Lauren Thompson Joins NBC Sports Group’s Digital Golf Businesses
ORLANDO, Fla. (Jan. 27, 2021) – Lauren Thompson, one of GOLF Channel’s most popular on-air personalities, will continue to champion the sport of golf in her next role, announcing today she has joined GolfNow and Clubhouse Solutions, two of the businesses within the NBC Sports Group digital portfolio.
Thompson primarily will serve as the host of the Clubhouse Bulletin, a white-label video newsletter offering by Clubhouse Solutions, which recaps monthly member news for participating private clubs throughout the U.S. She also will host other promotional and business videos for GolfNow, which operates golf’s leading online tee-time marketplace and is the industry’s No. 1 technology and services provider to more than 9,000 golf courses around the world.
“I’m excited to kick off my 2021 partnership with GolfNow and Clubhouse Solutions,” said Thompson, who served as a co-host for Golf Channel’s Morning Drive show for more than seven years. “Both companies have seen record growth and I could not be prouder of the various projects I’ll have the honor of joining. Keep a lookout for us … we’re coming in hot!”
“We’re very pleased Lauren is now part of our team and will be representing our growing brands,” said Jerramy Hainline, senior vice president and general manager, GolfNow. “Not only has she earned a stellar reputation from her on-air work on Morning Drive and other NBC projects, but she’s also excited to help us advocate for the sport of golf and the people who work in the golf course industry.”
GolfNow is an innovative technology company that creates seamless ways for golfers and golf courses to better connect. GolfNow operates the largest online tee-time marketplace in the world, offering 3.5 million registered golfers a variety of ways to stay connected to their favorite courses and the ability to easily book tee times online and via mobile devices any time of day. GolfPass members receive special playing perks through GolfNow, including tee time credit and rewards. GolfNow, part of the NBC Sports Group with offices in Orlando, Fla., and Belfast, Northern Ireland, also provides technology, support and marketing services to more than 9,000 golf courses in 24 countries around the world.
About Clubhouse Solutions
Clubhouse Solutions, a division within NBC Sports Group’s family of golf brands, offers tangible solutions dedicated to the success of private golf and country clubs through best-in-class technology, services and expertise. Focusing on four themes – member engagement, administrative time savings, revenue generation, cost savings – Clubhouse Solutions’ services are designed to help clubs attain their goals and reach their fullest potential. Clubhouse Solutions also offers ClubBuy, a free group-purchasing organization used by hundreds of private clubs in the golf industry and beyond.