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Thursday, March 15, 2012
Fore! Reservations Software Taught At UW-Stout Golf Enterprise Management Program
Burr Ridge, Illinois - March 15, 2012 - Fore! Reservations, the leading provider of golf course management and marketing software, today announced the visit of Marketing Director Scott Merchant to the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Stout on Tuesday, March 20 and Wednesday, March 21. Merchant is presenting on the Fore! Reservations system to students enrolled in the Golf Enterprise Management Program (GEM).

"I look forward to visiting UW-Stout next week to introduce GEM students to our software's capabilities and teach them about the importance of technology in the golf industry," Merchant says.

For the fourth year in a row, Fore! Reservations is the selected software provider of the GEM-277 Software and Technology course. In this spring semester class required for all GEM majors, students are taught to manage a golf shop operation by utilizing technology and learning how to implement the innovative tools available in the Fore! Reservations system.

Under the umbrella of the GEM-277 course, UW-Stout and Fore! Reservations also partnered to offer an internship program for current students, as well as job placement assistance for GEM graduates. Upon completion of the GEM-277 course, students become certified users of the Fore! Reservations software and are placed in positions at Fore! Reservations golf courses all across the United States.

"Fore! Reservations has a vested interest in developing the industry's future leaders through our continued partnership with UW-Stout," adds Merchant. "Our customers have also been very supportive of this initiative, helping students receive real-world experience applying the software at their golf courses."

UW-Stout GEM Program Director Kris Schoonover is also very pleased with the educational opportunities the joint venture with Fore! Reservations provides her students. "The partnership with Fore! Reservations and UW-Stout is one of a kind," Schoonover states. "The opportunity for our students to learn, use and apply state-of-the-art technology at actual golf courses provides them a valuable learning experience. The golf course benefits from having a professional, knowledgeable, capable, golf enthusiast to help the facility meet its operational needs. Plus, the industry benefits by developing its future managers."

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About Fore! Reservations
Fore! Reservations, established in 1995, is the leading provider of golf course management and marketing software. The suite of integrated Fore! Reservations products includes an easy to use tee time reservation system, powerful point of sale, feature-rich online booking interface, innovative website solution, and automated email marketing product. Fore! Reservations also provides marketing services for its golf course clients, as well as the industry's leading technical support assistance. With 2,000 installations represented by every state in the United States as well as Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean, it is the number one selling tee sheet and best price performing system in the golf industry. Fore! Reservations is a privately held company with offices in Chicago, Burr Ridge and Wheaton, Illinois.
Erin Kopecky
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