VPAR – the award-winning technology company and pioneer of Live Golf Scoring – unveiled the new version of its club-focused Tournament Management System (TMS) at the 2016 PGA Merchandise Show.
The web-based technology enables club managers and PGA Professionals to simplify, monetise and significantly enhance the player experience at their tournaments, golf days and member events; currently used at many facilities in the UK including Stoke Park and The Belfry. Features include:
- Leaderboards displayed on clubhouse TVs and online
- Pairing and handicap management
- Pace of play reports and analysis
- Live scoring and GPS options
- Print functionality for scorecards, cart signs, etc.
- Customisable branding
- Data capture for visiting golfers
“The positive feedback from PGA Professionals at the show was incredible, demonstrated by our sales exceeding expectations,” says VPAR Managing Director Jason Stoop. “Having completed the design of the platform, we thought we’d created something ground-breaking but you never know how it will be received until the operational experts get to review it themselves. It was clear that they all shared in our philosophy of simplicity and ease of use.”
VPAR also discussed strategic partnerships with several top golf companies in Orlando, and demoed their award-winning mobile app and services to media during an exclusive outing at Dubsdread Golf Course.
“The reaction from media and PGA professionals, coupled with the recent GHIN Value Added Service Provider approval granted by the USGA, indicates that golf leaders are embracing VPAR,” says Stoop.
VPAR Live Scoring Tournament Service was used to score over 1,000 golf days worldwide in 2015, for organisations like British Airways, The Ronald McDonald House and Ricoh. 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.