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USGA & TopGolf Join Forces for U.S Open Watch Party PDF Print E-mail

 

 




USGA, Topgolf & FOX Sports Announce First Nationwide U.S. Open Watch Party on June 15

U.S. Open Celebrations Planned Across the Country at all 30 Topgolf Locations



FAR HILLS, N.J. (June 5, 2017) – The USGA, Topgolf® and FOX Sports have joined forces

to celebrate the 117th U.S. Open Championship through a live viewing experience on

Thursday, June 15 at all 30 Topgolf venues across the country.


The Ultimate U.S. Open Watch Party begins at 11 a.m. EDT at each Topgolf location as

FOX Sports presents live coverage from the U.S. Open at Erin Hills in Erin, Wis.  Along

with the immersive experience and interactive games offered in Topgolf’s hitting bays,

participants will be able to view first-round U.S. Open action on all of Topgolf’s in-venue

monitors on FS1 until 6 p.m. EDT and the FOX broadcast network until 9 p.m. EDT.


Conducted by the USGA, the U.S. Open Championship is widely regarded as golf’s

ultimate test for the best players in the world. More than 9,400 golfers from all 50

states and 66 foreign countries entered qualifying in their quest to claim one of the

coveted 156 spots in the championship field. The 72-hole championship ends on

Father’s Day, June 18. Complete information can be found at usopen.com.


“We’re excited to bring the U.S. Open to new audiences, many of whom may have

been introduced to the game through new avenues, and are enthusiastic about playing,”

said Diana Murphy, president of the USGA. “We know the power of the U.S. Open to excite

and inspire. Supporting a nationwide U.S. Open watch party can help advance interest in

golf, and engage more people to try the game for the first time.”


The National Golf Foundation recently reported that in addition to nearly the 24 million

U.S. golfers currently enjoying the game, another 12.8 million have expressed they are

“very interested” in trying it – more than half of whom are under the age of 29. In 2016,

Topgolf served 10.5 million guests, 53 percent of whom are between the ages of 18 and

34. “We’re excited to celebrate one of the greatest events in sports by creating a fun,

social experience for our guests to play golf while they watch golf’s greats compete on

TV,” said Topgolf Chief Marketing Officer Brian Radics.



Fans are encouraged to register for the Ultimate 117th U.S. Open Watch Party at

www.topgolf.com/usopen, post a photo on social media using #usopen and download

the official U.S. Open app for tee times and exclusive digital coverage, available June 7.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




 
Caledonia Continues to Rank Among America's Top 100 PDF Print E-mail

 

 

 

Golf Digest Ranks Caledonia Golf & Fish Club Among America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses

Mike Strantz Masterpiece is a Consensus Top 100 Layout and Myrtle Beach’s Most Popular Course

 

 

 

 

Pawleys Island, S.C. – Golf Digest unveiled its biennial list of America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses

in the June issue of the magazine, and a familiar name retained its place among the nation’s elite layouts.

Caledonia Golf & Fish Club, Myrtle Beach’s most popular course, was 86th on the prestigious list.

The late Mike Strantz’s first solo design, Caledonia has been on seven of the last eight iterations of the

Golf Digest list and is a consensus top 100 public layout. The course is No. 29 on Golf Magazine’s list of

the Top 100 You Can Play and Golf Channel travel guru Matt Ginella ranked it No. 14 on his list of the

nation’s top 50 public courses.


“Our goal every day is to provide the best experience possible at Caledonia Golf & Fish Club,” said Bob

Seganti, director of operations at Caledonia. “With that in mind, it’s extremely rewarding to be ranked

among America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses by Golf Digest. The honor is a testament to dedication

of everyone at the course – from the bag drop to the pro shop and our superintendent and his tireless

staff.”


Caledonia, which is equal parts art and architecture, plays through a stunning piece of lowcountry land

that was once home to a thriving rice plantation. The live oak trees draped in Spanish moss, the marshy

waters of the Waccamaw Neck, and Strantz’s architectural brilliance combined to make Caledonia one

of America’s premier public golf experiences.


A round at Caledonia concludes at the iconic 18th hole, which requires golfers to carry water on the

approach to a green the rests in the shadow of an antebellum clubhouse. A crowd is typically gathered

on the clubhouse deck, enjoying the drink of their choice, and providing a gallery at the conclusion of

an unforgettable round.


Golf Channel’s travel guru Matt Ginella wrote of the course, “I could never imagine a trip to Myrtle and

not heading down to Pawleys Island to play Caledonia Golf & Fish Club.”


In addition to providing a premier golf course, Caledonia continues to deliver tremendous value, particularly

when packaged with its sister course, True Blue Golf Club.


The Sizzlin’ Summer Special, which can be booked at exclusive rates through Caledonia Golf Vacations,

is a 2-night, 3-round deal that includes golf at both True Blue and Caledonia and it starts at $339. Given

that True Blue is No 77 on the Golf Magazine list and Ginella ranks it 41st on his list, the Sizzlin’ Summer

deal is as full of quality and value as any summer golf package in America.


For more information, go to www.CaledoniaGolfandFishClub.com.