11 March, 2003
TORONTO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–March 7, 2003–KESM Transaction Solutions announced today that it would be hosting the Fore! Honors loyalty program for golf players and facilities.
The program will debut in the greater Detroit area this spring, featuring 18 area facilities. The Orchards, Boulder Point and Moose Ridge are just three of the eighteen courses that will be part of the Fore! Honors roll out. A portion of proceeds will be donated to the Darren McCarty Cancer Foundation. The program and system components will be exhibited at the Michigan Golf Show – March 7 – 9, Novi ExpoCenter – Booth 1331.
Fore! Honors affords members the opportunity to earn loyalty “yards” at any of the participating courses and allows the facility “to reward its best customers” notes Fore! Honors President, Pat Damer. “The Instant Reward feature allows two to play a course for the price of one. The feature is activated upon sign up and, basically, pays for the cost of membership.”
The program also allows accumulated “yards” to be redeemed for merchandise, refreshments, supplies or facility use. Members receive a weekly email with Divot Deals, offers like “double yards” at specific courses or invitations to local tournaments, as two examples. Members access their program details for each of the 18 courses at a secure link on the Fore! Honors web site (http://www.ForeHonors.com).
KESM Transaction Solutions provides and manages all the data management of the program:
– Customization of the Catuity Loyalty application.
– Maintenance of the membership database.
– Delivery of membership data to Fore! Honors site.
– Issuance and personalization of the Fore! Honors smart card.
“We’re very proud that Fore! Honors selected KESM to provide their loyalty program management needs,” said KESM’s President, Bruce Murray. With Banksys POS terminals at each of the eighteen courses, KESM hosts and manages all aspects of the program data.
“We chose KESM for their extreme responsiveness, ability to customize each facility and the support of a smart card,” Pat Damer offered. “The smart card was the key factor for customer convenience … a great solution for busy Saturday mornings. Our members and the facilities like the convenience of just updating and redeeming from the card without dialing a host somewhere.”
About KESM Transaction Solutions
KESM Transaction Solutions, based in Toronto, provides design, development and support of applications specifically for the electronics payment industry. KESM licenses the Catuity Loyalty Software and delivers the application as an Application Service Provider (ASP). Support services encompass application staging, deployment and support. http://www.kesm.ca
About Fore! Honors
Fore! Honors is a loyalty and marketing program targeted at golfers in the metro Detroit area. Fore! Honors helps golf facilities retain current customers, motivate customers to play more often and grow the customer base of golfers in the area. President Pat Damer, an A-1 professional and member of the PGA, finished in the top 5% of the PGA’s Business Schools I and II. Prior to Fore! Honors, Mr. Damer held vice presidential and general manager positions with leading golf facilities throughout the United States. http://www.forehonors.com
CONTACT: For KESM Transaction Solutions, Toronto<br /> Walter Murphy, 678/360-3793<br /> [email protected]<br /> or<br /> Fore! Honors<br /> Pat Damer, 248/790-2802<br /> [email protected]