Johns Creek, GA- The 93rd PGA Championship, Aug. 8-14, at Atlanta Athletic Club in Johns Creek, Ga., will 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 was conducted last May the 72nd Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, which was the first PGA of America-sponsored major spectator event to implement the new policy.
“Having successfully introduced the mobile device policy at one of our major spectator events, we are confident that we will have a positive response from those attending the 93rd PGA Championship in Atlanta,” said PGA of America President Allen Wronowski. “Mobile devices are a part of our daily lives, our personal caddie, and we ask that the great spectators who support our premier Championship will respect the ground rules and the players while enjoying one of the year’s foremost sporting events.”
During the PGA Championship, spectators at Atlanta Athletic Club will be alerted to follow proper usage on site by adjusting the volume setting to “silent” or “vibrate.” Spectators 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. Cell phone camera use is only permitted during the Practice Rounds. No video recording will be permitted at any time during Championship Week. Spectators attempting to use their mobile device in unauthorized areas or in ways not sanctioned will be asked to surrender the device and pick it up at a designated location after they depart the golf course.
Tickets for the 93rd PGA Championship at Atlanta Athletic Club are available by visiting www.pga2011.com or by calling the PGA