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Win A Set Of Kirkland Signature Golf Balls

Win A Set Of Kirkland Signature Golf Balls

At Golf Pad, We Have The Elusive Golf Balls

We want to share! All customers who upgrade to Golf Pad Premium ($19.99 for one year) from today, 1/17/2017 through 2/17/2017, will have a chance to win a free set of Kirkland Signature balls. We'll choose the winner on 2/18/2017. You can upgrade from our free Golf Pad GPS application or buy an eGift certificate online. The eGift certificate can be redeemed anytime.

Keeping An Eye On The Balls

As you've probably heard, Costco launched their own brand of golf balls in 2016. They quickly sold out in many Costco stores. These balls are being compared to Titleist Pro-V1. In some cases, even being touted as better than the top of the line Pro-V1. They are being sold on popular auction and retail sites for up to four times more than retail price.

Today, Tony Covey with MyGolfSpy.com stated he heard from an inside source that Costco has suspended production of the Kirkland Signature golf balls until further notice.

Golfers on several popular forums are speculating on whether or not they'll be back. Some are speculating that Costco was coerced into quitting the golf ball business by other big golf ball manufacturers. 

Everyone seems to agree they were a great value while they lasted. Some may even be willing to pay top dollar on sites that have doubled or tripled the price. We prefer to give them away while we can!

Helping Young Golfers

Helping Young Golfers

Last month, The First Tee of Greater Seattle hosted their annual Fall Championship and fundraising event. The mission of The First Tee is  "...to impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf." 

 

Golf Pad, based in Kirkland, Washington donated nearly thirty units of the popular Golf Pad TAGS. The game tracking system golfers use to automatically track, analyze and improve their golf game in real-time. It's loved by golfers of all ages and skill levels.

 

"We proudly gave 12 of them as prizes during this past weekend’s Fall Championship. We saved them for the oldest divisions, many players in which are either playing high school golf or aspiring to in the near future, and represent the Eagle and Ace divisions of The First Tee. They are our most exemplary students in terms of golf and life skills and have been with the chapter for 2+ years, and most for 5 or more years. They were really excited and appreciative," writes Evan Johnsen, Program Director for The First Tee of Greater Seattle. 

 

Organizations like The First Tee are bringing golf to young players. It's an important mission for the benefit of these students and the future of the sport. Golf Pad is proud to help support their goals. Technology is second nature for most students in this age group. Golf Pad saw the donation as a natural fit.

 

"Thank you so much for the really cool [Golf Pad TAGS] you gave out yesterday at the week 9! This is a really cool prize and something I will use often. I’m thinking about it right now as I already got to use it today when I was playing a quick 9 at Willows."  -Alex, a First Tee student

 

The First Tee of Greater Seattle has opportunities for coaching and other volunteers. Donations of used equipment are always welcome. 

Free Kirkland Signature Balls?

Free Kirkland Signature Balls?

You've probably heard, Kirkland Signature balls, released recently, are sold out in many Costco stores. These balls are being compared to Titleist Pro-V1. In some cases, even being touted as better than the top of the line Pro-V1. 

So, where can you get the Kirkland Signature balls? 

The Golf Pad headquarters is located in Kirkland, Washington. This is where Costco is based as well. It just so happens, we got our hands on these sought after Kirkland Signature balls.  

All customers who order Golf Pad TAGS from today, 12/20/2016 through 12/27/2016, will have a chance to win a free set of Kirkland Signature balls. We'll choose the winner on 12/28/2016. 

Plus - Golf Pad TAGS are on sale right now, with a special bonus offer included.

Visit golfpadgps.com/gifts for details of the sale. 

Golf Pad + PayPal Credit

Golf Pad + PayPal Credit

Golf Pad now accepts PayPal credit as a payment option on the popular Golf Pad TAGS. Golf Pad TAGS make a perfect holiday gift for golfers of all skill levels who want to improve their golf game. 

Currently, PayPal credit offers special financing for PayPal credit customers. This is an opportunity for shoppers and golfers to pay over time when buying Golf Pad TAGS™. PayPal credit is subject to credit approval.

To use PayPal credit on GolfPadGPS.com, select PayPal as your payment choice at checkout. 

Affiliate Program Launched

Affiliate Program Launched

Love The Game Of Golf And Want To Earn Extra Cash?

Affiliate programs are a way for a person to promote a product. They get a unique link and marketing tools.  The affiliate earns a commission when referred visitors make a purchase. 

Golf Pad has officially launched their affiliate program and golfers are excited. It's free to register. Golf Pad provides promo materials at no cost. Affiliates share on blogs, websites, and social media. They can earn up to 15% on referred sales. It's a fun way for bloggers, golf enthusiasts, even casual golfers to earn extra cash. 

Golf Pad products help golfers improve their golf game.

As a recent Golf Pad reviewer stated, TAGS help golfers 'become their own coach'. Golf Pad is top-rated in this category, which makes promoting their golf products even more exciting for golfers. 

 

Golf Pad Users

Anyone over 18 and living in the U.S. can register as an affiliate. 


"Our ideal customer owns a smartphone and range in age from 25-55.  Most are male. About 10% are female golfers," states Cindy, the Director of Marketing.  "They enjoy the game of golf, play more than once a year and want a simple way to improve their golf game. Our customers range in skill from beginning golfers to professionals."

Those with a similar audience as the ideal Golf Pad customer are likely to have the most success. 


Generous Commissions

Affiliates with Golf Pad earn from 8% to 15% on referred sales. Higher commission rates start accruing after only three sales. 

Currently, Golf Pad TAGS are the primary product for affiliates to promote. The full set sells for $99.00. Extra TAGS are available in packs of three for $19.99. 

In the coming weeks, Golf Pad is releasing a new product, Golf Pad LINK. It's a highly anticipated launch. It brings the Golf Pad tracking technology to golfers using Android or iPhone devices. This product launch will give affiliates even more opportunity to help others improve their golf game and earn money.
 

8 Things Galaxy Note 7 Owners Need To Know

8 Things Galaxy Note 7 Owners Need To Know

Golf Pad GPS and Switching Phones

Did your phone end up on the recall list for the Galaxy Note 7? Getting a new phone is usually exciting, not so much when it's unexpected though. 

Many golfers who use the free Golf Pad GPS app for shot tracking, score keeping and as a GPS rangefinder, have questions about switching to a new phone. 

The 8 most important things golfers need to know:

  • If you switch to iPhone from Android, the Golf Pad GPS app will still work. It's compatible with Android and Apple devices.

 

 

  • Have a Golf Pad account created before switching phones. This will ensure your golf game playing history transfers to the new phone. You can use your email address or social media to create the account. 

 

 

 

  • Open the app and log in to your account, using the settings icon.  That will bring your history over to the new device. You may need to start a round before your history populates. 

 

 

  • The Galaxy Note 7 recall is serious! Don't risk it for the sake of brand loyalty. Get your phone replaced! 

Golf Pad vs. other golf game apps

Golf Pad vs. other golf game apps

Golf Pad offers a free shot tracker, GPS rangefinder, and scoring app as well as a Premium version of the app. They also offer an automated game tracking system, Golf Pad TAGS™ for Android and Golf Pad LINK™ (coming soon) for iPhone. 

Golf Pad recently got an email from a golfer who was deciding between Golf Pad TAGS and another golf game tracking system. It's always a good idea to compare golf game tracking apps. Golfers want the most useful and easy to use app. 

Best golf app. Can't even see how this can get any better. It suggests clubs to hit, depending on distanc...

Best golf app. Can't even see how this can get any better. It suggests clubs to hit, depending on distanc...

While there are similarities among golf game tracking products, it's the software that makes Golf Pad GPS and Golf Pad TAGS™ stand out from the crowd. 

Golf Pad vs. other golf game apps

15 reasons Golf Pad is better than the competition

 
  • Intelligent club recommendations
    • With Golf Pad GPS, you see club recommendations based on your playing history and course information, even the elevation, temperature and humidity
  • Custom club comparison
    • Golf Pad GPS lets you add make, model, shaft type and more. Then compare two of the same clubs against each other. Very helpful when choosing between drivers or brands. 
  • Real Time round sharing
    • Your friends, or coach can watch your game unfold while you are playing - even when they are stuck at work
  • Re-designed tags
    • Golf Pad recently updated the design of TAGS™ to give golfers the most durable, ultra-light tags with an extra secure fit
  • Precise GPS
    • Golf Pad has perfected it's software to provide the most accurate results possible
  • Simple user interface
    • Golf Pad GPS and Golf Pad TAGS are easy to set up and use, so you can focus on playing golf
  • 99.5% crash free
    • Golf Pad GPS continuously updates as new Android and iOs updates are released to provide a stable application

These are just some of the advantages of Golf Pad over other golf game tracking apps.  Golf Pad is packed with useful features. 

 
 

Golf Pad has the best review rating

 

These are just a few of the features that help make Golf Pad and Golf Pad TAGS the best choice for golf game tracking. 

Golf Pad GPS has earned the highest review rating of any of the closest competitors.

Over 10k users have reviewed Golf Pad GPS. Golf Pad has earned a 4.6 (out of 5) star rating on Google Play, App Store and a 5 star FB review rating.

Our users consistently praise the Golf Pad for:

  • great service
  • excellent value
  • near perfect app stability
  • useful stats
  • free feature enhancements
  • easy to use 
  • help improve their golf game
 

Golf Pad has over a million downloads to date. Start with the free Golf Pad GPS app and decide for yourself. 

 

Golf Course GPS & Apple Series 2

Golf Course GPS & Apple Series 2

Golf Pad GPS + Apple Watch Series 2

The blogs and news feeds are all buzzing about the new Apple iPhone 7 and the Apple Watch Series 2.  

For golfers using Golf Pad GPS, the big question is:

Will Golf Pad GPS work with the iPhone 7 and/or Series 2 Apple Watch?

The simple answer is, "Yes, Golf Pad works with the Series 2." It'll be compatible with the new watch, as it is with the original Apple Watch

One of the features of the Series 2 is a built-in GPS. Many golfers are wondering if this means they can use Golf Pad GPS without having the iPhone nearby or paired 100% of the time.

Currently the Golf Pad app requires the iPhone and Apple Watch (including Series 2) to be paired with the phone.

 

"We expect to release an update soon so the app will use the GPS signal of the watch, even when it's not paired with the phone," explains Konstantin Roslyakav, one of Golf Pad's founders. "Our development team is constantly adding new features and improving compatibility with new technology as it comes to market."
 

Constant innovation is one reason Golf Pad GPS is top-rated by golfers.  

 

"Since using Golf Pad, I have been able to take over 20 swings off my game..the recommendations, distance, and map view give you all the right information to select the correct club." Marc and Christina A. 5 Star Google Review of Golf Pad GPS

 

Learn how Golf Pad GPS works with Apple Watch in this user guide. 

Golf Pad's Game Tracking TAGS: More durable design

Golf Pad's Game Tracking TAGS: More durable design

Golf Pad TAGS™ allow golfers to automatically track shots, keep score, see distances, get detailed game analytics and more. 

 

K. Roslyakov

K. Roslyakov

"Golfers can be hard on their clubs. We improved the design of our TAGS to be more durable and long lasting," said Konstantin Roslyakov, a Golf Pad founder.

 

Last month, Golf Pad released a limited number of newly designed, real-time game tracking TAGS.  They fit easily and securely into the top of each golf club used in a round of golf. 

 

Golf Pad received overwhelming positive feedback from users. The new, improved Golf Pad TAGS™ are now available on GolfPadGps.com

 

"The new TAGS were easy to set up and install. The TAGS and the app are excellent. They've helped improve my golf game tremendously,"  writes Scott M. of PA. 

 

Golfers can order the new Golf Pad TAGS direct from Golf Pad now.

Real Time Round Sharing

Real Time Round Sharing

Let your friends, golf coach, (boss?) brother-in-law see your score as you progress through the course, in real time! 

Golf Pad now offers Real Time Round Sharing (v. 12.5 and later). Get the latest Golf Pad GPS Android update here.

You can now share the round with your friends and they'll be able to follow your progress shot-by-shot on the web. Just pick the recipients when starting a new round.

Golf Pad's continued innovation and feature enhancements are just one more reason golfers love using the free, top-rated scoring and GPS rangefinder app.  If you haven't tried it, what are you waiting for? Get it free.  

Compare Club Performance Automatically

Compare Club Performance Automatically

You know that new driver your significant other got for your birthday? Now you can compare it's performance against your current driver - automatically! 

Golf Pad recently launched a custom club feature in it's top-rated GPS and scorecard app.

Add two drivers to your bag. See exactly how they stack up against each other.  Add club details like:

  • make
  • model 
  • loft
  • shaft
  • grip

The Golf Pad app will track and analyze the performance of each club. This takes the guesswork out of deciding which brand or style of club works best for you. 

The comparison feature works for all clubs from drivers to putters. Custom clubs are available for Android (iPhone coming soon).

Learn more about the custom club feature and how to use it here. 

Pin Placement: One More Reason Golfers Love Golf Pad

Pin Placement: One More Reason Golfers Love Golf Pad

In March, Golf Pad announced another new feature for Android and iOS users of the popular Golf Pad GPS application. The feature allows users to place the pin (or flag) on any of 34,000 courses world wide. Golfers love it. 

Exact pin position adds another level of insight for putting statistics. This type of innovation is why we’re at the forefront of development. Users have been very excited about this feature.
— Keaton Hayenga, Director of Customer Outreach