The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) today announced that GOLFZON, the world’s leading company in the virtual golf industry, is the LPGA’s newest Official Marketing Partner and will serve as the “Official Golf Simulator of the LPGA” beginning in 2015.
“The LPGA is proud to announce our partnership with GOLFZON,” said LPGA Chief Commercial Officer Jon Podany. “This is an exciting day for both GOLFZON and the LPGA. GOLFZON is a unique company that really focuses on ‘playing different.’ From their simulator business to being the largest golf retailer in Korea, GOLFZON continues to expand its business areas and platforms to different areas of golf to help grow this great game. This partnership is an exciting first step between the two organizations as we look forward to working together on several groundbreaking projects.”
As the “Official Golf Simulator of the LPGA,” GOLFZON will have a presence on multiple LPGA platforms including the Tour’s websites as well as its social media platforms. It will also have a presence on various worldwide LPGA telecasts and on site at several LPGA tournaments.
“This marketing partnership between the LPGA, the world’s leading women’s professional golf tour in the world, and GOLFZON, the future industry leader in technologically advanced golf, should be marked as a significant and meaningful partnership for both organizations as well as the world of golf,” said Young Chan Kim, Chairman and CEO of GOLFZON.
During the press conference at Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club to announce the three-year partnership, GOLFZON also announced the donation of two GDR (GOLFZON Driving Range) systems to KLGCC and its members. As the Official Golf Simulator of the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia, the fans on site this week can experience the most technologically advanced system in the world while visiting the Gallery Plaza.
Since its establishment in 2000, GOLFZON has strived to make golf enjoyable and accessible for everyone, believing that golf should no longer be perceived as exclusive for the upper class only. With a simulation-based business model consisting of golf, IT and culture, GOLFZON has the largest market share in the global golf simulator business. In addition, GOLFZON has been internationally recognized for the high quality of their products and currently have more than 5,300 affiliated locations in Korea. Around the globe, people enjoy golf with GOLFZON’s system in more than 40 countries.
In addition to the simulator business, GOLFZON has launched several sub-brands such as GOLFZON MARKET for golf product retail, the largest golf retail business in Korea, GOLFZON COUNTY for offline golf management, GOLFZON ENTERTAINMENT for fun PC and mobile based video games and GOLFZON ACADEMY for golf lessons as well as GTOUR and WGTOUR – the world’s first (men’s and women’s) simulation golf professional tour with total prize of one million dollars per season. This professional tour has turned into competitive TV content in Korea with so many casual users.