Without a doubt, technology has improved the game of golfers. Today, GPS golf watches and wearable technology calculating swing performance are common gadgets on the greens, not to mention popular training devices with PGA pros. Now, world-famous golfers are incorporating yet another piece of technology into their game. This time, however, it's happening on the digital landscape. It's the domain ending 'dot-golf' (.golf) -- one of hundreds of new extension options first made available to the public in 2015.
Renowned golf athletes are migrating their 'dot-com' websites to 'dot-golf' in an effort to boost their respective online brands and clearly proclaim to the digital world what they're all about: golf.
It's among a dozen or so sports-specific "not-com" domain endings catching the attention of digitally savvy athletes, both professional and amateur. Other new options include 'dot-football' (.football), 'dot-tennis' (tennis) and 'dot-hockey' (.hockey).
Here are seven superstar golfers, including a handful of PGA champions, who are embracing the 'dot-golf' URL trend.
Who: Dave Horsey @DaveHorsey
Achievements: Journeyman European Tour player
Fun fact:Horsey practices PRI (Postural Restoration Institute exercises). PRI restores the imbalances your body develops during not only sport but every day activities. The exercise allows for the development of a more efficient swing and prevents injury.
Who: Louis Oosthuizen @Louis57TM Note: He is "Louis57" because he once shot a record 57 in a tournament
Achievements:Former Open Champion; 12 worldwide wins; current world No. 18)
Fun fact: Oosthuizen suggests when playing the short bunker to “remember that the pressure of the sand will pop the ball up and out of the bunker BUT you have to follow through otherwise you’re going to be stuck in the same spot!”
Who: Simon Dyson @simondyson77Achievements: 9 professional European tour wins
Fun fact: A hopeful soccer player as a teenage, most assumed that Simon would follow in his uncle Terry’s soccer playing footsteps. However, his brother Nick encouraged golf -- and by the age of 16 Simon had achieved a scratch rating.
Who: Peter Uihlein @PeterUihlein Achievements: Up-and-coming star and former world No. 1 amateur
Website fun fact: Uihlein's interests include fantasy football, baseball, and fitness