Stars and Stripes Outpost Badge Provides Exclusive Access While Supporting Military

 

Stars and Stripes Outpost Badge Provides Exclusive Access While Supporting Military

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. – (May 14, 2018): The Greenbrier Classic will once again provide the ultimate celebration of America’s Birthday at America’s Resort, and this year the annual PGA TOUR FedExCup event, which will take place July 2-8, is going even further to honor those who help make American Independence possible.

“The Greenbrier Classic has long been a terrific place to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday, but this year we’re planning on making that celebration last all week,” said Habibi Mamone, Executive Tournament Director, The Greenbrier Classic. “We’re planning events throughout the seven days to celebrate the wonderful country we call home and honor the men and women of the military who allow us to live in the land of the free and the home of the brave.”

One example is the new Stars and Stripes Outpost Badge. On sale now, this exclusive badge will give spectators a unique way to watch some of the world’s best golfers take on the challenges of the oldest course on the PGA TOUR, The Old White TPC.

The Stars and Stripes Outpost Badge will give badge holders access to complimentary parking at the State Fair of West Virginia Monday through Sunday, as well as admittance to the Stars and Stripes Outpost Monday through Sunday. Inside this climate-controlled tent, badge holders will find prime viewing along the 12th fairway, indoor and outdoor seating, upscale restrooms and televisions to watch all the action. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

On top of all of those terrific perks, those who purchase the $249 badge will be supporting the United States military, as proceeds from the badge will go to support various military organizations.

“The outpost will provide a wonderful tournament viewing experience and a great place to mingle with friends and family while watching some incredible golf,” said Mamone. “The best part is that you will be supporting some great organizations at the same time.”

As a thank you for their service, The Greenbrier Classic will provide complimentary Stars and Stripes Outpost Badges to members of the military. Tuesday, July 3 will be Military Appreciation Day, and military members who verify their status will receive a complimentary luncheon voucher for that day.

Golf fans wishing to purchase their Stars and Stripes Outpost Badge, as well as military members looking to reserve their complimentary badge, can do so at GreenbrierClassic.com.

More information about The 2018 Greenbrier Classic, including updates on the player field, will be available in the coming weeks.

 

About The Greenbrier Classic

The Greenbrier Classic is an annual PGA TOUR FedExCup event that began in 2010 on the historic Old White TPC Course on the grounds of The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. One of the most popular family events on the PGA TOUR, the tournament has drawn top-level golfers including Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Jordan Spieth, Tom Watson, Nick Faldo, Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas, Sergio Garcia, John Daly and many others to the famed grounds of The Greenbrier’s 11,000-acre playground. Past champions include Stuart Appleby, Scott Stallings, Ted Potter Jr., Jonas Blixt, Angel Cabrera, Danny Lee and Xander Schauffele. The tournament includes 156 players with a total purse of $7,300,000. The event is carried live on The Golf Channel Thursday and Friday and on CBS Saturday and Sunday.

About The Greenbrier

The Greenbrier is a luxury mountain resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. With a history dating back to 1778, the 710 perfectly appointed Signature Resort Rooms, Classic and Historic Suites, Legacy Cottages and Estate Homes are situated on The Greenbrier’s breathtaking 11,000-acre playground. Play championship golf courses or experience more than 55 activities. America’s only private casino features table games, slot machines and simulcast racing. The Greenbrier’s full-service mineral spa is widely recognized as one of the most luxurious in the world, and the Retail Collection is comprised of 36 boutiques, shops and hand crafted works of art. The Greenbrier Restaurant Collection includes 20 restaurants, cafés and lounges. The Greenbrier Clinic has been practicing diagnostic medicine since 1948, and The Greenbrier Sporting Club is the pinnacle of luxury real estate. Follow The Greenbrier on Facebook at The Greenbrier, on Twitter at @the_greenbrier or on Instagram at the_greenbrier.

 

The Old White TPC tees off with 105th season of golf

The Old White TPC tees off with 105th season of golf
The Old White TPC tees off with 105th season of golf

The Old White TPC tees off with 105th season of golf

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. – (March 15, 2018): The 105th season of golf on The Old White TPC Course at The Greenbrier officially begins on Friday, March 30, with a special ceremony to mark the historic occasion.

Commencing at 10 a.m., on the iconic first tee, the ceremony includes some anecdotes on the course’s storied past from The Greenbrier historian Dr. Robert Conte, as well as a question and answer session. A ceremonial first ball of the season follows Conte’s remarks, before tee times officially begin for 2018.

“The Old White TPC has an amazing story to tell, and it is a significant part of golf history in the United States,” said Dr. Jill Justice, President, The Greenbrier. “We’re excited about another year of golf on this treasured classic.”

Originally designed and constructed by Charles Blair Macdonald and Seth Raynor in 1914, The Old White TPC was named for the well known Old White Hotel, which stood on the resort grounds from 1858 through 1922.

Macdonald, the father of American golf course architecture, modeled several holes from some of the most famous throughout Europe. The 8th Hole was styled after the “Redan” at North Berwick, the 13th after the “Alps” at Prestwick and the 15th after the “Eden” at St. Andrews. His associate, Seth Raynor, assisted in the course construction and returned in the 1920s to oversee updates to the golf course.

Through the years, the course has played host to legendary golfers like Sam Snead, Ben Hogan, Gary Player, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Lee Trevino, as well as presidents and celebrities from the world of sports and entertainment.

Since 2010, The Old White TPC has been the host of The Greenbrier Classic, an annual PGA TOUR FedEx Cup event, making it the oldest course on the PGA TOUR. Past champions include Stuart Appleby, Scott Stallings, Ted Potter Jr., Jonas Blixt, Angel Cabrera, Danny Lee and Xander Schauffele. A who’s who list of the best golfers in the world have participated in the tournament, including Tom Watson, Nick Faldo, Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, Bubba Watson, John Daly and many others. The 2018 Greenbrier Classic takes place July 2-8.

After sustaining substantial damage from flood waters in June of 2016, forcing the cancellation of The 2016 Greenbrier Classic less than a month later, The Old White TPC reopened in July of 2017 just in time for the tournament, fully restored by noted golf course architect Keith Foster. By fully embracing the original Macdonald/Raynor elements, the course has been overwhelmingly received by PGA TOUR players and guests alike. Golf Digest named The Old White TPC the Best Restoration of 2017. It was also named one of America’s 100 Best Public Courses by that same publication.

The 2018 golf season on The Old White TPC runs from March 30 through November 26 and is closed only for needed maintenance and preparations for The Greenbrier Classic. Greens fees begin at $300 for registered guests and $350 for non-registered guests. To schedule a tee time, email teetimes@greenbrier.com or call 877-599-9153 (Option 1).

For more information on The Old White TPC or the other exciting golf offerings at America’s Resort – including the recently reconfigured Meadows Course, which is already open for the season, and The Greenbrier Golf Academy, which offers top-level instruction – visit Greenbrier.com/Golf.

About The Greenbrier

The Greenbrier is a distinct and spectacular luxury mountain resort situated in the Allegheny Mountains in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. It’s best known as “America’s Resort” and is synonymous with world-class, authentic, southern hospitality. The Greenbrier experience, beginning in 1778, offers a luxurious respite to discerning guests from around the world. The grand scale architecture, Dorothy Draper décor, immaculate attention to detail and legendary gracious service set The Greenbrier apart from all others. Guests walk in the footsteps of Presidents, celebrities and generations of families who regard The Greenbrier as a “one of one” destination. The 710 perfectly appointed Signature Resort Rooms, Classic and Historic Suites, Legacy Cottages and Estate Homes are situated on our breathtaking 11,000-acre playground. Play championship golf courses or experience more than 55 activities, including professional indoor and outdoor tennis, Off-Road Driving and Falconry. America’s only private casino features table games, slot machines and simulcast racing. The Greenbrier’s full-service, 40,000-square-foot world-renowned spa is widely recognized as one of the most luxurious mineral spas in the world, and the Retail Collection is comprised of 36 boutiques, shops and hand crafted works of art. In addition to The Main Dining Room, The Greenbrier Restaurant Collection is comprised of 19 restaurants, cafés and lounges featuring traditional, award–winning southern-inspired cuisine. The Greenbrier Clinic has been practicing diagnostic medicine since 1948 and in 2014 was expanded to include a full-service MedSpa and Plastic Surgery Center. The Greenbrier Sporting Club is the pinnacle of luxury real estate, offering exclusive home sites within distinctive neighborhoods across The Greenbrier estate. Follow The Greenbrier on Facebook at The Greenbrier, on Twitter at @the_greenbrier or on Instagram at the_greenbrier.