INFORMATION FOR SPECTATORS


FORMAT FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP
156 competitors will play 36 holes of stroke play on Thursday 15 and Friday 16 July. The leading 70 players and ties will play a further 36 holes on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 July. The Champion will be the player with the lowest 72 hole aggregate. In the event of a tie, the players will play a four hole play-off. The Champion will be the player with the lowest four hole aggregate. If there is still a tie, play will continue over the 18th until a winner emerges. The presentation ceremony will be held immediately after the conclusion of play.

GATE OPENING TIMES
Approximate daily opening times:
Sunday 11 July – TBC
Monday 12 July – TBC
Tuesday 13 July – TBC
Wednesday 14 July – TBC
Thursday 15 July – TBC
Friday 16 July – TBC
Saturday 17 July – TBC
Sunday 18 July – TBC

HOURS OF PLAY
(*denotes approximate times)
Daily tee times are as follows:
Sunday 11 to Wednesday 14 July – Players practising throughout the day. Information will be available at TheOpen.com and will be displayed on Practice Starting Times boards.
Thursday 15 July – First Tee Time: TBC Last Tee Time: TBC
Friday 16 July – First Tee Time: TBC Last Tee Time: TBC
Saturday 17 July – First Tee Time: TBC*. Last Tee Time: TBC
Sunday 18 July – First Tee Time: TBC*. Last Tee Time: TBC

HOSPITALITY
For further information about Official Hospitality, please click here

SAFETY
Please be reminded that under wet conditions the ground may become slippery and appropriate footwear should be worn. Observe the instructions of marshals at all times when on-course and on grandstands.

MOBILE DEVICE APPS
Information TBC

MOBILE DEVICE & CAMERA POLICY
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GRANDSTANDS
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AUTOGRAPHS
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SCOREBOARDS
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LARGE SCREENS
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FACILITIES FOR THE DISABLED
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MEDICAL AND FIRST AID
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NO STEP LADDERS
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NO PETS
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INFORMATION CENTRE
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LEFT LUGGAGE FACILITIES
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CATERING FACILITIES
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CRECHE FACILITY
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OFFICIAL PROGRAMMES
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BINOCULARS
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THE OPEN SHOP
Information TBC

BANKING SERVICE
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Jeffrey Mills, IL, USA

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William Bentot , Montreuil, France

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Ros Torrance, Auckland, New Zealand

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Mallory O'Connell, DE, USA

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Michaela Sapetschnig, Austria

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Betsy Clark, USA

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Beverley Archer, USA

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Judith Fallick, USA

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Chris Monger, USA

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Mary Rank, USA

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Maribeth Spitz, USA

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