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A Practical Guide to the Modern Day Golf POS

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We know running a pro shop ain't easy. When times get hectic you'll be thanking yourself for having a solid system in place. Here at Chronogolf we believe that having a modern golf point of sale (POS) equals a smoother operation and happy customers, that's why we put together this helpful guide to help you understand what needs a good golf POS will satisfy.

Golf has a long and rich tradition that has been important to so many people for centuries. Unfortunately, this long tradition has not always translated into modernization in the pro shop. In fact, many golf courses still use pen a paper to track their daily tee times, and courses who do use computers to manage their operations often find themselves using a buggy, outdated, and expensive tee sheet and golf POS.

frustrated with your golf pos?

  • Not all Golf POS systems are created equal

There are wide range of options available and the differences between each service are substantial. Some POS systems run on an expensive server stored directly at the golf course, these systems often are only compatible with certain computers, printers, and accounting software. Other golf POS systems have an open application program interface (API) which allows other, best of breed, software to easily connect into the POS and help with marketing, accounting, and other aspects of golf management. 

use your golf pos anywhere

  • Slowly but surely the golf industry is modernizing

Since the advent of online marketplaces where tee times are bought and sold, and the popularization of tee time management software, technology usage in the golf industry is becoming increasingly important. There are wide range of solutions that exist, such as cloud based golf POS and club management software. To make the best decision, golf managers need to understand what options best suit their needs.

The Chronogolf solution

At Chronogolf we provide the most advanced golf POS and club management software in the golf industry. Our cloud based system runs seamlessly between tee sheet, CRM, POS, inventory, restaurant, and many third party integrations. We believe our system is the best for your course and will improve the efficiency of golf operations while keeping costs low and improving profitability.the chronogolf golf pos solution

How a good Golf POS can grow your business

Before we get into all the neat features our POS system offers, lets talk about a few concrete examples we've observed from our customers in the past. Having a good POS means that aside just from enjoying a streamlined and efficient system, you can also use your POS to:

  • Engage in stronger email marketing

Our POS is seamlessly integrated with our customer database, meaning that as you take customer's emails our database updates automatically and collects this valuable information. Even better, you can make use of our Mailchimp integration which allows your golf course to collect emails and then automatically add them to your email marketing list.

  • Improve online promotion

By using our Chronogolf marketplace you can promote your golf course online directly from the golf POS. With Chronogolf, promotion in this case can be done either by utilizing our Facbook plugin to share tee times with your Facebook audience, or by promoting discounted tee times on our online marketplace.

  • Efficiently manage inventory

Does your POS track inventory in real time? Chronogolf not only tracks what products are sold, it also can tell you which product categories are selling well while improving exactness and efficiency of ordering through our simple purchase order system.

  • Track in depth reporting in real time

These days data is your best friend when trying to understand how to optimize operations, revenue, and inventory. Our golf POS provides powerful reporting that updates in real time meaning that golf manager can now better understand what prices works best for different tee times, which pro shop items and categories sell best, and even what food and beverage menu items are desired most.

  • Simplify employee management

Track employee hours, sales, and performance in one place using your POS system. Know exactly which employees are best by tracking sales performance numbers recorded directly in the POS. You can even track employee sales by category to know which employee fits best what department.

Use this checklist to make sure you have the best golf POS

Before you start shopping around, you'll need a good understanding of what different POS systems are offering. Take a look at this check list to better understand the features you are looking for.

For your Pro Shop POS look for:

Employee Management
  • Track hours with easy employee clock in and clock out
  • Monitor sales by each employees based on category or item
  • Track performance between employees over any time period

get good metrics from your golf pos

Inventory management

use your golf pos to manage inventory

Real time reporting

our golf pos provides excellent reporting

 

House accounts
  • Easily manage member house accounts
  • Integrates seamlessly with the tee sheet through Stripe
  • Easily manage payment information directly on the tee sheet
  • Receive timely notifications regarding payments

houst accounts from your golf pos all in one place

Theft prevention
  • Compare inventory levels versus the count recorded by the POS 
  • Use the member profile picture camera to capture photo ID
  • Manage employee rights and permissions
  • Regular security updates

track employees in your golf pos

 

Purchase order entry

make purchase orders from your golf pos

Promote tee times on the Chronogolf marketplace
  • Use POS data to understand underselling tee times
  • Easily promote discounted tee times on the Chronogolf and TeeOff marketplace directly from the POS

sell tee time directly from your golf pos

 

Simple user interface

  • Customize all buttons on the sale page
  • Easily search for products, customers, and sales history

 

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For your restaurant POS look for:

Employee management
  • Track everyone from servers, to chefs
  • Understand who is getting better sales
  • Simple employee check-in makes payroll management simple
manage employees from the golf posInventory Management

 

restaurant management from your golf pos

Custom floor plan
  • Easily customize the floor plan display in the POS
  • Manage server areas directly through the POS
  • Simple interface that's easy for staff to learn

 

customized golf pos restaurant floor plan

Custom menu
  • Customize the menu layout with colours, categories, and modifiers
  • Make ordering quick and easy with the iPad 

 

custom golf pos menus

 

Self ordering POS

  • Empower your clients to create their own orders
  • Cut labor costs
  • Improve exactness and efficiency ofthe order process
  • Create a unique and modern experience for your customers

 

self ordering restaurant golf pos

 

Real time reporting

 

our full golf pos solution

 

House accounts

  • Easily manage member credit accounts
  • Integrates seamlessly with the tee sheet
  • Notifications regarding payments
  • View bills for restaurant and pro shop all in one place

 

track customer accoutn through the golf pos

 

Cloud Based

Manage operations from any device, anywhere

  • Enter your purchase orders at the PGA buying show
  • Track sales, inventory, and operations from
     home or on the road
  • Be more in touch with operations at the course

golf posNo on site server storage

  • Cut costs and storage usage
  • No expensive hardware to replace after 5 years
  • No installation or software requirements
  • Run the system easily from your browser

 

cloud based golf pos24/7 customer support

  • Get help from start to finish
  • Unlimited training sessions available for staff
  • Live chat support available 24/7

 

golf pos customer supportConstant software updates

  • Fresh new features released every month
  • We take your suggestions seriously!

Get a Golf POS with Best-of-Breed Integrations

Marketing Software

 

mailchimp with lightspeed golf pos

Accounting software 

  • Integrates directly with POS inventory and sales data
  • Compatibility with all versions of quickbooks makes managing accounting activities easy

 

golf pos integration

 

Property Management Services (PMS)

  • Golf courses that are integrated with resort management software will have no problem integrating our POS into their CRM software

golf pos integration for hotels

 

Fully open API

 

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Chronogolf Software is Affordable

  • Variety of pricing options available
  • Fair barter system available
  • No obligation during trial period

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Now that you know what the best golf POS looks like

You have a had the chance to get a picture of what the best golf POS on the market looks like, it's time to evaluate your alternatives and make an important decision. These days, it's so important for your golf course to be modern, up to date, and ready to serve the young generation while being user friendly enough for older players.

Of course, you know your golf course's needs better than anyone else but, you need to make sure you have the best information available in order to choose the best option. Book a demonstration of the software we are sure suits your needs best, Chronogolf is offering a no pressure, no commitment opportunity to see our software in action.

 

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Alex Lavoie
alavoie@chronogolf.ca

I love culture, entertainment, marketing and most importantly golf! My goal is to bring interesting new ideas to the golf industry. Want to collaborate on a post? Let's chat over email: alavoie@chronogolf.com
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