2009 U.S. Senior Open Announces Military Family Days Free Admission During Practice Rounds

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All military personnel, both active and retired and with proper identification, will receive free admission during Practice Rounds along with a 20% discount coupon valid in the merchandise tent for themselves and their families.

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Through this promotion we can show our support and appreciation for our retired and active duty military personnel by offering them the opportunity to experience a first-class major golf championship at The Stick.

The 2009 U.S. Senior Open and the United States Golf Association Grants and Fellowship Department, will honor the contingent of military in Indiana and around the country by hosting Military Family Days during Championship Week Practice Rounds Monday, July 27 - Wednesday, July 29 at Crooked Stick Golf Club.

All military personnel, both active and retired and with proper identification, will receive free admission during Practice Rounds along with a 20% discount coupon valid in the merchandise tent for themselves and their families.

"Crooked Stick and the U.S. Senior Open are proud to host servicemen and servicewomen throughout the country," said Steve Baker and Tom Buck, Championship General Co-Chairmen. "Through this promotion we can show our support and appreciation for our retired and active duty military personnel by offering them the opportunity to experience a first-class major golf championship at The Stick."

Additional Military Initiatives:

  •     Individuals with a valid military ID are eligible to receive a 50% discount on all Championship Rounds, Thursday, July 30 - Sunday, August 2. Discounted ticket prices for Championship Rounds will be $20 (normally $40). Tickets may be purchased ONLY during Championship Week at the Main Entrance.

Championship Week Special Events:

  •     Monday, July 27 - First Practice Round
  •     Tuesday, July 28 - Second Practice Round, Fuzzy Zoeller exhibition at 2:00 p.m. on the Driving Range
  •     Wednesday, July 29 - Final Practice Round, Military Family Day
  •     Thursday, July 30 - First Championship Round, Players tee of #1 and #10 throughout the day
  •     Friday, July 30 - Second Championship Round, Players tee of #1 and #10 throughout the day, Field is cut to

low 60 and ties plus anyone within 10 strokes of the leader

  •     Saturday, August 1 - Third Championship Round, Players tee off #1
  •     Sunday, August 2 - Final Championship Round, Players tee off #1, Francis D. Ouimet Trophy Presentation

For detailed information and times, visit the Schedule of Events page or call the Championship Office at (317) 571.8742.

About the U.S. Senior Open: The 30th U.S. Senior Open to be held July 27 - Aug 2, 2009, will bring a field of 156 of the world's best professional and amateur Senior (over the age of 50) golfers to Crooked Stick Golf Club. Featured players expected to compete include Greg Norman, Tom Watson, Hale Irwin, Fuzzy Zoeller, Tom Lehman, Bernhard Langer, Fred Funk and Mark O'Meara. The U.S. Senior Open will be the sixth USGA championship staged at Crooked Stick; past championships include the 2007 U.S. Women's Amateur, 1993 U.S. Women's Open, 1989 Mid-Amateur, 1983 Senior Amateur and 1982 Junior Amateur. NBC and ESPN will provide more than 16 hours of television coverage of all four rounds of the championship. For more information about the 2009 U.S. Senior Open, visit http://www.2009ussenioropen.com.

About the USGA: The USGA is the national governing body of golf in the USA and Mexico, a combined territory that includes more than half the world's golfers and golf courses. 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 $63 million over 12 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 http://www.usga.org.

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Rose Kausler
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