Scottish Open to have relaxed mobile phone policy

Scottish Open Mobile

A relaxed mobile phone policy will be in place at the Scottish Open after a successful trial at last week’s Irish Open, the European Tour confirmed to bunkered.co.uk.

Following a discussion at a tournament committee yesterday evening, which took into account feedback from players, spectators will now be allowed to use their mobile phones to take pictures as long as their device is on silent and the flash is turned off.

The European Tour used Irish Open host Rory McIlroy to promote the policy last week and are keen to see what user-generated content can be produced.

It’s worth adding, though, that video footage is still not permitted during tournament days and phone calls are only allowed in designated ‘mobile phone zones’.

The reaction to the change from players, so far, seems to be fairly popular, with Ian Poulter and Eddie Pepperell welcoming the amended policy.

Golf News

BMW PGA Championship: Everything you need to know
PREVIEW

By Martin Inglis

Graeme McDowell: His Ryder Cup career in pictures
Pics

By bunkered.co.uk

Luke Donald: His Ryder Cup career in pictures
Pics

By bunkered.co.uk

Lee Westwood: His Ryder Cup career in pictures
Pics

By bunkered.co.uk

Padraig Harrington: His Ryder Cup career in pictures
Pics

By bunkered.co.uk

Other Top Stories

Tiger Woods puts new irons in the bag
Tiger Woods

By David Cunninghame

Review: Adare Manor, Ireland's rejuvenated masterpiece
Review

By Michael McEwan

Win a spot in the ASI Scottish Open Pro-Am with Hilton
Scottish Open

By bunkered.co.uk

Padraig Harrington targets 2020 Ryder Cup captaincy
Padraig Harrington

By Michael McEwan

Watch Denis Pugh Lessons See all videos right arrow

play button
Posture and set-up tips from Denis Pugh
Watch
play button
Use your height to maximum effect
Callaway
A narrow stance for a better turn
Watch
play button
Set up square to the target
Watch
See all videos right arrow

Join our community
subscribe to our newsletters below