See Them All Labor Day Weekend at The Deutsche Bank Championship
400 Arnold Palmer Blvd.
Norton, MA 02766
By Jan Martin
This past Monday was Media Day at TPC Boston announcing the 10th Anniversary of The Deutsche Bank Championship. Since Tom is still recovering from back surgery, I, thinking of the excitement and not my golf skills (30.5 handicap), volunteered to represent the company for the afternoon media tournament. In our media kits was a How to Play TPC Boston commentary by Brad Faxon that I have now read after the fact! Believe me, the long, long 7,216 yard course was quite the experience! From a visual sense it is just beautiful, a wonderful New England feel. And when I had good tee shots (all with a driver) I really felt great about my game. However, putting was another story! Three putts a hole was not a sin this day! Every time a PGA Player makes an eagle or a birdie I will have a new appreciation for their skills on the greens. My personal success for this tournament is that I finished, and I can now say I have played TPC Boston.
However, everyone has the opportunity to attend The Deutsche Bank Championship August 29 – September 3, 2012. This tournament is the second of four events in the sixth-annual PGA Tour Playoffs for the FedEx Cup. I think one of my favorite things about the operations of this particular tournament is how family oriented it is. Kids fifteen and under receive complimentary grounds admission with an accompanying and ticketed adult. There are Kid Zones with parent/child viewing areas at the 1st tee, 9th green, 10th tee, 16th green, 18th green and the driving range. Then there is the Kid Village located near the clubhouse which includes a miniature putting area, arts and crafts area, and daily special attractions.
Also, for the first time, college students, with a valid college ID, will be able to purchase up to two ground tickets at $25 per ticket. And there are three new ticket packages: Rope Side Seating, Signature Skybox, and Champions Club. Tickets can be purchased on-line – click here, phone 877-TIX-4DBC, or at Golf Town Stores.
Labor Day weekend in New England is a great way to spend watching Webb Simpson defend his title, seeing the performance of the top 100 golfers in the FedEx Cup such as Bubba Watson, Ernie Els, Luke Donald, Adam Scott, Steve Stricker, Zach Johnson and Tiger Woods to improve their standings, and being right with the energy and passion of professional golf. I, personally, am rooting for Keegan Bradley.