The Shootout was pleased to announce two major changes for the 2011 event. MTN as the new title sponsor and President Jacob Zuma’s personal charity, the Jacob G. Zuma RDP Education Trust, to become the major beneficiary of the funds raised by the MTN SuperSport Shootout.
The success of this Tournament of Champions is in many ways attributable to the diverse makeup of the invitees, featuring captains of industry, government leaders and sports legends. Add an exceptional environment in which to socialise and network, and it is easy to understand why the Shootout has become a favourite golfing event for our leaders of society.
AV Direct headed up the technical event logistics and after 3D Drawing & Analysis of the Awards Dinner Hall layout, set off to Knysna to begin setup at the beautiful Simola Golf Estate.
Greeted with a warm welcome, the crew began offloading and settling into the environment.
It wasn’t long before the Audio Visual gear was in place, two 8×6 Fast-Fold Projection Screens were setup alongside a 4.8m x 2.4m stage with a curved arch and cladded in white gloss sheeting. A stage set was designed with a 3.6m x 2.4m gray flat design including french bracing. Christie LX700 Projectors were used with Short Throw Lenses to provide a quality video image of the tournament feed and the speeches from the awards evening onto the screen.
Presenters were provided with a perspex crystal acrylic lectern, a 9″ LCD preview monitor and a cordless Shure SM58 microphone.
Lighting was up next and the design crew installed a 6m Eurotruss bar onto the ceiling, which supported 12 x LED DMX Par Cans, 2 x Theatre-Spots, 2 x Source 4 Profile Spots and 3 x Futurelight PHS250 Moving Head lights. These were connected using Wireless DMX transmitters and receivers and a 6 Channel Light Dimmer controlled via Showmagic DMX Software.
Two Martin Mac 250 Entours were setup at the front of the stage to provide effect lighting onto the ceiling and around the venue. This was coupled with a K1 Haze machine to enhance the effect during the entertainment for the evening.
The evening’s entertainment was provided by the stunning Coda, who if you don’t know yet, are an ecclectic 4-piece classical electro-dance line-up with a traditional African twist. Beautiful vocal melodies are back-up by Cello, Saxophone and Violin arrangements, grooving to a DJ provided electro beat.
The audio provided on the evening consisted of a JBL VRX System, powered by none other than Crown MZ power amplifiers. Shure radio mics and SM58 Cordless Handhelds were patched into a Soundcraft GB4 mixing desk with Dbx Driverack Speaker Management System and Lexicon digital processing.
The Golf Shootout was screened on Supersport, and as a charity event was heralded a fantastic success.
Thank you for reading this blog, here are a few more pics from the fabulous event!!