Aggreko LLC, an international leading supplier of temporary power and temperature control solutions, last week announced it is again providing large-scale power generation and temperature control for the 60th Shell Houston Open Golf Tournament, hosted by the Houston Golf Association at the Redstone Golf Club Tournament Course. This year’s tournament took place March 31-April 6 and marks the 15th year of the Aggreko / Shell Houston Open relationship.
In addition to powering all leader boards and scoreboards, Aggreko’s team of professionals will be responsible for providing power distribution and climate control infrastructure to more than 30 venues throughout the course, including the double-decker Bayou Terrace viewing area at the 17th hole, the Executive Suites skyboxes on the 17th green and the Lakeside Skyboxes on the 18th hole.
“Powering a golf tournament means creating an atmosphere that is respectful to the participants and won’t distract from the play,” said Rick Strole, business development specialist for Aggreko Event Services. “The organizers of the tournament know that Aggreko provides the quietest and most unobtrusive equipment, which keeps the spectators comfortable and the event running smoothly.”
The 2008 Shell Houston Open will again serve as the lead-in tournament before The Masters. The Houston Golf Association has been conducting PGA Tour events since 1946, making Houston’s tournament the 10th-oldest on the schedule. Past champions include golf notables Vijay Singh and Curtis Strange, both of whom share the top of the list, with three victories each.
Houston-based Aggreko North America, which has a long history of providing power to high-profile events, including presidential inaugurations, several national sporting events, the Olympic Games and the Daytona 500, is No. 12 on the RER 100.