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Former National Champs Want to Unite the Golf Community with All Square

Co-Founders of an ambitious mobile app, Patrick Rahme and Arthur de Rivoire, competed on the links against each other as juniors. After college, they both began working in the banking industry in Geneva. Their love of golf initially birthed a budding rivalry but eventually led to a common vision of merging the world of golf onto one cooperative platform.

At first glance, All Square Golf feels like the Trip Advisor of golf. On it, you can browse over 33,000 golf courses worldwide spread out over 180 countries. Users can rate courses and book a round of golf at competitive rates, but like a long, straight drive off the tee, Rahme and de Rivoire strive to play the long game. They don’t want to just be the Trip Advisor of golf, but like a good rescue club want to be a hybrid between Facebook and Trip Advisor.

The app explains that you can, “Find golf courses and notify your friends when you play.” You can also, “Share photos, videos and reviews with your golf network.”

The desire to have a unified and active social media platform for avid golfers sets All Square apart from their competitors. They envision professional and amateur golfers, courses, sponsors, and brands interacting on All Square. It’s well on its way to being that sort of hub with over 85,000 users combined on the iOS and Android apps as well as on their website. They’ve got 450 courses as clients, ranging from the UK to continental Europe, with a few stretched as far as Asia and the U.S.

Both former champions—Rahme of Luxembourg and de Rivoire of Switzerland—fall behind no one in their competitiveness. They look to eagle in a new market when All Square is set to tee it high and let it fly in America as early as the second quarter of 2019.

The site itself offers stunning photography highlighting some of the most famous courses in the world. Plus, their blog can be described as well-written, and with relevant content for all handicaps. The mobile app plays like a freshly cut and carefully manicured green. It’s smooth and clean.

One feature that might lack on the technical end is the ability to create a login with Google or Twitter. Currently, new users can create an account with an email address or directly with Facebook. More integration options would make it even easier for those golfers who may steer clear of Facebook.

However, the Ambassador Program presented to the expanding community offers unique access to exclusive courses, tournament invitations, and monthly prizes. With it, they hope to build rapport with other golf enthusiasts and spur a grassroots movement to help them reach their goal of bringing together everyone who knows how good it feels from the fringe right into the cup.

In an interview, Patrick recently told Sports Tech Today, “With All Square we’ve been able to mix our passion and job. Our mission is to unify the online golf market. It’s exciting to work with top professional golfers such as former world number one Martin Kaymer or Open Champion Louis Oosthuizen who we used to admire on TV. Our young team is constantly innovating to offer more value to golfers around the world.”

In 1948, the Saturday Evening Post called credited Mark Twain as saying, “Golf is a good walk spoiled.” The co-founders of All Square want to make golf a good walk made even better by giving their users one place to find the best nearby courses and new friends with which to share a round.