Charter a Private Jet to the PGA Championship
The PGA Championship is the last of the four major championships in professional golf.
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It is usually played in August, but in 2016, the 98th PGA Championship will be played July 28-31 so it doesn’t conflict with golf’s return to the Summer Olympics. It will be played at the Baltusrol Golf Club, Lower Course Springfield, N.J.
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The PGA Championship schedule is set through 2023. Paramount Business Jets also can arrange a charter flight for you into any of the future championship cities:
- 2017: Quail Hollow Club, Charlotte, N.C.
- 2018: Bellerive Country Club, St. Louis, MO
- 2019: Bethpage Black, Bethpage State Park, Farmingdale, NY
- 2020: TPC Harding Park, San Francisco, Calif.
- 2021: Kiawah Island Golf Resort, Ocean Course, Kiawah Island, S.C.
- 2022: Trump National Golf Club, Bedminster, N.J.
- 2023: Oak Hill Country Club, East Course, Pittsford, N.Y.
- It wasn’t a golfer, it was a businessman who dreamt up the idea of the PGA and the subsequent Championship. Department store magnate Rodman Wanamaker invited 35 movers and shakers in the golfing world and elsewhere to a meeting in New York in 1916. He, of course, saw the marketing possibilities of a professional golf association. After the meeting, which included golf legend Walter Hagen, the PGA was born. Wanamaker put up $2,500 in prize money for the first championship.
- In 1916, the first PGA Championship was held at Siwanoy Country Club in Bronxville, NY.
- The PGA Championship’s 2016 $10.5 million purse makes in the richest tournament in golf. The first-place winner gets $189 million; the runner-up gets $1.13 million; the rest is chair-step split among the other finishers, with the third-place finisher getting $714,000 and the 74th-place winner getting $20,160.
- The PGA Championship is usually played in the eastern half of the United States. It has been west less than a dozen times. New York has hosted the most events at 12 with Ohio (11) and Pennsylvania (9) right behind.
- More than 100,000 spectators gather to watch the PGA Championship every year.
- The 2016 PGA Championship will be held in New Jersey. Take a hole-by-hole tour (http://www.pga.com/pgachampionship/course/2016/tour/1 ) of the site, the Baltusrol Golf Club.
- It’s tough to be in the final pairings of the championship. Listen to Rory McIlroy talk (http://www.pga.com/pgachampionship/multimedia/video/rory-mcilroy-wins-2014-pga-championship-valhalla )about winning the 2014 PGA Championship in the dark.
- The PGA Championship was not played for two years during World War I and one year during World War II.
- The PGA Championship has features the largest number of players in the Top 100 of the Official World Golf Rankings of any tournament.
- Jack Nicklaus competed in 37 PGA Championships, finishing in the top five a record 14 times. In 1971, he became the first to win the Grand Slam of Golf – the U.S. Open, the British Open, the Masters and the PGA Championship titles.
- Gary Player won the 1972 championship with an amazing 9 iron shot (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgWRJRwF_-Y ) over water and trees for a birdie on the 16th hole.
- Jason Day is the favorite to win in 2016 after beating (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AG3rEC0ShuE ) Jordan Spieth by three strokes in 2015.
Tips For Spectators
- Cameras are only permitted during practice rounds and are not allowed during the Championship.
- Fans can get autographs only at the practice range and putting green during practice rounds only.
- There are rules for mobile devices. You should consult them before taking photos or videos anywhere.
- Everyone must adhere to the traditional customs of etiquette and behavior.
- Obey signs and instructions from officials.
- No running.
- You can cheer a great shot but no calls onto the greens – positive or negative – are allowed.
- Stay behind the gallery ropes.
- Sit or kneel and be still and quiet if you are in the front row.