Corporate History

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2000

May. ‘Golf Digest Online is Established
‘Launched online golf course reservations service
‘Flash news contents for golf competitions and advertisement & marketing services start

2001

Jan. ‘"GDOSHOP.com" golf goods sales site opens
Nov. ‘"GDO Card" credit card starts

2003

Mar. ‘"GDOWebPack" golf course ASP service is offered

2004

Apr. ‘Listed at TSE Mothers
Oct. ‘Started Pro-Shop package providing at golf coursei*service closed nowj
Nov. ‘Opened distribution warehouse in Maihama, Urayasu, Chiba Prefecture

2005

Feb. ‘Golf Digest Mobile, official site for 3 mobile phone carriers starts
Apr. ‘"GDO GOLF-XML" system support services for golf courses start
Aug. ‘Started Golfer's Blog servicei*service closed in 2011j
Sep. ‘Pro Golf Tour GDO Challenge & Ladies Cup is hosted
Oct. ‘Golf travel comparison search service starts
Dec. ‘Number of GDO Club members passes 750,000
‘Business alliance with largest firm in taxi industry, DAIICHI KOUTSU SANGYO Co., Ltd. (Kitakyushu City)

2006

Feb. ‘Name of movie distribution service is changed to “Golf TV” and broad expansion is carried out
Mar. ‘Head office moves to Toranomon
Apr. ‘Business alliance is formed with Gamepot, Inc. “Pangya” online golf game operator
Oct. ‘"GDO GOLFstyle" online magazine, an online magazine to present next-generation golf fashion and lifestyles is announced
Dec. ‘"GDO SELECT SHOP," a new e-commerce business for golf goods opens

2007

Jan. ‘Number of GDO Club members passes 1,000,000
Apr. ‘Golf Digest Mobile achieves 1st rank in all golf categories on iMode, EZweb and Yahoo!keitai
May. ‘TV Tokyo Golf Digest Online LLC is established
Jul. ‘Stock of Eico, Inc., the operator of Golf Paradise which engages in the purchase and sales of used golf goods, is acquired (as subsidiary)
Aug. ‘Golf Digest Mobile distribution service starts
Nov. ‘TV Tokyo Golf Digest Online LLC “JAPAN GOLFER'S KENTEI” starts

2008

Jan. ‘Number of GDO Club members passes 1,200,000
‘"Ezure Tadashi Mobile Academy" starts in Golf Digest Mobile
May. ‘Business alliance with Peta Map social mapping service begins
Jul. ‘Number of GDO Club members passes 1,300,000
Oct. ‘100 Kiri Golf DS, the industry's first golf training software, goes on sale

2009

Jan. ‘Total number of golfers who booked tee time via our GSTART website tops 10 million.
Mar. ‘AneCan GOLF online, a website dedicated to women golfers, starts.
‘wGDOSHOP.comx opens in Amazon.co.jp®
Apr. ‘"Ishikawa Ryo Mobile" official site starts
May. ‘In cooperation with@KDDI "au Smart Sports Golf" Mobile site@starts
Aug. ‘"GDO Style Book", GDO's free paper, is launched
Sep. ‘Number of GDO club members is exceeded 1,500,000
Dec. ‘"Golf Course Support Club", new service for golf courses, is offered

2010

Jan. ‘"GDO Manner Up Project", educational project for golf etiquette starts
Mar. ‘Private brand "GDO Original" goes on sale
‘Insight Corporation, software company for golf corses, is accquired (as sbsidiary)
Apr. ‘On-the-day shipping-out service starts at GDOSHOP.com
‘"Golf ruzu", app for iPhone is released
Jun. ‘"Style Golfers' Project 2010" is executed to enhance stylish golfers
Sep. ‘"JGA Club members" starts collecting members to obtain offical handicap of Japan Golf Association (JGA)
Nov. ‘"GDO Community βversion" is launched
‘High-end golf free paper magazine, "GDO Style Book GOLD", is released
Dec. ‘Golf course discout coupon free paper, "GDO reservation magazine", is issued
‘Participants of amateur golf tournaments, organized by GDO, exceeded 1,000,000.

2011

Jun. ‘Revamped corporate logo
Mar. ‘Launched the "Golfclub custum order service"
‘Start looking for donations for the reconstruction of Tohoku-Pacific Ocean Earthquake
Apr. ‘Start the "GDO News editorial department," the official Facebook page
‘"GOLF FOR PEACE" original wallpaper is sold. for Tohoku-Pacific Ocean Earthquake
‘Provide a new program to The Golf Channel
June. ‘GDO entered into a license agreement with U.S. magazine GolfDigest
July. ‘Fully revamped website
‘OnlineMagazine "GDO Style Book WORLD" launched the (DigitalBooks of US "Golf Digest" magazine)
‘Launched the "GDO Style Book DRIVE"
Sep. ‘Provide program start point "Golfers Ponta" common services
Oct. ‘The launch of the site "GDO smart style golf" Service official au
Nov. ‘Facebook page has over 10,000 likes
‘Started offering mobile Japan Golf Tour "Ryo Ishikawa service site" Golf Digest Mobile "official" NTT DoCoMo "d" menu
Dec. ‘Adoption of the use of secret coupon social graph
‘Open a dedicated site "GDO Golf Shop" smartphone
‘"GDO Reserve Golf",app for iPhone is released

2012

Jan. ‘Launched golf equipment rating "HOTLIST" Japanese version
Mar. ‘Equipped battery chargers for electric vehicles at 100 golf courses in collaboration with Nissan Motor Company
‘Opened 2 smartphone specialized sites "News" and "Score up"
Apr. ‘Started a DB-providing service for used golf club assessment at golf shops, golf courses and golf driving ranges.
May. ‘No. of GDO club member passed 2 million. No. of likes at Facebook page passed 30,000.
‘Opened “GolfTEC by GDO Roppongi Studio” in partnership with golfTEC, U.S. No.1 lesson chain.
Aug. ‘Released Facebook app “Gorukan” (golf competition organizer)
Sep. ‘Started Club fitting service at "GolfTEC by GDO"
‘No. of likes at Facebook page passed 50,000

2013

Apr. ‘"GolfTEC by GDO" Ebisu Studio opened
‘"HOTPRICE", discount tickets service with advance payment, is released
May. ‘Single player reservation service is renewed
‘Provided "Style Golfer Academy 2013" on live streaming broadcasting
June. ‘Touch-screen terminal "Pontacchi" (Ponta+touch) is provided for golfers Ponta at golf courses
‘"Data Scientist Training Course" is offered for Faculty of Business Administration of Rikkyo University
July. ‘Social login start!
Aug. ‘U-stream of "FANCL classic 2013" is delivered
‘"Miyazaki golf month" campaign is executed in collaboration with Miyazaki prefecture
Oct. ‘Opened "GolfTEC by GDO Ginza Studiog. Exceeded 2,000 members of "GolfTEC by GDO" and 20,000 lessons in total
‘Score management on smartphone is on service

2014

Jan. ‘Golf news app "GDO Golf Bulletin" for iPhone is launched
‘Executed 1st Japan speed Golf Championship
‘"GDO score management" app for Android is launched
Mar. ‘Launched "GDO score management application" for iPhone
‘"BE-TA pin" campaign in collaboration with "REC CHECK GOLF!" provided by Sega Corp.
‘Communications services for shareholders is released
Apr. ‘GDO Started golf course reservation service at Amazon.co.jp members site
May. ‘"Golf Digest Online Mobile" service starts at au Smart Pass
July. ‘Start a golf course reservation service at Usappy.jp in partnership with Usamikoyu

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