U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Spectator Guide

ADMISSION

April 30 through May 6. Admission is free and spectators are encouraged to attend.

AUTOGRAPHS

Autographs are permitted during practice rounds on Thursday, April 30 and Friday, May 1. A no-autograph policy is in effect throughout the championship rounds, Saturday through Wednesday. Spectators should not approach a player for an autograph from the time immediately preceding the player’s starting time up to and including the player’s completion of the round, including the time when the player is at the practice range and practice green or en route to the first tee.

CAMERA POLICY

Cameras and camcorders are only allowed onsite at the course for personal photographic use and without their cases during practice rounds, Thursday, April 30 and Friday, May 1.

CELLPHONES

Cellphones are permitted at the championship for limited purposes. Phone calls cannot be received or placed in any area that may disturb play. Use should not disrupt the players.

SERVICES FOR SPECTATORS WITH DISABILITIES

Motorized scooters will be available for spectators on a first-come, first-served basis, compliments of the USGA and Pride Mobility. If using these scooters, spectators will be required to complete a liability waiver prior to use.

FIRST-AID

The First-Aid station will be located in the Clubhouse lower level. The First-Aid station is staffed with licensed medical personnel from 9a.m. to 5p.m. In the event of a medical emergency, please locate and notify someone with a radio (USGA championship staff, volunteer chairman) and have them report the incident to the necessary medical personnel. Call 911 for any immediate medical assistance.

FOOD AND BEVERAGE SERVICE

Clubhouse is open to the public. All spectators are welcome to enjoy breakfast from 6a.m. and lunch from 11a.m. to 3p.m. All food service will be buffet style, including hot and cold items for $15 and $20 respectively including tax and service charge. The Main Bar will also be open 11a.m. to 7p.m. with snack service available throughout the championship.

LOST-AND-FOUND

Any lost-and-found items will be taken to the front desk of the Clubhouse, main level.

MERCHANDISE

Merchandise will be available for purchase in the Golf Shop. A variety of merchandise bearing the 2015 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball logo will be offered in addition to Olympic Club-logoed items. Acceptable forms of payment are cash or credit card.

PARKING

Spectator and volunteer parking is located at Westlake Park on Lake Merced Boulevard. Shuttles will be transporting visitors every 15 minutes from the center island, near the cart barn.

RECYCLE

Recycling will be done off-site.

PUBLIC RESTROOM FACILITIES

A map of the property can be found on page 12 of this program.

SPECTATOR GUIDELINES

To help ensure that your experience at the U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship is enjoyable, we recommend:

  • ƒIf in possession, display your credentials at all times.
  • ƒSpectators are allowed to walk on the fairways, keeping a respectful distance from the players. Thank you for cooperating with the marshals at all times.
  • ƒDrink plenty of fluids to prevent dehydration.
  • ƒWalk carefully as some of the terrain includes grassy hills, dirt paths and uneven surfaces.
  • ƒPlease wear appropriate footwear.
  • ƒPlease walk around putting greens, not across.
     

WEATHER WARNING & SPECTATOR EVACUATION

The USGA has meteorology staff on-site monitoring the possibility of inclement weather. In the event of inclement weather, please avoid open areas, hilltops, high places, isolated trees, golf carts and wire fences. If play is suspended, which will be indicated by one prolonged air-horn blast, please close your umbrellas and seek shelter. In the event of suspension of play, the grounds will be cleared immediately and spectators will be directed to return to their cars by shuttle. Spectators will be directed to return to the shuttle stand for transport back to their cars. Or, spectators may relax in the Main Clubhouse bar until the inclement weather subsides.

 

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