Golf News for Tuesday, August 19, 2014 | Tournaments

VPAR Championship live open golf competition in United Kingdom

For the first time ever, golfers across the country will be pitted against each other in the same open tournament. This is made possible by using VPAR's award winning app to score their round. A truly ground breaking competition which brings amateur golf into the 21st century, encouraging more golf to be played and competitiveness between clubs by connecting them live on the course and online.

In search of the ultimate pairs team, VPAR have launched 'The VPAR Championship' in partnership with some of the top clubs in the UK including: Wentworth, Stoke Park, The Celtic Manor, Burhill, Royal Mid-Surrey, The Grove and The Oxfordshire. Members and guests from each course, have the opportunity to create their own team with a friend in a best 1 from 2 medal format and play any time between August and Sunday September 28th 2014.

The teams are competing for 3 coveted spots allocated to each club. These pairs will go through to the final which is being played on 14th October on the Twenty Ten course at The Celtic Manor, which hosted the 2010 Ryder Cup. Once there, the 24 teams will battle it out to be crowned VPAR Champions and the chance to both win a brand new set of TaylorMade irons. This new concept allows players to see what they have to score live in order to qualify for the final as they would in a professional tournament.

All participants have to do to enter, is download VPAR's award winning app, create a team with a friend and score a game on any of the partner courses. Entry is free and all participants will receive a year's free subscription to the app worth £5.99.

Jason Stoop, Managing Director, VPAR said: "We are very excited to launch such an innovative and unique tournament. VPAR is at the very forefront of live scoring and the golf technology space. Through this event we want to connect as well as engage golfers from across the country and provide a mechanism to the clubs to help encourage more golf to be played."

To see the live leaderboards and who is leading go to - www.vpar.com/league/vparchampionship14

About VPAR
VPAR is the world's number 1 golf app and winner of the 'Best Sports App' at the Sports Technology Awards 2014. Feel like the pros and recreate the passion and excitement of a professional tournament or just tracking career history: live leaderboards, GPS & course planner, performance tracking, a directory of 30,000 courses worldwide and full social sharing capability - all in the palm of your hand.