A grandstand in the sky? That’s golf’s wacky new reality

The view from theScore's Skyline Seats is unlike we've ever seen at a golf tournament.

Courtesy: theScore

Drones hovering over the action on the PGA Tour just isn’t enough these days. People actually want that view for their own two eyes, no machines necessary.

Well, other than a crane hoisting them up there.

Next week’s RBC Canadian Open will feature golf seating unlike any we’ve ever seen before. Skyline Seats, as they will be called, will elevate 22 patrons up over the clubhouse at St. George’s Golf and Country Club. From there, they’ll get a great view of the Toronto skyline, as well as an eye-level view of shots into the 18th green. 

Sound crazy? Sometimes a little crazy is what it takes to leave a mark, which exactly what gambling operator theScore is trying to accomplish. 

“To tee off our partnership with Golf Canada and the RBC Canadian Open, we wanted to create a memorable and completely unique golf viewing experience that adds real value for fans attending Canada’s premier golf event,” said Aubrey Levy, Senior Vice President of Content and Marketing at theScore.

These skyline seats will include food and drink, and will bring fans up to their lofty perch for 30 minutes at a time. It’s all part of various activations by theScore in an attempt to gain attention and memberships to its betting platforms. The seats will be available on each day of the competition, Thursday through Sunday, June 9-12. 

The only question that remains is an obvious one: would you take part? 

Sean Zak

Golf.com Editor

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