The world’s first and most powerful independent channel manager for the global golf industry, Zest.Golf Technologies formally announces the addition of respected industry expert, Jon Schauder, to its advisory board. Schauder is widely known from his 20+ years with global management company, Troon, and looks to bring his first-hand knowledge of golf destination and business operations to support Zest.Golf’s mission of connecting more travelling golfers to golf courses.
“Jon and I crossed paths when he was a senior executive at Troon International and I’m delighted to bring that depth of expertise onto our advisory board,” said Oliver Dury, co-founder and CEO, Zest.Golf Technologies. “His specialised business acumen will be a massive benefit to our stakeholders and contribute to how we deliver the best product for our B2B partners and golf courses worldwide, ultimately streamlining the booking process between the tourism and golf industries.”
“I’ve known Oliver and Jo Maes for many years,” said Schauder, “and I’m very excited to join Zest’s initiative of connecting as much golfer traffic to golf courses in as efficiently as possible using their leading technology platform. With both golfer supply channels and golf courses getting improved net profit on delivered tee times, I love how this technology is a 100% win-win for what is a key financial driver at golf venues.”
With this announcement, Zest.Golf brings significant golf operational expertise and insight to its knowledge base. Dury continued, “our goal is to grease the fly wheel for more golfers to be delivered to their favourite destinations, and doing this effectively and efficiently is something that Jon has been intricately involved with for decades. We are looking forward to his intellectual contributions and support as we get more people excited about how our product benefits the market.”
“We’ve been talking about the opportunities Zest brings to both the golf and tourism industries for some time,” commented Schauder, “and last year we decided to see how we can fast track it more together. In today’s world there is no reason for golf courses or partner tee time suppliers to miss out on the additional profit and efficiency that Zest’s connective technology brings – especially when golf courses are being squeezed in other areas of their business.”
Zest.Golf and Schauder were at IAGTO’s European Convention in Marbella, Spain from April 24-26 to meet with industry professionals and share the opportunities and benefits of the platform, including the preferred status of all IAGTO members.
About Jon Schauder:
Jon Schauder is a co-founder of GolfSMART, the world’s first Golf-to-Earn app. He is also a co-founder of CONCORGOLF, a data-driven performance management company for golf facilities. Previously, Jon spent over 20 years with Troon, the world’s largest golf management company, culminating in senior executive positions as Director of International Business Development and Area Director for Europe where he led cross-border business ranging from emerging markets to established territories in over 19 countries.
About Zest.Golf Technologies: The world’s first and most powerful independent channel manager for the global golf industry, Zest.Golf Technologies provides an open connection between golf courses and tee sheet software providers to streamline the booking process and more effectively reach the broader travel industry. Zest.Golf is an online distribution platform for golf courses, delivering them more business, more time, and ultimately more control by setting their own rates, booking and payment conditions. Tour operators, hotels, and travel agencies receive real-time connectivity to a central B2B marketplace of available tee times, adding efficiency to their operations and elevating their ability to better serve their travellers. Learn more at www.Zest.Golf.