Since 1989, tournament organiser BMW has been the driving force behind Germany’s most iconic professional golf tournament. Here are a few figures revealing the impressive logistics effort that goes on behind the scenes, laying the foundation for the successful story that is the BMW International Open.
3 video walls and 50 screens are installed for BMW tournament TV.
9 leaderboards and two electronic hole-by-hole scoreboards are set up.
20 cameras and 60 microphones record the top groups every day.
60 BMW courtesy cars are in use for players, officials and special guests.
85 golf buggies are in use on the site.
153 km of cables are laid for TV broadcasts, electricity and water supply, and telephone connections, with more than 400 access points.
500 volunteers show great commitment to ensure the tournament runs smoothly.
550 journeys are completed by the free shuttle bus between Ismaning station and the tournament site.
2,500 seats are available to spectators in the grandstands.
3,500 project personnel are employed to ensure the tournament is run successfully.
3,500 guests are fed and watered in the Fairway Club.
4,000 BMW customers are able to visit the lounge on the ninth green.
4,500 parking spaces are available to visitors.
5,000 pretzels are eaten.
6,640 hours of work are put in by the greenkeepers prior to and during the tournament.
15,500 m² of covered, tented area (gastronomy, exhibitions, working areas).
20,000 litres of water are drunk by employees and players during the tournament week.
25,800 hours of work are put in by scorers, marshals and caddies.
38,850 golf shots (roughly) are hit in the 450 rounds played over the course of the tournament.
60,000 spectators are expected.