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A new simple system/device designed to improve pace of play

21st Century Creations, a Durham NC innovation company, is proud to announce the launch of PaceKeeper, a color-coded GPS driven system designed to improve golf course pace of play.

Pacekeeper ( provides small indicator devices (on cart or bag) to help golfers continuously see their pace of play on the golf course; and allows course management to monitor the pace of groups throughout the course on a real-time basis…and take action early before a logjam develops on the course.

PaceKeeper can be utilized for tournament shotguns, daily play, and for specific groups (beginners, early day pacesetters, etc.) for select distribution   No wiring or “under the hood” mechanics are required, and full fleet commitments are unnecessary.

PaceKeeper also provides a pace incentive plan for players designed to draw players back to the clubhouse to eat, drink and buy merchandise…thus increasing club revenue sources. 

PaceKeeper devices are pre-programmed individually to courses so that they light GREEN if a group is on the course set pace; YELLOW if the group is 5-10 minutes behind pace; and RED if the group is +10 minutes behind pace.  PaceKeeper also provides a PURPLE severe weather warning that course administrators can send to all PaceKeepers on the course.

For traveling tournament organizers, PaceKeepers can be programmed from course to course. 

Early reviews include:

“I was happy that my staff could be on the scene when issues were happening…Before PaceKeeper came along we couldn’t do that” --Hung Chow, Director of Golf, Virtues Golf Club, Nashport, OH

“Our members like the idea of knowing to stay on pace…And from an operational standpoint, the ability to monitor the course from a phone or computer makes it easy on the staff to pinpoint issues” --Scooter Buhrman, Champion Hills, Dir. of Golf, Hendersonville, NC

“I love that it is all pretty much automated” --Chad Pitts, Executive Director, Iowa Golf Association

For more information, contact: Hank Jones (919)354-1001

Contact: Hank Jones-- (919) 354-1001,