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Front Row Seats to the PGA Championship

Updated: Mar 13, 2023

The 2023 PGA Championship Returns to Upstate New York and Two of Our Lucky Supporters Will See All the Action Up Close and Personal

 
 
A picture of a golfer, in the background, hitting a golf ball out of a sand trap and up close in the foreground toward the viewer as if the golf ball is going to hit the viewer in the face.

Spring may seem far away, but we're already planning on a fantastic start to the golf season:


First, the Fluvanna Historical Society (FCHS) will give two tickets to one of our lucky supporters so they and a guest can attend the final round of the 2023 PGA Championship at Oak Hill Country Club, right here in Western New York (WNY), on Sunday, May 21st, 2023.


Plus, the Historical Society is partnering with Oak Hill Country Club to offer a History Talk on March18th, 2023. Open to the public, this presentation will focus on the history of golf in WNY, the PGA Championship and Oak Hill. For more information, see below or click here to RSVP for the event.


For more details on how you can win two tickets to the PGA Championship and even more, see below:


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What is the PGA Championship?

Golf fanatics need no explanation. The PGA Championship constitutes one of the four "major championships" within the world of golf. Universally recognized as the most prestigious of all golf tournaments, winning one or more of the "the majors" marks the pinnacle of a golfer's career. In addition to inviting other elite professional golfers from around the world, the PGA reserves 20 of the 156 spots for top club professionals to participate in the PGA Championship. Last year, the prize money for the PGA Championship totaled over $15 million.


When and Where is the PGA Championship?

The PGA Championship occurs in late May, the weekend before Memorial Day. Each year, the PGA chooses one of the top golf courses in the United States to host the tournament. Only the best and most challenging courses in the country qualify to host the PGA Championship.

Tiger Woods, a celebrated golf championship dressed in a red shirt, flexes his arms in victory as fans surrounding him on all side, including upfront in the foreground of the picture, lift up their arms in celebration.
Fans celebrate alongside Tiger Woods who chips in from behind the green on the 16th hole of the 2005 Masters (Photograph by Stephen Szurlej)

In 2023, PGA Championship returns to WNY to take place on the East Course of the renowned Oak Hill Country Club. The previous site of three PGA Championships, and nine other major golf tournaments, Oak Hill's East Course is one of the premier golf courses in the Western hemisphere. WNY will once again have a front row seat to witness golf history in the making from May 15th to May 21st.


PGA Championship:

When: May 18-21, 2023

Where: Oak Hill Country Club

145 Kilbourn Road

Rochester, NY



What's Included in the PGA Championship Raffle?

Tickets for the PGA Championship have been sold out for months. While day passes may be available for the start of the tournament, golf fans snapped up the coveted tickets for the final rounds of the PGA Championship quite some time ago. HOWEVER ...


The good news is that you can still score tickets to the PGA Championship. A generous benefactor of our community donated two tickets to the final round of the tournament on Championship Sunday. FCHS will raffle these tickets to help raise funds for the Historical Society. Not only this, but one night stay at a local hotel will also be included in the raffle (so no need to hurry home after the tournament)! The lucky winner will receive two Championship+ tickets including the following:

  • Two (2) general admission access to the Oak Hill grounds for the final round of the tournament on Championship Sunday;

  • All-inclusive food and non-alcohol beverages at all on-course concession venues;

  • Two (2) entree items, two (2) snack items and two (2) non-alcoholic beverages each time one visits a concession venue (return as many times as desired);

  • Access to general merchandise shopping areas;

  • One night accommodation at a local well-appointed Airbnb establishment from May 21-22, 2023.

A ticket for the raffle costs only $20 for a chance to win this package valued at well over $700 in total.


How to Score Your Tickets

Tickets for the PGA Championship Raffle are available for purchase now. FCHS will only make available a limited number of tickets, so make sure to buy yours as soon as possible. To purchase raffle tickets just follow these simple steps:

  1. Provide the Historical Society with your contact information by completing the information on our PGA Championship Tickets Raffle page: Raffle Tickets | Virtual MeetingHouse (fluvannahistory.com)

  2. Let us know how many raffle tickets you would like to purchase;

  3. Press the "Submit" button and your information will be securely sent to the Historical Society;

  4. Next, an authorized representative of the Historical Society will contact you to complete the purchase and arrange for delivery of the tickets;

If you have any questions or would like further details, click the "Let's Chat" icon here at our Virtual Meeting House, email FCHS or give us a call at +1 (716) 804-7163.


Make sure to purchase your tickets right away. The last day to purchase raffle tickets ends at 11:59 PM on March 20th, 2023.

Justin Thomas, smiling and wearing a pink shirt and a black hat, hugs a large silver trophy, known as the Wanamaker Trophy, as spectators behind him clap, laugh and join in the celebratory moment.
Justin Thomas hugs the Wanamaker Trophy after winning his second PGA Championship in 2022. He will defend his title at the 2023 PGA Championship at Oak Hill (Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images).

Up Next ...

Right on time and in keeping with the celebration of the PGA Championship's return to WNY, FCHS is sponsoring, in partnership with the Oak Hill Country Club, and hosted by the Bemus Point Golf Club & Tape House, a History Talk on March18th at 10:00 AM.


Fred Beltz, historian and board member of the Oak Hill Country Club, will provide us with a closer look into the history of golf in WNY, the PGA Championship, Oak Hill's storied past and promising future. An excellent opportunity for golf fanatics, newbies and the curious alike, everyone will come away with a much better understanding of this fascinating part of WNY and golf history.


Attend in-person at the Bemus Point Golf Club & Tap House OR attend online: Click here for more information or to register for the event.

 

The Fluvanna Community Historical Society is a registered 501(c)(3) organization, provisionally chartered by the Regents of the University of the State of New York, and dedicated to connecting our community with our past, with each other and with a brighter future.

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