(BUFFALO, NY) – A new generation of golf experiences is coming and it’s something broadcasters and traditional fans wish they had yesterday.
Marking a new era in fan engagement and consumer analytics, FansXR, metaFORE.golf and OnCore Golf are joining forces to bring unique, immersive and technology-driven golf experiences to the market. The first planned offering will allow users to become the producers of their own online golf event broadcasts, using an online content stream, but with incredibly rich enhancements and options. Using state-of-the-art 360° cameras, 5G streaming, proprietary servers, advanced computing, AI-based image capture and graphics creation technologies, users will have the opportunity to participate virtually at events around the world by controlling streams and camera angles, viewing player, team, course and environmental data, and even enabling real-time online betting.
OnCore Golf CEO Keith Blakely said, “Golf continues to evolve and we are very excited to launch this partnership bringing disruptive capabilities to market. The pace of technology adoption has accelerated, and interest in golf among young consumers demands new approaches to the golf experience – in person, virtually, online or through conventional media. OnCore has a proven track record of innovation and our partnership with FansXR and metaFORE will merge a number of disruptive technologies to help golfers improve their game, compete in virtual and real-world tournaments, and take full advantage of future web-based innovations. 3.0.
In 2021, there were 66.6 million registered, non-member golfers worldwide who played nine or 18 holes of golf. Additionally, 12.4 million people participated exclusively in off-course activities like driving ranges, indoor golf simulators or golf entertainment venues like Topgolf and Drive Shack. And while the game of golf has seen an unprecedented increase in participation in recent years, television viewership for golf has not seen the same growth. There seems to be a clear need for more audience interaction and engagement – something this collaboration is able to provide.
Matt Coleman, CEO of FansXR, said: “We are excited to launch these new types of experiences and specifically target casual golfers looking for ways to increase the fun and excitement of their golf experiences, while engaging and becoming more involved in viewing golf events. . Our ‘second screen’ broadcast technology offers full control of the viewing experience and can deliver data, commentary, community engagement and even betting to the consumer. We’ve seen this work in other sporting and entertainment events and can’t wait to extend it to the world of golf.
metaFORE.golf CEO Zaq Smith added, “MetaFORE.golf is thrilled to be part of reinventing the game of golf. By creating photorealistic assets from the world’s most sought-after golf courses using LiDAR technology, providing users with coin-operated loyalty and reward experiences, and developing amazing new skill-based games. We plan to introduce a series of tournaments for individual and team play in early 2023 – for both real-world and metaverse participation.
Golf is changing. Be ready.
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About Oncore Golf Technology:
One of the most disruptive golf technology companies of the past decade, OnCore Golf Technology delivers breakthrough products that help improve on-course performance for golfers around the world. Anchored by proprietary perimeter weighting and high moment of inertia technology, its AVANT 55, ELIXR, VERO X1 and VERO X2 balls have captivated golfing communities from beginners to elite players. OnCore Golf is also pioneering the leading artificial intelligence-based golf instruction app – Golf Boost AI – as well as introducing innovative designs for futuristic golf entertainment centers. The company’s leadership team includes executives who have led many of the world’s most prominent golf brands in R&D, operations, manufacturing and marketing. For more information, visit: www.oncoregolf.com
metaFORE.golf has developed considerable expertise in creating incredibly unique and immersive golf experiences using the seemingly limitless power of WEB3. From GameFi (play to win) projects to community DApps, from tech-infused green grass tournaments to coin-operated VR country clubs, metaFORE has positioned itself to be the new industry standard in golf gaming.
FansXR is a disruptor in the broadcast media industry that has created a set of unique technology capabilities providing an extended reality broadcast platform that is distributed to any digital device or Metaverse portal. The company has created an immersive media player that enables real-time consumer engagement with multiple features including but not limited to gamification like polls, predictions, betting, live chat and instant selection of cameras. In sports, fans become their own director and create their own point of view in 360 video and enable live overlays including sports stats, scores, player-by-player comparison and more.
Our solution enhances the audience by specifically targeting the younger generation with personalized XR experiences by bringing the real world into the metaverse or web-based experiences. For more information, contact: [email protected] or visit www.fansxr.com.