｜ Spectator Solutions ｜
Making the thrill and excitement of Golf even greater
Panasonic has presented a new way to enjoy sports. This new style of spectating goes beyond simply watching—letting you truly experience your favorite sports in a way that makes them more exciting. At the 2017 Panasonic OPEN, ICT (Information Computer Technology) was used to craft various entertainment solutions to bring about an even more impressive and exciting golf experience.
Now veteran players yet peers during their certification days, Kenichi Kuboya and Katsumasa Miyamoto fought it out in the climactic finale that was the first playoff of the tournament. At the moment Kuboya’s victory was decided, Miyamoto rushed over to him to offer a handshake. Pulling the ball from the cup and seeing Miyamoto, it was then that Kuboya realized he had won, and a look of surprise and relief washed over his face.
The excited spirit from the heated battle remained in the air, with many spectators lingering in the gallery even after the awards ceremony had concluded. A farewell party open to players, caddies, volunteer staff and spectators was held as the sun began to set over the Gallery Plaza. The party was for everyone connected by their love of golf and surrounded by catered food and drinks and even had a raffle for signed goods. It was a great way to pass the final hours of the tournament with a smile, and you could truly see that the Panasonic OPEN had succeeded in its aim of creating a new way to enjoy golf.
Author: Aoi Yonezawa