New Website Connects Meeting Planners, Golf Courses

Golf RFP, which claims to be the first and only electronic RFP service for golf groups, has graduated from beta and launched the full version of its website, it announced last week. Free to users, the site allows meeting planners and other event organizers to electronically submit RFPs to golf courses for the purpose of planning a golf event.

“If you have been tasked with finding a golf course and planning a golf event, there’s not an easier way to start the course selection process than by using Golf RFP,” Golf RFP Founder Gary Lorfano said in a statement. “Our goal is to save any planner valuable time by contacting several golf courses by using the Golf RFP website instead of contacting each course individually.”

Once an RFP is submitted to Golf RFP, the site distributes it to its network of member courses, which pay a fee to join the site. Users will then receive offers from golf courses interested in earning their group’s business.

“We put the power of the sale in the hands of the golf course,” Lorfano said when the site launched its beta version in January. “It’s up to each individual course if they want to bid on the RFP and how aggressive they wish to get in hopes of winning the business.”

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