Event staff for The Open Golf Championships



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The Client

Octagon & Mastercard

About the Event

2019 marked the 148th Open Golf championships of which Mastercard has been official global patron since 2012. The Championship was held at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland from 14-21 July. It was a busy event with ticket sales breaking any previous records set and sell out audiences travelling from around the world.


The Brief

Mastercard card holders had access an exclusive venue within the Spectator village, called the Mastercard Club. Guests could take advantage of a number of member benefits including interactive activities, live golf viewing, comfortable seating areas and appearances from Mastercard gold ambassadors.

Our Solution

Benson’s provided agency Octagon with a winning team of 9 event staff to deliver a ‘priceless’ experience to visitors of the Mastercard Club. The team also demonstrated a range of new technologies being developed by Mastercard including digital payments and augmented reality.

The Result

This was the first year Benson’s have worked directly with Octagon and Mastercard at The Open and after receiving excellent feedback from the client, we hope it won’t be our last!

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