lfg-logoLivingforgolf is a web site that is still in development it is a fast growing golf course database with the project looking to add every golf course in Great Britain. The website is currently using Joomla 2.5 with various modules and extensions. We are currently using phpbb free open source bulletin board software for our forums which has been fully modified to give the forums a golf theme.

 

 

For the main golf database we decided to use SobiPro multi directory. This application has been fully modified. The category view has been changed that so it shows all golf courses in 1 table on 1 page it will also show you the par, length, how many photos, how many videos and the overall rating of each golf course. Once in the detail view you are able to see the weather for each golf course also all the contact information a map of the golf course including driving directions and there is also the full satellite navigation coordinates of each golf course as you scroll down the page you will see photos of every hole once you click on a photo this will open up as a large picture with the option to start a slideshow and with a full description about the photo. Livingforgolf also has embedded YouTube videos of the golf course which you can view direct from the golf course page. We have a rating and review system in place as well which only registered users can leave a full review of a golf course they have played.

We also wanted to add a option for users to find golf courses in there local area via postcode and to display the results with distance to golf course this is when I found the myjoom website and found the radius search application first of all I checked the Joomla extension directory to see what the reviews were like and with a score of 5 out of 5 I went straight ahead and purchased the application. I had the application installed and set up within the hour but came  across a few minor problems mainly styling issues so I emailed myjoom and asked for help well from this moment on the support was amazing after 2 days the myjoom team had changed the whole application and added a few extra features that so I could get it working perfect for my site oh and this was all done for FREE.

I have never wrote a review for any Joomla product but I went straight to the JED directory and left my 5/5 review.
You can see from the screen shot below how the radius search results are displayed these results are done when searching from a postcode or a location using the radius module (which is free) you can see the module in the top right hand corner of the website.

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Well if you like golf then please come and join the site Livingforgolf it's totally free to join there are going to be golf courses added to the database every week also future plans are to install Jomsocial to create a golf community where you can meet new friends and arrange games of golf add personal photos to your profile kind of like Facebook but for golfers.

We are also going to add tee times to the website so you can book cheap rounds of golf direct from the site and eventually a FREE handicap tracking service and I do mean totally free the aim of livingforgolf it to give something a premium service for free.