In a first for the European Tour, Irish Open organisers want spectators to get snap happy with their mobile phones.In fact, rather than getting turfed out for being caught with a phone out beside the green, you might win £500 of Dubai Duty Free Irish Open and European Tour merchandise.
For the first time ever at a European Tour event, spectators will be allowed to take photos of the action on their mobile phones as part of a pilot scheme being trialled by the European Tour at the Portstewart event next week.
Mobile phone photography is now permitted in all areas of the course every day from Tuesday July 4 to Sunday July 9. Video capture however will still be restricted to non-competition areas.
Whether the mobile phone photos are of players in action, the stunning scenery of the golf course, bands playing on the Showstage, or simply friends and family having fun, the European Tour is urging fans to enter the competition and help create a snapshot of what promises to be a real festival of golf, entertainment and music.
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