Gaston Barras, an Honorary Life Vice President of the European Tour who for decades has been the person behind one of the Tour’s most historic events – the Omega European Masters – has died. He was 89.

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Thanks to Gaston, I did my first trip to the US back in 1981 to study English/Business/Golf, went on to the Masters 1992 met countless PGA and European Tour pros, then to the 1995 Open at St Andrews and further around the World that lead me to CaddiePlayer assisting since 2013 Elite Caddies and Players. 

#RIP Gaston #Barras my cousin's #legacy 🙏 

Gaston Barras – 1931-2021

Gaston Barras, an Honorary Life Vice President of the European Tour who for decades has been the person behind one of the Tour’s most historic events – the Omega European Masters – has died. He was 89. >



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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday February 26 th , 2021
ISPS HANDA World Invitational presented by Modest! Golf Management
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The European Tour, LPGA Tour and Ladies European Tour will join forces for another innovative mixed tournament at the ISPS HANDA World Invitational presented by Modest! Golf Management in Northern Ireland, hosted by Galgorm from July 28 – August 1, 2021.
The agreement heralds an exciting new chapter for the event, which has been elevated to European Tour status following a hugely successful inaugural edition on the European Challenge Tour in 2019. The 2021 event will continue to be played over two courses, Galgorm Castle and Massereene and will form part of the European Tour’s 2021 UK Swing, taking in tournaments in Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland and England across July and August.
It will be the first time an event of this format is tri-sanctioned by the European Tour, LPGA Tour and Ladies European Tour in the northern hemisphere – following in the footsteps of the ISPS HANDA Vic Open in Australia which has the same format.
The ISPS HANDA World Invitational will attract a field of 288 players, 144 men and 144 women. The women’s field will be split equally between the LPGA and the Ladies European Tour. The $2.35 million purse will be split evenly, with men and women competing for two equal prize funds.


Zoom VIP Launch Keith Pelley addressing to the 92+ audiences

Arccos Team Program or CaddiePlayer ScoreCard 8.0?

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As the competitive golf season is about to restart we have updated our Statistic Card and here you can download it now version 8.0 > CaddiePlayer Card download here (Once down load it, Print it and take it with you on the course to fill it. Once at home go online and enter your data into your account).

We are not an app neither an electronic device for this plenty are available out there on the net. After 30 years doing data analyzing we have not change our basic way of thinking, we have kept data "Simple" and "Relevant". All CaddiePlayer needs is seven data per hole (3 for the Swing, 1 for the Short Game, 3 for Putting) then we know it all about YOUR game and how where to start to improve. Why? because behind CaddiePlayer there is not only a server to store it all, behind CaddiePlayer there is a key element "Stephane Barras" 35 years of PGA membership, researcher, author, multiple awarded, instructing beginners, coaching professionnals from all over the World.

All you need to do with CaddiePlayer is to fill six rounds why six? Because after six rounds, all data will be flaten and crystal clear to see within for Stephane's to send you his thoughts...

...This is the effort you will need to produce. If not than we suggest you have a look at Arccos – the pioneer of big data and artificial intelligence for golf > It claims it will do everything for you and most importantly avoid Coaches frustration...  

“Having players write down or try to remember the club used and precise location for each shot, then manually enter the data post round, leads to major accuracy issues and stunts player adoption,” said Andrew Turner, Arccos’ Vice President of Sales. “Coaches at all levels have shared their frustrations with those aspects of other systems and their excitement about the Arccos Caddie Team Program. It dramatically simplifies the data capture process and provides each player with a personalized improvement roadmap through our proprietary Strokes Gained platform.”  >   


CaddiePlayer to add PercentageGolf Technology as an Additional Statistical Analysis Offering!

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CaddiePlayer is pleased to annouce that from now on PercentageGolf Technology is an additional offering to compliment our existing suite of game-improving statistics and techniques. 

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CaddiePlayer was at the 2021 PGA Show > Full of Virtual Experience not over yet...

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PGA Merchandise Show shifts to an all-virtual format in 2021. by Stephane Barras CaddiePlayer founder

Going to the PGA show Orlando is a must life time experience for all professionally involved with the game. I was fortunate to be there in several occasions: as a fellow PGA, a Consultant and Exhibitor.

The PGA show Orlando is all about driving business, education and networking. In the same day you can shake hand with your Idol PGA Tour Pro (I did with Arnold Palmer), meet face to face with Titleist engineers say hi to Sean Foley and as it happened to me being in an elevator with Greg Norman. But, the ultimate experience is to be able to sleep/stay at the Peabody hotel and witness: 

The march of the Peabody Ducks >

This year no ducks, no shaking hands no elevator experience only bad news about confinement, corona and whatever vaccine or gene mutation we will get into our body and mind.

Thanks to the internet and the latest imagination of the new generation of social media I still could be there virtually... Who knows what my virtual seminars, meetings and connections will lead to? Still 85 "On Demand" events/talks available. >   

The PGA Merchandise Show 1954-2020
From the trunks of cars in 1954 to the industry’s most comprehensive international golf business event, the PGA Show traditionally features:

  • Some 1,000 leading golf companies and brands with nearly 10 miles of Show aisles.
  • One million square feet of interactive exhibits, product demonstration and industry presentation space at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.
  • PGA Show Demo Day featuring 100 golf companies with 200+ hitting bays, practice greens, golf cart test track and the vendor village of the 42-acre Orange County National Golf Center in nearby Winter Garden, Florida.
  • Nearly 40,000 influential PGA Professionals, manufacturing executives, retailers, global industry leaders and top decision-makers.
  • Countless opportunities for new product discovery, new equipment and technology testing, golf fashion introductions, merchandise sourcing, education programs and professional networking.


"Thank you Stephane for participating in the 2021 PGA Show Virtual Experience & Marketplace. We hope you enjoyed a week full of content, connections, and education for your business or facility. The virtual platform will remain open for continued learning through on-demand programming, plus additional opportunities to meet with exhibitors and discover new products in the virtual showrooms and PGA Show Marketplace."

The PGA Show Marketplace Team

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