Sometimes we really love our job, and a job this week of our popular golf course drone service was particularly enjoyable. We were commissioned to film all 18 holes by drone to give a golf balls perspective of Kendal Golf course in Cumbria. It’s more like playing a round of golf by drone, we drive around the course in a golf buggy, flying from the tee, over the fairway and then onto the green to film the pin.
To spice things up we try to capture each hole in one flight – a drone hole in one. At Kendal golf club, we managed 12 drone hole in ones. Although a couple of tricky holes (13 Cunswick & 16 Auld Grey Town) we managed to bogey (each hole took 5 filming attempts to get right. The views of the Lake District from the golf course are breathtaking.
Here is the unedited hole 13. Music or voiceovers can be added, as can text giving details of each hole.
Here at Hovershotz we are excited about tomorrow evening’s episode of Dragons Den (Series 16 Episode 5 Sunday 9th September 2018 @ 20:00), as one of the budding entrepreneurs is Mark Boyt of Dronesafe Register. This is of particular interest to Hovershotz as we were one of the first members of Drone Safe Register and have featured on Dronesafe’s site for nearly 3 years. Over this time, we have received a steady stream of jobs, plus being a vetted member gives our business some credibility in a marketplace full of cowboy & unlicensed drone operators. Hovershotz are the longest serving member of Drone Safe Register in Cumbria, and the only drone operator listed based in the Lake District.
Drone Safe Register is a directory for CAA approved drone pilots with a valid PFCO.
Exposure to 4 million viewers should hopefully drive more business via Drone Safe Registers site and also inform the public about only hiring quality qualified pilots and drone operators.
Judging by a sneak preview on the BBC website it seems like the Dragons love the DSR concept, it will be interesting to see tomorrow evening what the outcome is.