×

Warning

Joomla\CMS\Filesystem\Folder::create: Could not create folder.Path: [ROOT]/media/djmediatools/cache/images/stories/news/2008

ARL News

The 137th Open

01 Aug 2008

The 137th Open, at Royal Birkdale, will be remembered for its wild weather, its pure drama, a champion who almost didn't play in the tournament due to a wrist injury and the launch of ARL's new Golf Graphics Package. With 3 months build up the Virtual Eye golf team was busy integrating new technologies into our graphics. Working with the Trackman radar tracking system, our graphics we able to accurately represent the flight path of tee shots. The Trackman system measures ball trajectory, ball carry, ball and club speed and other shot data. This information is sent real time to our graphics computers and graphics are available for commentators to analyze as the golfers walk to their second shots.

01
02
03
04
Previous Next Play Pause
1 2 3 4

The Golfing drama was heightened by a see-sawing leader board with over 21 players within 5 strokes of one another, winds which never faded under 20MPH and torrential rain which made for some challenging moments. As always our teams were right there walking the fairways getting accurate ball positions from the fairways, bunkers and the occasional burn (stream). The ability to combine flight path data for shots with weather conditions and the various strategies associated with playing holes allows the commentators tell the stories behind the shots. Viewers can physically see the ball path of tee shots and better understand the strategies and course management ideas being adopted by the pros. The Virtual Eye golf system can now combine photo realistic golf course models and weather conditions, with actual flight trajectories and final ball locations.

ARL News

  • Golf Graphics Operator >

    Above: An Otago Daily Times video on Virtual Eye Golf Operator Jack Wylie Read More
  • Virtual Eye Golf in 2023 >

    Above: A DP World Tour video featuring Virtual Eye and our various graphics Read More
  • AWS Summit Sydney >

    In the video above, Ruskin Dantra (AWS) and John Rendall (Virtual Eye) present Read More
  • Dual Purpose >

    Above: Sam and Hudson James-Everton working in an ARL golf graphics suite | image Read More
  • Cricket: Behind the Scenes >

    In the video above, Mark Howard goes behind the scenes with Virtual Eye, Read More
  • Study and Sport >

    Above: Spencer Byers sitting at an ARL golf graphics suite | image source Otago Read More
  • Honorary Doctorate >

    Sir Ian Taylor has received an honorary Doctor of Commerce degree from the Read More
  • Virtual Eye 2021 >

    Above: 2021 was a big year for ARL, and in particular for our Read More
  • #151 Off The Bench >

    In October, the New Zealand Government gave approval for 150 businesspeople to self-manage... Read More
  • Success Story - Golf Graphics >

    Above: Another great Youth Employment Success video, this time featuring Thomas Rewi here Read More
  • Flexible, Scalable and Secure >

    For nearly 30 years teams of people from Animation Research Ltd (ARL) travelled Read More
  • Youth Employment Success >

    Above: A great Youth Employment Success video featuring some of the staff here Read More
  • Exceeding Expectations >

    Broadcast and media analysis by Nielsen has revealed the AC36 events (ACWS Auckland, Read More
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • All
  • Apps
  • Cities
  • Effects
  • Nature
  • Systems
load more hold SHIFT key to load all load all
  • All
  • Apps
  • Cities
  • Effects
  • Nature
  • Systems
load more hold SHIFT key to load all load all
  • All
  • Apps
  • Cities
  • Effects
  • Nature
  • Systems
load more hold SHIFT key to load all load all
Your Privacy and Us - Animation Research Ltd, PO Box 5580, Dunedin 9016, NZ - ph +64 3 477 2995 - email info@arl.co.nz
We use cookies to track visits to our website. We do not store or share personal information.