Crowds at Butterfield Bermuda Championship limited to 375 per day
Attendance at all four days of competition at the Butterfield Bermuda Championship will be limited to 375 per day because of Covid restrictions, with spectators required to have a SafeKey to be allowed into the grounds at Port Royal Golf Course.
“The Butterfield Bermuda Championship has been granted a letter of no objection by the Ministry of Youth, Culture and Sport to host limited general admission spectators,” the tournament organisers said in a press statement yesterday.
“Tickets are now on sale for the third playing of Bermuda’s official PGA Tour event returning to Port Royal Golf Course in Southampton, October 28 to 31.
“To adhere to event safety guidelines, the Butterfield Bermuda Championship will be operating at 15 per cent capacity and as a SafeKey event. All stakeholders should be prepared to provide proof of SafeKey and a valid government-issued ID for entry.
“The Minister of Youth, Culture and Sport has granted 375 general admission spectators per day. The daily allowance was permitted under the island’s public-gatherings regulations.”
The championship gained a large-group exemption this week for 1,354 people to attend each day.
Repeated inquiries from The Royal Gazette to learn for whom the near 1,000 additional places are allocated — other than players, PGA Tour staff and media — went unanswered at press time.
Tickets can be purchased online through the tournament website at www.butterfieldbdachampionship.com. Daily general admission tickets for the four days of competition are being sold online only at a cost of $35 and will not be sold at the gate.
As an incentive, Butterfield Mastercard holders will receive an opportunity to purchase discounted tickets and should be on the lookout for a special promotional code to take part in the promotion. All spectators, regardless of age, must have a ticket to enter Port Royal Golf Course. The public are encouraged to act quickly as tickets will sell out in advance.
Limited hospitality tickets for all four days of competition are also available for the Digicel Business Ocean Club located on the signature 16th hole.
“The Butterfield Bermuda Championship will follow the PGA Tour fan safety guide and local Covid-19 health and safety regulations to promote a safe environment,” the PGA Tour said.
“All spectators will be subject to a health questionnaire upon entry and are encouraged to wear a mask when unable to maintain physical distancing. Hand sanitiser units will be placed throughout the venue, including entrances, restrooms, and concession locations. For the safety of spectators and players, autographs will not be permitted.”
Select volunteer opportunities are still available. Volunteers can go behind the scenes as a gallery management ambassador —formerly known as marshals — or walking scorer. Volunteers may choose to donate their volunteer time and earn their local non-profit of choice a donation of $200 by volunteering for a minimum of three shifts.
• For the latest Butterfield Bermuda Championship information, visit www.butterfieldbdachampionship.com