Projection show celebrates world’s oldest golf tournament

More than 5,000 people watched memorable moments from The Open’s 160-year history, narrated by Gerard Butler, projection mapped on to The Royal & Ancient Clubhouse in St Andrews.

Museum designer Mather & Co brought one of Scotland’s most historic buildings, The Royal & Ancient Clubhouse in St Andrews, to life on 26 March with a spectacular audio-visual show celebrating the 150th Open Golf championship, which takes place in July.

The 10-minute The Celebration of Light show, which was narrated by Paisley-born Hollywood actor Gerard Butler, used projection mapping and state-of-the-art 4D motion graphics across the clubhouse’s facade to set the history of the British Open against a backdrop of world events.

More than 5,000 people turned out to watch the show, which also featured a performance by the City of St Andrews Pipe Band and a fireworks display.


Mather & Co was commissioned to create the The Celebration of Light show after completing the redevelopment of the R&A World Golf Museum.

Chris Mather, chief executive at Mather & Co, said: “Projection mapping of this iconic building was not without its challenges. It has been delightful to work with a fresh thinking, creative client, and a marvellous talented production team – we are pleased with the outcome.”

Martin Slumbers, chief executive of the R&A, said: “The R&A Celebration of Light was a spectacular way to continue our countdown to the 150th Open at St Andrews. You felt a real sense of excitement among the spectators who attended, as we enjoyed reliving the iconic moments which have made this great Championship so revered by millions of fans around the world.”

Reference : AVmagazine