OCEAN CITY, Md. — Digital Golf Pass, a game-changing season ticket to the least expensive green fees at the best possible courses, is now available at no cost to players nationwide at http://www.freedgp.com/free-trial.
With the Aug. 1 offer, DGP issues a password to players who provide a first name and email, and then hands over the keys to thousands of golf deals from Minnesota to New York to Louisiana, though most players are likely to concentrate their play in one DGP region. In DGP’s Mid-Atlantic Region, 248 courses now offer 670 discount deals. In Ohio, 340 course facilities serve up more than 1,000 discount offers.
• If I’m playing in Henryville (Indiana), I’m paying $55 per round (about $20 off retail) every weekday at Champions Pointe and if I’m a senior I’m only paying $45.
• If I’m in Louisville (Kentucky), I’m paying $25 weekdays at Quail Chase and $49 on weekends.
• If I’m in Batavia (Ohio), I’m playing Elks Run for $25 any day.
“The legions of paid subscribers who’ve been using DGP since March have proved that DGP is an idea whose time has come,” said DGP Founder and PGA Professional Damon Klepczynski. “There is nothing else out there like this.”
Players who already have a DGP will be automatically upgraded to SuperPass play, enabling discount golf in every active DGP region.
Just like traditional paper passbooks, DGP opens the door to reduced green fees, rounds for the price of a cart, weekday specials, weekend specials, foursome discounts, senior specials and a plethora of other deals. However, because it’s digital, DGP (www.digitalgolfpass.com) is far more convenient, flexible and powerful. For example, passbooks and VIP programs are static; with DGP, new deals (and participating courses) are added every day to the platform, which also expands discount offerings to lessons, golf shop merchandize, even range buckets.
In coordination with Tee Time Golf Pass, the nation’s largest discount golf passbook, DGP launched late in 2015 at www.digitalgolfpass.com and quickly built a following among consumers who wanted two things: value and convenience.
At the same time, DGP has earned the allegiance of thousands of golf course operators, who are tired of surrendering their tee sheets to third-party tee-time purveyors via predatory barter or pay-per-click programs.
“Because golf course operators write their own deals for DGP, and because we share data with them, they have brought a level of sanity back to their operations,” said Klepczynski. “They’ve also seen DGP golfers respond to the deals on our platform. So, they’re writing more and even stronger deals for the latter half of 2016.”