Wroblewski is not a great golfer, but there are few people who are
more passionate about the game.
became frustrated after hearing friends talk about great weekend
experiences on various area courses and wondered why his golf buddies
couldnít have shared those experiences by playing together.
"The reality is it is a hassle to book a tee time and organize a
group," says Wroblewski, who lives in the Milwaukee area and
holds a respectable 17 handicap. "I could call or go online and
get a tee time, but what I couldnít do was fill that group and get
my friends to the course."
Out of that
frustration, GolfPipeline.com was born, launching in the spring of
2012. Over 10,000 golfers in more than 35 states use the site, which
covers courses in 22 states with the heaviest traffic on courses in
Milwaukee, Chicago and Kansas City. Golfers can book or add tee times,
invite their friends to play, track their personal scores and
subscribe to the USGA compliant handicap club. There is no charge to
use the site, other than the handicap club ($18 per year).
his website is the "Facebook and Open Table of golf," and it
will generate badly needed interest among young golfers who relate to
social media and the Internet. "We want to create a younger
demographic, building features that young golfers want as part of the
Invites can be
sent out via e-mail, Facebook, and, accommodating the time-honored
business aspect of the game, on LinkedIn.
whose background is in technology and healthcare networks, has set
major goals for GolfPipeline.com, expanding its overall reach and
getting into league management, booking lessons with pros, gift cards
and clothing. "I love it. If I can build a business around my
passion, Iíll do it forever."