It’s official! The 2018 U.S. Golf Tournament is now happening, and fans are bubbling with extreme excitement. Can we blame them? Certainly not! It’s everyone’s desire to be a part of history. Some fans are lucky enough to make it to the beautiful settings at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in New York, to see their favorite golfer, while others are just content with at home media coverage.
What to Expect at the 2018 U.S. Open Fan Central
According to Golf Advisor, fans can expect a crowded atmosphere.
There will be several interactive golf challenges, such as hole-in-one challenge sponsored by the Lexus Performance Experience. In this challenge fans will have a chance to win a Lexus RX 35OL on a two-year lease.
Additionally, fans will also have the opportunity of taking selfies with the U.S. Open Trophy or even visit the autograph signing booth to get an autograph.
American Express is also hosting fan services that offer various benefits or fans. Some of these benefits include:
- An exclusive card club membership
- Rental of phone chargers, radios, and binoculars
- Commemorative cups for fans who spend at least $10 with their American Express card at U.S. Open Concessions.
- Free shipping for fans who spend over $150 with their American Express Cards at U.S. Open Merchandise on site locations.
The USGA has also make it possible for fans to locate their favorite player. Fans who want to locate their favorite player can download the USGA’s U.S. Open app, it has been upgraded so finding your favorite golf player will be easy.
Amazingly, Deloitte will also be giving fans a taste of the U.S. Open Virtual Experience for the first time. Fans will be transported around Shinnecock Hills without leaving Fan Central. Interactive virtual reality headsets will allow fans to visit the Trophy Room “as well as immerse themselves in a 360-degree, first-person perspective of Corey Pavin’s famous 18th hole finish in the 1995 U.S. Open” (USGA, 2018). Fans will also explore the history of America’s oldest golf clubhouse through virtual insights.
2018 U.S. Golf Open Merchandise Pavilion
Every person attending the U.S. Golf Opening can take home a piece of history!
Just inside the gates of the Shinnecock Hills Golf Club there is a huge tent that is installed specifically for the U.S. Golf Open. There, patrons will find more than 400,000 U.S. Open logoed items to choose from and will have the exclusive opportunity of purchasing memorabilia and gear for their family and friends.
The merchandise pavilion is open to the public from 7am until 8pm through the entire U.S. golf championship.
Fans who are not travelling to Shinnecock Hill, are not left out. Various online sport galleries, such as millionaire gallery, have a wide collection of affordable golf memorabilia that they can easily purchase from the comforts of their home.
For example, fans who want to support their favorite player, will find items such as autographed golf displayed, historic photo collections, etc.,
So, if you are a Tiger Woods fan, then a Tiger Woods Autographed 14 Majors 16×20 Photo Framed may be of interest to you.
Additionally, online sport boutiques also carry apparel, golf caps, golf balls, bottle openers, and many other small peripherals that will certainly make a wonderful gift.
What Other Activities Are Available for Fans at The Shinnecock Hills Golf Club?
- Walk the grounds of Shinnecock – fans can grab the opportunity of seeing “every part of one of the world’s most storied and iconic golf courses”.
- Fans can take photographs of the clubhouse.
- Fans can get autographs by asking golf players to sign a cap or a flag and then keep it as part of history.
Finally, fans will surely have an interacting and amazing experience at the 2018 U.S. Golf Tournament. Most of them, if not all, will be taking home a piece of history. And for certain, those who cannot attend will also own a piece of history through online purchases.