition draws that take place close to a competition. And, if a golfer does not want to receive the reminder, a simple ‘STOP’ response is all that is needed.

It helps the Professional by reducing the number of people calling to check their booking, whilst increasing footfall in the Pro-shop. Matt Blackhurst, Professional at Eastham Lodge says “Sawted has helped me drive up sales, and my members think it’s great that I’m supporting them like this.”

TaylorMade joined forces with Sawted to cover the costs of the reminders sent from those clubs that stock TaylorMade TP5 golf balls. Clubs stocking TaylorMade balls get the service for free. Sawted is in discussion with other major golfing brands to invite them to cover the cost of reminders.

For more information about how to get Sawted, contact Dave Myers or Paul Mainstone at www.Sawted.com

TaylorMade Sponsoring Sawted Tee Time Reminder Service for Golfers.

TaylorMade has joined forces with Sawted to provide Tee Time SMS reminders to golfers on the day before they are due to play golf. The service is similar to ones provided by GP practices, dentists, opticians and the NHS to remind people of their appointments. Text messages are sent directly to mobile phones which eliminates the chore of sifting through emails.

Golfers love the service saying things like “I can’t express enough how useful it is, especially when you have booked a few days in advance. It is also great for competition times. I don’t have to hunt for my time, it’s just sent to my phone.”

Clubs love the service too. Phil Jones at Eastham Lodge comments “Members are updating their mobile numbers online so they get the messages. We have fewer no-shows and any text responses come back to us. If someone cancels then we can reallocate the tee time. And we can use the system to send out quick messages such as ‘Course Closed’ or ‘Captain’s Drive In on Saturday – everyone welcome’.

And TaylorMade see the service as adding value to golfer’s golf experience “We want to help golfers in every way we can, with better clubs, better balls, and better information to keep them enjoying their golf!” says Graeme Morton, Consumer Marketing Manager Europe.

For more information please visit www.sawted.com or contact paul@sawted.com.

About TaylorMade
In the spring of 1979 a golf equipment salesman named Gary Adams took out a $24,000 loan on his home and founded the TaylorMade Golf Company. He rented a 6,000 square-foot building that at one time housed a television assembly plant. Including him, there were three employees and a single, innovative product: a 12-degree driver cast of stainless steel. This new metalwood looked and sounded different from a wooden wood, and most important, it performed differently. The clubhead’s perimeter-weighting offered greater forgiveness on mis-hits, while the lower centre of gravity made it easier to launch the ball in the air. Adams, the son of a golf professional, was adamant that TaylorMade clubs maintain ties to what true golfers perceived an authentic golf club should look and feel like. They were committed to combining innovation with authenticity, to always be passionate about the game, and pledged to be competitive – to work hard to establish itself and grow. These four tenets would take them far.

About Sawted
Sawted was launched in the UK in 2014 with the aim of improving communications between golf clubs and their golfers. Sawted is now sending out over 20,000 text reminders a month. The service is simple, requires no additional administration at the club, improves customer service, increases revenue spend at the club, and provides greater product sales for our sponsors.

Windlesham Golf Club signs up to SAWTED

SAWTED is pleased to announce that after a year of successful operation in South Africa, it has secured its first UK Golf Club. Windlesham Golf Club in Surrey signed up to the SAWTED service in December 2014. Using the Jonas Tee-Sheet, the club sends out a Text Message to every golfer on the following days tee-sheet reminding them of their tee-time and tee-number.

Stewart Judd, General Manager at Windlesham say “The members just love the reminders. It saves them having to check on the website, and gives them something to talk about to the Pro in the Shop. This has really improved ‘Customer Service’ at the Club, and we are currently extending the facility to let our golfers know their competition tee-times from HandicapMaster. In these days of heightened competition, improving customer service is at the very top of our priority list. So, to find a free service that works so well is just a great help.”

For more information contact Paul at paul@sawted.com