SPECTATOR INFORMATION

BMW PGA Championship

 

  • Spectator's Etiquette
  • Remain still for each shot and do not move until all the players in the group have played or holed out.
  • Do not speak to the players while they are on the course.
  • Walk, don’t run, and obey the course marshals – they are trying to make your day more enjoyable.
  • Kneel or sit down if you are in the front row.
  • Keep behind the ropes and barriers around the course and use the official crossing points.
  • Familiarise yourself with the location of First Aid stations and refreshment areas.
  • Consider other spectators when using an umbrella.
  • Dress accordingly for the weather conditions. Sensible shoes should be worn. No metal spikes allowed.
  • No blue denim wear to be worn in the Clubhouse or for guests attending the Hospitality Pavilion.
  • Please listen to any public address announcements and follow instructions from officials and volunteers should they be necessary.
  • Autograph Policy
Spectators are kindly requested not to ask players for autographs on Match Days. There is a dedicated autograph area at the back of the 18th Grandstand where people are asked to queue. 
  • Bicycles
Bicycle parking will be available adjacent to the Welcome Pavilion. Please provide your own lock. 
  • Cameras
Cameras are permitted ONLY on Practice Days – Tuesday and Wednesday
Cameras are NOT permitted on Match Days – Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Although mobile phones are permitted on all five days of the event, the use of the camera facility is as per the above.
  • Childcare
The BMW PGA Championship is one of the only sporting events in the UK that provides a public crèche facility located in the centre of the Championship Village beside the Championship Office. The crèche facility is managed by a qualified and experienced manager and staffed by a hand-picked team of fully qualified NNEB/NVQ level 3 certificate qualified teachers.

The facility is open from Wednesday to Sunday from 09.00hrs each day until 18.00hrs. The age limit is over 2 to 8 years old. The maximum session time is 2 hours.

  • What to Wear?
On the golf course, it would be recommended to wear casual golf wear. The ground is uneven and particularly under wet conditions the ground may become slippery therefore appropriate footwear should be worn to avoid injury. Please check the weather forecast before you set off on your journey.

Blue denim jeans are not permitted to be worn in the Clubhouse or or for guests attending the Hospitality Pavilion.

  • Course

Spectators can move freely around the golf course but please stay outside the ropes. Controlled crossing points, which are clearly marked by yellow signposts, should be used when crossing fairways.

Please do NOT walk on the course when play has finished for the day, in order to protect and keep the course in tournament condition for the players. Please continue to stay outside the ropes.

  • Disabled Facilities

Use of private scooters is discouraged but there will be appropriate off road scooters for hire.

Event Mobility Charitable Trust
Event Mobility will be providing a number of electric scooters for hire by the elderly or disabled. The facility is located in Car Park 6 (Disabled Car Park available here and must be pre-booked) with attendants on hand to show you how to use the vehicles. You can book your scooter online at www.eventmobility.org.uk or by phone on 01386 725391.

Wheelchair ramps are provided in all public amenities in the Championship Village.
Disabled toilets are situated in the Championship Village, by the 14th green and in the Disabled Car Park.

A dedicated bus for disabled visitors will operate to vantage points on the course. Please notify the nearest marshal at that point who will guide you to a designated viewing area.

All Blue Badge Holders will be directed to the front rows of the Park and Ride areas to then access the Public Shuttle Bus to the Welcome Pavilion.

For those with accessibility issues who require parking on site, please contact 01344 840 550 or email tickets@europeantour.com

**Event Mobility will arrive onsite from Wednesday 9.00am.**

  • Evacuation Procedure

If it is necessary to evacuate the site, please follow the instructions of the course marshals, volunteers and event officials in an orderly fashion.

  • First Aid

Medic 1 are the official First Aid support on-site at BMW PGA Championship. The First Aid centre is situated adjacent to the Welcome Pavilion – please see Course Map for more details. In the event of injury or an emergency on course, please contact the nearest marshal or championship host who can contact someone to assist. Within the Championship Village area, please contact the BMW PGA Championship Office situated behind the 18th green grandstand.

  • Grandstands

Course grandstand seating is free and available to the public on a first come first served basis. These are located on the 1st Tee, 14th Green, 16th Green and 18th Green. NO ALCOHOL OR SMOKING in the grandstands is permitted and spectators are kindly asked not to stand up on the stands during play.
The 18th Green Grandstand has free public access on a first come first served basis, but it is also possible to reserve seats in this area from Thursday – Sunday. Those who have not booked seats may have to queue for access at peak times. To book your grandstand seat in advance please visit our ticket page on tickets.europeantour.com
A dedicated wheelchair viewing area will once again be positioned at the back right of the 18th green.

  • Information Centre

The Information Centre is located at the top of the Championship Village near the Media Centre. Programmes and draw sheets are also available here and by the 1st Tee.

  • Mobile Phones

MUST BE ON SILENT AT ALL TIMES
Can be used for calls in designated areas only – for example in the Championship Village and by the 10th hole
Text messaging and checking data is allowed on the golf course.
Mobile phone cameras are NOT permitted on Match Days (Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday).
No video recording is permitted at any time.
Using a mobile phone in an unauthorised area or in ways not permitted may result in the phone being confiscated. It can be collected at a designated location after departing the venue.

  • Spectator Toilets
Spectator toilet facilities will be available in the Championship Village, at the catering areas on course and at both Park & Ride sites (Ascot & Sunningdale).
Disabled facilities will be available within the Championship Village, by the 14th Green public catering area.
  • Practice Ground
The Championship Practice Ground is located by the Clubhouse, opposite the putting green. The Practice Ground is managed by the Wentworth Club and they will be assisted by Championship Hosts.
  • Programmes & Drawsheets
BMW PGA Championship Programmes, including drawsheet, will be available for a minimum £2 voluntary donation at both Park & Ride Sites, Welcome Pavilion and Information Tent, and adjacent to the 1st Tee and 5th Hole.
All donations will go towards the Official Charity of the Championship.
  • Prohibited Items
The following items are prohibited from being taken beyond ticket and security checkpoints or into the venue; cameras on Match Days; ladders; picnic baskets; briefcases; portable TVs; pushchairs; bicycles; deckchairs; audible pagers and banners; personal mobility scooters.