Thursday, May 19, 2016
VPAR Live Scoring Added to World’s Largest Golf Outing
For the first time, the event will utilize VPAR’s award-winning “Live Scoring” feature. The free VPAR mobile app will act as the official scorecard, as golfers will enter scores after each hole. Course and regional leaderboards will then update in real time on the app, bringing the feel of a professional tournament. The live standings will also be displayed on clubhouse televisions and online at www.worldslargestgolfouting.com.
Aggregated live leaderboards will be available to participating courses in the Northeast, while golfers nationwide can use the app as a personal scorecard, GPS display and stats tracker.
Open to golfers of all skill levels, the World’s Largest Golf Outing is scheduled to be played simultaneously at more than 175 golf courses across America. Last year, 12,397 golfers teed it up at 132 courses and raised more than $1 million for injured veterans. This year, donations made during the biggest one-day celebration of golf and charity will benefit the Fisher House Foundation. The national organization provides military families with places to stay at no cost while loved ones receive vital treatment.
“VPAR will add a lot of fun to the World’s Largest Golf Outing experience,” says Peter Hill, Chairman and CEO of Billy Casper Golf, which founded the event in 2011. “In addition to connecting golfers across America, VPAR will attract more players and, therefore, more money for charity.”
In addition to providing golfers with the strategic advantage of live team standings during play, VPAR will also utilize mobile communication tools to encourage participants to make donations at www.worldslargestgolfouting.com. The all-in-one golf tool previously took home “Best Sports App” at the International Sports Technology Awards and will unveil new updates this spring.
Registration for World’s Largest Golf Outing is now open at www.worldslargestgolfouting.com/register. All golfers are entered into a drawing to win a grand-prize and awards are earned by teams with the highest contribution levels and best scores of the day.
For more information: www.worldslargestgolfouting.com, 703.761.1444.