EZLinks Golf, a PGA TOUR Affiliated Company, Acquires Integrated Business Systems (IBS) to Strengthen Technology Software and Services Offerings to Golf Courses
CHICAGO – April 6, 2016 – EZLinks Golf Holdings LLC, a PGA TOUR affiliated company, announces the acquisition of Integrated Business Systems, Inc. (“IBS”), a Richmond, Virginia-based software company specializing in golf course point of sale systems. Combined, EZLinks Golf and IBS have 45 years of collective experience powering operations at thousands of golf courses worldwide, including 9 of the top 10 management companies and many of the world’s premier private golf clubs.
“The acquisition of IBS enhances EZLinks Golf’s position as a technology leader in the golf industry,” said Gary Cohen, chief executive officer, EZLinks Golf. “The acquisition joins together decades of industry innovation and client-focused cultures to provide golf course operators with a true partner focused on the success of their businesses.”
The combined EZLinks Golf and IBS product portfolio features: EZLinks Golf’s pioneering tee sheet, EZLinks Golf’s 24/7 reservation center, TeeOff.com by PGA TOUR’s web portal, IBS’ robust club management software, including traditional and cloud-based point of sale, business intelligence software and private course functionality. The EZLinks Golf portfolio is well positioned to serve the needs of the full spectrum of golf course clients including: private and semi-private clubs, resorts, daily fee golf courses, management companies and municipal clients.
“I’m proud to join the EZLinks Golf organization and to continue to advance our portfolio of products and 25-year-mission of being an incredible technology partner to leading golf course operators,” said Anthony Strange, founder and president of IBS.
Supported by the PGA TOUR, the biggest name in golf, EZLinks Golf continues to make strategic decisions to support its clients and to grow the game of golf, a mission that is echoed by the PGA TOUR.
“EZLinks Golf continues to demonstrate its commitment to providing golf courses with the best technology to run their businesses and drive incremental golf rounds,” said Lance Stover, senior vice president of licensing and new ventures, PGA TOUR, and chairman of the board, EZLinks Golf Holdings LLC. “The PGA TOUR fully supports EZLinks Golf’s leadership’s steadfast commitment to grow the game and to foster a competitive marketplace.”
EZLinks Golf now serves 9 of the top 10 management companies, many of the world’s most prestigious private and semi-private clubs, resorts, daily fee golf courses, municipal clients and the industry’s most diverse portfolio of products, including TeeOff.com by PGA TOUR. Having grown by more than 200% in 2015, TeeOff.com now serves several thousand golf courses and is the official tee time reservation site of the PGA TOUR, reaching millions of golfers annually.
EZLinks Golf is headquartered in Chicago with offices in Denver, San Diego, Scottsdale and, now, Richmond. IBS will operate as an EZLinks Golf Company with headquarters in Richmond.
About EZLinks Golf LLC
EZLinks Golf LLC, a PGA TOUR affiliated company, produces industry-leading software and services to power the operations and marketing needs of the golf industry. Founded in 2015 by the PGA TOUR and EZLinks Golf, Inc. (established 1995), EZLinks Golf LLC software and service suite is tailored for golf and includes: tee sheet, point of sale, 24/7 reservation center, online booking engines, marketing services, 24/7 support and TeeOff.com by PGA TOUR (www.teeoff.com) – an online tee time marketplace connecting millions of golfers with tee times at golf courses worldwide. For more information, visit www.ezlinksgolf.com.