VPAR Launches Virtual Golf Tournament across Europe, U.S. Next
VPAR Live Scoring (www.vpar.com) is making news in the United States this season via its golf-experience-enhancing app, and it continues to expand both its dedicated users and global reach.
The Your Golf Travel Championship, Powered by VPAR launches Monday, May 18, at Stoke Park, Buckinghamshire, U.K. This is an event for Your Golf Travel’s best clients and VPAR’s most active users. However, Championship competition and submitted scores will begin for all others June 1.
Your Golf Travel clients play hundreds of thousands of rounds annually and, in working with VPAR, they are now connected into one summer long live tournament. Using VPAR’s award winning app technology, pairs of golfers will pit themselves against each other to find the best amateur team in Europe.
The new tournament concept is free to enter and allows players to track their scores against their peers from any course across Europe on real-time leader boards that run throughout the summer. At the end of October, the top pairs will be invited to an expenses-paid final round at the Gary Player Mazagan Morocco Golf Course.
By scoring a round on the award-winning VPAR app, player scores will be automatically integrated into leaderboards displaying live where they stand on that course and in the overall championship. Pairs can enter as many times as they wish and at any time.
A U.S. version of the VPAR Championship virtual tournament is planned for this year as well.
Your Golf Travel has also partnered with Golf Monthly, Sketchers and Cleveland & Srixon Golf offering the latest equipment in giveaways and challenges on a monthly basis throughout the Championship. These challenges include: most rounds played, most birdies, best net and gross scores on par 3s, 4s and 5s plus prizes for sending in the best chipping videos or team pictures.
How to enter:
Golfers download VPAR from the App Store or Google Play Store, click on the competition logo, create a team with friends and score their round. Entry is free and all participants receive VPAR Plus, the premium app service (RRP £6.99, $8.99 in the U.S.).
“We are very excited to launch such an innovative and unique tournament,” said Jason Stoop, VPAR Managing Director. “VPAR is at the forefront of live scoring and the golf technology space. Through this, we want to connect as well as engage golfers from across Europe – and soon in the United States –
and provide a mechanism to encourage more and more connected golf to be played.”
To see live leaderboards and all the prizes available after general play begins June 1 go to www.yourgolftravel.com/ygtchamps15.
VPAR Live Golf Scoring recreates the excitement of a professional tournament by allowing golfers to input scores on simple handheld scorepads and create a live leaderboard experience on the course, in the clubhouse and online. The VPAR app, currently available for iPhone and coming to Android later this month, provides live scoring features, GPS with a 30,000-plus course directory, score archiving and more. As a tournament scoring management service, VPAR provides dedicated staff, equipment and instruction for over 1,000 tournaments in over 20 countries. As the world’s No. 1 golf app and winner of the ‘Best Sports App’ at the Sports Technology Awards 2014, VPAR’s technology is available for all golfers including group trips and golf vacations. For more information about VPAR, please visit www.vpar.com.