Golfers resort to virtual tournaments

Seamus Rotherick
By Seamus Rotherick May 12, 2020 08:19

Golf tournaments and events being postponed will certainly not stop passionate golfers from playing the sport they love! That is right, the European Tour is back in actions… However not as you may have anticipated.

Golf fanatics have been looking for ways to get excitement out of the sport they cherish over the past few months whilst not being able to play or attend golfing venues. For example playing golfing games like the ones at NetBet UK. Despite the excitement these games may bring, it still is a different experience than playing in real life. Unfortunately, we cannot break the news that golf is back because that isn’t true, entirely. However, things have just stepped up a gear.

Golf professionals have adapted a new way of playing golf from their homes! Many European Tour players, which include Lee Westwood, Bernd Wiesberger, Joost Luiten, Mike Lorenzo, Martin Kaymer and many more have all decided to participate in virtual golf tournaments which are powered by a simulator technology. This has all been possible thanks to the BMW Indoor Invitational powered by TrackMan. This piece of software will allow the stars to compete against each other and will allow fans of the sport to be able to watch them from their homes as they play. In order to be apart of it, all you have to do is search social media platforms using the hashtag #BMWTrackManInvitational. Or you can find footage on their website.

This new virtual series will consist of 18-hole courses and will also be played on some of the most iconic golf courses in the world, thanks to TrackMan. The players will be competing from their home set-up between the days of Monday to Wednesday and then the footage from the events will then be shown on social media channels every Saturday from then on.

Each week there is a new golf course, so we have the St Andrews Old Course the first week, this is then followed by Royal Portrush, then Golfclub Munchen Einchenried, after that it is Real Club Valderrama and then Wentworth to finish off the series.

This sounds extremely exciting and is already gathering a lot of attention on social media, with fans ready for the series. This of course is not as good as the real thing but it is a huge advancement in things and we are thankful for this type of technology to make this possible, it will be an experience in itself and you never know, if it is so popular, virtual golf may become a real competitive sport. It is certainly another avenue for betting sites to take a look at and for bettors to get involved with.

What also makes these tournaments special is that the winner of each one will be rewarded with $1000 to put towards a charity of their choice. Then with these competitions filling in some of the blanks for an empty month of sport, it puts us closer to the return of golf, which as it stands is estimated to be roughly around the end of July.


Seamus Rotherick
By Seamus Rotherick May 12, 2020 08:19
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