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08 Jun 2017

On-Site Spectator Experience Expanded at Olympia Fields


Olympia Fields, Ill. – Fans at the 2017 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship are in for more than world-class golf. Food, fun, shopping, and much more are on the agenda at Olympia Fields Country Club, from June 27-July 2, with new on-course elements unveiled by the PGA of America, LPGA, and KPMG.

“Without question, we give our fans the best and most interesting viewing experiences in sports,” said Matt Larson, championship director. “This incredible Championship is the byproduct of collaboration between KPMG, PGA of America, and LPGA Tour and will feature some exciting new experiences in 2017.”

In addition to watching the world’s best female golfers compete for the Championship title, fans can enjoy the following opportunities and attractions:

Championship Golf Shop: The Championship Golf Shop is located on site in the Olympia Fields Clubhouse Pro Shop. A variety of merchandise, such as men’s and women’s apparel, outerwear, headwear, gifts, and memorabilia, is available for purchase. The Championship Golf Shop is open to all Championship ticket holders during gate hours.

KPMG Inspire Greatness Timeline:
The KPMG Inspire Greatness Timeline, located in the Main Spectator Entrance, chronicles major breakthroughs for women in golf and business. This 150-foot wall leads spectators through key dates in history, showcasing how inspiring women have paved the way for future women golfers and women in business through their groundbreaking accomplishments. This timeline gives spectators the opportunity to honor those who have inspired today’s leaders.

KPMG Social Zone: The state-of-the-art KPMG Social Zone, located in the Fan Zone, provides fans with the opportunity to experience all that is happening at Olympia Fields, including tournament coverage, live scoring, and social media updates. Post your best photos from the day with #InspireGreatness or #KPMGWomensPGA to see your tweets and Instagram posts featured on screen and to win prizes!

National “Go Like A Pro” Lesson Zone: The National “Go Like a Pro” Lesson Zone is a fan favorite for players of all ages. Located between the Fan Zone and practice range, Lesson Zones let visitors demo equipment and receive complimentary 10-minute lessons from local PGA and LPGA Teaching Professionals. Note: Be sure to stop by on Friday when World Golf Hall of Famer Pat Bradley joins the Lesson Zone for the day.

Discover the New Kia: “Discover the New Kia” in vehicle displays at the Fan Zone, Hole 10 Green, and Hole 16 Green. Challenge family and friends at each vehicle display with trivia games and for the chance to win great prizes compliments of Kia.

Parking/Transportation: Complimentary shuttles will be provided from the public parking lot (1020 Dixie Highway, Chicago Heights, IL 60411) to the main entrance during the following times:

  • Tuesday, June 27: 6:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 28: 6:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • Thursday & Friday, June 29-30: 6:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday, July 1-2: 6:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
All spectators planning to arrive by taxi, limousine, or car service should be dropped off and picked up at the designated public parking lot. As an alternative, the Metra is a convenient way to travel to the Championship. The Olympia Fields train station, a stop on the commuter rail’s Metra Electric (ME) District line, is a short walk from the main entrance of the grounds. Please check metrarail.com for information on train schedules.

For more information, check out the Spectator Guide.

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