The Challenge Tour has revolutionized its livescoring system. Players must now enter the score directly on a given equipment when they leave. The latter has several features that players seem to appreciate.
Nathan CARDET, at Pont Royal
Non, Ugo Coussaud is not on his phone in full Hopps Open de Provence as he monopolizes the top 10 of the ranking. Angoumoisin enters his score on a mobile lent by the Challenge Tour. The goal is simple: to offer more responsive livescoring on the circuit’s website and application, without depending on volunteers on the course.
Thus, the device, a specially programmed smartphone, is distributed to each player at the start of 1. The organization of the Challenge Tour gives players 1 to 3 holes to enter their score in addition to their usual card. If one of the competitors does not do so, an employee of the circuit comes to reprimand him on the course. After three warnings on the same tournament, the player risks a fine of 150 pounds, a sanction that has never been given since the system was put in place at the start of the season.
« I think it’s great, it allows everyone to follow the score, it’s nicereacts Ugo Coussaud. It’s part of the routine, when you have a caddy, he does it so it’s not restrictive. »
Help for players
Filling in the score is not the only feature of this device. Indeed, players can directly call a referee from the interface. The tournament office receives a notification and can therefore more quickly send a referee to the disputed situation. This reduces waiting times on the course, and therefore indirectly speeds up the game.
Players can also view livescoring. No need to look on the boards anymore, they have access to the entire ranking and can know where they stand. The functionality gives all its meaning, especially for a player at the limit of the cut on Fridays.
« We can use it as we wantabstract Coussaud. Anyone who doesn’t want to see the scores doesn’t look. Before, we had no choice and we couldn’t follow, it’s pretty good I think. It gives one more opportunity to be able to improve our performance by knowing the scores ».
©Nathan Cardet/Golf Planet