FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Oakmont, Pa. (March 12, 2010) – The 65th U.S. Women’s Open, to be held July 5-11, 2010 at Oakmont Country Club, will offer a new ticket option beginning this weekend. The new upgraded daily ticket option will be released at the Greater Pittsburgh Golf Show, which runs this weekend, Friday, March 12 through Sunday, March 14 at the Monroeville Convention Center.
The new ticket option, individual daily Trophy Club tickets, will be priced at $30 per day for Practice Rounds and $65 per day for the Championship Rounds Trophy Club tickets.
The Trophy Club ticket is an upgraded ticket that provides spectators with grounds access to the championship as well as access into the exclusive and upgraded Trophy Club located on the golf course. This climate-controlled venue includes amenities such as television monitors, computer scoring terminals and telephone access for Trophy Club guests to use. Guests may purchase upscale food and beverages within the Trophy Club.
A variety of other ticket options are also still available, including $20 practice-round tickets, $45 championship-round tickets and group ticket packages.
Tickets to the championship are available online at www.2010uswomensopen.com or by calling (877) 281-OPEN. Kids 17 and under are admitted free with a ticketed adult. Each ticketed adult can bring up to nine (9) kids.
Visit the U.S. Women’s Open booth (#203) at the Greater Pittsburgh Golf Show this weekend. Golf Show visitors can enter a drawing for a chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The contest winner will receive two (2) weeklong Trophy Club tickets, week-long VIP parking, a $50 gift card to the merchandise tent and a round of golf in the Championship Invitational. The Championship Invitational will be played at historic Oakmont Country Club on Monday, July 12, 2010 and will be played from the final-round tees and hole locations.
Also at the Greater Pittsburgh Golf Show, World Golf Hall of Fame Member and Women’s Open General Chairman, Carol Semple Thompson, will be live on air at 10:20 a.m. on Fox Sports Radio 970AM– The Golf Show With Gerry Dulac on Saturday, March 13. She will also be at the Women’s Open booth from 10:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. WTAE-TV Anchor Sally Wiggin will be at the Women’s Open booth on Saturday, March 13, from noon until 1 p.m.
About the 2010 U.S. Women’s Open
The 2010 U.S. Women’s Open will bring a field of 156 of the world’s best professional and amateur women golfers to Oakmont Country Club. It will be the second time the Women’s Open will be contested at Oakmont. Patty Sheehan won the 1992 championship in a playoff over Juli Inkster after finishing at 4 under par for 72 holes of regulation play.
About the USGA
The USGA is the national governing body of golf in the USA and Mexico. The Association’s most visible role is played out each season in conducting 13 national championships, including the U.S. Open, U.S. Women’s Open and U.S. Senior Open. Ten additional USGA national championships are exclusively for amateurs, and include the U.S. Amateur and the U.S. Women’s Amateur.
The USGA also writes the Rules of Golf, conducts equipment testing, provides expert course maintenance consultations, funds research for better turf and a better environment, maintains a Handicap System and administers an ongoing “For the Good of the Game” grants program, which has allocated more than $65 million over 13 years to successful programs that bring the game’s values to youths from disadvantaged backgrounds and people with disabilities. For more information about the USGA, visit www.usga.org.
Lindsay Weber – 2010 U.S. Women’s Open – firstname.lastname@example.org - (412) 828-2010