The Canadian golf community has spoken and the team at Golf Canada has listened. Golf enthusiasts, fans, players and members have wanted a more interactive and intuitive online experience and that appetite for change has resulted in the evolution of Golf Canada’s website – golfcanada.ca.
The change offers enhanced accessibility within a responsively-designed, mobile-friendly interface which adapts to display in a manner tailored to your viewing device – be it your desktop, tablet or smart phone.
The re-envisioned golfcanada.ca being launched today is just one aspect of a larger project taking place across all Golf Canada digital touch points. Earlier this spring, we launched a completely redesigned Golf Canada mobile app to help members track their Official Golf Canada Handicap Factor®. The new app – available for free on iOS and Android devices – offers a new user-friendly interface that makes posting scores and tracking game statistics easier.
The new golfcanada.ca presents a sleek and clean interface while maintaining many of our audience-favourite features from the previous site, including:
- in-depth information and resources to service Golf Canada members and member clubs
- up-to-date results from various professional tours and amateur events
- the latest news from around the golfing world
- insights into Canadian golf from experts and industry leaders
- information on Canada’s national golf teams and the rising stars of Canadian golf
- all the happenings from Canada’s national amateur championships, as well as the RBC Canadian Open and the Canadian Pacific Women’s Open
One goal of the redesign was to bring content and functions most often sought by our visitors to the forefront. A detailed analysis of site analytics helped identify these items and guided the design decisions in developing the new interface. Buttons to post scores, verify handicap factors and look up courses have been placed front and centre to allow members to quickly access these key resources. Before entering the details of their rounds, members will need to login – which can be done through the Post a Score button or via the Login button, which remains situated in the top right corner.
After logging in, members will find a new personalized Members area which contains detailed records of their past performances and their most recent statistics.
On the homepage, a quick scroll down reveals a revamped News interface which now houses information from across the golf landscape, all available at a glance. From blogs to features; golf insider insights to national team updates; quick words from the road to all the latest in equipment – everything you need to know about the game will be available in a single area.
All results – professional tours, events with Team Canada athletes and national amateur championships – will still be readily available on the main page. Scrolling down past the news will bring you to the results area.
Members of Canada’s national amateur, development and young pro squads will be featured in a random rotation to allow users to meet the newest additions to Team Canada and to easily find information about the athletes they already know.
A comprehensive menu can be accessed through a dropdown interface in the top left corner. For ease of reference, a full site map is available at the bottom of the page.
It has been said that a website is never done and this holds true for the new golfcanada.ca. While the look and feel will remain, we will continue to review and revise as we stay up–to-date with the changing needs of Canada’s golfing community. One feature we will be launching shortly is a completely revamped Course Lookup tool that will display detailed information on courses and clubs across the country, powered by Golf Canada’s comprehensive CRM database.
We are excited to launch our new website and we want to hear from you! Please let us know what you think of the new golfcanada.ca and we’ll continue to build the site together.
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