With just four days until the start of the 2015 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wis., preparations by Lexmark are well underway to ensure mission-critical imaging and printing operations are running smoothly for PGA staff, media professionals, volunteers, hospitality patrons and even the players themselves.
Lexmark, the Official Imaging and Printing Solutions Provider of The PGA of America, is responsible for the operation of more than 75 Lexmark laser printers and multifunction products, plus a variety of scanning solutions across the 560-acre course. Lexmark hardware and software power a vast array of business processes, including ticketing, the media and broadcast centers, administrative offices, hospitality, catering, volunteer operations, and the player scoring center.
For example, Lexmark technology and solutions support the PGA Championship with:
Color print on demand ticketing
Scorecard scanning which broadcasts a digital copy of every player’s scorecard to on- and off-course locations
Copying, printing, faxing and scan-to-email operations in the media and broadcast center, which is staffed by thousands of journalists from around the world
Scanning and routing HR documents for hundreds of event volunteers
Invoice processing within the administrative, hospitality and catering offices
Lexmark is also hard at work in preparation to host 225 customers and partners in its exclusive chalet on the 18th hole. Also for Lexmark guests is the company’s Business Solutions Summit which offers interactive demonstrations and knowledge-sharing sessions with Lexmark industry experts and executives. This Lexmark event is a forum for guests to discuss industry advancements, business challenges and solutions to help them draw greater value from their business information.
“Lexmark’s partnership with The PGA of America is significant on multiple levels,” said Ron Binkauskas, Lexmark’s vice president and general manager, North America, Imaging Solutions and Services. “It’s a unique opportunity for Lexmark technology, software and services to be used as the backbone for many mission-critical operations and a venue at which we can immerse our customers within the event to see those solutions in action.”
Lexmark began its relationship with the PGA during the 2008 Ryder Cup and has been partners with the PGA since 2011. The 2015 PGA Championship marks the 13th major Championship Lexmark has supported with its imaging and printing solutions.