People

Golf GameBook is all about people – those who came up with the original idea just as well as those who have fallen in love with it.

It all started with a couple of friends who had a vision of making golf more fun and exciting – and most of all social. Ever since, hundreds of thousands of golfers all across the world have been joining the rapidly growing golf community to share the fun and experience golf like never before.

Meet the Founders

kalle

Kalle Väinölä

GameBook Stats

Scoring average 72.08
Fairways Hit % 65
Putts per round average 31.17
All time best 65

What is your home club?

Hirsala Golf in Finland

What is your favorite out of all the courses you’ve played?

Fontana Golf in Austria

Which course are you dreaming of playing one day?

Augusta National in the US

What is your best golf memory so far?

I have plenty of great golf memories! My first ever win as a professional. Getting to play the Old Course at St Andrews with my old man. The best of the best might still be playing the first ever rounds with my kids.

What is your favorite game format?

Our very own Erado. It is actually my favorite game format by far! Everybody is guaranteed to have fun when playing Erado and the payoff doesn’t come until the very last holes.

Who would be playing with you in a dream flight?

I wouldn’t mind playing with Roger Federer, Julia Roberts and Usain Bolt.

How would you describe your golf persona?

Always going for the win, but with a little twinkle in the eye.

Why do you love golf?

Golf is challenging enough for my taste. The dream of the perfect round still lives on. The most priceless thing about golf for me is seeing young boys and girls learn something new on the golf course. Nothing beats that joy!

mikko

Mikko Manerus

GameBook Stats

Scoring average 73.04
Fairways Hit % 70
Putts per round average 32.68
All time best 64

What is your home club?

Vuosaari Golf in Finland

What is your favorite out of all the courses you’ve played?

The Old Course at St Andrews

Which course are you dreaming of playing one day?

Augusta National in the US

What is your best golf memory so far?

That would definitely be when Kalle and I got a chance to invite our dads to join us for a MasterCard golf day hosted by Tom Watson. We got to meet Mr. Watson and play the legendary Old Course at St Andrews – just 5 weeks before The Open.

What is your favorite game format?

I enjoy playing team game formats the most. There are several good ones, but let’s say two-man scramble. The most important thing for me is to have a tight match.

Who would be playing with you in a dream flight?

I would hit the course with Tiger Woods, Stephen Curry and Mark Zuckerberg.

How would you describe your golf persona?

Enthusiastic and supportive.

Why do you love golf?

I love the social nature of golf as well as the fact that every single round is always unique. When standing on the first tee, you never know how things are going to unfold.

Golf GameBook Ambassador Program

Are you a golf enthusiast who believes in a digital future and feels that Golf GameBook is the best thing the game has seen since Bubba’s drive?

We are looking for active golfers with a drive to spread the word about Golf GameBook to join our Ambassador Program.

Why not become a part of the happy crowd?

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