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Deacon

DEACON: the most innovative, data-driven platform in golf today

It’s the golf course management system that pulls all of your data inputs into one easy to use and understand visual portal.

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DEACON is your all-in-one digital platform for elevating golf course management.

Offering comprehensive insights and data gathering tools, DEACON enables agronomists and superintendents to deliver better playing conditions, improved golfer satisfaction, and manage costs efficiently.


Optimise green performance

Use DEACON with the GS3 Ball for consistent, high-quality playing surfaces.


Input data instantly

Collect precise daily readings instantly through the mobile app.

Collect and store historical data

Discover surface performance patterns impacting maintenance, resource usage, and the player experience.

Make data-driven decisions

Refine maintenance and improve resource management.

Simplify complex data

Easily visualize and share data and trends with your facility.

Measure What Matters

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Easily set your targets throughout the different seasons to manage all aspects of your course maintenance.
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See exactly where you are today to know if you are on target. And you can use the GS3 Ball to quickly and accurately understand green speed, firmness, smoothness, and trueness.
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You can use the DEACON app to record your daily maintenance practices on the go. And you can use the GS3 Ball to collect and automatically sync data to DEACON.
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In the DEACON dashboard, customize to view and analyze data that matters most. Build a custom chart to understand performance trends or compare and correlate multiple metrics on the same chart to improve your data decisions.

Data all in one place – use the app on the course and desktop for deeper analysis

Weather service

Monitor weather conditions on course and the impact to your maintenance plan and playing conditions.

Track how current and historical weather conditions affect maintenance practices and playing conditions.

Sensor integration

Connect or manually input soil-moisture, temperature and salinity data from handheld or in-ground wireless sensors.

Track how daily and historical moisture inputs impact maintenance practices and surface performance metrics.

Surface Maintenance Jobs Log

While evaluating course conditions, easily enter a new task and communicate with staff.

Track how daily and historical inputs, whether it’s cutting heights, rolling, mowing frequency, etc., impact surface performance metrics.

Metrics Log

While evaluating course conditions, easily record metrics.

Track how daily and historical metrics, whether it's clipping yield, shear strength, visual surface condition, etc., impact surface performance.

Product Application Log

While evaluating course conditions, easily enter a new application and communicate with staff.

Track the effectiveness your applications, calendar or growing degree days, keep accurate records, and understand the impact on surface performance metrics.

Hole Location

We don’t support Hole Location on the App yet.

Using your surface performance data, select and track the hole locations that provide the best golfer experience. Whether it's a daily or championship round. Print hole location sheets.

Weather service

Weather service

Monitor weather conditions on course and the impact to your maintenance plan and playing conditions.

Track how current and historical weather conditions affect maintenance practices and playing conditions.

Sensor integration

Sensor integration

Connect or manually input soil-moisture, temperature and salinity data from handheld or in-ground wireless sensors.

Track how daily and historical moisture inputs impact maintenance practices and surface performance metrics.

Surface Maintenance Jobs Log

Surface Maintenance Jobs Log

While evaluating course conditions, easily enter a new task and communicate with staff.

Track how daily and historical inputs, whether it’s cutting heights, rolling, mowing frequency, etc., impact surface performance metrics.

Metrics Log

Metrics Log

While evaluating course conditions, easily record metrics.

Track how daily and historical metrics, whether it's clipping yield, shear strength, visual surface condition, etc., impact surface performance.

Product Application Log

Product Application Log

While evaluating course conditions, easily enter a new application and communicate with staff.

Track the effectiveness your applications, calendar or growing degree days, keep accurate records, and understand the impact on surface performance metrics.

Hole Location

Hole Location

We don’t support Hole Location on the App yet.

Using your surface performance data, select and track the hole locations that provide the best golfer experience. Whether it's a daily or championship round. Print hole location sheets.

Lukus Harvey

The GS3 Ball has been an absolute game changer for Atlanta Athletic Club.  We are going to utilize every bit of it: we want the speed, the trueness, the smoothness, the firmness.  We go out every day we have play, 6 days a week, capturing as much data as we can. The GS3 Ball and DEACON platform has totally changed our ability to monitor the day-to-day conditions, pick up the trends, and make quicker adjustments.  It’s an amazing tool.

Lukus Harvey, Atlanta Athletic Club

Honoring a Legacy of Golf Excellence

Discover the rich heritage that fuels our commitment at the USGA.

With over a century of dedication, we are steadfast in our mission to empower golf facilities, ensuring accessible and rewarding experiences for golfers worldwide. The name "Deacon" pays tribute to the enduring legacy of Deacon Palmer, who, over his remarkable 50-year stewardship at Latrobe C.C., shaped a golf course cherished by generations. Deacon's profound influence, characterized by passion, character, and values, resonated deeply with his son, Arnold, who became a global symbol of golf's finest attributes.

Through Deacon, the USGA continues the Palmer legacy, leaving a profound impact on courses and golfers worldwide, in the same spirit of service that the Palmers embodied throughout their lifetime dedicated to the game.

Ready to get DEACON and start making data drive decisions?

Got questions? We've got answers.

What is the GS3 Ball?
How does the GS3 Ball Work?
How to purchase the GS3 Ball Bundle?
What is included in the GS3 Ball Bundle?
Can I purchase additional GS3 Balls?
Do I need DEACON for the GS3 Ball to work?
I am already a DEACON subscriber; can I purchase a GS3 Ball?
Is an internet connection required to use the GS3 Ball?