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Corporate hospitality approaching sellout at Oakland Hills

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Time is running out for corporations to secure the ultimate viewing experience for a major championship. Only a limited numbers of hospitality opportunities remain for the 2008 PGA Championship, with 90 percent of all inventory already sold, officials said.

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- 2008 PGA Championship officials are pleased to announce they are approaching a sell out in corporate hospitality with ninety percent of its inventory sold to date. The 2008 PGA Championship will be held at Oakland Hills Country Club on the famed South Course, August 4-10, 2008.

"We are extremely pleased with the outcome and believe it to be a testament to the region's support for the game of golf and the quality of Oakland Hills Country Club as a Major Championship venue," said Ryan Cannon, 2008 PGA Championship Tournament Director.

A limited number of packages are still available in the form of Private "Chalets" in the Corporate Village and individual "Tables" in the Champions Club. Packages range in size from 10 to 100 guests and range in price from $37,500 to $195,000. Both types of packages provide air-conditioned entertaining areas with premium interior decorum that creates an environment where companies can entertain their guests at a Major Championship. All hospitality venues will have a business center with copy, fax and Internet capabilities. Packages will also include preferred parking, televisions and the opportunity to purchase dual-branded merchandise, among others.

"With the Championship the last scheduled golf major at Oakland Hills for several years to come, this is truly a unique marketing opportunity for companies to host their most valuable customers at one of the world's most legendary venues," stated John Handley, Regional Director of Corporate Hospitality Sales and Marketing.

For more information on Corporate Hospitality, contact John Handley at 248.646.2008 or jhandley@pgahq.com. Due to demand, packages are limited.

The PGA Championship is one of the premier golf events conducted by The PGA of America. Others include the Ryder Cup, Senior PGA Championship and the PGA Grand Slam of Golf. Since 1916, golf's best professionals have been competing for the PGA Championship's coveted Wanamaker Trophy. Past Champions include: 2006 and 2007 PGA Champion Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Vijay Singh, Davis Love III, Jack Nicklaus, Sam Snead and Walter Hagen.

For details on the 2008 PGA Championship and to purchase tickets, visit www.PGA2008.com.

About Oakland Hills Country Club
Founded in 1916, Oakland Hills Country Club continues to play a significant role in the history of golf in the United States and in assisting with establishing Michigan as a premier golf destination. The site of 16 major championships (6 U.S. Opens, two U.S. Senior Opens, U.S. Women's Amateur, U.S. Men's Amateur, Western Open, Carling World Open; the 35th Ryder Cup in 2004; and three PGA Championships, including the 90th PGA Championship in 2008), the membership is proud of their heritage and how these Championships benefit the local and state economy as well as its neighbors.

About The PGA of America
Since 1916, The PGA of America's mission has been twofold: to establish and elevate the standards of the profession and to grow interest and participation in the game of golf.

By establishing and elevating the standards of the golf profession through world-class education, career services, marketing and research programs, the Association enables PGA Professionals to maximize their performance in their respective career paths and showcases them as experts in the game and in the $195 billion golf industry.

By creating and delivering dramatic world-class championships and exciting and enjoyable golf promotions that are viewed as the best of their class in the golf industry, The PGA of America elevates the public's interest in the game, the desire to play more golf, and ensures accessibility to the game for everyone, everywhere.

The PGA of America brand represents the very best in golf.

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