Volunteers help track scores at Barbasol Championship - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

Volunteers help track scores at Barbasol Championship

ShotLink Laser Technology (Source: WSFA 12 News) ShotLink Laser Technology (Source: WSFA 12 News)
OPELIKA, AL (WSFA) -

There are 132 players in the Barbasol Championship, but almost 300 volunteers are needed to keep track of every shot by using ShotLink.

"We're responsible for tracking the shots that the players hit. We're the official score keepers while we're out there," said Angela McCausland, volunteer walking scorer.

ShotLink is a wireless, score tracking technology that has two main parts.

"The walking scorer, that's a volunteer that walks along with the group and keeps score with the players, and then there's also laser operators on the course that is using a laser-measuring device that is actually capturing where every ball ends up," said Scott Ross, ShotLink Technical Manager.

A team of producers checks all incoming scores to make sure that everything is accurate throughout the tournament.

"Our producers do an incredible job of making sure the information is accurate," said Ross.

The information is constantly being updated and posted for fans at home that don't want to miss out on any of the action.

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