Ryder Cup ticket holders are being offered a free online service to check their tickets are valid and guarantee access to Gleneagles when one of the world’s biggest sports events tees off in Scotland. The free-to-use Ticket Check website – www.ticketcheck.rydercupeurope.com – enables customers with General Admission tickets or ticket inclusive Travel and Hospitality packages to enter the details of the company their tickets were purchased from.
As all Ryder Cup tickets are strictly non-transferable and can be traced back to the original purchaser, the website confirms the validity of genuine tickets purchased from an official source. All tickets bought direct from the website www.rydercup.com are valid and will be fulfilled by See Tickets, The Ryder Cup’s official ticket service provider.
However, customers with tickets that have been fraudulently sold on or purchased from an unauthorised seller will be warned their tickets are not valid, potentially resulting in them being turned away at the gates.
Richard Hills, Europe’s Ryder Cup Director, said: “Protecting golf fans, our travel customers and hospitality guests against ticket fraud is a responsibility we take very seriously. The Ryder Cup Ticket Check website gives consumers peace of mind that their tickets are valid and they will be granted access to Gleneagles.
“Unfortunately, a number of unofficial ticket and unofficial hospitality firms are in operation selling tickets that appear to be real but which have been sold on fraudulently. It is also possible that an unofficial hospitality firm has sold accommodation with a ‘promise’ of tickets – as you can only secure official tickets to the event via authorised sources, people in that situation will be turned away. Ticket Check gives consumers the opportunity to report suspected ticket fraud, which we will investigate on behalf of those with concerns.”
More than 250,000 people are expected to attend The 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles.
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