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Tech4Race on golf greens

After a marathon, an ultra-cycling raid, a triathlon, let’s go to a golf competition!

It may seem surprising but ultimately, the needs are very close. In all cases, the competition takes place in an open environment. The organizer does not have an overview of what is happening, nor does the staff members working on the event (volunteers, security teams…). It is the same for spectators. I have faced these situations a couple of time in France and abroad. I can assure you that it is annoying not to know what is happening and where… It is even more frustrating when you are at the other end of the course and that the places of passage reserved for spectators are not well known.

A real-time live tracking solution is obvious so that we can be right at the heart of the event. A competition of the European Challenge Tour takes place in the superb Golf of Pléneuf Val André, Brittany. The golf director, Laurent Jouanno, agreed to experiment our solution.We placed our demonstrators in the bag of 5 golfers during the 3rd day and one on the leader Alexander Knappe. A bit of stress like when you take your driver out of the bag at the first hole. The magic happens when the points appear on the map as players move. Our exchanges with spectators, the organizer and referees of the European Tour and of the Golf Federation confirmed the interest of a live tracking solution. It was a very conclusive test, rich in “user cases” to work and contacts to exploit.

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