Photography brand Nikon is celebrating 20 years as the patron of The Open Championship, the oldest major golfing tournament. To mark their significant anniversary Nikon will be hosting a number of local activities during the event.
Jeremy Gilbert, group marketing manager at Nikon UK, commented: “We’re delighted to be once again supporting The Open Championship; an event which celebrates not only the best in golf but delivers the world class sporting imagery.
“We’ve initiated a number of spectator activities this year which aim to inspire, inform and ultimately engage with spectators, with a view to enhancing their experience of this significant event.”
Amongst the activities Nikon will be holding is the PGA Coaching Area which invites keen golfers to have their stroke analysed by a PGA professional.
Nikon will also be hosting the Time Challenge Gallery competition giving entrants the chance to win a share of £6500 worth of Nikon prizes by logging onto www.nikonopengolf.co.uk (due to open July 15) and identifying previous Championship winners to be in with a chance of winning.
The 141st Open Championship will be held at the Royal Lytham and St Anne’s course in Lancashire, from July 19-22, at The Open Championship Nikon will showcase its range of cameras and sport optics including a new range of binoculars and the new COOLSHOT laser rangefinder, endorsed by newly appointed ambassador Robert Rock who is ranked European number 12 in the sport.
They will also be supporting its professional accredited photographers from all over the world with a dedicated depot where photography equipment can be loaned and personal photography equipment can be checked or cleaned.