GolfStatus, now with Kiip integration, available in App Store
GolfStatus lets users to check in to courses (left) and track a variety of statistics and accomplishments (right).
Ryan Cooper, the founder of GolfStatus, an app that rewards golfers for checking in at different courses, says he’s ready to show off his creation, which now includes features inspired by a speaker at Big Omaha.
With GolfStatus, players check in at courses and log their on-course achievements to accumulate points, bag tags and GolfStatus cash.
“We explored whether integrating Kiip could benefit GolfStatus, and pulled the trigger,” Cooper said. “Kiip has allowed us to start offering rewards right away, and we hope to build on that as GolfStatus grows.”
But creating GolfStatus while also working full-time as an attorney hasn’t been without its challenges.
“I consider myself to have two full-time jobs, because I definitely put in full-time hours and effort to GolfStatus,” Cooper said.
Cooper, who lives in Lincoln, said the biggest challenge so far has been finding capable and trustworthy people who can be delegated tasks.
Cooper said GolfStatus has additional features in the works, like allowing users to post their scores to the Golf Handicap Index Network, the largest handicap computation service for golfers.
In the meantime, Cooper said the number of GolfStatus users is gradually increasing.
“We’re going to keep the momentum rolling with grassroots marketing,” he said.