Golf Canada Mobile App (Live Events)

As hosts and organizers of the annual RBC Canadian Open and CP Women’s Open (the Canadian PGA and LPGA championship events respectively), in 2021, Golf Canada green-lit a project to add live event functionality into the Golf Canada Mobile App. For those two weeks of the year, event goers would be able use the app to view a course map, live leaderboards and tee times, access their tickets and use mobile ordering to purchase food and beverages anywhere on the grounds.

With mobile app development partner Mirego on board, I led this project internally at Golf Canada, soliciting and organizing requirements, architecting and developing a Laravel-based API and backend to drive content, data, images and video to the mobile app, interfacing with and implementing integrations with the PGA (ShotLink) and the LPGA (R2IT) for real-time leaderboards and tee times, Ticketmaster for mobile ticketing, VenueNext for mobile ordering of food and beverages, Intellitix for RFID wristbands, and Trak-4 to enable real-time player positioning display in the mobile app.

During the two weeks of the live tournaments, the Golf Canada Mobile App was utilized by over 17,000 event attendees, and $65,000 CAD in incremental revenue was generated via mobile ordering of F&B. The Laravel-based backend is dynamic and can be utilized in future years to display and run further tournaments without the need for further development efforts or even technical ability.