Golf is not just a game. Business deals are often made over a few rounds between associates and business partners. Friendships are strengthened. So basically golf is a social network–though not the usual online social network one would imagine.
Web app developers have been finding interesting ways to combine the power of social networking and the niche interests of Web users. And in terms of golf, Skill Technology has developed Gimme Golf, where users can compete with other online users, with the possibility of playing tourney (and winning prizes!).
The grass just got a lot greener for casual gamers. Gimme Golf, a new online golf game from Skill Technology, allows players to connect with friends and compete in tournaments for cash.
The socially interactive site allows players to experience several 18-hole golf courses featuring hand-painted graphics that create a never-before-seen golfing world.
During a 20 minute lunch break, players can compete in a foursome with friends, or in a tournament of up to 50 people. Entry fees start as low as $1 and cash winnings can be up to $1,000, although the game can be played anytime for free as well.
â€œWe wanted to create a site that would combine the best of both worlds,â€ said Jeff Clapper, president, Skill Technology. â€œGimme Golf offers players a virtual golfing community and the option of playing for real cash.â€
To add some flair to the fairway, a cast of highly stylized, in-game characters feature real world quirks, diverse golf skills, and distinct personalities.