Provision Travel Diary: Hawaii
Provision Travel Diary: Volume 3
Destination: The Sentry Tournament of Champions: Maui, Hawaii
Activation: Long Drive & Nearest the Pin Simulators
Event Managers: Jack Mitchell | Ben Stubbington
Distance to destination: 6,933 miles
The best fact we could find: You can post an actual coconut from here!
Lei on, factor 50 sunscreen packed and a laid-back attitude at the ready – you are off to Hawaii! This is a first for the team at Provision Events, working on the Sentry Tournament of Champions on the Hawaiian Island of Maui. The tournament was founded in 1953 and has been held in Hawaii since 1999 with a number of homes before it settled here. It is the calendar-year opening tournament of golf’s PGA Tour season. The field is restricted to golfers who won a tournament on the tour during the previous year’s season.
Provision Events delivered a fully interactive area that challenged people to take on two heavy weights in golf.
Fans had the chance to:
Try their hand at matching Dustin Johnson’s unbelievable Monster Drive of 430 yards on the Par-4 12th hole at the 2018 Sentry Tour of Champions which saw him almost get the hole in one. You can watch the incredible video here.
Have a go at getting a hole in one on the par-3 eleventh hole to match Patton Kizzire’s epic shot at the 2019 Sentry Tournament of Champions. If you have not seen it already check it out here
Other interactive features included digital picture match quizzes, and TV’s that were connected to iPads where fans could watch highlight videos from a number of different golfers who have been successful at the event over the years.
We caught up with one of our Event Managers, Jack Mitchell about his time there:
What did you enjoy about being in Hawaii?
I had never been to Hawaii and I really enjoyed being able to explore and experience the island and its culture, it’s a very interesting place and the people were very welcoming.
What was the best place you ate and why?
Maui Brewing company, it’s a really interesting building with great food and happy staff. We were actually given a tour of the brewery whilst we were there which was super interesting!
How easy was it travelling?
Travelling to Hawaii from the U.K is no joke. It was possibly one of the longest trips I have been on, but it was so worth it when I arrived! The trip home however did feel that bit longer!
How was Hawaii compared to home?
The Hawaiian culture is so different, everyone is much more laid back and relaxed which was a nice change. In terms of the weather, I was very surprised with how much rain we had, so in that sense, very similar to back home.
How did the fans interact with the activation?
Both activations were really well received, it was great to see fans trying to replicate some of the iconic shots they have seen here before. It was a great talking point amongst fans as they could reminisce on some of the amazing golf that has been played at Kapalua over the years.
What was the number one thing you did when you were not working?
We did a little bit of site seeing on our day off and got to see the Nakalele Blowhole which was pretty spectacular!