ST. LOUIS -- PGA of America officials announced today the start of a brand new event called "Play Like the Pros," which will take place at Bellerive Country Club on Monday, May 27 -- the day after the conclusion of the 74th Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid. The event raises funds for PGA REACH, an organization whose mission is to improve lives through golf in the St. Louis area.
Play Like the Pros will offer participants a once-in-a-lifetime experience to play Bellerive under Championship conditions. Participants will have the option of playing the same tees as the pros with Sunday hole locations, green speeds, and rough lengths. Even the bleachers and hospitality tents will still be up from the Championship.
"You'll have the chance to hit from the same tees, swing on the same fairways and putt off the same greens as Tom Watson and defending champion Roger Chapman did less than 24 hours prior," said Josh Riley, Executive Director of the Gateway Section PGA. "It's a great way to experience Championship-caliber golf and support the important community work of PGA REACH."
PGA REACH was created to utilize the upcoming PGA of America Championships at Bellerive Country Club to 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 the 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.
PGA REACH directly supports Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri, Urban K-Life and Boys and Girls Club of Greater St. Louis. Baseball Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith, President of the Gateway PGA Foundation, is committed to participate in Play Like the Pros. Express Scripts is supporting Play Like The Pros by serving as title sponsor.
"PGA REACH shares our commitment to improve communities by giving our children stronger educational opportunities," said George Paz, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Express Scripts. "Just like PGA REACH, Express Scripts was founded here in St. Louis. Consistent with our history of making St. Louis a better place to live and work, Express Scripts is proud to support PGA REACH and its mission to help kids realize their full potential."
Interested parties can click here to fill out the registration form.
FORMAT -- Participants can sign up as individuals ($2,500) or a foursome ($10,000) -- Four-person teams, shotgun start (either 8:00 a.m. or 1:30 p.m.) playing all 18 holes
PACKAGE DETAILS-- One (1) playing spot in the 18-hole event to be held at Bellerive Country Club on Monday, May 27 -- Lunch and beverage provided -- One (1) gift -- In the event the Championship must continue play on Monday, May 27, the alternative date for Play Like the Pros will be Tuesday, May 28
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS -- 7:00 a.m. -- Registration begins and practice range opens -- 8:00 a.m. -- Morning shotgun start -- 1:00 p.m. -- Lunch -- 1:30 p.m. -- Afternoon shotgun start
Tickets are still available to the Championship. There are two ways to purchase tickets to the 2013 Senior PGA Championship:1. Click here 2. By phone at 1-800-PGA-GOLF (742-4653)
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About the Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAidBegun 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 KitchenAidSince 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 Bellerive Country Club Opened 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.
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