For Immediate Release
USGA TO OFFER COMPLIMENTARY TICKETS TO MILITARY TO ATTEND 119TH U.S. AMATEUR
Offer Applies to Active and Retired Military, Plus One Guest Throughout Championship
PINEHURST, NC (JULY 18, 2019) – The United States Golf Association (USGA) will welcome members of the armed services with complimentary tickets to the 119th U.S. Amateur Championship at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club in the Village of Pinehurst, N.C. from Aug. 12-18.
Active and retired military, as well as veterans, will receive a complimentary gallery ticket and one guest gallery ticket for each day of the championship thanks to the support of R. Riveter and The Heritage Flag Company. Gallery tickets at the U.S. Amateur provide access to the grounds of Pinehurst No. 2 and/or No. 4. Complimentary general parking and transportation is also provided.
“Thank you to the USGA for providing the opportunity for our military men and women, active and retired, to attend this national championship,” says Phil Werz, president and CEO of the Pinehurst-Southern Pines-Aberdeen Area CVB. “These men and women have sacrificed so much for this country, it’s wonderful they will get the opportunity to witness some of the best amateur players in the world battle for the prestigious honor of being named U.S. Amateur champion.”
These special military tickets are available courtesy of R. Riveter, a handbag company founded by two military wives, and The Heritage Flag Company, the creators of beautiful American Flag-inspired wooden art pieces. Both companies are located in downtown Southern Pines and will have tickets available to pick up in stores. Tickets will also be available at Will Call onsite at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club.
The military ticket policy covers all branches of service including Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, Navy, the National Guard and Reserves.
Tickets for fans start at $20 for a single-day grounds pass and $100 for a weekly grounds pass. The Deuce Club Hospitality Packages start at $275. For more information about tickets to the 2019 U.S. Amateur, visit usga.org.
For more information about all golf courses in the Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Aberdeen area, visit HomeofGolf.com.
The Pinehurst Southern Pines Aberdeen Convention & Visitors Bureau
The Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) is the economic development agency responsible for travel and tourism promotion, product development, and visitor services for Moore County, NC. The CVB devises strategies to enhance the County’s tourism brand value and product to accommodate the next generation of visitors, thereby stimulating the local economy and enhancing the quality of life for residents and visitors alike. In 2017, Moore County ranked as the eleventh largest tourism economy in North Carolina, generating $484 million annually in visitor spending, which supports the second largest employment sector in the county.
About the USGA
The USGA celebrates, serves and advances the game of golf. Founded in 1894, we conduct many of golf’s premier professional and amateur championships, including the U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open. With The R&A, we govern the sport via a global set of playing, equipment and amateur status rules. Our operating jurisdiction for these governance functions is the United States, its territories and Mexico. The USGA Handicap System is utilized in more than 40 countries and our Course Rating System covers 95 percent of the world’s golf courses, enabling all golfers to play on an equitable basis. The USGA campus in Liberty Corner, New Jersey, is home to the Association’s Research and Test Center, where science and innovation are fueling a healthy and sustainable game for the future. The campus is also home to the USGA Golf Museum, where we honor the game by curating the world’s most comprehensive archive of golf artifacts. To learn more, visit usga.org.
Contact: Phil Werz, President & CEO, 910.692.3330 x-234