Homestretch Golf’s Chris Beeman interviews Anthony Roth, Assistant Pro at Martis Camp Club in Truckee, CA about the benefits of Homestretch Golf
“We were so excited to ditch the paper tickets and, most importantly, put the game in the users’ hands. Homestretch Golf is a real game changer!”
– Anthony Roth, Asst. Pro at Martis Camp Club
Why would a tournament admin consider running a weighted payout pari-mutuel rather than a pari-mutuel relying on traditional payout calculations? This blog article explains the difference between these types of pari-mutuel offerings, and shows you how unbelievably easy it is to create any of these tournaments on Homestretch Golf, where you participants will enjoy paperless pari-mutuels and live odds during the betting window!
The proprietary Homestretch Golf feature allows admins to run Show Only (TOP 3) tournaments but dictate the payout calculations by % depending on the finishing position within the Top 3 spots. Additionally, admins will be able to run Place Only (TOP 2) tournaments but dictate the payout calculations by % depending on the finishing position within the Top 2 spots. Common examples are 50%/30%/20% for ‘Show Only’ tournaments with weighted payouts; 60%/40% for ‘Place Only’ tournaments with weighted payouts…but tournament admins can determine those specific %’s when creating a tournament on Homestretch Golf! See the screenshots and explanations below to understand the difference between Traditional Payout Calculations versus Weighted Payout Calculations.
“Our participants really enjoyed the new weighted payouts option because of how it simplified the betting experience. Having one wager that covered win, place and show made it easier for participants to bet on teams, and if they wagered on a team that finished top three – it was a winner. I see us using only weighted payouts for all our events going forward!”
– Larry Donaldson from Stoughton Country Club in Stoughton, Wisconsin on Homestretch Golf’s new “Weighted Payouts” solution
PAPERLESS PRE-ROUND PARI-MUTUEL PREDICTION PLATFORM FOR CLUB GOLFERS PARTNERS WITH PHONE CADDY BY DESERT FOX GOLF
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 16, 2022
Sacramento, CA – Homestretch Golf, the golf industry’s first paperless pari-mutuel platform, proudly announces a major partnership with Desert Fox Golf. The deal gamifies the Homestretch Golf experience, yielding a free Phone Caddy for one lucky participant in every tournament conducted on the platform in the U.S. through 2022!
“This partnership is a huge win for all of our current and future customers,” stated the company’s Founder/CEO David Knox. “Not only do Pros and Admins leveraging Homestretch Golf deliver a better experience unmatched in the industry at the club level, now in addition to our proven benefits all participants are eligible to win a completely free and incredibly handy and useful prize. Who doesn’t like having the chance to win something free?!” Read more
HOMESTRETCH GOLF appoints ASIA GOLF ENTERPRISES for Distribution of its Pari-mutuel solution in Asia-Pacific
January 31, 2022.
Las Vegas, USA, January 31, 2022 — Homestretch Golf (HSG), the world’s leading developer of pari-mutuel and wagering software for club golfers, announces a partnership with Asia Golf Enterprises (AGE) for expansion across the Asia Pacific region. HSG has reimagined golf pari-mutuels, providing a solution that gives golfers a dynamic and accurate tournament wagering experience both pre- and post-round while raising money for charity.
Asia Golf Enterprises brings decades of experience distributing and supporting leading golf technology across the region and expects to build on the strength of HSG’s widely used golf wagering solution.
“We are thrilled to have raised significant money for charity through our platform so far, and the sky’s the limit as we help more clubs across the Asia Pacific region enhance their pre-round pari-mutuel operations,” stated the company’s Founder/CEO David Knox. Read more
January, 2022 – The golf industry leads the way in philanthropic efforts, and Homestretch Golf is proud to contribute to numerous golf industry charities and foundations throughout the year. Homestretch Golf kicks off 2022 with donations to the following established organizations that make significant impacts on and off the golf course.
- The American Cancer Society
- Folds of Honor Foundation
- PGA H.O.P.E. via Northern California PGA Foundation
- Tiger Woods’ TGR Foundation
- Johnny Miller’s Champ Foundation
- The First Tee Foundation
- Girls Golf via LPGA Foundation
PAPERLESS PRE-ROUND PARI-MUTUEL PREDICTION PLATFORM FOR CLUB GOLFERS SURPASSES $1 MILLION MILESTONE AND RAISES OVER $23K FOR CHARITY
September 13, 2021
Sacramento, CA – Homestretch Golf, the golf industry’s first paperless pari-mutuel platform, proudly announces a major milestone in the company’s second full year of operations. Thanks to the overwhelmingly positive feedback from their tournament admins and participating club golfers, Homestretch Golf has surpassed $1 Million in pre-round predictions on the platform, and has raised over $23K for charity!
“We are thrilled to have raised significant money for charity through our platform so far, and the sky’s the limit as we help more clubs enhance their pre-round pari-mutuel operations,” stated the company’s Founder/CEO David Knox. “One of our recent new admins summed up what many of our new users appreciate about Homestretch Golf when he said ‘Nice job creating a fun and easy-to-use product which provides a modern solution to an old administrative headache!’ Read more
PGA Professional David Knox chats with Andy Tracy about his annual buddy trip to northern Michigan, and how introducing Homestretch Golf last year to manage betting saved Andy tons of admin time, allowed him to open wagering several days prior to traveling to the course, and enhanced the experience for his participants with live odds and saving wagers from their phone. Andy also tells some great stories from past trips that you won’t want to miss!
Homestretch Golf allows tournament admins to spend more time enjoying the trip and less time battling the inevitable influx of communications with your group members. They will thank you for making the experience better with live odds to win, place and show while wagers are being saved using Homestretch Golf!
Homestretch Golf: PAPERLESS PRE-ROUND PREDICTION PLATFORM FOR CLUB GOLFERS SET TO HOST VIRTUAL BOOTH AT THE UPCOMING CMAA CLUB BUSINESS EXPO
Sacramento, CA – Homestretch Golf, the golf industry’s first paperless pari-mutuel platform, announces their participation in the upcoming 2021 Virtual CMAA Club Business Expo to be held March 8 – 12, 2021.
Launched in April, 2019, Homestretch Golf has quickly become the industry-leader in providing a dynamic, interactive platform with live odds to win fluctuating in real-time for club golfers to save informed pre-round predictions from any internet-connected device. Golf Professionals, General Managers, Trip Organizers, and Committee Members alike have upgraded this pre-round aspect of tournament operations by using the Homestretch Golf platform over the past two years. More than 6,000 members and guests have saved their predictions on Homestretch Golf!
PAPERLESS PRE-ROUND PREDICTION PLATFORM FOR CLUB GOLFERS SET TO HOST VIRTUAL BOOTH AT THE UPCOMING PGA SHOW
Sacramento, CA – Homestretch Golf, the golf industry’s first paperless pari-mutuel platform, announces their participation in the upcoming 2021 Virtual PGA Show to be held January 26-29, 2021. Read full press release as featured in The Golf Wire. Read more
“The final hour of wagering in a pari-mutuel can often be the most critical time period to save (additional) wagers because Homestretch Golf’s platform is providing you live, real-time win odds data that can make you that much more informed than other participants solely based on when you monitor those odds.”
Besides the fact that for those who are unfamiliar there is a small learning curve to understanding how to wager in a pari-mutuel (which we help spell out in our user help section on our platform), the main reason they aren’t as common as, say, a skins game, is because they historically have required a lot of time, organization and effort…until now!
Old pain points for me:
Managing error-prone paper bet slips, often which are illegible or get lost.
The time requirement to enter all those slips into software that can handle the calculations.
The time and extra step to facilitate physical receipts, even if just carbon copies.
Post-round process of finding all the winning wager combinations.
Constantly telling eager post-round participants to wait longer to see how much they won and collect.
As with most tasks, investing some time in planning and thinking through logistics in advance of running an event can pay dividends. Nothing is worse with golf events than learning of mistakes you (or your staff/committee) made due to careless oversights, not having solid answers to questions, and generally not being thorough with anticipating needs in order to deliver a great golf experience. The same holds true when it comes to facilitating pari-mutuels or any form of pre-round wagering.
Here are three best practices to implement BEFORE your event that will help you execute amazing wagering experiences for your participants: Read more
Is your club losing out on bigger wagering pots because you don’t open up bets until a staff member or point person is physically in place to collect cash at the club or some other gathering location? If that is how things are run at your club, then unfortunately, chances are the answer is YES!
The beauty of Homestretch Golf’s paperless wagering platform is that there is no longer a requirement to verbally tell someone your wager or physically have someone record it with pen and paper on a bet slip or enter it directly into a computer. Homestretch Golf has given the power of recording and saving wagers to the betting participants! Read more
How can pari-mutuels raise money for charity?
Simple Homestretch Golf Solution:
Reserve a portion of the wagers to be donated to the local cause! As an example, if I run a tournament on Homestretch Golf and in my tournament setting reserve 20% of the total wagers for charity, then that reduction is made prior to calculating the payout results. This is a completely under-utilized fundraising method for charity golf scrambles. Read more
- It takes a lot of prep time and several people to facilitate golf pari-mutuels at my club
- Team numbers must be displayed when viewing the field of play, and when placing wagers
- Paper receipts are a required step in the wagering process
- The betting window can’t open until someone is physically in place to collect cash
- I have to wait around a long time post-round to see if and what I won
Homestretch Golf’s platform, built by PGA Professional David Knox, busts all of these common myths. In fact, it is easier to facilitate pre-round wagering (traditional pari-mutuels or any aspect of win/place/show wagering) using Homestretch Golf than it is to conduct a skins game. Read more
Participating in a golf tournament or special event that offers pari-mutuel or any pre-round wagering component can be an absolute blast! Trying to predict which players/teams will have a good event and wagering on them really pumps up the fun factor for the event. For those who are not familiar with the terms or don’t have much experience with pari-mutuels, here are some helpful definitions and an explanation of how the live odds to win display on our platform: Read more