Bellingham brothers, Pat and Tom Jentz, launched DiabloGolf.com in 2010; a cool new website that allowed golfers to pair up for a friendly wager with other golfers of similar skill. By 2012, the company had launched a new app that added the ability to review courses, and most importantly, to maintain an official USGA Handicap Index for less than a third the cost of other more traditional outlets.
Today, what started out as a simple website designed to help Northwest golfers connect, is now the top-ranked golf app in the United States, with over 125,000 users, 150,000 course reviews, and a No. 1 ranking in its category in iTunes. Go ahead, open iTunes on your phone or computer and search for “golf handicap.” There it is. It's also available on Google play and Amazon.
Now they are teaming up with Billy Casper Golf to bring their amazing App to as many users as possible – FREE.
Already available at Rock Manor, Bent Creek, 1757, RedGate, Reston National, Orchard Valley, and Whisper Creek, this free handicap app will make easy handicapping available to all of our golfers. In cooperation with DiabloGolf, Billy Casper hopes to get a licensed USGA Club set up at each of its courses and share this service portfolio widely.
For the Northwest natives – and longtime Cascade Golfer Cup competitors – it’s been a whirlwind ride to the top.
“When we started DiabloGolf we wanted to give golfers an easy way to connect with other golfers. It has since morphed into a tool that golfers use to post their scores while having a beer instead of searching for a kiosk, especially when they’re traveling. The other thing we noticed was that golfers really didn’t have a choice when it came to handicap service providers; it was GHIN or nothing. We now provide golfers another option to choose based on their service needs. Our bread and butter is the golfer who plays mostly with his buddies or in events like the Cascade Golfer Cup, and who really has no interest in belonging to any one course.”
The app’s popularity can be attributed to its simplicity. Using your phone’s GPS feature, the app quickly locates the course you’re playing, and then allows you to enter the tees you played, and your score. DiabloGolf Clubs issue a USGA Handicap Index that is valid for entry in any local tournament or USGA-sanctioned event that requires a USGA Handicap Index.
In addition to tracking handicaps, the Diablo Golf Handicap Tracker still allows you to connect with friends via social media, find tournaments in your area, and make new friends through its original “TeeVite” feature. Plus, you get the satisfaction of knowing you’re supporting a small family run business – and fellow Billy Casper Golfers, to boot.