PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. -- The 72nd Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid, May 24-29, at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Ky., will mark the first major golf championship to allow spectators to carry and use mobile devices in select areas on the golf course.
The integration of mobile devices to enhance the golf spectator experience has been conducted in select PGA Tour events since August 2010, with spectators alerted to proper usage on site by adjusting the volume setting to "silent" or "vibrate," and with no video recording permitted at any time during championship week.
"The PGA of America recognizes the increased role that mobile devices serve in our daily lives – almost as if those same devices are our personal caddies," said PGA of America President Allen Wronowski. "We want spectators enjoying the Senior PGA Championship to have the best golf experience possible, and we request that they respect the ground rules for use of mobile devices while following the finest Senior professionals in the game."
Spectators at Valhalla Golf Club may accept or make phone calls in designated areas throughout the golf course, primarily near concession stands. Digital messaging and checking data is allowed on the golf course. The Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid will have designated volunteers to assist spectators in mobile device use. Spectators attempting to use their mobile device for photography will be asked to surrender the device and pick it up at a designated location after they depart the golf course.
Any Day and Week Long ticket packages to the 72nd Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid may be purchased by visiting 2011SeniorPGA.com, or by calling the PGA Ticketing Center at (800) PGA-GOLF (742-4653).
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