RICOH Women's British Open launches Social Media sites;
Championship to Give Away RICOH Digital Camera in Facebook Contest
June 29, 2009 - The Ricoh Women's British Open has joined the Social Media frenzy with a presence on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Those who become a fan of the Ricoh Women's British Open Facebook Fan page and follow on Twitter will be able to view exclusive tournament photos, videos, learn tournament information as soon as it's announced and participate in contests.
The 2009 Ricoh Women's British Open will be played at Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club, July 30-August 2.
The first contest will be held on the Ricoh Women's British Open Facebook page, found at http://www.facebook.com/RicohWomensBritishOpen. Fans will submit captions for a "Caption This Photo" contest and the Ricoh Women's British Open will choose the most creative caption. The winner will receive a Ricoh R10 digital camera. The contest will begin Friday, July 3 and run through Friday, July 10.
The Ricoh R10 digital camera has multiple features including 7.1x Optical wide-angle zoom and in-camera image editing after the picture is taken. Additional camera details can be seen at http://www.ricoh.com/r_dc/r/r10/.
Fans can follow the Ricoh Women's British Open on Twitter at http://twitter.com/RICOHWomensBrit and can view tournament videos on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/ricohwomensbritish.
This year's Championship will take place at Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club in the North West of England. Its credentials as a Championship venue are impressive. As well as holding three Women's British Opens - in 1998, 2003 and 2006 - Royal Lytham has hosted an impressive 10 men's Open Championships and two Ryder Cups.
With Annika Sorenstam, the winner at Royal Lytham in 2003, recently retired from the LPGA and Sherri Steinhauer, the 1998 and 2006 Champion, having played no events in over 6 months, the North West golf fans look set to witness a new winner crowned at Royal Lytham and St Annes Golf Club in August.
Steeped in history and the only Major to take place outside of the USA, the 2009 Ricoh Women's British Open is set to be one of the highlights on this year's golfing calendar. It is the most international of all the Majors with millions tuning into the 2008 Championship coverage as it was televised around the world, including on the BBC in the UK, ABC network television in the USA and on TV Asahi in Japan.
The Ricoh Women's British Open was founded by the Ladies' Golf Union in 1976 and is staged in conjunction with IMG, the world's largest sports marketing company. The event has been co-sanctioned by the LPGA and LET since 1994 and gained Major status in 2001.
For more information, including the latest news and advance ticket offers, please visit www.ricohwomensbritishopen.com or call our ticket line on +448719459421.