Between the ads for pumpkin-spiced everything and Halloween app updates pushed to our devices, we can tell it’s officially fall. Also, our developers have been working frantically on our Fall 2020 product release. As usual, they’ve come up with some goodies that we can’t wait to announce, although we’re sure Jim has figured out a way to make things a little harder for our aG Tour competitors.
We haven’t seen him grin this much since he developed the Floating Green. Yikes.
Here's the sneak peek at features rolling out in aG Locker and aG Links updates in the next couple of weeks.
aG Locker: What’s New?
aG Locker is the cloud-powered golf mobile app that gives you access to your game and the aboutGOLF Community — anytime and anywhere.
Logging into aG Links just got easier
With aG Locker, you’ll be able to step into the game faster than ever. Frequent flyer members of local indoor golf facilities will be able to log into aboutGOLF simulators hands-free.
Simply log into aG Locker on your mobile device, tap ‘log in to sim,’ and type in the code on the aboutGOLF simulator’s display.
While we’re excited about this improvement to the user experience, we’re also glad it cuts back on how much people are touching the same screen.
Introducing aG Skins for aG Tour
The team has been dreaming up incredible events. Because of the level of competition and outrageous prizes associated with a select few events, some aG Tour events will require aG Skins to play.
An aG Skin is a monetary unit used as currency in the aboutGOLF ecosystem. They can be won/awarded as prizes but also used for purchasing services, access to events, as well as virtual and physical goods (aboutGOLF shirt, HG Club). Skins are similar to "coins" in other gaming environments.
aG Tour Subscriptions will be available for purchase through the Apple App Store and Google Play as of our next app update. Check out the aG Tour page for more details on upcoming events.
aG Links: What’s New?
aboutGOLF indoor golf simulators leverage machine vision—multiple high-speed cameras working in concert—to create the most realistic flight physics in the game. We see every aspect of your shot, which means we can precisely measure club speed, ball velocity, spin, attack angle, distance, and more.
We’re updating the look and feel of aG Links
Our ball-tracking technology has only improved with time, giving players the most accurate gameplay indoors. Admittedly, it’s time to freshen up our aG Links user interface a bit.
This will be the first phase of changes improving the aboutGOLF user experience. Look for more soon!
Ryder Cup Courses
We’re so proud of our status as Worldwide Supplier for the Ryder Cup, and we’re thrilled to offer a number of Ryder Cup venues past, present, and future:
The Ocean Course - Kiawah Island, South Carolina, USA (1991)
Gleneagles - Perthshire, Scotland (2014)
Hazeltine National - Chaska, Minnesota, USA (2016)
Le Golf National (L’Albatros) - Guyancourt, France (2018)
Whistling Straits - Sheboygan, Wisconsin, USA (2020)
Bethpage Black - Farmingdale, New York, USA (2025)
From the only course selected to host the Ryder Cup twice to the 45th Ryder Cup stage, these pristine links span the globe and offer unique challenges.
New competition holes for aG Tour
Ah, yes. This must be what Jim has been so happy about.
Our developers have come up with a diabolical duo of new challenges for our competition course. They’ve named them the Gauntlet and Thread the Needle. Marketing thought they sounded a bit ominous, but perhaps it’s better to know what you’re in for.
The Gauntlet takes place on a long drive grid. The challenge is hitting your ball through the tiny vertical gap of a forcefield.
Thread the Needle is a diabolical twist on the Gauntlet that almost seems cruel to competitors. You’ll have a narrow rectangular window to hit the range.
Should you face these challenges during a tour, we wish you the best of luck.
Analytics for IGC partners
Information is power.
With our new advanced analytics, you’ll be able to identify your facility’s traffic patterns and identify lulls in usage. With analytics, we’ll point out a lull from 12-2 on Tuesdays, for example, and you’ll have the information you need to plan and market a lunch special. We’ll also be able to elevate your facility’s most popular games and courses so you can make recommendations to your regulars and promote special events.
We hope you enjoy the latest and greatest aboutGOLF has to offer! We’re already working on a new wave of updates during our quest for continuous improvement.