From Sanya to Sanya, Thanks to Matt!
It has been just a year now that we have started the programming of CaddiePlayer application. It all started in Sanya Tropical Holiday City on the Hainan Island in the China South Sea. After my putting research was publish in the Journal of Golf Science I was invited as a guest at Yalong Bay golf Course to launch my World Premier Putting Maser Classes .
As a foreigner in China you often end up in the local foreigner "Lo Vay" Bar and Sanya is no exception. So if you plan a trip to Sanya do not miss "The Dolphins" bar in Dadonghai area. They have great food, pool table and multiple Sports Screen with life music on the wkd. This is where I met Matt a Web Developer/Programmer from USA. Matt not only found a great spot to leave and work but also find his wife a Chinese Pro surfer.
Matt and I spend countless hours on defining what and how CaddiePlayer should work/be and thanks to his understanding and sense of IT, Golf and more Athletes stuff he could deliver what I had imagine. After 6 months of trial and testing we could officially launch CaddiePlayer in June 2013 and since witness many success.
CaddiePlayer community is growing well and more importantly successfully, currently 80 register, among them Top Players, Caddies, Coaches and not to forget Amateurs who make the game what it is. As CaddiePlayer is growing new demands are coming so I decided to make it back to Sanya and spend sometimes with Matt. We spotted about 50 improvements that was made possible and many more to come.
Yes it’s all about improvements, trying to do better all the time. Thanks to all for making CaddiePlayer what it is today!
Stéphane, the researcher this week at the Ladies World Championship in Mission Hills Haikou
Matt in front of his multiple screens to make mutliple tasks and build CaddiePlayer as it is today