VPAR to Launch Club Platform at 2016 PGA Merchandise Show
VPAR (www.vpar.com) – the award-winning technology company and pioneer of Live Golf Scoring – will unveil its club-focused tournament management system to PGA Professionals and media at the 2016 PGA Merchandise Show, Jan. 26-29, in Orlando, Fla.
Currently used extensively by golf clubs across the UK including The Belfry and Stoke Park, the simple-to-use, web based platform enables pros to enhance the player experience and generate additional revenue from their club tournaments, outings and member events. Features include:
- Leaderboards displayed online and on clubhouse TVs
- Pairing and handicap management
- Pace of play reports and analysis
- Live scoring and GPS options
- Simple print functionality for scorecards, cart signs, etc.
- Customizable branding
- Data capture for visiting golfers
“Following the success of our Live Scoring Tournament Service, PGA Professionals and club managers requested year-round access to the VPAR technology to manage and enhance all of their golf tournaments and events,” says VPAR President and Managing Director Jason Stoop. “Working closely with a number of clubs and pros, we’ve designed it specifically to their needs.”
Club representatives visiting VPAR at Booth #3127 at the Orange County Convention Center are eligible for a show discount on the Club Platform. Also on display will be the VPAR mobile app and Live Scoring Tournament Service – which allow amateur golfers to enjoy the pro-like thrill of real-time leaderboards on the course.
Last year the VPAR Tournament Service was used to score over 1,000 outings worldwide for organizations like Audi, Shoprite, The Ronald McDonald House and the New York Yankees. The VPAR app was also a Top-5 “Sports” app during the PGA TOUR season and was recently featured in Golf Digest, The New York Times and Golfweek.
VPAR recreates the excitement of a professional tournament by allowing golfers to input scores on handheld devices and create a live leaderboard experience on the course, in the clubhouse and online. VPAR supplies over 1,000 events annually across 20 countries with its Live Scoring Tournament Service.
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 buddy trips and golf vacations. In addition to live leaderboards, the app also includes GPS & course planner, performance tracking, a directory of 30,000 courses worldwide and full social sharing capability. Most recently, VPAR unveiled the Club Platform, a tournament management system for PGA Professionals and managers to enhance the golfer experience and analyze data for tournaments, outings and member events.