The European Tour has a new mobile phone policy that will be in effect for the first time at this year’s Nedbank Golf Challenge hosted by Gary Player at the Gary Player Country Club in Sun City from November 9-12.

As Gary Player says, “Change is the price of survival.” Allowing fans to use their mobile devices to enjoy the experience at one of the world’s top golf courses is paramount to the fan experience and overall success of the tournament.GPCC_European_Tour

The Gary Player Country Club is a very walkable and spectator friendly course for fans of all ages. In 2016, the Nedbank Golf Challenge introduced their very own mobile app which allowed fans to earn points and rewards for visiting different locations throughout the course.

Fans also are sent notifications when special events take place such as when players will be at certain autograph locations. Prior to fans using their mobile devices on the course, it was tough to know when your favorite player was headed to the 9th tee box. But by allowing fans to use their devices, they can better plan to move to the green to watch when their favorite players hit their approach onto the iconic green.

Under the new policy, golf fans will be allowed to use their mobile phones as much as they like during a tournament and engage with the event on social media, as long as their phones remain on silent.

Fans will also be allowed to take photographs throughout the week anywhere on the golf course but must have the camera flash switched off.

The taking of video will be restricted to non-competition areas at a tournament such as the driving range and there will be designated mobile phone areas where the public can make and receive phone calls during a tournament.

Article courtesy of AllAfrica.com

Picture courtesy of the European Tour

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