For Immediate Release:
DGPT Announces New Scores & Stats Platform Powered by PDGA Live & StatMando
February 1, 2024: The Disc Golf Pro Tour (DGPT) will transition to a new technology service provider for recording and displaying all live scores and competition statistics for the soon-to-start 2024 season. The DGPT will now host all live scores and stats on DGPT.com thanks to a live data feed from a new and improved PDGA Live scoring platform provided by the Professional Disc Golf Association. The DGPT will work hand in hand with the PDGA Technology Team, which now includes the team from StatMando – the popular disc golf statistics platform that was recently acquired by the PDGA – to develop new features, stats, and analytics for integration into DGPT Scores and Stats and Disc Golf Network live broadcasts.
After eight seasons of providing real-time scoring and statistics, DGPT events will no longer be scored on UDisc Live. UDisc first partnered with the Tour in 2016 and has since remained the core live scoring and statistics technology provider at DGPT events. Thanks to UDisc’s hard work and collaboration, fans of the sport have had an opportunity to closely follow all the action at each DGPT tournament on UDisc Live and the Disc Golf Network.
“We’re grateful for UDisc’s support and partnership as the Tour has grown from a small series of events into the Official Pro Tour of the PDGA,” said Jeff Spring, DGPT CEO and Tour Director. “As the DGPT approaches its ten-year anniversary, we’re thankful for the expertise and commitment to quality and accuracy that UDisc has provided.”
The Tour’s new platform – DGPT Scores and Stats – will be hosted on DGPT.com and powered by PDGA Live with statistics and analytics developed by StatMando.
“We’re excited about the next chapter of delivering Disc Golf Pro Tour scores and stats to our fans,” continued Spring. “Our deepened partnership with StatMando, as a part of the PDGA team, will open the door to new development opportunities for additional statistics and insights.”
A basic version of the new live scoring platform will be available beginning at the DGPT regular-season opener, the Chess.com Invitational presented by Discraft. Singles and doubles scoring for the DGPT All-Star Weekend (one week earlier) will not be hosted on DGPT.com but will be available via the PDGA’s standard live scoring pages. The scoring and statistics graphics for Disc Golf Network’s coverage of All-Star Weekend will continue without interruption.
The DGPT’s new platform will first be comprised of core pages and data views. Additional pages, stats, and analytics will become available as testing is completed and the platform grows. Thanks to the flexibility of the new platform, the Tour is also launching a concerted effort to prepare DGPT Scores and Stats for licensing to third-party platforms.
“We are excited for the possibilities that this new platform will bring,” said Baker Helton, VP of Business Administration for the DGPT. “Hosting our own scores and stats is the first step towards being able to use our data for further fan engagement and to reach new audiences. We will be able to provide third-party access to our scores and statistics that can be used by sports news organizations or for gaming, such as fantasy and wagering. We are looking forward to our fans being able to interact with disc golf in new ways in the future.”
For media inquiries, please contact DGPT Communications Director Charles McCracken at firstname.lastname@example.org