The PGA TOUR and CDW have teamed up to introduce the ShotLink Intelligence Prize, an output of "ShotLink Intelligence Powered by CDW." The competition challenges academics to find the best new application of ShotLink data to golf science. Participants in the "ShotLink Intelligence Powered by CDW" program have the opportunity to submit papers based on the research they have conducted for the chance to win a $25,000 first place technology gift from CDW for their designated academic institution.
The competition is open to all participants in the ShotLink Intelligence Powered by CDW program. Those who are not participants can register by sending an e-mail to: ShotLinkIntelligence@pgatourhq.com. Please indicate your current position, institution, anticipated use of data and contact information. While the program is intended primarily for professors and graduate students engaged in advanced analysis, we will consider all legitimate entries.
If you wish to participate in the ShotLink Intelligence Prize, send an email to Shotlinkintelligence@pgatourhq.com stating your interest. At that time, detailed instructions on the contest and submitting papers will be provided.
Participants will submit papers by November 1, 2012. Submissions will be judged by a four-member panel based on their contribution to golf science (broadly defined) using the PGA TOUR's ShotLink dataset. Examples of other papers that have utilized ShotLink data are available at www.pgatour.com/stats/academicdata/institutions.
When submitting a paper for consideration, please designate an academic institution to receive the technology gift, should their submission be selected as the winner. Papers may be submitted to Shotlinkintelligence@pgatourhq.com. Please include "ShotLink Intelligence Prize" in the subject line.
The panel of judges includes Professor Mark Broadie of Columbia Business School; John Paul Newport, WSJ golf journalist; Steve Evans, PGA TOUR Senior Vice President, Information Systems; and CDW's Matthew Troka, Senior Vice President of Product and Partner Management.
The winning submission will be announced no later than March 31, 2013. All papers may also be submitted to the Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports (JQAS) for peer review and consideration in a special golf issue.
Instructions to Submit a Paper
To submit a paper for consideration, please download this form, complete it and e-mail it along with your finished paper to email@example.com. Please follow the "Instructions for Authors" found in the submission guidelines for the Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports that are found here: http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/jqas.