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Bonfit America And Seaview Resort & Spa Team-Up To Unveil First U.S. Based QOLF Course
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Tom Landers
 
By Tom Landers
Published on 10/16/2007
 
Bonfit America And Seaview Resort & Spa Team-Up To Unveil First U.S. Based QOLF Course

One Of The Northeastís Premier Golf Destinations Complements 36-Holes Of Championship Golf With Two


Galloway, NJ-based Seaview Resort & Spa, A Marriott Resort, one of the premier golf destinations in the Northeast, has teamed-up with Bonfit America, Inc., maker of the popular QOLF Game, to unveil the first U.S.-based QOLF Course.   QOLF, one of South Africa’s most popular leisure activities, is a family-fun chipping game that is a cross between golf and croquet and can be played by anyone, regardless of their playing ability, either as a leisure activity or to hone their short game skills.  In fact, Seaview, which boasts 36-holes of championship golf, has created a 6-hole QOLF Course on property for use by resort guests, including families, group meetings, conferences, etc.

Developed in South Africa, where its popularity is paramount, QOLF has evolved into a widely accepted leisure activity for golfers and non-golfers alike.  QOLF features color-coded (orange, red and blue) frames that have an arch and a hole. The objective of the game is to hit a specially designed, limited flight, QOLFball through each of the frame arches with a minimum amount of strokes, based on the frames Par value.  Players can earn bonus points by hitting the ball through the upper frame hole!  The game is ideal for families or beginner golfers who may not want to venture out onto the championship courses.  In addition, QOLF provides a test of accuracy, touch and skill, and is an ideal tool for short game training as players can hone their chipping skills and hand-eye coordination.

The new QOLF Course at Seaview, which is part of the Resort’s overall Family Golf Program, features a 6-hole layout with shots ranging from 7 to 20 yards each.  Seaview offers QOLF at no charge to its guests, providing players with pitching wedges, QOLFballs and special QOLF scorecards at the Golf Shop.  Players can play individually, or in small group tournament formats, during daylight hours and in an unlimited play capacity.  Also, as part of its corporate QOLF program, Seaview meeting planners will provide an entire cocktail reception theme for groups of all sizes.

“QOLF is a perfect complement to our championship golf program, especially for families, juniors and non-golfers,” said Steve Schaller, Director of Golf, Seaview Resort & Spa, A Marriott Resort.  “Golf is very popular, but not everyone is ready to venture out for a championship golf experience.  That’s what makes QOLF so great, as it is a fun alternative to the links that anyone can play.”

“QOLF has become a huge hit in the U.S. as not only a family-fun game, but as an ideal training tool for junior golfers and beginner players,” said Paul Krok, President, Bonfit America, Inc.  “Now, with the creation of the first QOLF Course at Seaview Marriott, we believe the golf industry will quickly realize the value of QOLF as a source of entertainment and revenue generation for golf facilities nationwide.”

Krok adds, “QOLF can be played by anyone, and it is an ideal alternative to Par-3 golf and miniature golf.  And, creating a QOLF Course can be as simple or as elaborate as a golf facility chooses. In fact, even the most simplistic layout can serve as a revenue generator, for it provides great entertainment for families, young adults, group meetings or outings, and as a short game training area.”

Today in South Africa, as an alternative to both traditional golf courses and short game courses, QOLF Course development has become a rapidly growing golf business.  In addition to leisure use, QOLF Course facilities have become extremely popular for corporate entertainment.

Adds Schaller, “QOLF is great for group meetings, as companies large and small can now utilize our QOLF Courses for entertainment, team building programs, and as an alternative for people who don’t want to venture out for 18-holes of championship golf.”

For more information about QOLF, log on to www.qolf.com.  For more information about Seaview Resort & Spa, A Marriott Resort, log onto www.seaviewmarriott.com