The 2014 LPGA ShopRite Classic was held this year on the Bay Course at the Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club. The course hosted the 1942 PGA Championship, where Sam Snead won the first of his seven major titles. The Pro-Am for this event was huge and thought to be the largest Pro-Am associated with a professional event in the world consisting of over 1,300 rounds of golf over 2 days and across 4 courses in the area. The event, which is organized by Eiger Marketing Group, included LPGA professionals such as Stacey Lewis, Natalie Gulbis, Michelle Wie and Paula Creamer.
This year for the first time, the scoring for the Pro-Am event was run by VPAR, the global leader in live golf scoring. Participants and fans alike were treated to watching all the action unfold live, with scores fed into the large on course TV Leaderboards that were in place for the main event, as well as on handheld scorepads on course.
The revolutionary scoring solution created a tour-like atmosphere for the amateur participants and set the stage for the main event.
Jason Stoop, Managing Director of VPAR said, “In terms of sheer volume of golfers this was the largest event that we have undertaken and demonstrates VPAR ‘s capability to deliver large scale events. Not only does it bring the feel of a professional tournament to amateur golfers but it also significantly helps in the organisation of this fantastic event.”
“We are always looking for ways to enhance the overall experience at our Pro-Am's and the addition of VPAR and their live scoring system in Atlantic City certainly exceeded our lofty expectations", said Tim Erensen, Managing Director at Eiger Marketing Group and Executive Director of the ShopRite LPGA Classic. "The VPAR team and technology performed flawlessly and we look forward to working with them for many years to come."
For more information about the ShopRite Classic Pro-Am go to - http://www.shopritelpgaclassic.com/pro-am.php