Golf in the digital age with a global and innovative competition for everyone.
Vedbæk, April 30th, 2018 – In cooperation with BMW, TrackMan is running a Combine contest, which allows any amateur or pro around the world to compete against the best players on the planet. The BMW TrackMan Open runs in two categories (Female Only and Open) from May 1st to October 31st, 2018, with prize money awarded each month and to the overall winners at the end of the tournament. The combined purse for both tournaments totals $120,000. The best amateur winners will be granted a place in the Pro-Am at the prestigious BMW PGA Championship in 2019 at the Wentworth Club in England.
“The cooperation between BMW and TrackMan combines the strengths of two technological leaders in their sectors. In the BMW TrackMan Open, we have worked together to develop a digital golf tournament, which adds a fascinating new facet to the world of golf and will play a role in shaping the sport’s future,” said Christian Masanz, Head of BMW Golfsport Marketing. “The BMW TrackMan Open combines high-tech, digitalisation and networking, and allows amateurs and professionals all over the world to take on an entertaining yet demanding challenge. As such, the young, exciting and future-oriented format makes it the perfect addition to the global BMW Golfsport commitment.”
“We are very honored and pleased to have partnered with BMW on this project. It’s a testament to the common passion for innovation and technology, and the many possibilities that arise when great minds collaborate”, concludes TrackMan CEO and founder, Klaus Eldrup-Jorgensen.
To enter the BMW TrackMan Open, participants must perform the “TrackMan Combine Test“, which comprises 60 shots to ten targets. Depending on the accuracy of the shots, a total score between 0 and 100 points is calculated and transferred to a live leaderboard.
The competition is open to anyone interested, anywhere in the world, and is held in two classes: one competition for women only, and an open category. For the Female Only Tournament, the highest Combine score of the month is rewarded with $2,500 and the highest overall score achieved within the period between May – October earns the player again a prize money of $25,000. For the Open Tournament, the monthly prize money is $5,000, and the overall high score reward is $50,000. On top of this, the best amateur in each category receives an invitation to play in the Pro-Am tournament at the BMW PGA Championship.
Find more information and the two leaderboards at www.bmwtrackmanopen.com. Reports on the tournament will be featured on the social media channels of BMW Golfsport and TrackMan with the hashtags #bmwtrackmanopen and #drivenbypassion.
Media Contact, BMW:
BMW Sports Communications Nicole Stempinsky
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Jens Horneman, Global Head, MarCom
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