Using RFID to Track You and Market to you When You Play Golf for EntertainmentSomervell County Salon-Glen Rose, Rainbow, Nemo, Glass....Texas


 

Using RFID to Track You and Market to you When You Play Golf for Entertainment
 


4 October 2006 at 11:08:43 PM
salon

Ah, The good old days of going out to a golf range and hitting a few balls, maybe losing some in the woods. Gone... now you and your balls  (golf balls, that is) are tagged via RFID and tracked.

TopGolf turns swing practice into a competitive activity. Players aim at dartboard-like targets; sensors read a microchip embedded in each ball and award players points depending on where their balls land.

Each TopGolf visitor must purchase a reusable membership card for $3. Before a game, players swipe their cards through a computer to receive several electronically tagged balls marked with their information.

At the hitting bay, they roll each ball past a sensor that syncs it with the scoring monitor. Depending on the time of day, the cost of a 20-ball game varies from $3 to $6.

Another advantage to this system: Because each player's data is associated with a membership card, TopGolf knows a lot about its clients. If a player hasn't visited in several months, for example, the company can send an e-mail offer for a free game on the next visit.

Aim for the Pin TopGolf, the chain's signature game, awards points for each ball that lands in a target.

Targets are situated 25 to 250 yards from the tees; each has a colored flag in the center. TopChip is a different game in which the screen directs players toward specific targets.

Either way, if the ball lands in a target, the distance and points accrued are relayed wirelessly to a computer, which displays where the ball landed and tabulates scores on a screen in the player's bay.


Permalink
     Views: 730 
Latest Blog Post by salon -Video- Somervell County Commissioners Court Special Sessions (2) Dec 23 2019

 You! Leave a Comment! You Know you Want To!
You must be a registered member to comment on the blog.
Your first post is held pending approval to make sure you're not a spammer bot

 Not registered? Or you can login!

LOGON - Name:Password:

New poster comments are moderated, meaning they won't show up until approved... or not.  Be patient-we have lives outside this blog, so it might take awhile You want to be rude? totally stupid? inappropriate? Racist? Bigoted? Flame war baiter? Your post may be deleted. Spammers or people posting pretend interest comments but really wanting to hawk their latest book or sell stuff or govt propaganda flacks won't see their posts published. Comments do not necessarily reflect the viewpoint of the site owner(salon).
If you have a problem with logging in or registering, please speak up right away. Love your comments. Oh, except spammers
More on commenting



     

Click Here for Main Page



Guest
Today Is  
Sunday, January 19, 2020

Latest Posts


Paul Harper offered to settle State of Texas ex rel. Best v Harper lawsuit for $68k back in 2016
pharper 12/29/2019 Views 532



Video- Somervell County Commissioners Court Special Sessions (2) Dec 23 2019

salon 12/23/2019 Views 560



Top 100 Posts on Somervell County Salon for 2019

salon 12/22/2019 Views 374



Plans for Somervell County Salon Blog for 2020
salon 12/22/2019 Views 291



Imagine you were called up for jury duty and some people said they'd already made up their mind
salon 12/22/2019 Views 304



National Review on Removing Trump from Office (12/2019)
salon 12/22/2019 Views 296


More Blog Headlines








 



Comments

salon > Quick update on this, via Pacer-Click on pic to see larger (Turk Case Update- Telephone Conference Hearing Set for March 8 2019 )

salon > Lance Been awhile. Send me an email at salon@glenrose.net with the names of who you're talking about, above. Also, the newspaper editor is no longer local, ie officed here, but the paper is run.... (What Happened to Jerry Jacene? )

LanceHall > I'd love to see the Hotel Guest books and see if Jacene's name shows up long before he officially *found* the tracks.  I'd like to know if the Visitor's Bureau has emails wit.... (What Happened to Jerry Jacene? )

LanceHall > I see the land or that part of it is now in the hands of Glen Rose's own Corky Underwood. Is Jacene still involved?   I had already informed the Visitor Bureau manager (who's.... (What Happened to Jerry Jacene? )





Home | Blog Home | About | News | Piazza | Calendar | Audio/Video/Open Rec | Search
Write!  |profile | quotes |
top Daily | top Weekly |top Month | top Year | Top All! | archives | subscribe RSS