After the success of last season, which saw around 5,400 golfers across the globe get involved, BMW has agreed to continue the BMW TrackMan Open golf tournament into the upcoming 2019 season. This new innovative format, which first started in 2018, allows any amateur or pro around the world to compete in the tournament in real time and, in doing so, take on the best players on the planet.
“The cooperation between BMW and TrackMan on the development of the digital golf tournament BMW TrackMan Open was a resounding success last year, which highlighted the technological leadership of both companies in their segment,” said Jörn Plinke, Head of BMW Golfsport Marketing.
The overall winners of the 2019 BMW TrackMan Open will receive US $50,000 (Open category) or US$ 20,000 (Women), the best amateurs will each receive two week passes for the 2020 Ryder Cup.
Who is TrackMan?
TrackMan is a manufacturer of a compact device for data analysis and evaluating golf shots, and is known as The TrackMan. Usually found on the driving range, it is placed behind the player and, thanks to a camera and radar technology, accurately records all the information relating to the stroke, such as distance, club head speed and attack angle.
“We are very excited to start the second year of the BMW TrackMan Open. It provides golfers at all skill levels around the world with the opportunity to practice with a purpose,” said Klaus Eldrup-Jørgensen, CEO and Co-Founder of TrackMan.
To enter the BMW TrackMan Open, you simply need to run the “TrackMan Combine Test.” It has 60 shots to ten virtual targets. Golf shots will then be graded on accuracy, with a total score of between 0 and 100 points awarded and then transferred to a live leaderboard.
2019 BMW TrackMan Open is available to anyone interested, anywhere in the world, and is held in three classes: one competition for women only, an open category, and a target prize, in which only a certain distance will be classified each month.
Klaus Eldrup-Jørgensen also commented, “This year's addition, the new target prize will broaden the potential winners circle significantly. With our shared passion for innovation and technology, we couldn’t have chosen a better partner than BMW for this project.”
For further information and live updates on the leaderboards, visit bmwtrackmanopen.com. Any additional news on the tournament can be found on BMW Golfsport and TrackMan social channels, with the hashtags #bmwtrackmanopen and #DRIVENBYPASSION.