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Thor Guard protects Hong Kong Golf Club

(SUNRISE, Fla.)Thor Guard – the world’s only lightning prediction system – continued its global momentum with installation of the company’s technology at Hong Kong Golf Club.

The partnership adds to Thor Guard’s dominance across 20 countries on six continents. System users include golf courses, country clubs, parks, schools and universities, cities and municipalities, aviation leaders, government agencies, mining and industrial companies, sporting events and broadcast media.

No stranger to extreme weather, Hong Kong Golf Club relies on Thor Guard to provide preemptive warming of lightning strikes.  The luxurious private club, site of golf’s Hong Kong Open, spans 400 picturesque acres and is nestled along Deep Water Bay beach.

“Hong Kong Golf Club is among many PGA, European and Asian Tour hosts realizing the advanced safety benefits of our predictive modeling,” says Bob Dugan, President of Thor Guard. “More than 7,000 locations reduce dangers of lightning strikes by Thor Guard calculating atmospheric energy profiles occurrences eight to 20 minutes before potential hits.” 

Hong Kong Golf Club selected Thor Guard to for its unrivaled sophistication, reliability and accuracy.

“With 120,000 golfers playing our courses annually, the safety of their wellbeing is paramount,” says Dean Nelson, Director of Golf at Hong Kong Golf Club. “As the industry leader in lightning prediction, we feel confident that their system will keep our members & visitors safe in the event of inclement weather.”

Climate trends support the need for Thor Guard.  Meteorological experts project a 5% annual rise in weather, climate and geological disasters through 2020.  North America alone recently suffered 160 natural disasters annually, the most in more than 35 years. 

Saving lives and protecting customers’ business operations, Thor Guard sensor technology constantly monitors local environments and forecasts the level of dynamic energy migration needed to create lightning, even with no visible evidence.  Recognizing “bolts out of the blue” conditions allows more notification time to proactively manage potentially perilous situations.  

More information:, 954.835.0900.

About Thor Guard

Since 1976, Thor Guard delivers advance warning of potential lightning and other severe weather conditions. Utilizing proprietary atmospheric electrostatic analysis technology, Thor Guard provides live streaming local radar to protect people and equipment, and better manage outdoor events. Thor Guard customers include the United States Golf Association, American Junior Golf Association, United States Tennis Association,  Tournament Players Clubs, Marriott Golf,  Department of Homeland Security, NASA, American Airlines, Jet Blue, Pearson International Airport (Toronto), AT&T, Fed-Ex, UPS, Google, Rolls Royce, University of Michigan and Broward County (Florida) . 


Tomás Silvani