March 15, 2018
ClubUp, a North Carolina based software and services company that caters to golf clubs operating caddie programs, has announced a partnership with the Metropolitan Golf Association (MGA). Located in Elmsford, NY, the MGA is one of the nation’s oldest and largest amateur golf associations.
ClubUp provides innovative services to clubs, including offering streamlined communications and experience relevant to employment, insurance, payment and other key regulations. ClubUp will also work with the MGA Foundation and clubs to grow caddie programs.
Founded in 2016 by Matthew Rose, ClubUp has recently expanded into the Dallas, Atlanta and Scottsdale markets, and is a partner of Quail Hollow Club, home of the Wells Fargo Championship and 2017 PGA Championship. The company also has a national partnership with The First Tee. The ClubUp Board of Directors includes Mr. Rose, as well as important leaders and visionaries in golf, including Scott Mahoney, Seth Waugh and Ken Thompson.
“The MGA is one of the most respected organizations in golf and their goals align very well with ClubUp's mission of promoting caddying through the use of technology,” Rose said. “The ClubUp team is excited to partner with the MGA for many years to come.”
This partnership adds a new member service to the MGA’s offerings, as MGA member clubs will have access to ClubUp’s services. ClubUp works directly with club staff and caddie managers to identify methods to improve communications and operations, as well as a host of other customizable features.
“ClubUp’s expansion into this market will undoubtedly positively impact our member clubs and their caddie programs,” said MGA Executive Director Brian R. Mahoney. “The MGA has a long history of preserving and promoting the traditions and values of the game of golf, and our clubs and members reflect those principles. Our clubs are looking for solutions in the caddie software space and have turned to the MGA for guidance. Through extensive research and due diligence, we’ve determined ClubUp to be the clear choice. Not only do they have the best product in the marketplace, but their mission and philosophies align with those of the MGA and our constituents.”
The MGA will serve as a consultant to ClubUp to enhance and grow the product offering to clubs. This partnership will generate meaningful support for caddie initiatives, the MGA Foundation and various local Caddie Scholarship Funds.
About the MGA: The Metropolitan Golf Association was founded in 1897 and is one of the nation’s oldest and largest amateur golf associations representing more than 550 clubs in the tristate Metropolitan Area. Through a network of more than 300 volunteers, and a full-time staff operating out of its Golf Central headquarters in Elmsford, N.Y., the Association fulfills its role as a true non-profit service organization. Through a variety of unique, relevant, and innovative services for member clubs and area golfers, the MGA has established itself as a leader among local and national golf organizations.