22.12.09

CT Tees off in Dubai

AUTHOR: Inavate

November saw the PGA European Tour’s season ending Dubai World Championship held at Jumeirah Golf Estates’ newly opened Earth course. Creative Technology (CT) already supplies on-site television service to the European Tour, but for this event were asked to provide an enhanced service comprising of four additional LED screens, 56 LCD TVs for the hospitality units, Clubhouse and Tour offices.

November saw the PGA European Tour’s season ending Dubai World Championship held at Jumeirah Golf Estates’ newly opened Earth course. Creative Technology (CT) already supplies on-site television service to the European Tour, but for this event were asked to provide an enhanced service comprising of four additional LED screens, 56 LCD TVs for the hospitality units, Clubhouse and Tour offices.

They also supplied a 3 camera Grass Valley PPU system for live coverage of the first hole.

CT provided 23sqm (6x5 panel) Lighthouse R7 LED screens on the 1st Tee and in the Tennis Academy, and on the 17th and 18th greens 62sqm (10x8 panel) Lighthouse R7 LED screens. The standard service trailer-mounted 18sqm Barco Olite 612 LED Screen, used throughout the Tour in Europe, was specially shipped in for the event in the Championship village. “The Dubai World Championship certainly presented a new challenge to us, having spend most of the year in the UK and central Europe” said Richard Smith, CT’s project manager for the golf contract.

“Workding under Dubai heat and on a golf course where surfaces are not level is always a challenge,” added Mark Woodhouse, project manager at CT Dubai. “The last minute changes meant we also had to lay down extra fibre cables around the course.”