Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented by MasterCard, Champions for Arnold’s Kids enjoys first taste of VPAR Live Golf Scoring

It was a clear 73 degree day in Orlando and Arnold Palmer was ready for 115 of his closest friends. TOUR Professionals and Amateurs alike all were able to enjoy the friendly confines of Bay Hill Club & Lodge.  This year’s Champions for Arnold’s Kids Pro-am saw the addition of VPAR Live Golf Scoring, a first at the Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented by MasterCard as well as on the PGA TOUR setting the stage for what was to be the ultimate golf experience.

The list of TOUR Professionals was star studded with Masters Champion Mike Weir as well as US Open Champion Lee Janzen. Multiple time PGA TOUR winners Boo Weekley, Stuart Appleby, Rod Pampling, Dicky Pride, Camillio Villegas participated as well with some young up and comers like Harris English, Steve Fox and fellow Rookie James Han. The presence of such a talented field indicated that the competition would be high and everyone was out to win and take home the trophy.

The VPAR Live Scoring experience came into its own as amazingly 8 teams were all within 2 shots of the lead with only 3 holes to go. Each team were closely monitoring the live leaderboard on their scorepads to plan their strategy for the closing holes.  Three teams, Team Villegas, Team Beljan, and Team Taylor all came in at -16 and in the end it came down to a scorecard play-off!

With VPAR being used for the scorecard play-off, Team Villegas knew what they needed to do to win the day and walked into the clubhouse heads held high.

A thrilling finale to a great day.

About Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented by MasterCard

Formerly the Bay Hill Invitational, the re-named Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented by MasterCard bears a special aura in professional golf. The tournament, one of the premiere-event jewels on the PGA TOUR, annually attracts one of the strongest fields of the season to one of the circuit's finest courses with the entire production overseen and directed by one of the game's all-time greats - Arnold Palmer.

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About VPAR Live Golf Scoring

VPAR Live Golf Scoring is the world's most powerful handheld real-time scoring and live leaderboard experience available at hundreds of leading clubs and resorts worldwide. 

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