Case Study: Aggreko Shoots a Perfect Round at Major Golf Championship

Aggreko Shoots a Perfect Round at the 2006 PGA Championship

The Customer Challenge

The US PGA is a massive, high-profile golfing event.  At the 2006 tournament, as many as 30,000 spectators attended the practice rounds alone, with approximately 45,000 attending each day during the competition.

Ensuring that spectators, event planners, vendors and players all had the power, cooling and lighting they needed during this midsummer event demanded intensive behind-the-scenes collaboration.

Among the 2006 event’s biggest challenges was maintaining 24-hour lighting for maintenance crews and cooling the 31,200 square foot merchandise tent. With merchandise moving out of the tent every day, thousands of hot spectators cooling off from 100°F temperatures, and 300 volunteers working inside the tent, keeping the space cool was no simple matter.

To meet these requirements, the PGA turned to the specialized team at Aggreko Event Services, who support a wide range of PGA and other major golfing events each year, including the Ryder Cup, US Open and Byron Nelson tournaments.

The Aggreko Solution

This complex event required a broad range of equipment and significant cooling resources:

  • More than 2900 tons of rental event cooling power
  • Over 9500 kW of rental event generators spread out over the 120-acre golf course 
  • Forty light towers to provide 24-hour coverage for night fueling and facilities maintenance

Aggreko Event Services started planning for the event in March with personnel onsite beginning in June. Aggreko Event Services committed months of onsite pre-work, 11 days of 24-hour runtime and nearly three weeks of teardown for this large-scale event.

The Benefit to the Customer

Start to finish, the highly experienced Aggreko team was recognized by the PGA planners and vendors for their professionalism and get it done attitude.