The self-proclaimed "Groupon of golf",
, calls downtown Mt. Clemens home.
The one-year-old start-up applies the online discount formula made famous by Groupon for golf courses, letting golf enthusiasts buy discounted passes to golf games.
"The benefit to the course is exposure," says Bobby Staszak, director of business development for GroupGolfer.com. "Plus, they're buying now and playing later, so courses get that instant revenue."
GroupGolfer.com started in July 2010 with three co-founders trying to gain traction in the Metro Detroit market. It has now gone statewide and is opening up in other large markets in California and Florida. It is aiming to open in more markets in the Midwest and South over the next year, while continuing to add to its staff.
"We started with three people and we're now at 20," Staszak says. "It's a great thing to see."
Source: Bobby Staszak, director of business development for GroupGolfer.com
Writer: Jon Zemke
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