New high-tech driving range facility offers an upgraded, modern golf experience with outdoor displays
Tulsa, OK, July 27, 2016 – Assisted by SunBriteTV, FlyingTee is literally taking golfers’ swings to the next level. The new top-of-the-line golf entertainment facility, featuring three stories of golf bays, opened in Tulsa this June with a progressive take on the traditional driving range. More than 60 SunBriteTV outdoor displays were installed by Ford AV to complement the golf destination’s mission by delivering swing analysis, course simulation and ball-tracking information to every bay.
The 53,000 square-foot golf destination has been in development since 2013 when the owners approached Michael Burton, Senior Account Manager, Ford AV, with their idea. The team at FlyingTee have created a highly accurate golf entertainment platform that allows a wide variety of golf games like "Darts" to playing a full virtual round at one of many famous golf courses. Ford AV’s solution for delivering this information to each of the 60 semi-covered bays was 60 SunBriteTV 32” Pro Series outdoor TV screens functioning as heads-up all-weather displays.
"One of the biggest reasons we went with SunBriteTV for this installation was because they have a business model to partner with commercial integrators,” said Burton. “This allowed us to develop a strong relationship and know that these products would be supported during installation and after the facility was up and running. We also love the quality and durability of their product."
Beyond SunBriteTV’s affordability and industry-recognized customer service, Burton needed screens that would be reliable year-round in Oklahoma’s volatile weather that ranges from humid summers to wintry blizzards. While the climate-controlled bays are covered from above to provide shade to golfers, they are fully exposed to the rest of the elements. Further, considering the facility’s extended hours of operation (9-12 a.m. on weekdays and 9-1 a.m. on weekends), image clarity and brightness in both darkness and bright sunlight was necessary.
As part of FlyingTee’s high-tech offerings, guests have the ability to play four social or solo games and 18 different real-world golf course simulations. On the SunBriteTV screens, flags are superimposed to represent each hole of famous courses like Pebble Beach and St. Andrews. For a break in between rounds, FlyingTee’s three floors allow three different atmospheres.
Amateurs and experts alike mingle at the sports bar on the first floor; the second floor is a cozier choice designed for date nights and small groups while the top level is made for large parties and serves flite-style dishes.
The one thing each floor has in common is additional SunBriteTV models for entertainment and lounging. Like their informational counterparts in the bays, these models are proven to withstand rain, snow, ice, salt corrosion, humidity, insects and also feature an internal heating and cooling system that guarantee displays work between -40 and 122 degrees F.
"There is a hole in the market for quality commercial outdoor displays," says Burton. "Most of the big-name brands either don’t have outdoor TVs, or they’re expensive high-end retail models that are bright but not fully weatherized. SunBriteTV's displays will endure to preserve FlyingTee's return on investment, and they’re even sending us extra protective glass panels to safeguard against rogue golf balls. They’ve been more than accommodating to our commercial business."
For more information on FlyingTee, please visit: https://flyingteegolf.com/
For more information on Ford AV, please visit: https://www.fordav.com/
SunBriteTV engineers and manufactures award-winning outdoor televisions and displays built specifically for all-weather use. SunBriteTV developed the industry’s first outdoor TV in 2004 and its products have been time-tested in home installations, outdoor sports arenas, restaurants, hotels, amusement parks, colleges, and airports. All models are available through SunBriteTV’s network of Authorized Dealers. To inquire about becoming an Authorized Dealer, please contact SunBriteTV at 866.357.8688, or visit us at SunBriteTV.com.