England Golf, the governing body for amateur golf in England, has invested in several portable wireless PA systems from MIPRO in readiness for the coming season.
The equipment will be used to announce players as they arrive at the tee as well as for pre- and post-event speeches and presentations and was supplied by AV integration specialists AVworx in Bedford via MIPRO’s UK distributor, CUK Audio.
The systems may be used as self-contained, stand-alone systems or in conjunction with each other if broader coverage is required.
England Golf will run 55 championships and tournaments in 2017, including the European Amateur Championship and the Men’s Home Internationals.
The organisation has taken delivery of two of MIPRO’s flagship MA-808 systems and four of the smaller MA-303 units, along with six ACT32H handheld wireless microphones (one for each system) plus stands and transport bags.
AVworx’s Dan Portman recalls: “Initially England Golf were only after a single PA with a wireless mic suitable for outdoor use for introducing each player as they approach the tee, but they soon realised that from a logistical point of view, one unit was not going to be enough. Further discussion revealed that a combination of the large units for major events and the small units for minor events would be by far the best option, especially as the MA-303s can be easily carried. They also now have enough systems that overlapping matches can be catered for.”
Remarks CUK Audio’s Simon Druce: “They are extremely resilient – a must for British weather conditions – and have immense staying power in between recharges. Another key point concerning the MA-808s is that multiple units can be linked wirelessly to extend transmission range and expand coverage for up to 2000 people with no trailing wires. They’ve got a retractable handle and wheels for easy transport, just like pulling a suitcase, whereas the MA-303s are extremely lightweight and can be simply hand-carried.”