Technology’s growing role in sport has been embraced by Scottish Golf as a new mobile Championship Office incorporating an electronic scoreboard debuts at the Scottish Men’s Amateur Championship in Blairgowrie this week.
With the capability to support all events covering the length and breadth of the country, the new technology will greatly enhance the event experience for players, clubs and supporters alike.
The main feature of the new office is a fully integrated 2m x 1m electronic scoreboard which will be used to provide greater scoring visibility as well as display key event and sponsor messages on-site.
The Championship Office will provide a more consistent, efficient and sustainable approach to scoring at all Scottish Golf championships. This will prove an economic long-term investment and in turn reduce the need to produce plastic name strips and paper draws, as users are encouraged to use their mobile devices for live scoring updates.
It will also offer up a raft of opportunities for both current and prospective sponsors as well as encourage greater social media engagement.
The technology will also integrate the current tournament system, providing deeper insights into key areas such as pace of play and scoring, where officials and volunteers are already using tablets to monitor play and input scores while on course.
Fraser Munro, Head of Events said: “Our new championship office and electronic scoreboard is another really positive development for our events and shows Scottish Golf are positioning themselves at the forefront of technology, which is undoubtedly going to play an increased role in our sport going forward.
“It can only be good for the image of golf in Scotland, helping us engage with and attract more young people to golf as well as providing a greater level of support for our clubs, particularly around championships. As it rolls out across the country in the coming months we look forward to seeing it help players and spectators and enhance the overall event experience.”
With free entry fans of all ages are encouraged to come along this weekend and watch Scotland’s top male amateur golfers in action.
The Blairgowrie Golf Club http://www.theblairgowriegolfclub.co.uk/
Scottish Golf https://www.scottishgolf.org/