Europe’s largest online golfing community, HowDidiDo, has relaunched its website with a fresh look, smoother navigation and an exciting, new social-media influenced timeline.
In addition, the site is now more mobile friendly offering an even greater depth of golfing data that is also available through a smartphone app for both iOS and Android. The recently launched app has been downloaded on more than 70,000 occasions – already placing it as the number-one free sports app in the Apple Store chart for a number of weeks in late 2016.
With around half-a-million club golfers, from HowDidiDo’s 1,800-plus registered clubs across the UK and Ireland, using the website regularly, it has also been upgraded at the back end, to provide faster response times and enhanced security features.
Barry Dyett, the spokesperson for HowDidiDo, explained: “With technology moving quickly and the number of users increasing daily, we realised some time ago that we needed to produce a slicker website and we are delighted we’ve now been able to launch it officially, having had it in ‘beta’ mode for some time.
“One of the most striking visual differences is the new social media-influenced timeline, which allows for easy sharing on sites such as Facebook and Twitter. The timeline features results, news, content from connected friends and specially selected partner content. The process of ‘connecting’ with a friend has been simplified as we have rewritten the code in its entirety to take advantage of the new technologies available to us.
“Hundreds of thousands of club golfers already use HowDidiDo to view their scores, handicaps and club news and, with access to even more data, we believe the numbers using the new website will increase steadily throughout 2017. As with all our products, many of the changes and enhancements have come about after chatting with users on our very active forum and at our many competitions and events.”
The new version of the website also allows golfers to book into competitions at more than one club
HowDidiDo holds data from in excess of 21 million rounds of golf, along with the handicaps, results and scores of more than 1,300,000 UK golf club members, with more than 547,000 golfers currently using the website.
More than 1,800 golf clubs currently use the HowDidiDo system – courtesy of their use of Club Systems International software. HowDidiDo allows members to analyse their game and compare performance with other players, at their own club or across the entire HowDidiDo network.
HowDidiDo is rapidly becoming the largest online, social golfing hub in the world, with new, engaging and exciting content for golfers everywhere to enjoy. It is also used for official CONGU handicapping and competition results.
As well as developing one of the most active sports websites in the world, HowDidiDo also powers the highly acclaimed Morocco Matchplay, a UK singles and pairs competition culminating in a grand final in the North African country in February. And the annual Titleist Order of Merit, the largest golf event of its kind in the country, now sees more than 20,000 golfers take part each year making it one of the UK’s most subscribed sporting competitions, behind only events like the London Marathon and Great North Run. In 2016, the grand final took place at four-time Ryder Cup venue the Belfry.