Beyond the Green: A Look Into the AV Technology Powering FlyingTee Golf

March 29, 2017 by Hannah Evans

Whether you need to improve your backswing or want a night out with friends, FlyingTee is the place to be. Located next to the beautiful Arkansas River in Jenks, Oklahoma, the entertainment venue’s proprietary golf gaming technology required extensive planning. Ford AV began working with FlyingTee in the early stages to help design the most optimal playing experience.

“Flying Tee has developed the premiere golfing entertainment experience,” says Michael Burton, Senior Account Manager. “The accuracy of their systems allows an incredible variety of game types along with the ability for the facility to be used in training those serious about developing their golf game.”

Ford provided a network infrastructure featuring OM4 fiber interconnects, Cisco switchgear and wireless access points. The AV over IP infrastructure, game systems, POS and security systems use more than 400 IP addresses, which were carefully planned and documented for the customer.

Providing video displays in the Oklahoma sun and heat created a challenge in itself. A typical display provides under 300 NITS of light output and some areas of the outdoor space required 1,000 NITS so they can be read outdoors. Monitors also had to be able to withstand the weather that varies from triple- to single-digit temperatures. Multiple screens were brought in early in the construction development process to determine what would best fit the requirements. There are more than 300 displays, 160 speakers supplying video and audio to 20 different areas via a control system, and a specially designed interface controlled by iPads.

The project’s main attraction features 60 bays of golf games spread out over three floors. Each bay features a 32” heads-up display that is close to the golfer, a 21.5” touchscreen interface and two 42” gallery displays – one for friends to watch the player’s game screen and one to watch TV. A 200” diagonal, video wall and a 360-degree LED sports ticker are also visual centerpieces. Each floor features a unique restaurant, indoor and outdoor bar areas, numerous TVs and high-quality audio.

Along with the incredible technology, FlyingTee has a fantastic menu of food and beverages that can be enjoyed in a sports bar atmosphere or while playing one of the amazing golf games.

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