Jul 1st, 2017
Mobile phones to be allowed at Irish Open
And you could even win a prize as well
For the first time ever at a European Tour event, spectators will be allowed to take photos on their mobile phones as part of a pilot scheme being trialled by the European Tour at Portstewart next week.
Mobile phone photography is now permitted in all areas of the course every day from Tuesday July 4 to Sunday July 9.
“To be honest, it’s always been extremely difficult to police so we’re delighted to be the first European Tour event to pilot this change in respect of taking photos on your mobile phone,” said Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Championship Director Simon Alliss.
“Now we really want people to take advantage of this change in policy to get their phones out and capture all of the fun and sporting action that this year’s event is set to deliver.
“We know that almost everyone now uses their mobile phone to take pictures so we’re embracing that and encouraging spectators to share their experiences on social media and show the world what a wonderful event the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open in Portstewart really is.
“And to top it all off, we’re giving £500 worth of merchandise to the best mobile phone photo taken between Tuesday and Saturday as part of our competition,” he added.
To enter the competition, fans should simply tag their mobile phone photographs with #MyDDFIrishOpen on Twitter or Instagram or add their picture as a comment in the dedicated competition thread on the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Facebook page. The winner will receive £500 worth of Irish Open and European Tour merchandise.