Deere Golf teams with software company to introduce OnLink
By Mike Jiggens
John Deere Golf and software company OnGolf have joined forces to provide golf courses with a cloud-based golf course management system that collects data and manages equipment, labour, water, chemicals, nutrients and playing conditions.
The OnLink platform also offers precise and accurate weather forecasting information. The cloud-based, automated-reporting software focuses on providing critical course conditions, economic reports and other insights to golf superintendents and operators, allowing them to make the best possible economic and agronomic decisions.
“John Deere Golf is excited to join forces with OnGolf to provide this comprehensive course management solution to our customers,” said Dave Plaster, sales manager, John Deere Golf. “With OnLink, course operators will be able to create and easily maintain best practices for course management and equipment maintenance.” OnGolf’s results-oriented strategy has been implemented by both high-end courses and those needing to do more with less. In less than two years, OnGolf users have recognized more than $1 million in savings. In addition to current course management programs, OnLink will provide a fleet management solution. Set to launch this summer, the fleet management program will track equipment maintenance, usage with labour operator qualifications and scheduling, cost of ownership, parts look-up and ordering for all brands of equipment. “John Deere’s equipment and fleet management expertise, coupled with OnGolf’s success with performance optimization software, creates an innovative management solution for our customers and the industry,” said Walt Norley, founder and CEO, OnGolf. “These cloud-based features are proven to simplify course maintenance, saving managers time and money while improving playing conditions.” Subscriptions for OnLink will be available soon through John Deere Golf dealers and OnGolf.