5 questions with Colin Sinclair – Carnoustie Golf Links
Learn more about Colin Sinclair, PGA Head Professional at the world renowned Carnoustie Golf Links, the hosts of the 2018 Open Championship.
If you could be a caddie on Tour, whose caddie would you like to be and why?
Jason Day! To see one of the best in the world inside the ropes would be great.
Has golf always been your first love and who was your golf hero growing up? What other sports / team are you a fan of?
Yes golf first closely followed by American football and Rugby (Bengals fan, enough said!). My golf hero growing up was Tom Watson.
What was your favourite Major to watch this year and why?
The Open Championship – to me it was the best tournament on an awesome course (Royal Birkdale) and Jordan’s finish was inspirational.
Where does Pace of Play rank as an industry priority?
No 1 priority as it will determine who wishes to play the game…………. too slow puts prospective golfers off.
Why has your course decided to invest in Pace of Play? What are the top benefits about having technology to manage the field, efficiencies and the pace of play?
We have invested in Pace technology because player experience and improved efficiencies are a top priority, and achieving these objectives creates revenue opportunities. The top benefits of using Tagmarshal technology are improved results, accountability and measurable success. It’s great for our rangers too as the system allows them to provide non-confrontational support.
Tagmarshal is a golf course efficiencies and field management solution that turns pace-of-play into an asset. The system uses a series of small “tags” clipped onto one golf bag per group, or installed into carts, which transmit geolocation data. Industry-leading algorithms identify risk groups with accurate, objective support to alleviate pace challenges before they arise. Public, private and resort courses using Tagmarshal realize substantial returns on investments through improved on-course experiences achieved with less staff, as well as increases in daily rounds. Easy-to-use pace analytics, weather data integration and geo-fencing complete the offering.