ST. LOUIS -- The PGA of America today announced new and important information for spectators planning to attend the 74th Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid, which will be contested starting next week, May 21-26, at Bellerive Country Club. The most important information is listed below, and additional information can be found at spga2013.com and in the Senior PGA Championship spectator guide. PARKING General public parking for spectators attending the Championship will be located at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Maryland Heights. Complimentary shuttle service to and from the Main Entrance is also included. You do not need to have a ticket to utilize this parking lot.
ROAD CLOSURESRoads surrounding Bellerive will be closed daily during the Championship and will only be accessible with the appropriate access credential. From Tuesday, May 21st -- Sunday, May 26th, from 6 AM -- 8 PM each day, the following will be in effect: -- MoDOT will close Ladue Road to through traffic from Mason Road to Highway 141. Westbound Ladue Rd traffic will be routed south on Mason Rd. -- St. Louis County Department of Highways and Traffic will close Mason Road from Ladue Road to West Walling Drive. -- Note: Only vehicles with proper hang-tags, school buses, Metro buses, US Postal Service vehicles, and emergency vehicles will be allowed to travel within this area. Local service and delivery vehicles will be allowed.
TICKETS Tickets are still available by clicking here or by calling 800-PGA-GOLF (742-4653). Tickets will also be available daily at the Will Call/admissions trailer -- located at the main entrance to the Championship across the street from the Kirk of the Hills Church. As a reminder, attendees do not need a ticket to board the shuttle buses from Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS (Week of May 20) Gate HoursMonday: Closed to Public Tuesday & Wednesday: 7:00 AM -- 7:00 PM Thursday & Friday: 6:45 AM -- 8:00 PM Saturday & Sunday: 6:30 AM -- 6:00 PM Public Shuttle Hours Monday: Closed to Public Tuesday & Wednesday: 6:45 AM -- 8:00 PM Thursday & Friday: 6:30 AM -- 9:00 PM Saturday & Sunday: 6:00 AM -- 7:00PM Tuesday, May 21: Pro-Am/Practice Rounds Pro-Am playing times: 9:00 AM -- 2:00 PM Contestant Practice Round playing times: 2:00 PM -- 7:00 PM Wednesday, May 22: Practice Rounds Playing times: 7:00 AM -- 7:00 PM Thursday, May 23 and Friday, May 24: First and Second Round Starting on both Hole #1 and Hole #10 (groups of three) Morning starting times: 7:15 AM -- 9:20 AM* Afternoon starting times: 12:30 PM -- 2:30 PM* Completion of rounds: 7:30 PM* * Subject to change. Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26: Third and Final Round All players starting on Hole #1 (groups of two) Starting times: 7:00 AM -- 12:51 PM Completion of rounds: 5:00 PM* * Subject to change
MOBILE DEVICE POLICY Those wishing to use their mobile devices will be asked to adjust the volume setting to "silent" or "vibrate" while at the Championship. -- Guests may accept or make phone calls in designated areas throughout the golf course, primarily near concession stands. -- Digital messaging and checking data is allowed on the golf course. -- Mobile device camera use is NOT permitted during the Championship Rounds. -- No video recording will be permitted at any time during Championship Week. Spectators attempting to use their mobile device in unauthorized areas or in ways not sanctioned will be asked to surrender the device and pick it up at a designated location after they depart the golf course.
ITEMS TO LEAVE AT HOMETo ensure that all attendees enjoy a safe, enjoyable experience at the Championship, the items listed below are strictly prohibited on the grounds of Bellerive Country Club. All bags will be searched upon entering the Championship. -- Personal electronics such as hand-held games, radios, televisions, iPods, iPads, etc. -- All oversized chairs with wide arm rests (small, portable/folding chairs are permitted). -- Bags larger than 10" x 10" x 10" in their natural state. -- Backpacks of any size. -- Prohibited bags will not be accepted/stored at Bellerive Country Club. -- Weapons of any kind (regardless of permit). -- Coolers, ladders, milk crates, signs, posters, banners, dogs and other pets. -- Food and beverages (including alcoholic beverages). -- Other items deemed unlawful or dangerous by Championship Security personnel, at their sole discretion. Please leave all prohibited items in your vehicle as they will not be permitted at the Championship.
DIRECTIONS TO PGA PARKING (VERIZON WIRELESS AMPHITHEATER) From the North (Chicago) -- Take I-55 South to Exit 20B -- Merge onto I-270 West toward Kansas City -- Continue on I-270 South -- Take Exit 20A-20B to merge onto I-70 W toward Kansas City -- Take Exit 231A for Maryland Heights Expressway -- Merge onto MO-141/141/Maryland Heights Expressway -- Turn right onto Riverport Drive -- Follow PGA Public Parking signage to the entrance of the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater From the East (Metro East -- Illinois) -- Take I-64/40 West -- Continue on I-64/40 West -- Take exit 25A-25B for I-270 S/I-270 N toward Memphis/Chicago -- Take exit 20A-20B to merge onto I-70 W toward Kansas City -- Take exit 231A for Maryland Heights Expressway -- Merge onto MO-141/141/Maryland Heights Expressway -- Turn right onto Riverport Drive -- Follow PGA Public Parking signage to the entrance of the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater From the West (Kansas City) -- Take I-70 East -- Follow I-70 over Missouri River -- Take exit 231A for Earth City Expressway S -- Turn right onto Riverport Drive -- Follow PGA Public Parking signage to the entrance of the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater From the South (Memphis) -- Take I-55 North to Exit 196 -- Merge onto I-270 North -- Take exit 20A-20B to merge onto I-70 W toward Kansas City -- Take exit 231A for Maryland Heights Expressway -- Merge onto MO-141/141/Maryland Heights Expressway -- Turn right onto Riverport Drive -- Follow PGA Public Parking signage to the entrance of the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater About the Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid Begun in 1937 on the grounds of Augusta National Golf Club, the Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid is the most historic and prestigious event in senior golf. The Championship brings together both the legends of the game and the newest members of senior professional golf to new audiences throughout the United States. Follow the 2013 Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid on Twitter (@2013SeniorPGA) and Facebook. The 2014 Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid will take place at The Golf Club at Harbor Shores in Benton Harbor, Mich. 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 KitchenAid Since the introduction of its legendary stand mixer in 1919 and first dishwasher in 1949, KitchenAid has built on the legacy of these icons to create a complete line of products designed for cooks. Over 90 years later, the KitchenAid brand now offers virtually every essential for the well-equipped kitchen with a collection that includes everything from countertop appliances to cookware, ranges to refrigerators, and whisks to wine cellars. To learn why chefs choose KitchenAid for their homes more than any other brand visit www.KitchenAid.com. About PGA REACH PGA REACH was created to utilize the upcoming PGA of America Championships at Bellerive Country Club as a catalyst to "Improve Lives Through Golf" and will focus on the areas of Recreation, Education, Awareness, Community, and Health. PGA REACH will work with existing organizations that are already positively affecting the lives of young men and women in our community by extending their capabilities and impact, making additional time, talent and financial resources available to them. The collaborative and focused activities of these groups will have a significant influence on youth in the St. Louis area.
About Bellerive Country ClubOpened in 1897, Bellerive Country Club has a 100-year history of hosting spectator and championship golf. With the 2013 Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid, Bellerive will become only the third club in the United States to host all four traveling men's professional major championships: PGA Championship, Senior PGA Championship, U.S. Open, and U.S. Senior Open. Bellerive will also host the 100th PGA Championship in August 2018.