The 2017 US Open Golf Championship

Posted by Iga Szczepanik | June 8, 2017 | Sports

As the weather gets warmer, your clients will inevitably realize that they need more fun and relaxing getaways in their lives.

It’s no news to travel professionals, but when planning a last-minute vacation, options become limited and prices become higher. When your clients no longer have the luxury of time to plan their dream vacation, they’re left with no option other than to choose from slim pickings- and to do it fast.

That’s where you come in! With all of your expertise, knowledge, and tools, suggest a hot ticket event and build their their last minute trip around it! As a travel agent, you are able to provide them with an experience that is specific to their budget, travel style, and timeline. And with the growing trend of event-based travel, Events 365 has you covered!

Our inventory is always stocked with access to the hottest sold-out events in the country (and beyond)! So go ahead, choose an concert, show, or game, and put your clients’ worries at ease.

With that being said– The US Open Golf Championship is right around the corner & we recommend it for any last minute travelers that you are trying to accommodate. Read on to learn more!

During the week of June 12-18, 2017, golf connoisseurs will gather at the Erin Hills Golf Course in Erin, Wisconsin, to watch the 117th U.S. Open Championship.

Every year, The United States Golf Association (USGA) puts the world’s most distinguished players to this challenging and comprehensive test, in an effort to find the ultimate champion. The winner’s name will go down in history alongside past champions like: Bob Jones, Ben Hogan, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods and Wisconsin’s very own Andy North.

The U.S. Open maintains its tradition of being played at the most iconic venues, with more than 35,000 spectators projected to attend.

Here’s a quick piece of history: The first US Open Golf Championship Tournament took place in 1895. It is currently one of golf’s four major championships, along with the Masters, British Open and PGA Championship.

Players are required to complete 72 holes (stroke play). Following the completion of 36 holes, field will be cut to low 60 scores (and ties). If two or more players are tied after the completion of 72 holes, the final play off will take place on June 19, 2017.

Events 365 offers different ticket options for your clients: entry pass for a specific day, morning practice, or the entire week (which also includes access to the morning practices).

About the location:

Opened in 2006, Erin Hills is located in the heart of America, making it easy for golf fans from all over the country to attend. Your clients can stay at a charming Bed and Breakfast like the Westphal Mansion Inn Bed & Breakfast or a well-known hotel such as the Hilton Garden Inn.

The nearby city of Milwaukee is placed right on Lake Michigan’s western shore, which serves as a prime location for fun and adventure for the entire family! It is known for its excellent food, interesting museums (such as the Harley-Davidson Museum with a display of famous motorcycles, including the one of Elvis Presley’s), and local breweries (many of which offer tours).

Fun fact: “Historically, the U.S. Open generates more than $120 million in positive economic impact to the host communities and region in which it is held” (erinhills.com)

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