GSC founder George Zeeman (L.) and sponsor Jim Daley standing in front of one of our first boards and structures, circa 1984.

Perfecting the art and science of building a better golf scoreboard

GSC has been perfecting the art and science of building a better scoreboard for many decades. It started in 1984 when founder George Zeeman noticed that golf was the only sport that didn’t have a standard scoreboard. Many clubs had (and still have to this day) a hodge-podge of homemade contraptions that were misplaced, unattractive and didn’t really do the job.

Educated in stagecraft and an experienced member of the theatre, film and television industries, George realized the subjective importance of this mirror for the players. After all, the whole object of playing golf is to count the number of times you swing at the ball.

So George, who had a friend familiar with the “white board” manufacturing process, decided to design and build his first golf scoreboard in 1984. It was an immediate, visible improvement, and soon after he was asked to build his second scoreboard. A better mousetrap!

In 1989, James Ray Carpenter, past PGA president, joined us as mentor extraordinaire. A great deal of our success in no small account is due to his advice and ongoing counsel. Thirty-plus years later, there are nearly 3,400 clubs in 23 countries, including all 50 U.S. states that use our products.