FORGET sartorial formality and fuss; Wacky Trousers’ Day is back and the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open hosted by the Rory Foundation is anticipating a parade ring of the most unique and unusual golfing attire from golfers and fans alike.
The organisers are inviting all spectators, young and old, to don their most flamboyant, fun or outright outrageous outfits on Friday May 29 to be considered for golf’s wackiest accolade and an opportunity to win some amazing prizes.
Top prize is a €500 voucher with award-winning Emirates airline, with lots of European Tour runners-up prizes on offer to encourage visitors to get into the swing of things at Royal County Down.
Judging will take place at the Emirates public marquee in the tented village on the Friday afternoon of the Tournament and judges will not only have two-time Major winner John Daly in mind when they make their selection but also Rickie Fowler’s colour palette and the unique style of Ian Poulter.
European Tour Championship Director of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open, Antonia Beggs said, “In terms of inspiration, spectators have no end of golfing role models from whom to choose and the judges will be looking out for lots of colour, eccentric style and eye-catching apparel.
“Our wacky trouser fashion spotters will be keeping an eye out for a worthy group of finalists, who will be invited to attend a finals parade. Think Cheltenham or The Galway Races – only wackier and much more fun.”
Taking place from May 28-31 2015, more than 80,000 spectators are expected at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open, hosted by the Rory Foundation and supported by Tourism Northern Ireland.
The 2015 Tournament plays host to a field featuring some of the world’s leading golfers including Rory McIlroy, Graeme McDowell, Padraig Harrington, Darren Clarke, Ernie Els, Sergio Garcia, Lee Westwood, Rickie Fowler, Luke Donald, Patrick Reed and Martin Kaymer.
Irish Open tickets are on sale priced between £35 and £40 for an Adult Day Ticket with season tickets available for all four days at just £85. Families will be delighted to hear that under-16s will be admitted FREE as long as they are accompanied by an adult (up to four children are allowed with one paying adult). Corporate Hospitality packages are also available.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.irishopen.ie. For information on accommodation offers and golf in Northern Ireland, visit www.discovernorthernireland.com/irish-open-2015. Anyone travelling to the event is advised to plan their travel in advance with Translink offering a range of hassle-free and good value travel options. Click on www.translink.co.uk/irishopen for full details.