CT delivers for inaugural Saudi golf tournament
Friday, 15 February 2019
saudi-golf-33-1The event took place at the Royal Greens golf course in King Abdullah Economic City
Saudi Arabia - Golf’s European Tour made history this year when it took its tournament to Saudi Arabi for the first time in its 47 years. The event took place at the Royal Greens golf course in King Abdullah Economic City on 31 January and ran until 3 February.
Creative Technology (CT) were on hand to deliver all video aspects of this event on behalf of clients European Tour and IMG.
CT’s head of sport, Steven Purkess explains: “CT was contracted to design, engineer and fabricate eight bespoke LED structures, a big departure from the standard scaffold support structures traditionally used at golf events.
“The complete design and engineering service provided by CT not only included the design for each LED structure but also the foundations. The physical structure fabrication process was split across the CT group, and once delivered to site CT also installed and then subsequently de-rigged each structure.”
The eight bespoke LED structures were strategically placed to ensure spectators could follow the event no matter where they were. The structures consisted of six 9sqm outdoor leaderboard screens which were located around the course and two 18sqm outdoor video/scoreboard screens which were located on the first tee and 18th green.
Purkess adds: “We selected the 5mm high end black face outdoor LED as it gave the best resolution for the 3m x 3m Leaderboards. It is a great product and ideal for outdoor viewing in direct sunlight.”
CT was involved in developing the concept for the leaderboard / scoreboard structures and the graphics shown on all LED and TVs.
Purkess explains: “Building on our scoring presentation system Mercury Sport, we were able to create bespoke graphics which allowed the spectators and officials to keep abreast of the scores while following the action around the course.
“In the media centre, CT provided a 21sqm A3 Pro indoor screen to allow the press to follow the action in real time and 32 IP TVs ranging from 22” to 65” were strategically placed in various locations.”
(Jim Evans)

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