PHILADELPHIA, PA, August 21, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Arnold McClellan
is an accounting professional who is also an avid golfer. He loves both watching the sport and playing a few rounds whenever possible. Now, he has come out in support of a new app that was created especially for golf fans such as himself. A new article discusses the details of this new golf-centric piece of technology.
The invention is the brainchild of Colorado Springs, Colorado entrepreneur and part-time golfer Doyle Heisler. The app, called iWanamaker, works in real-time. It enables golfers, fans, and tournament officials the ability to view players' scores and leader boards, while chatting with other golfers and enthusiasts as the tournament is still going on. The invention allowed proud dad Douglas O'Halloran to get an update when his son was about to win the age 11 bracket of the Pikes Peak Junior Golf League Tournament. Thanks to this notification, he was able to arrive at the course in time to see his son receive his trophy.
The app is able to display the scores of 300 different golfers at once, and is useful for a variety of different scoring formats. This includes scrambles, skins, and best ball, as well as hole contests such as longest drive. The scores and standings are updated in real time, so there is no longer a need to wait for final scores to come in hours later with the results of the competition.
Heisler describes the app, which is free for all smartphones, saying, "It becomes the conduit between players, tournament officials, and fans."
"This app is a terrific idea because it turns golf into more of an interactive sport. It also makes it easier for a fan to get the information that they are most interested in during a particular tournament," states Arnold McClellan.
Heisler developed the idea in 2011 after he had spent time playing in a number of golf tournaments. He invested $5,000 of his own money during the first year in order to develop the software. From there, he ended up investing another $20,000. This money came from his own savings, as well as from friends and family members.
The app's popularity has continued to spread since its development, thanks in part to word of mouth recommendations from fans. The app recently received 52,000 hits as it was used to help track the Pikes Peak Junior Golf competition at 14 different courses. Each month, 20 to 30 different national tournaments use it. This includes events that recently took place in Connecticut and New Jersey.
"This app is innovative and will probably become even more popular with golfers around the country due to its convenient features," states Arnold McClellan.
is a 28-year veteran of the accounting industry, and is a certified public accountant. He received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Georgia State University. Throughout his lengthy career, he has played an integral role in a number of prestigious firms. He regularly works with high-profile clients, providing them with sound advice and services. In addition to his passion for the field of accounting, he is also an avid golf fan. McClellan regularly participates in volunteer work in his community, and is proud to lend his time to a number of worthy organizations.