European Tour event to have walk-on music

2016 11 Abu Dhabi
• European Tour event in Abu Dhabi to have walk-on music
• The news was revealed at the HSBC Golf Business Forum
• There will also reportedly by music on the driving range

EUROPEAN TOUR | ABU DHABI HSBC GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP

The European Tour has introduced so many changes in recent months that it’s hard to keep track of them all.


Since Keith Pelley arrived at the helm, we’ve had shorts in practice rounds, pre-tournament events like the Hero Challenge, new event formats and the possibility of night golf, to name but a few.

And now, it has been revealed that players will arrive on the tee at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship from January 19-22 with walk-on music, as seen most commonly in darts.

Read more -> European Tour in Race to Dubai adjustment

European Tour

The news was revealed at the HSBC Golf Business Forum in Florida by Giles Morgan, HSBC’s Global Head of Sponsorship and Events, who said there will also be music on the range at the European Tour event - which Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson, Rickie Fowler, Henrik Stenson and Danny Willett will all be competing in.

Journalist Adam Schupak, who was in attendance at the Forum, tweeted:

Asked whether he thought it was a good idea, guest Jack Nicklaus said: “The world is changing and we need to change with the world.

“Just look at the Phoenix Open. What they have done there with the par-3 16th hole has certainly proved very popular.


"If there is music on the range or on the first tee, the players will get used to it" - Jack Nicklaus


“I am a traditionalist, and I like to see golf be golf, but adding to things is good. If there is music on the range or on the first tee, the players will get used to it.

“I never liked the silence. You might just tell the players to get out there and play.”


European Tour walk-on music


What do you make of the news that there will be walk-on music at the European Tour's Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship? And what would YOUR walk-on music be? Leave your thoughts in the 'Comments' section below.

Share this Article

share-logo
twitter-logo facebook-logo

Latest Videos See all videos right arrow

play button
EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT SCOTTY CAMERON PUTTERS (2020)
Scotty Cameron
play button
OLD DRIVER VS NEW DRIVER - TaylorMade SIM vs TaylorMade Original One
TaylorMade
play button
PUTTER BATTLE! Odyssey Stroke Lab Triple Track Ten - VS - TaylorMade Spider X
Odyssey Triple Track
play button
THE BEST LOOKING NEW CLUB I'VE SEEN IN 2020 - BUT WHAT IS IT?
Ping
See all videos right arrow

Golf News

Augusta National makes biggest real estate purchase yet
USGA issue statement on racial protests
Scots club in terrific show of appreciation for NHS
Unique Pro-Am tournament to signal golf’s UK return
European Tour pro FUMES as OWGR announces restart

Other Top Stories

Tiger Woods puts new irons in the bag
New Fife golf course gets go ahead
REVIEW - Adare Manor, Ireland's rejuvenated masterpiece
Win a spot in the ASI Scottish Open Pro-Am with Hilton
Padraig Harrington targets 2020 Ryder Cup captaincy

Quick Fault 'n' Fixes See all videos right arrow

play button
How to stop topping the ball
Watch
play button
Get the basics right
Watch
play button
Strengthening your grip
Watch
play button
Clear the hips through impact
Watch
See all videos right arrow