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EZLinks Acquires DSS

EZLINKS GOLF ACQUIRES DISTINCT SOFTWARE SOLUTIONS, EXPANDING ITS INDUSTRY-LEADING TECHNOLOGY PORTFOLIO

CHICAGO – February 2, 2017 – EZLinks Golf (EZLinks), a PGA TOUR affiliated company and a leading developer of golf course management technology, today announced the acquisition of Distinct Software Solutions (DSS), the golf industry’s premier marketing technology and service provider.  The acquisition of DSS expands EZLinks’ product portfolio, adding new capabilities that will enhance the golf course experience.

The DSS marketing technology complements EZLinks’  software suite, which includes a cloud-based tee sheet and point of sale as well as TeeOff.com by PGA TOUR, the official tee time reservation site of the PGA TOUR. 

“The acquisition of Distinct Software Solutions underscores EZLinks’ commitment to providing our clients with the best technology and tools in the game,” said Gary Cohen, chief executive officer of EZLinks Golf.  “Serving more than 3,500 golf courses worldwide, EZLinks continues to invest in the growth of our platforms and our clients’ success.”

DSS’s golf expertise and innovation power marketing for thousands of golf courses worldwide.  The DSS portfolio of marketing products includes golf’s most advanced reputation management and social media management tools, data-triggered CRM and a responsive web and email marketing platform.  In addition to these products, DSS provides hands-on support, marketing expertise and reservation services designed specifically to support golf course operators. 

“The DSS marketing platform is built on decades of golf and technology expertise and a client-first philosophy that mirrors EZLinks’ approach,” said Ali Murdoch, CEO of Distinct Software Solutions, and, following the acquisition, chief client officer of EZLinks.  “EZLinks is focused on being golf’s most valued partner, and we are excited to be part of this vision.” 

The acquisition of DSS by EZLinks follows the March 2016 acquisition of Integrated Business Solutions, the developer of golf’s leading point of sale solution.  

About EZLinks Golf LLC

EZLinks Golf LLC, a PGA TOUR affiliated company, produces industry-leading software and services to power the operations and marketing needs of the golf industry.  Founded in 2015 by a PGA TOUR affiliate and EZLinks Golf, Inc. (established 1995), EZLinks Golf LLC’s software and service suite is tailored for golf and includes:  tee sheet, point of sale, 24/7 reservation center, online booking engines, marketing services, 24/7 support and TeeOff.com by PGA TOUR (www.teeoff.com) – an online tee time marketplace connecting millions of golfers with tee times at golf courses worldwide.  For more information, visitwww.ezlinksgolf.com.

About Distinct Software Solutions

Distinct Software Solutions is an Austin, Texas-based internet marketing leader and the preeminent digital marketing technology partner to golf courses worldwide.  Specializing in online marketing and social reputation management, Distinct Software Solutions, serves more than 2,500 golf courses worldwide and has expanded its portfolio to serve additional industries including the restaurant industry. To find out more about Distinct Software Solutions, visit www.distinctsoftwaresolutions.com.

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EZLinks Golf LLC

 

Laura Dihel   

Ph: (312) 913-6912

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