Ryder Cup Gala 2008 Samuel Ryder Hologram

Ryder Cup 2008 Gala Event

Samuel Ryder is brought back to life as a hologram to introduce the players in 2008

Samuel Ryder died in 1936, but at the 2008 Ryder Cup Gala Event he was full size, front and center, and looking better than ever. Samuel had some tricks up his sleeve this time around. He hit golf balls into the crowd and disappeared and reappeared, transporting himself from one side of the stage to the other in a magical glow. He even appeared in a fully holographic chair at one point. The results were spectacular, and the live audience was in awe. As one audience member said, "I had no idea he wasn’t real. I don’t have a clue how it was done, but it was amazing."

Digital Illusions created the content as well as producing the holographic illusion for the show.

Location: Louisville, KY
Purpose: 2008 Ryder Cup Gala Event - Introducing the players
Duration: 1 day