Planning for 2017 PGA Championship at Quail Hollow Club begins in earnest
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Dec. 16, 2015) -- Organizers of the 2017 PGA Championship today officially began hospitality sales for the highly anticipated event, which annually boasts the strongest field among golf’s four major championships and will be hosted in Charlotte by the Quail Hollow Club in August 2017.
A variety of hospitality options are available for the Championship, which immediately joins the elite roster of premier sporting events hosted in the Queen City. The PGA of America is the exclusive source for official hospitality packages located onsite at Quail Hollow during the event.
The following opportunities, located in enclosed, air-conditioned structures, are available for those wishing to enjoy championship-worthy hospitality:
Private Chalets: A limited number of 50-, 100- and 150-person chalets are available on course within the Lakeview Village, or adjacent to holes 10, 17 and 18. The chalet option provides a private environment with the ability to customize food, beverage and interior décor.
Gene Sarazen Suites: The Gene Sarazen Suites are located on the second story of a two-story structure in prime position along the exciting par-4 16th hole. These intimate 30-person suites offer a creative, flexible option between a private chalet and the Champions Club.
Champions Club Table: Located on the first floor of the Sarazen structure, the Champions Club offers companies a great option for entertaining a smaller group at a reserved table for 10.
The Championship’s planning efforts are being orchestrated by the new leadership team selected by Lincoln Harris CEO and Chairman Johnny Harris, who is the president of Quail Hollow Club and was a key figure in attracting the event to Charlotte.
Ralph W. Breeden, principal of Charlotte staffing and recruiting firm The Woodbury Group, will serve as general chair of the 2017 PGA Championship, while Tom Nelson, chief executive officer of National Gypsum, and Andrea Smith, chief administrative officer of Bank of America, will serve as vice chairs.
“We are excited to formally invite Charlotte and the surrounding region to enjoy the amazing access and amenities afforded by the hospitality packages available for the 2017 PGA Championship,” said Breeden. “I would encourage anyone interested to act quickly, as many of these opportunities have already been claimed by long-time supporters of the PGA Championship. In fact, two of the chalet villages have only one chalet remaining.”
The PGA of America, which will be hosting its 99th PGA Championship in Charlotte, also named its on-site Championship staff.
Championship Director Jason Mengel, Marketing and Promotions Manager Lauren Ries, Volunteer Operations Manager Tess Myklebust and Operations Manager Bo Schlemmer have relocated to Charlotte after working together on the highly successful 2015 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wisc.
“The Charlotte community has really embraced the 2017 PGA Championship,” said Mengel. “We’re looking forward to providing a memorable event that cements Quail Hollow’s legacy as one of the truly great venues in all of golf.”
An online brochure is available at pga.com/pgachampionship/2017 for those wishing to learn more about the availability, features and cost of various hospitality packages. Interested parties can contact Jason Mengel at firstname.lastname@example.org or 678-677-2154. Those interested in volunteering or purchasing individual tickets for the event can visit pga.com/pgachampionship/2017 to fill out an online form and expect to be contacted at a later date when more information is available.
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