GolfNow Ride purchasing program for golf courses expands into Canada

ORLANDO, Fla. (June 7, 2018) – GolfNow has expanded its Ride group purchasing program into Canada through a new partnership with Foodbuy, offering golf courses opportunities to save money and earn rebates on purchases they make every day.

“The opportunity this partnership creates for our clients in Canada is terrific,” said Mike Hendrix, vice president, GolfNow Business Services.  “We are able to deliver new rebates to our clients without any disruption to their business. In most cases they are able to maintain their current broadline vendor.”

Foodbuy is the nation’s largest procurement organization supporting the food service industry in North America, with offices in Charlotte, N.C.; Toronto, Ontario; and Atlanta, Ga.

Ride continues to grow across North America, with more than 770 golf courses throughout the U.S. enrolled in the industry’s number-one group buying program. Ride offers discounts on everything from agronomy supplies and equipment to food and beverage, telephone plans, and more. Small operations, resort courses, municipalities and private-course operators all can find a wide range of savings on purchases they already make, making it easier to manage expenses and lower overall operating costs. Since its inception, the Ride group purchasing program has been free for golf courses to join and requires no minimum monthly or yearly spend.

“We are excited to be partnering with such a world class organization like GolfNow,” said Chris Delaney, senior director, Sales, Foodbuy. “At Foodbuy, we provide our clients and suppliers with the best brands at unparalleled prices and we are looking forward to tailoring a program for GolfNow that will offer their clients a best-in-class experience.”

Additional saving opportunities for Canadian GolfNow clients are offered by Staples, 3M and Waste Management through the Ride group purchasing program.

About GolfNow

GolfNow is an innovative technology company specializing in golf-related products and services that is creating frictionless ways for golfers and golf courses to better connect. GolfNow operates the largest online tee-time marketplace in the world, offering more than 3.5 million registered golfers a variety of ways to stay connected to their favorite courses and the ability to easily book tee times online and via mobile devices any time of day. With offices in Orlando, Fla., and Belfast, Northern Ireland, GolfNow also provides technology, support and marketing services to nearly 8,000 golf courses in 24 countries around the world. GolfNow is included in the suite of digital businesses owned by NBC Sports and managed by Golf Channel, which is available to more than 500 million viewers worldwide. For more information, go to GolfNow Business.

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