The PGA of America commissioned GoVision to provide and install LED video equipment for the 2016 Ryder Cup golf competition. The matches were held in the United States from the 27th of September to the 2nd of October at the Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota.
According to the press release, 15 LED displays with a total area of 400 sqm were installed throughout the golf course, Media Center and International Pavilion. For the project were used the GV5 indoor panels and the GV6 panels, which are deployable for both indoor and outdoor application. The GV6 is an ultra-lightweight product that weighs 18kg per tile and offers extremely high resolution and image clarity, the company said. Its solid/black face technology eliminates the transparency issues found in other LED panels.
“This is the most screens we’ve ever placed at a golf tournament,”- said Chris Curtis, GoVision’s founder, and CEO. “We put a record number at Medinah for the 2012 Ryder Cup, but this takes the cake. Moreover, this time, we’re constructing each of the on-course screens with our state-of-the-art inventory of modular GV6mm SMD panels, so the viewing experience on-site will be absolutely spectacular.”
Also, GoVision’s Custom Design & Fabrication shop has constructed 107 banner frames of 0.9m that the PGA of America debuted at the Ryder Cup.
The company’s Creative Services team has also provided all of the content and scoring throughout the tournament, as well as Media Center support, the press release said. This required an on-site team including a producer, technical directors, motion graphics designers, graphics operators, a technical operations manager, an audio engineer and a multitude of production systems to support their work.
“This is a total team effort involving multiple divisions at GoVision which, frankly, wouldn’t have been possible the last time we worked the Ryder Cup,”- continued Curtis. “It’s a testament to our strategy of bringing complementary capabilities in-house, which has enabled us to be a one-stop-shop for the PGA and other large clients. I couldn’t be more proud of our expanded team for its unprecedented role at this major global event.”
The Ryder Cup is a biennial men's golf competition between teams from Europe and the United States. The competition is contested every two years with the venue alternating between courses in the United States and Europe.