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The 35th Ryder Cup Matches Set Record All Spectators Will Enjoy

A record nine outdoor video boards will be on site during the 35th Ryder Cup Matches, Sept. 14-19, 2004, at Oakland Hills Country Club. Never before has any golf event in the world utilized more outdoor video boards to display the nonstop action to their


August 19, 2004

SportsLink Ltd., with headquarters in Brookings, S.D., has been commissioned by The PGA of America to manage the logistics necessary to provide the video boards. According to SportsLink General Manager Myron Linde, "We know of no other tournament that even comes close to the effort that the Ryder Cup Matches will provide spectators in regards to the number of video boards." The boards will vary in size from 12' x 17' all the way up to 22' x 30'.

"We wanted to provide enough video boards to allow spectators to see every shot hit no matter where they are on the golf course," said Andy Odenbach, tournament director of the 35th Ryder Cup Matches. "With nine video boards onsite, not only will the spectators on the golf course be able to see the action, but also the spectators at the main entrance, practice range, and outdoor spectator pavilions will be able to watch the matches. This will create an atmosphere that does not exist at any other golf event in the world."

"Their [SportsLink] technology is cutting edge," said Odenbach. "We are excited about the video boards and how they will dramatically enhance the overall spectator experience."

SportsLink is a technical services company providing equipment and personnel to special events all over the United States and Canada. It specializes in Large Screen Video Displays (LSVD). SportsLink is a wholly owned subsidiary of Daktronics, Inc. SportsLink's tie to Daktronics provides them with access to the latest in outdoor video board technology and the highest level of picture quality.

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