PROVISION EVENTS MARK 14 YEARS OF BUSINESS WITH THE 2018 OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP HSBC GOLF ZONE
14 years after the company made its first foray into events at the 2004 Open fan experience experts, Provision Events (PVE), has reported record attendance and overwhelmingly positive feedback for the series of experiential activities it designed, built and delivered in the HSBC Golf Zone at this year’s Open Championship.
After seeing the large scale fan experience come together at the Open, Nick Clemens, Founder and Managing Director of Provision Events couldn’t hide his delight, “Provision Events was born at the 2004 Open in Troon where me and founding partner Konrad handed out thousands of leaflets to fans in car parks and queueing for buses and trains. We got 1 enquiry! 14 years later and we’ve designed and produced an incredible experience that was the highlight of the entire fan experience at the Open. I’m so proud of the work of the team here and of how far PVE has come.”
With the help of branding partner CSM Live, PVE created a hugely impressive activation for HSBC and IMG. Within the 9600 sq ft area, PVE created seven different activities for fans to enjoy. From team chipping and team drive challenges, through nearest the pin, ‘Street Golf’, individual long drive, memorabilia from past Carnoustie Opens and an 18th hole putting challenge that created a picture of the participant putting for the Championship on the 18th green, the fan experience had activities that were entertaining for both absolute beginners and seasoned golfers alike.
Konrad Brochoki, founding partner at PVE, added, “From those beginnings in Troon we’ve been to the Olympics, The Ryder Cup, the Presidents Cup, Wimbledon, Silverstone and the Hong Kong 7’s, but to come back here to the biggest event in world golf and to be providing the main fan experience for the event is just beyond what we could have hoped. The Open is so special for me and Nick and I couldn’t be happier with the experience we’ve provided for HSBC, IMG and most importantly, the fans.”
The last 14 years has seen PVE creating fan experiences at the world’s biggest sporting events but none have such an emotional attachment for the team as the Open. With this activation showcasing the company’s talents you can be certain that sport fans from all over the world can look forward to be entertained at events by more than just the on field action for many years to come.