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GolfBox A/S innovation powers Ecco Tour to a successful start to 2020 season

9.51am 25th March 2020 - Innovation Centre

GolfBox A/S successfully launched the Ecco Tour Spring Series at PGA Catalunya in Spain.

The Ecco Tour, which has been powered by GolfBox Tournament Software since the inception of this successful 3rd level tour, once again leads the way in using innovative and modern technology to provide an enhanced tournament experience to its participants and organisers, as well as increasing awareness for sponsors.

The Ecco Tour, which kicked off their 2020 season with strong fields for two 54-hole tournaments at PGA Catalunya in Spain, with former European Tour winner Jeppe Pape Huldahl from Denmark winning both the Spanish Masters and the PGA Catalyuna Resort Championship, and in doing so becoming the first player ever to win both Spring Series tournaments back-to-back.

Ecco Tour winner Jeppe Pape Huldahl shows his scoring average in Spain

The Nordic Golf League committee, which the Ecco Tour is a part of, announced before the 2020 season their plan to introduce the GolfBox Player Livescoring feature as mandatory at all their tournaments. This decision was made in order to provide full hole-by-hole scoring that is completed by the players themselves. The players in each group are free to organise someone else, (e.g. a caddie or a spectator), to register hole scores, as long as all players in the group have their score registered after each hole. If the players fail to comply, they will be fined. 

Flemming Astrup, CEO and Promoter of The Ecco Tour/European Tour Made in Denmark explained this new initiative. “It’s been a huge success, not only for us as organisers, but also based on the feedback from our players, people following online and our sponsors. At the end of the day, this is what’s important for us; to keep our tour evolving. GolfBox has again shown innovation by using technology to deliver intuitive enhancements that plug and play straight out of the box.”    

When asked about Player Livescoring before his final round, tournament winner Jeppe Pape Huldahl said: “It’s a great initiative. It limits the need for volunteers and its super easy for players to use and follow the leaderboard live during the round.”

Christian Faergemann, CEO GolfBox, said,: “It’s a thrill to see a project which in the beginning was outside the norm, turn out to be a huge success. That’s the really fun part of developing software, the ability to create value by being innovative. I am sure this, now being embraced by a pro tour, will lead the way for Golf Federations to use this feature in their national tournaments, when expectations are for hole-by-hole scoring. In 2020, we plan for new additional features in our Player Livescoring, so stay tuned for updates.”

For more information about the GolfBox Tournament Software, visit https://www.golfbox.net/Int#tournament

Editor’s Note: The Ecco Tour, like all professional and elite amateur events, is currently suspended during the coronavirus pandemic.

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