GolfNow's drive to seek out the best talent
After the success of Rory McIlroy, Graeme McDowell and Darren Clarke in recent years, Northern Ireland was coined the golfing capital of the world.
But long before their major triumphs on the biggest stage, leading tech firm GolfNow - with a base in Belfast - were climbing their way to the top of the international leaderboard for innovation.
Founded in 2001, GolfNow offers comprehensive and up-to-date information on available tee-off times at a wide range of golf courses in 16 countries worldwide, including Ireland, the UK and United States. This flourishing company was meanwhile named Best Company to Work by the Belfast Chamber of Trade and Commerce Business Awards in 2016, and again in 2017.
Keeping you informed about your favourite courses and introducing you to new ones, GolfNow’s easy and convenient online booking system has proven to be as essential as a trusty 3-wood for millions of players.
But GolfNow is not interested in standing still, and is always looking to improve on their excellent foundation. The firm is currently on the lookout for professionals with the vision to continually drive the company forward. Here, they offer the best advice on how to make the cut.
What do you do?
Founded in 2001, GolfNow offers the best in tee times and golf course selection through easy and convenient online booking. Using leading-edge technology, GolfNow is trusted by more than three million golfers to help them stay connected to their favourite courses or discover new places to play with a wide selection of tee times booked via the web, email and mobile apps for iPhone and Android – even when the course is closed.
GolfNow is owned and operated by U.S. based Golf Channel – part of the NBC Sports Group – and headquartered in Orlando, Florida. Partnering with more than 8,000 golf courses in 16 countries worldwide, GolfNow’s Belfast office supports more than 2,000 clubs in Ireland, the UK and other territories outside of North America.
What type of roles do you have available?
Not everyone who works at GolfNow is a great golfer, but we all share a passion for the game and embrace what makes golf great: focus, values and commitment. Carry those traits into your career at GolfNow, and there’s no telling how high you’ll climb.
As part of the NBCUniversal family, we’re a rapidly growing division of an innovative and diverse company. In this environment, ambitious people can make their marks in dramatic ways.
We’re always on the lookout for professionals with ideas, vision and drive to keep this great business growing. If you thrive in a charged atmosphere where expectations are high, GolfNow could be the next step in your career.
Legal Counsel, GolfNow International.
The role of Legal Counsel for GolfNow will be based in Belfast, Northern Ireland and focus on providing legal support to GolfNow’s UK Golf division and assist leadership in its UK operations and expansion to new territories internationally.
Why should a jobseeker apply for a job with your company?
These are exciting times for the game of golf and those who love and live it. With GolfNow, we are driving forward and reshaping an entire industry – disrupting the status quo, creating innovative new web-based and mobile products, and assisting golf course operators to build profitable, sustainable businesses. In the UK and Ireland, more than 30 million rounds were booked in 2016 using BRS Golf, the technology that drives the GolfNow brand.
It’s a great time to be part of GolfNow, a truly global company. Although we value a “start-up spirit” and we have a feel of a small agile company, we can leverage all the benefits and resources of the international corporate community of NBCUniversal.
We also work closely with our Orlando-based colleagues at GolfNow and Golf Channel, as well as those within NBC Universal International and Comcast. Our new office in Belfast features state-of-the-art work and meeting spaces, as well as extra amenities that include the latest Foresight Golf Simulator, putting greens and a pool table.
What application advice would you give jobseekers?
Those wishing to apply are asked to keep an eye out on the BRSGolf.com job board for all the latest vacancies.
To view current vacancies at GolfNow please visit: www.nijobs.com/GolfNow