Leaderboards are an exciting new way to play and compete amongst friends and other Shot Scope users from all over the world. Combined with the Medals feature released last month, Leaderboards are generated based upon points earned from unlocked Medals.
Play a round, unlock Medals then climb up the Leaderboard. See where you rank against your friends, stimulating a little extra competition each time you play. The incentive is to beat your friends, and make sure your friends know about it! Have competitions within competitions to see who can knock the longest drive out there or hole the longest putt.
There are also Leaderboards for more detailed statistics; such as Approach Proximity, Short Game in the Red Zone and One-Putt Percentage.
The main Leaderboard categories are; Driving, Approaches, Short Game, Putting, Scoring, Medal Points. See the table below for all Leaderboards within those categories…
As ever Shot Scope are always looking to improve the user experience. Over time we aim to develop different types of Leaderboards, enhancing the Shot Scope user experience.
Leaderboards allow for users to interact amongst their friends, and users all over the world. They can try to beat that ridiculously low round by someone in a different country, or more simply, have the lowest round out of their group of friends. The Leaderboards can be used in whatever way the user wishes, it will be entirely up to them how much they interact with the feature.
Bringing interactive and innovative features to Shot Scope V2 separates the product from its competitors. The only GPS and Performance Tracking Golf Watch to offer this level of user competition post round.
Shot Scope Technologies officially closes the pre-sale of V2 after selling out over the Holidays. The company also announces that V2 has been confirmed as Conforming to the Rules of Golf.
The pre-sale of V2 ran from August to November 2017 and gave golfers the opportunity to purchase the product at a reduced rate. Golfers from 32 countries took advantage of this limited-time offer and have since amassed over 8,000 rounds of golf, despite being off-season in most countries.
Shot Scope V2 will be on general sale from the 19th of January 2018 at shotscope.com.
The two-part ruling on the status of V2 looks at each of the device’s three modes individually. Pro mode, which gathers data in the background without showing real-time information, has been ruled as Conforming to the Rules of Golf. Performance data is not available until post-round and therefore V2 can be used in this setting to collect data without being contrary to Rule 14-3. GPS and GPS+Track modes are permissible where the Local Rule has been adopted allowing the use of distance measuring devices.
Updates to the system will further enhance the user experience with a relaunch of the current Performance Dashboard in a release scheduled for April 1st. Optimized for interactive data-driven learning, the new Performance Dashboard focuses on Clubs, Tee Shots, Approaches, Short Game and Putting to provide over 100 Tour-level statistics to facilitate long-term improvement.
In addition, the capabilities of the watch itself, which currently offers distances to the front/middle/back of the green, will be improved with the addition of distances to hazards in March.
Shot Scope will debut the latest product updates at the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, Florida. The PGA Merchandise show features over 1,100 interactive exhibits and draws in over 40,000 industry leaders from 74 countries. Shot Scope will be exhibiting alongside premier Scottish golf companies on stand 3373, representing the Future of Golf straight from the Home of Golf.
Edinburgh-based Shot Scope Technologies has raised £1.6m, bringing its total raised to date to £4.5m.
The firm, which creates a performance-tracking watch for golfers, received funds from high-net-worth individuals, Scottish Investment Bank, Equity Gap and Old College Capital – the investment fund of University of Edinburgh.
Founder and CEO David Hunter said: “This investment enables us to scale up manufacturing, scale up marketing and scale up sales.”
This funding round is the company’s third, following a £1.6m round in 2016 and a £400,000 fundraise in 2015.
Shot Scope Technologies launches its second-generation golf wearable, Shot Scope V2. Combining front/middle/back GPS with Shot Scope’s industry-leading Performance Tracking. V2 fills a significant gap in the market. V2 is now available to pre-order at the introductory price of $210.
Golfers have long sought a device that combined GPS yardages and fully automatic performance tracking; Shot Scope’s in-house engineers have developed a product that meets the needs of the modern golfer while retaining the company’s trademark automatic club recognition technology and detailed performance statistics.
V2 has three modes to suit the golfer’s playing requirements, GPS, PRO and GPS+TRACK, each mode has been designed for ultimate flexibility. In both GPS and GPS+TRACK modes, the LCD screen displays distances to the front, middle and back of the green from the golfer’s real-time position using SMART GPS. Distances to hazards will be released in a software update later in the year.
Performance Tracking is activated in both PRO and GPS+TRACK modes. The watch works in the background to collect over 100 Tour-level statistics, broken down into five areas: clubs, tee shots, approaches, short game and putting. Performance statistics of this calibre have previously only been available to Tour players. No manual input or phone-use is required.
V2 uses Shot Scope’s proprietary course mapping data which is compiled and quality checked by a team of elite golfers.
Following the success of V1 – a sell-out pre-sale campaign, attracting over 2,000 users in six months, being shipped to over 35 countries including 22 states in the USA and being used on the European and Ladies European Tours – V2’s launch has been highly anticipated and combines the established GPS market with the fast-growing performance tracking market.
“Scottish Golf is delighted to see a successful technology product being developed in the Home of Golf and Shot Scope is proving popular with golf club members across the country. It is important that Scotland continues to be seen as innovators within golf, both on and off the course, and we look
forward to working closely with Shot Scope to support their international ambitions and further grow the golf industry in Scotland.”
– Ross Duncan, Scottish Golf.
“Shot Scope is a great example of the type of fast growing, technically innovative and highly entrepreneurial company that Scottish Enterprise is looking to support. We have been impressed by the sheer drive and determination of the team at Shot Scope and their ability to overcome all of the challenges that are put in their way. There is no doubt that a fantastic opportunity exists at Shot Scope to develop a company with genuine global potential and the launch of this unique golf wearable will revolutionise the golf market. We are proud to have a played a small part in the success achieved by the company to date and will continue to support their ongoing growth and development.”
– Adrian Gillespie, Scottish Enterprise
“Having emerging golf technology positioned within Scotland is great for not only our home players but the constantly growing tourism industry. The allure of Scotland as The Home of Golf has never been stronger and we in Scottish Enterprise are delighted to see and support a local company who
are spearheading the modernisation of the game while respecting its heritage.”
– Gordon Todd, Chair of the Scottish Golf Tourism Development Group