What is GameBook?
GameBook is a ground breaking social technology platform for golf, intended to make golf more social, fun and enjoyable for all. The GameBook iPhone app includes a real-time scoring system, built-in game formats and well as statistics. The iPhone app connects with the GameBook Clubhouse, a free online community for golfers, taking the social and sharing aspects of golf to the next level. At the Clubhouse, you can follow and comment on your friends’ games real-time from wherever you are, share photographs from the course as you play, store your scores, and compare your golf statistics with those of your friends. You also get an immediate push notification when your Clubhouse friend makes a birdie – anywhere in the world!
GameBook Cup: Finland vs Sweden på Svenska
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GameBook today announced that Finland won the GameBook Cup, the largest nation-to-nation (Sweden v Finland) open golf tournament in the world made possible by innovative GameBook technology bringing golf to the digital age. The countries competed head-to-head in seven different categories, of which Finland won 4, Sweden won 2, and one was tied. The total number of rounds played and counted for the final result was approximately 3000. – We’re pleased that so many golfers showed up and played for their country. GameBook wants to offer golfers something new, innovative and fun in golf! says GameBook co-founder and CEO Kalle Väinölä.
Finland won the categories for the country that makes more birdies, eagles, fairway hits, and net results below 70. The countries were tied in the category for the country that hits more greens. Sweden won the categories for the country that makes fewer putts and that makes less triple bogies (or worse). – We included several categories that are based on individual statistics. I believe golfers can learn more about their own game once they start following their individual statistics. GameBook makes it easy to follow your stats and compare them to your friends’ stats, continues Väinölä.
– I feel good that my home country Finland won, but in all fairness to the Swedes, the results show that Swedes are better putters than Finns, says co-founder Mikko Manerus. Anyone in Sweden and Finland could participate in the GameBook Cup by playing one or more rounds of golf on any golf course. – All that you had to do is to play golf and keep score with the GameBook iPhone app or enter the individual score manually after the round in the GameBook online Clubhouse profile, explains Manerus.
|Categories won by Finland||Finland||Sweden|
|Country that makes more birdies||0,57 birdies per round||0,53|
|Country that makes more eagles||0,02 eagles per round||0,01|
|Country that hits more fairways||54% fairway hits||52%|
|Country with more below net 70 rounds||7,0% of rounds||4,8%|
|Categories won by Sweden||Finland||Sweden|
|Country that makes fewer triple bogies or worse||2,48 per round||2,07|
|Country that makes fewer putts||1,97 putt per hole||1,91|
|Country that hits more greens||29% green hits||29%|
The GameBook Cup: Sweden vs Finland
Wear the colors of your country and go play golf with your friends during the GameBook Cup on August 27.-28.8.2011 – open to all, on any golf course. This is the first opportunity for every golf lover to play golf and participate in the first nation vs nation golf tournament of this magnitude. Play golf for a chance to steer your country to victory. It is time to settle the score in golf!
Every round counts and getting involved is easy. All you need to do is to play golf and keep score with the GameBook iPhone app – or enter your score manually after the round in your GameBook Clubhouse profile. If the registration of your GameBook iPhone application or GameBook Clubhouse profile is to an address in Finland or Sweden, your round automatically participates in the GameBook Cup.
Swedish and Finnish golfers will compete head-to-head in seven different categories. The country that wins more categories will win the bragging rights for 2011. One of the winning categories is the “country that makes more birdies”. Other categories will be revealed during the weeks leading up to the GameBook Cup.
Two-time European Tour winner. Turned pro 2001. As the first ever Finnish player, qualified for the US Open last year. Stroke avg 71.77. Career earnings €3.025.170. Follow Mikko’s games and statistics at the Clubhouse and compare your statistics to his. Follow this link to Mikko’s Clubhouse profile: http://www.golfgamebook.com/club/player/mikkoilonen
Three-time European Tour winner. Turned pro 1997. Stroke avg 71.48. career earnings €4.553.813. Follow Johan’s games and statistics at the Clubhouse and compare your statistics to his. Follow this link to Johan’s Clubhouse profile: http://www.golfgamebook.com/club/player/edfors
|Country that makes more birdies|
|Country that makes more eagles by Mikko Ilonen|
|Country that makes less triple+ bogies by Minea Blomqvist|
|Country that hits more greens by Johan Edfors|
|Country that makes fewer putts by Johan Ryström|
|Country that hits more fairways by Teemu Selänne|
|Country with more below net 70 rounds by Joakim Rask|
Follow the live leaderboard here: www.gamebookcup.com/live. On June 27, 2011, Team Sweden challenges Team Finland at Hill’s Golf Club in Göteborg, Sweden, at 13.00 Swedish time. Johan Edfors, a three-time European Tour winner, leads Team Sweden head-to-head against Team Finland led by Mikko Ilonen, a two-time European Tour winner. Team Sweden also includes NHL players Viktor Stålberg (Chicago Blackhawks) and Fredrik Pettersson (Atlanta Thrashers). Team Finland includes Jussi Markkanen, EV Zug, ex NHL (Stanley Cup finals 2006) and NHL player Sami Lepistö (Columbus Blue Jackets), who also played against Sweden at the final game of the World Hockey Championship this year.