As long as we're talking PGA Championship week - this is the time of year when I'm swamped with ticket requests.
"I'm happy to pay," people say, "I just can't find any tickets."
Well, one option is - beat the rush. Here's today's official release regarding tickets for next year's PGA Championship in Rochester, N.Y. You can learn more about the 2013 PGA Championship at www.pga.com/pgachampionship/2013.
Rochester, N.Y., August 6, 2012 - PGA of America officials announced that tickets are now on sale for the 95th PGA Championship, which will be contested Aug. 5-11, 2013, at Oak Hill Country Club. The strongest field in golf will take on the legendary East Course in the "Season's Final Major."
"We had a great response to the ticket pre-sale," said Ryan Cannon, Championship Director, 95th PGA Championship. "More than 75 percent of the Clubhouse tickets that were allocated to the general public through the pre-sale online registration are now sold, and nearly 50 percent of all other inventory has been sold."
Cannon says demand for ticket sales has risen because of limited inventory.
There are a variety of ticket options and packages to choose from. Ticket prices range from $25 for a Monday Daily Grounds ticket to $550 for a week-long Clubhouse ticket. There are two ways to purchase tickets to the 2013 PGA Championship:
1. Online at www.pgachampionship.com
2. By phone at 1-800-PGA-GOLF (742-4653)
Next year will mark the third time the PGA Championship will be contested in the Rochester, N.Y. community. The 1980 and 2003 PGA Championships were also held at Oak Hill Country Club.
95th PGA Championship Ticket Options and Pricing
Daily Grounds Tickets:
A Daily Grounds ticket provides access to the grounds for the specific day requested and includes free parking and shuttle.
Monday & Tuesday - $25*
Wednesday - $35*
Thursday & Friday - $75*
Saturday & Sunday - $85*
Season Grounds Tickets:
The Seasons Grounds ticket package provides access to the grounds for all seven days of the Championship. Each Season Grounds ticket package comes in the form of seven individual daily tickets (one for Monday, one for Tuesday, etc.) and includes free parking and shuttle.
7-Day Ticket Package - $285*
Wanamaker Club Tickets:
The Wanamaker Club ticket package provides access to the grounds and Wanamaker Club all seven days of the Championship. The Wanamaker Club is a pavilion located in close proximity to the Championship course. Experience a sports bar atmosphere with amenities including air conditioning, HD televisions, an outdoor patio, restrooms, and upscale food and beverage options available for purchase. Each Wanamaker Club ticket comes in the form of seven individual daily tickets (one for Monday, one for Tuesday, etc.) and includes free parking and shuttle.
7-Day Ticket Package - $475*
The Clubhouse ticket package provides access to the Championship grounds and designated areas inside the historic Oak Hill Country Club clubhouse all seven days of the Championship. Clubhouse ticket holders will have access to amenities such as HD televisions, restrooms, and upscale food and beverage options for purchase. Each clubhouse ticket comes in the form of seven individual daily tickets (one for Monday, one for Tuesday, etc.) includes free parking and shuttle.
7-Day Ticket Package - $550*
President's Club Tickets:
Available Thursday - Sunday of Championship week, the President's Club daily ticket provides access to the grounds and President's Club for the day purchased. The President's Club is located inside the historic Oak Hill Country Club clubhouse. Complimentary food, beverage, and open bar are included. For every two Presidents Club tickets purchased, one complimentary Premium Parking pass is provided.
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday - $900/day*
*plus applicable taxes, shipping, and handling
Complimentary access for future Major Champions
Juniors 17 years of age and younger will be admitted into the Championship Grounds with an accompanying ticketed adult. Each ticketed adult will be permitted four (4) junior admissions daily at no additional charge.
Complimentary access for Active Military
To honor the men and women who serve our country in the armed forces, The PGA of America is pleased to offer active military personnel complimentary Daily Grounds access to the 2013 PGA Championship.
About the PGA Championship
The 95th PGA Championship will be conducted Aug. 5-11, 2013, at Oak Hill Country Club. The PGA Championship features the strongest field in golf and is considered one of the largest sporting events in the world. Since 1916, golf's best professionals have been competing for the PGA Championship's coveted Wanamaker Trophy; including past champions Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Vijay Singh, Davis Love III, Shaun Micheel, Jack Nicklaus, Sam Snead, Gene Sarazen, Byron Nelson, Ben Hogan, and Walter Hagen.
About The PGA of America
Since its founding in 1916, The PGA of America has maintained a twofold mission: 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 PGA enables its professionals to maximize their performance in their respective career paths and showcases them as experts in the game and in the multi-billion dollar golf industry. By creating and delivering world-class championships and innovative programs, 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. As The PGA nears its centennial, the PGA brand represents the very best in golf.
About Oak Hill Country Club
Oak Hill Country Club (Rochester, N.Y.), recognized as one of the finest golf courses in America, has been synonymous with championship golf. In the past three decades alone, Oak Hills' renowned East Course has hosted the 1980 and 2003 PGA Championships, the 1984 U.S. Senior Open, the 1989 U.S. Open, the 1995 Ryder Cup, the 1998 U.S. Amateur, and the 2008 Senior PGA Championship. Since the 1956 U.S. Open, Oak Hill is the only golf club in America to host all six of the men's touring Championships. The 2013 PGA Championship will mark Oak Hill's 11th premier golf championship.