Massive high-def video screens from Learfield’s GoVision unprecedented for PGA event
HAZELTINE, MN – This week’s Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club outside the Twin Cities will feature more LED video screens than have ever been placed at a PGA Tour event.
The PGA of America hired Texas-based GoVision – a premier, full-service provider of large-scale LED video displays and related services, including production, creative content, custom design, fabrication and installation – to provide and install 15 massive LED screens throughout the golf course, Media Center and International Pavilion. The typical PGA Tour event uses two to four LED screens.
“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. And 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.”
GoVision’s Creative Services team will also provide all of the content and scoring throughout the tournament, as well as Media Center support. This requires 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.
To provide the absolute highest level of real-time content, GoVision has also partnered with Nashville, Tenn.-based Click Effects, using the company’s equipment to drive content throughout the tournament.
“The Ryder Cup has the most challenging scoring needs of any PGA event. Every round has a different method of scoring,” said Cliff Wight, founder of Click Effects. “With the Click Effects systems, we used over 900 data fields to create the huge master scoreboard in the Media Center. During the competition, the board is completely on autopilot. Click Effects is honored to team up with GoVision for this spectacular event.”
In addition, GoVision’s Custom Design & Fabrication shop has constructed 107 36” banner frames that the PGA of America will debut at the Ryder Cup, then use at future tournaments.
“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 GV6mm panel is an ultra-lightweight product, weighing in at just 40 lbs per tile. Because the tiles offer extremely high resolution and image clarity, they can be used both indoors and out. Its solid/black face technology eliminates the transparency issues found in other LED panels.
Following is the breakdown of the GoVision screens being deployed for the 2016 Ryder Cup:
Location Size (Height x Width)
Media Center (Main)* 11’x60’
Media Center (Wings)* – 2 screens 8’11” x 15’9”
Main Entrance Area 11’10” x 31’6”
Holes #1 and 15 11’10” x 31’6”
Holes #3/12 (shared), 16 and 17 14’10 x 39’6”
Holes #9 and 18 17’9” x 47’3”
Opening/Closing Ceremony Stage – 2 screens 14’10” x 26’3”
International Pavilion (inside) 11’10” x 26’3”
International Pavilion (outside) 17’ 9” x 47’3”
*The screens used in the Media Center will be constructed using GV5mm SMD indoor panels.
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GoVision LLC (jumbo.tv), a Learfield company, is a premier provider of large-scale LED video displays and related services specializing in state-of-the-art mobile and modular LED technology, closed circuit TV, creative/content services, custom design, fabrication and installation. Our full-service LED solutions span from the most complex modular configurations, custom built to any size, to North America’s largest fleet of turnkey mobile units. GoVision prides itself on delivering “More Ways to Get Noticed” through exceptional customer service, innovative design and a relentless pursuit of perfection in the unpredictable event business. GoVision has provided broadcast and production support for countless national events, including the 55th (Bush), 56th and 57th (Obama) Presidential Inaugurations, the 2015 Papal Visit, Major League Baseball and NBA All Star Games, NCAA Final Fours, the 2012 and 2016 Ryder Cups, U.S. Open Championships and the 100th Anniversary Scouting Jamboree. It is the screen provider of AT&T Stadium Plaza, Bristol Motor Speedway, TCU, several college football programs and PGA tournaments. GoVision is based in Argyle, Texas, with offices in Los Angeles and Napa, California, Portland, Oregon and Las Vegas.