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Posted on: July 8, 2013

Hospitality sales begin for 2015 U.S. Open for Chambers Bay

2015 U.S. Open logo

The United States Golf Association (USGA) has opened corporate hospitality sales for the 2015 U.S. Open Championship at Chambers Bay in University Place, Wash.

The U.S. Open will be conducted June 15-21, 2015, which includes three practice-round days and four championship-round days. The USGA is planning on total attendance of 235,000 spectators, volunteers, media, vendors and staff. General-admission ticket sales begin in June 2014. The U.S. Open has sold out for 27 consecutive years.

“The USGA is excited to bring the best players in the world to Washington State to compete for our national championship in 2015,” said Danny Sink, USGA championship director. “Our hospitality options offer companies and golf fans a unique place to watch the action and enjoy this world-class event. We look forward to continuing our work with Pierce County and University Place to make this championship a success for fans and the community.”

Pat McCarthy, the championship’s general chairman and executive of Pierce County, which owns Chambers Bay, said the USGA offers hospitality options for companies of every size.

“Business owners and managers can provide the experience of a lifetime for clients, customers, vendors and employees,” she said. “I encourage business owners to contact the USGA’s sales team and explore the opportunities to develop deep and lasting business relationships.”

Locations within the hospitality venues are determined by the site-selection number assigned by the USGA as deposits are received.

“Since this is the first time the U.S. Open will be held in the Pacific Northwest, we expect demand to be high for hospitality sales. The initial response has been tremendous,” said Mimi Griffin, director of marketing for the U.S. Open Championships and president and CEO of MSG Promotions, the USGA’s exclusive corporate hospitality marketing and management company. “We are ready to help business leaders evaluate their needs and secure their best choice.”

Options range from a table for one day in a shared hospitality venue to private facilities overlooking the first, seventh, 10th and 18th holes. More information is available at www.msgpromotions.com.

Chambers Bay is a public, Scottish-links style course on the beautiful shores of Puget Sound. Its 18 holes wind through tall, windswept dunes and feature native fescue grasses. It hosted the U.S. Amateur Championship in 2010.

About the USGA
The USGA conducts the U.S. Open, U.S. Women’s Open and U.S. Senior Open, as well as 10 national amateur championships, two state team championships and international matches. Together with The R&A, the USGA governs the game worldwide, jointly administering the Rules of Golf, Rules of Amateur Status, Equipment Standards and World Amateur Golf Rankings. The USGA’s working jurisdiction comprises the United States, its territories and Mexico.

The USGA is a global leader in the development and support of sustainable golf course management practices. It serves as a primary steward for the game’s history and funds an ongoing “For the Good of the Game” charitable giving program. Additionally, the USGA’s Course Rating and Handicap systems are used on six continents in more than 50 countries.

For more information about the USGA, visit www.usga.org.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Jeff Altstadter, USGA Communications908-326-1880jaltstadter@usga.org

Mimi Griffin, MSG Promotions484-223-3295mgriffin@msgpromotions.com

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