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Hospitality packages, like the tent shown here, are now available for the 2008 Senior PGA Championship at Oak Hill. (Photo: PGA of America)

'08 Sr. PGA corporate hospitality packages now available

The PGA of America has announced that a variety of first-class hospitality packages are now available for the 2008 Senior PGA Championship at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, N.Y., May 19-25, 2008.

ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- The PGA of America announced that corporate hospitality packages are now available for the 69th Senior PGA Championship, which will be contested, May 19-25, 2008 at renowned Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, N.Y.

First-class hospitality packages are available in the form of private "Chalets" in the Corporate Village and individual "Tables" in the Champions Club. Both packages provide climate controlled entertaining areas with premium interior decorum that creates an environment where companies can entertain their guests at a major championship, all with a view of the action. Chalets will be located in "The Wedge" surrounded by holes 14, 15 and 18. The Champions Club will be located to the right of the first fairway.

Hospitality Packages are available in a variety of pricing structures to accommodate an array of company sizes. Chalet and Table location priority will be determined in order of purchase.

Packages will include food and beverage, furnishing, televisions, access to a business center and the opportunity to play golf at Oak Hill Country Club prior to the Championship.

"The Senior PGA Championship is one of the most effective marketing opportunities you can have to entertain your key customers and prospects," said 69th Senior PGA Championship General Chairman Tony Malone. "The PGA of America has implemented a turn-key operation that is second to none in the entire entertainment arena and I am confident anyone involved will be more than pleased with their Championship experience and in fact, find it quite rewarding."

Companies interested in purchasing hospitality packages can contact Todd Alfred, Championship Director at 585-PGA-GOLF (585-742-4653) or TAlfred@pgahq.com.

Tickets to the Senior PGA Championship will go on sale June 25, 2007.

Volunteer opportunities will be available starting March 1, 2007.

If you are interested in pre-registering for Tickets or Volunteering for the Senior PGA Championship, please e-mail your name, address, and daytime phone number to the PGA of America Ticketing Center at senioradmin@pgahq.com. Please indicate which information you would like to receive. You can also fax the information to the PGA Ticketing Center at (800) 742-4698 or (561) 624-7606.

The Senior PGA Championship was begun in 1937 at Augusta National Golf Club at the invitation of Bobby Jones, and has since featured the games legendary stars that have reached the age of 50.

Tom Watson, Raymond Floyd, Hale Irwin, Fuzzy Zoeller, Craig Stadler, Jay Haas, Peter Jacobsen, and 2008 Senior PGA rookies Jeff Sluman, Hal Sutton, Bernhard Langer, Ian Woosnam and Joey Sindelar are among the 156 players eligible to compete for the coveted Alfred S. Bourne Trophy.

In 2008 Oak Hill Country Club will be the only club to have hosted all of golf's rotating men's premier championships: The Senior PGA Championship, The PGA Championship, The Ryder Cup, The U.S. Open, The U.S. Senior Open, and the U.S. Amateur.

The Championship also will feature 10 hours of live television coverage on NBC and USA Network and in over 70 countries and territories around the world.

Celebrating its 90th anniversary, The PGA of America was founded in 1916, and is a not-for-profit organization that promotes the game of golf, while continuing to enhance the standards of the profession. The Association is comprised of more than 28,000 men and women professionals who are dedicated to growing participation in the game of golf. In addition to the Senior PGA Championship, The PGA of America also conducts the PGA Championship, the Ryder Cup and the PGA Grand Slam of Golf.

For information about Senior PGA Championship visit www.seniorpga2008.com and The PGA of America visit www.PGA.com.

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