Aug 12, 2022 - Sports

⛳ An app to spice up your golf game

A screenshot of a Fairgame golf wagering app.
A sample golf match logged using the Fairgame app. Screenshot courtesy of the company

Your next trip to the golf course could get a whole lot more interesting.

Driving the news: A new golfing app, Fairgame, launched this week. Columbus native Eric Mayville is a co-founder.

Details: Fairgame is essentially a social media app for golf, allowing players to discover new courses, track their stats and connect with fellow golfers.

  • The app is free, with plans to roll out additional paid features later on.

The intrigue: Players can log on-course wagers and try out other betting games to up the ante.

  • The app doesn't exchange money, though, so you'll still have to square up in the clubhouse.

State of play: Mayville fell in love with golf after playing with his father and grandfather at area courses like St. Albans and Minerva.

  • He later founded digital creative agency Wondersauce in New York City and opened an office back in Columbus returning often since then to hit the links with friends and colleagues.
  • Mayville created Fairgame alongside business partners Ben Clymer and Adam Scott, the Australian pro golfer who finished second at the Memorial Tournament in 2019.

What he's saying: The Central Ohio golf scene is underrated, Mayville tells Axios, though he hopes that will change when Fairgame users learn more about local courses.

  • Everybody knows about Muirfield Village (home of the Memorial), but Mayville says Columbus also has "some of the most fun" public courses he's been to.
  • The Airport Golf Course, for example, was mapped out by famed Columbus golf designer Jack Kidwell and offers unique views of nearby plane landings.
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