Lexmark keeps the ball rolling on and off the golf course

PGA of America

Two golf courses in two weeks, moving 44 devices 832 miles. It took all of this technology and hard work to keep information moving during the Senior PGA Championship and the Women’s PGA Championship.

As the Official Imaging and Printing Solutions Provider of The PGA of America since 2011, Lexmark supports Championship events with color and monochrome printing and scan-to-network and scan-to-email solutions.

As soon as the Senior PGA Championship event concluded at the end of May, the Lexmark team quickly transferred all of the devices to Harrison, New York, for the Women’s PGA Championship June 11–14. The team installed the printers and MFPs across 600 acres at the Westchester Country Club.

“This was a massive feat to go from one event to another within just a few weeks’ time,” said Lauren Lucas, manager, North America marketing. “Our crew had all of the devices up and running in New York in just three days, and despite the demanding schedule, everything went fluidly. It was another successful event for Lexmark.”

As with other PGA Championship events, Lexmark provides mission-critical operations in the media centers, player scoring, business centers, hospitality marketing areas and the administrative offices during the tournaments. Lexmark’s customized application, Scorecard Scanning, is used to broadcast a digital copy of every player’s scorecard to various working offices both on and off the golf course.

Additionally, more than 100,000 pages were printed on the Lexmark devices during the course of the event. To offset the environmental impact of all that paper, Lexmark again partnered with The PGA of America and the Nature Conservancy to plant trees in advance of this year’s Championship events in the communities where the events take place. For the Senior PGA Championship, dozens of trees were planted at the Paoli Community Schools and Paoli Bicentennial Park. This year’s events will bring us to over 1,900 trees planted in support of these events.

The Women’s PGA Championship is the 12th major tournament Lexmark has supported.

Up next: the 2015 PGA Championship Aug. 10­–16 in Kohler, Wisconsin, with a Business Solutions Summit that will share the story of Lexmark’s journey as a global technology company, highlighting the impact of our expanded portfolio of managed print services, enterprise software and industry solutions. Guests there will learn details behind how the recent acquisition of Kofax enhances our capabilities and discover how our suite of offerings simplify and automate information-driven processes.

“Another important part of these events is business development,” added Dave Hagan, Director of NA Sales Enablement. “Hospitality with the PGA gives us a platform that enhances our relationship with customers and channel partners.”