Putt and Scan mini golf hole in one

We do get some unusual requests and our most recent customisation took mini golf into a scannable world!

When marketing yourself on an a exhibition stand, you are in competition with so many other booths with show pieces, funky gadgets and wacky gizmos to try and attract the attention of the visitors.

Our latest mini golf creation, is not only branded with the company logo for Ziath Ltd but has dual function and is a scannable mini golf hole. Just the one hole, but enough to go on the exhibition roadshow the team have planned.

2D scannable Putting
Ziath’s Putt and Scan – the scannable mini golf putting hole

The main objective was for a lightweight and easily transportable mini golf hole that can be used in a roadshow style activity.  The team are in the world of biobanking visiting many European countries.  For the less scientific amongst  us, a biobank is a large collection of biological or medical data and tissue samples used for research purposes.

The team at Ziath produce scannable sample tubes and datamatrix 2D readers to help decode sample tubes in a library.  So the marrying of scanning and mini golf was born form there. Our putt and scan mini golf hole, enables the visitors to indulge in a fun hole in one with some sweet surprises as a reward for their success.

Their first stop is ESSB in Leipzig, Germany at a conference for the Biopreservation and Biobanking industry.  The team at Ziath wanted an interactive game to engage with the visitors, because let’s be honest some exhibitors can be invisible and it is important to get something that stands out in the crowd!

Water jet cutting method for astro grass
Ziath logo inlaid in astro grass

The branding uses a water jet cutting method, which cuts into the astro grass tile and the branding inlays into the mini golf course matting – much like the work we did with the Guide Dogs last year.

Here is shot of one of our team enjoying a putt off in our break out area – nice shoes Martin!

Branded Mini Golf with a twist
Putt and Scan into a QR Code

Do you have an exhibition that needs a portable and lightweight solution? At only 5kgs and perfect to fit into a domestic vehicle (or in this case as oversized luggage on a plane!), our portable mini golf courses are perfect for the occasion.

You can follow the fun on the Ziath Twitter  account next week.

Charles the Guide Dog enjoys a spot of mini golf

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Charles the Guide Dog enjoying minigolf at Conservative Party Conference

Here is a snap of Charles the Guide Dog enjoying the exhibition stand mini golf at the Conservative Party Conference.

Charles lies across the water jet cut tile which complements the Guide Dogs colours and logo and due to this clever technique we can brand elements of our mini golf course to suit client’s needs.

The complex water jet cutting process uses stencils and high tech cutting equipment to cut though the astro grass tile and inlay with a foam design, which can be a variety of colours and styles.

We can also add your strap line or sales message to our foam edge bumpers to really get your message across. Here the Guide Dogs used the pun #bowlinone to play on the words hole-in-one!  And Barbie’s vehicle makes an interesting alternative to a badly parked car on the mini golf course!!

Branded Foam Edge Bumper with Barbie car
#bowlinone for Guide Dogs Streets Ahead campaign

The Guide Dogs are exhibiting now at the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester until Wednesday 3rd October 2013.

This blog from Andy Love MP for Edmonton also comments on the work that the Guide Dogs do for supporting blind and partially sighted individuals in his write up ‘Guide Dogs and Golf’.

Bradford MP David Ward wrote about his time on the Guide Dogs stand at the Liberal Democrats Conference in Glasgow in his blog. Commenting David Ward MP said:

“This was a fun way to spread what is a very serious message about the obstacles that visually impaired people have to overcome on a daily basis. Street clutter has the potential to deter blind and partially sighted people from leaving home alone and I am happy to support Guide Dogs’ call for safer pedestrian footpaths.”

Guide Dogs Street Clutter Crazy Golf
Andy Love MP for Edmonton enjoying mini golf

Hopefully our local MP, David Ruffley, will be attending the Conservative Party Conference and playing a spot of Street Clutter Crazy Golf over the next few days.

Follow @gdcampaigns to catch up on the MP’s latest mini golf scores.