Major Ticket Offer For Two USGA Championships

The 2010 U.S. Women’s Open and 2016 U.S. Open at Oakmont Country Club

Oakmont, Pa. - The USGA is offering an exclusive, limited-time combination ticket opportunity for the 2010 U.S. Women’s Open and the 2016 U.S. Open, giving golf fans a once-in-a lifetime chance to experience in person two national championships at historic Oakmont Country Club.

Fans who purchase one or more Trophy Club Passes or Weeklong Passes to the 2010 U.S. Women’s Open, July 5-11, 2010, at Oakmont, will receive a guaranteed advance opportunity, prior to the general public, to purchase tickets to the 2016 U.S. Open at Oakmont, to be played June 15-21, 2016. In addition, when fans make this purchase, they will receive a complimentary 12-month USGA Membership, with current USGA Members receiving a special gift from the USGA instead.

The first option for the 2010 U.S. Women’s Open, the Trophy Club, includes one ticket per day with grounds access to the championship as well as entry into the exclusive and upgraded Trophy Club for each of the three practice rounds (Monday-Wednesday) and four championship rounds (Thursday-Sunday). The Trophy Club is located between the third and fourth holes with views of the famous Church Pews bunker and includes amenities such as TVs, scoring terminals and telephones, as well as the opportunity to purchase upscale food and beverage. The Trophy Club pass, which includes one free commemorative Championship Program, is priced at $250. Quantities are limited.

A second option for the 2010 U.S. Women’s Open, the Weeklong Pass, includes one ticket per day with grounds-only access to the championship for each of the three practice rounds (Monday-Wednesday) and four championship rounds (Thursday-Sunday). The Weeklong Pass is priced at $150 and includes one free commemorative Championship Program.

Throughout the week of the Women’s Open championship, kids 17 and younger receive free admission when accompanied by a ticketed adult. Kids also receive front-row seating in all on-course grandstands.

Each ticketed adult will be allowed to escort up to nine (9) kids. Gates will open daily at 6:30 a.m. and will close following the conclusion of play (around 7 p.m.). Daily capacity on the golf course will be limited to give all spectators the opportunity to experience the championship up close.

This limited USGA Major Ticket offer is now available online at www.2010uswomensopen.com or by phone at 877-281-OPEN only until Sept. 1, 2009 on a first-come, first-served basis.

About the 2010 U.S. Women’s Open

The 2010 U.S. Women’s Open will bring a field of 156 of the world’s best professional and amateur women golfers to Oakmont Country Club. It will be the second time the Women’s Open will be contested at Oakmont. Patty Sheehan won the 1992 championship in a playoff over Juli Inkster after finishing at 4-under-par for 72 holes of regulation play. 

About the USGA

The USGA is the national governing body of golf in the USA and Mexico, a combined territory that includes more than half the world’s golfers and golf courses.

The Association’s most visible role is played out each season in conducting 13 national championships, including the U.S. Open, U.S. Women’s Open and U.S. Senior Open. Ten USGA national championships are exclusively for amateurs, and include the U.S. Amateur and the U.S. Women’s Amateur.

The USGA also writes the Rules of Golf, conducts equipment testing, provides expert course maintenance consultations, funds research for better turf and a better environment, maintains a Handicap System and administers an ongoing “For the Good of the Game” grants program, which has allocated more than $65 million over 13 years to successful programs that bring the game’s values to youths from disadvantaged backgrounds and people with disabilities.  

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The USGA and Chevron have committed to using the game of golf to encourage students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines. This commitment has led to the creation of extensive golf-focused STEM teaching tools, and has resulted in charitable contributions to support golf-related programs through Eagles for Education™

At U.S. Open Championships the Chevron STEM ZONE™ is an interactive experience highlighting the science and math behind the game of golf through a variety of hands-on exhibits and experiments.

The partnership has also produced educational materials such as the Science of Golf video series and a nationally-distributed newspaper insert which are provided to teachers as tools to enhance existing curriculum in schools. These lessons teach the science behind the USGA’s equipment testing, handicapping, and agronomy efforts.

For more interactive experiences featuring golf-focused STEM lessons, visit the partnership homepage.

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Rolex has been a longtime supporter of the USGA and salutes the sportsmanship and great traditions unique to the game. This support includes the Rules of Golf where Rolex has partnered with the USGA to ensure golfers understand and appreciate the game.

As the official timekeeper of the USGA and its championships, they also provide clocks throughout host sites for spectator convenience.

For more information on Rolex and their celebration of the game, visit the Rolex and Golf homepage.



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IBM has partnered with the USGA to bring the same technology, expertise, and innovation it provides to businesses all over the world to the USGA and golf's national championship.

IBM provides the information technology to develop and host the U.S. Open’s official website, www.usopen.com, as well as the mobile apps and scoring systems for the three U.S. Open championships. These real-time technology solutions provide an enhanced experience for fans following the championship onsite and online.

For more information on IBM and the technology that powers the U.S. Open and businesses worldwide, visit http://www.usopen.com/IBM

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Lexus is committed to partnering with the USGA to deliver a best-in-class experience for the world’s best golfers by providing a fleet of courtesy luxury vehicles for all USGA Championships.

At each U.S. Open, Women’s Open and Senior Open, Lexus provides spectators with access to unique experiences ranging from the opportunity to have a picture taken with both the U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open trophies to autograph signings with legendary Lexus Golf Ambassadors in the Lexus Performance Drive Pavilion.

For more information on Lexus, visit http://www.lexus.com/

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Together, American Express and the USGA have been providing world-class service to golf fans since 2006. By creating interactive U.S. Open experiences both onsite and online, American Express enhances the USGA’s effort to make the game more accessible and enjoyable for fans.

For more information on American Express visit www.americanexpress.com/entertainment


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