Aggreko Powers the 2007 PGA Kick-off Tour

Aggreko Powers the 2007 PGA Kick-off Tour


26 September 2007

As thousands awaited the kick-off of the PGA Tour’s seven-tournament Fall Series in Verona, New York, Aggreko Event Services, the world’s leading supplier of temporary power and temperature control systems, was behind the scenes to ensure uninterruptible power and climate control throughout the venue. The Turning Stone Resort Championship was the first time the Atunyote Golf Club had hosted a PGA Tour event.

Aggreko Event Services supports a wide range of major golfing events each year, including the PGA, the Ryder Cup, the US Open and Byron Nelson tournaments. “Each event carries a unique set of challenges,” said David Prince National Accounts Representative for Aggreko Event Services. “The Turning Stone Resort adheres to the strictest of codes in terms of course and landscaping conditions and this was the first time we had designed a plan to support a major golf tournament at this particular course. However, our event team worked around the clock to ensure conditions were pristine for the spectators and players.”

The length of the course and the breadth of the layout presented a particular challenge – stretching over 7,500 yards, it required 1,000 tons of air conditioning equipment for the corporate chalets, media and merchandising tents as well as three megawatts of electricity, enough to power 2,000 homes.

Ensuring spectators, event planners, vendors and players all had the power, cooling and lighting they needed during this event demanded intensive behind-the-scenes collaboration. “Aggreko has performed very well from the planning stages of a first year event through the installation process and on-site management,” said Monte Ortel Tournament Operations Manager “David Prince has assembled a thorough plan and has executed that plan very well. Turning Stone Resort Championship is very pleased with Aggreko’s service, equipment and personnel.”

Aggreko has a long history of powering high-profile events, including U.S. Presidential Inaugurations, Olympic Games, World Cup soccer championships, the US Open golf championship, and the Daytona 500 NASCAR race.


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