ShotLink Intelligence Powered by CDW
In 2012, The ShotLink Intelligence℠ Powered by CDW Prize was introduced as a reward for a competition developed jointly by the PGA TOUR and official technology partner CDW. This prize rewards academics who find the best new application of ShotLink® statistics to golf science.
The PGA TOUR initially began sharing ShotLink® data with academic institutions in 2005, establishing a formal process for academics to gain not-for-profit access to the wealth of statistical data collected by ShotLink® at PGA TOUR tournaments for academic purposes. The program has grown substantially since then, and now has the potential to offer far greater insights into the PGA TOUR. Since the partnership with CDW began in 2012, this prize has been awarded twice.
The ShotLink Intelligence prize is:
- Valued at $30,000- $20,000 to the university, and $10,000 to the author(s).
- Announced at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, of which CDW is a sponsor.
- Not awarded annually, so please check this site for program updates.