To the Shareholders
Golf links the world!
2014 was another year of strong growth for GDO. We were able to outperform the overall industry in both retail sales and tee times booked. This was in spite of record snowfall during the first quarter as well as the consumption tax increase in April. Sales and gross margin both reached an all-time high at 16 billion yen and 6.5 billion yen respectively.
Our strategy was to focus on our core services and to provide a more personalized relationship with our customers. This was achieved by fully utilizing our marketing resources, strengthening smartphone usability and more localized area marketing.
We will continue to strengthen our core services, as well as to solidify our position as the number one golf portal providing a wide range of golf services and golf content. We will also continuously invest in technology and marketing as one of the leaders in the golf services industry.
Our mission is to “Link the world through golf”. We will continue to focus on our customers first, and strive to provide a better environment for enjoying life through golf.
We thank all of our shareholders for your continued support.
Nobuya “Mike” Ishizaka
Founder and CEO