U.S. Open Champions Tom Watson, Johnny Miller Highlight USGA Member Education Series Event At Pebble Beach Resorts

Far Hills, N.J. (Dec. 2) – USGA Members will have an exclusive opportunity to meet and interact with U.S. Open champions Tom Watson and Johnny Miller at the second event of the United States Golf Association’s Member Education Series, to be held Jan. 24-26, 2010, at Pebble Beach Resorts in Pebble Beach, Calif.

The event package includes a two-night stay at The Inn at Spanish Bay, as well as one round of golf each at Pebble Beach Golf  

Past U.S. Women's Amateur champion Morgan Pressel (center) shares a light moment with USGA senior technical director Dick Rugge (left) and USGA vice president Jim Hyler at the recent USGA Members Series event held at Pinehurst. (Chris Record/USGA)
 Links, which in 2010 will be hosting its fifth U.S. Open Championship, and The Links at Spanish Bay.  This Member Education Series event also offers USGA Members the opportunity to meet with special guests, USGA staff and fellow Members.

“We are excited to offer USGA Members this chance to interact with two of our past U.S. Open champions,” said Jim Vernon, USGA president. “USGA Members will learn from our experts about the USGA activities that affect the game and meet USGA staff and fellow Members who all share a passion for the game and how it is played.”

The three-day event begins on January 24 with an evening welcome reception and dinner. Following dinner, USGA Senior Technical Director Dick Rugge will speak about equipment technology and how the USGA conducts research and testing.

The second day includes a panel discussion, a short-game golf clinic led by Pebble Beach Golf Academy Director Laird Small, a shotgun tournament on The Links at Spanish Bay and dinner. That evening, David Normoyle, assistant director of the USGA Museum, will open the program with a discussion about Pebble Beach and its role in American golf history, followed by a moderated question-and-answer session with former U.S. Open winners Watson and Miller.  

The third day features a golf outing at Pebble Beach Golf Links, site of the 1972, 1982, 1992 and 2000 U.S. Open Championships.

Reservations are limited and can be made for this exclusive event by visiting www.pebblebeach.com/USGAMemberSeries and printing and filling in the attached reservation form and submitting it via e-mail or fax. For questions, please call 1-800-439-7051, Mon.-Fri. from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. PST. Reservations will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis, based on availability.

For more details about the USGA Member Education Series, please visit www.pebblebeach.com/USGAMemberSeries or www.usga.org.

Future USGA Member Education Series events will be announced at a later date.


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