Quicken Loans Tournament: Not Your Average PGA Tour

Quicken Loans Tournament: Not Your Average PGA Tour

This year the Congressional Country Club welcomes back the 2016 Quicken Loans National PGA Tour and it’s going to be better than ever.

When you think about golf, you clearly think about DC-based food trucks, Grey Goose Vodka Lounges and rooftop parties right? Well then you don’t know about the changes in store this year.

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This year, The Boardwalk area is open to the public for any spectators with a Grounds ticket and to all other ticket holders. The Boardwalk will feature a miniature putt-putt course, food trucks, and other family-friendly activities on the 11th green. They will have three local food trucks that will be at the tournament Thursday, June 23 through Sunday, June 26. This is the first year they will have food trucks on course and spectators can get a “taste” of DC. The food trucks will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and will be located at The Boardwalk.

The food trucks in attendance are:

Food trucks not your thing? Then don’t miss the GREY GOOSE 19th Hole Lounge, Michelob ULTRA Grove and The Yard that are open to the public. The lounge is open to the public and will provide GREY GOOSE cocktails with a place to relax in an air conditioned space. Located near 18 green so fans can get a drink after a loop of the back nine. In the Michelob ULTRA Grove Fans can enjoy a wide variety of food and beverage items for purchase including an array of Anheuser-Busch products. The Michelob ULTRA Grove, located on the 6th hole, features outdoor seating and a place to gather with friends. New in 2016, in The Yard on 18, fans can grab a cold one and relax with a view of PGA players as they end the day at the infamous par-4. The Yard will include a Michelob ULTRA bar and big screen for full coverage of the action on course.

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So, don’t go as far as Happy Gilmore, but certainly untuck your shirt and #DeclareYourDay!

See below for official details from their press release.

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Parking Information

General parking for the tournament will be at the Rock Springs Parking Lot, located at 6720 Rockledge Drive in Bethesda, Md. Shuttles will be offered from the Rock Springs Parking Lot to Congressional Country Club. A single day parking and shuttle pass is $15 if purchased online in advance and $20 at the gate if purchased that day. The lot will also have designated parking for those with disabled parking placards/plates.

Preferred parking for the tournament will be at TPC Potomac at Avenel Farms, located at 10000 Oaklyn Drive in Potomac, Md. Shuttles will be offered from TPC Potomac to Congressional Country Club. A single day preferred parking and shuttle pass is $35 and can only be purchased online in advance of tournament week. Preferred Parking must be purchased online no later than June 19. No preferred parking passes can be purchased tournament week or at the preferred packing lot.

Parking lots open at 6:30 a.m. on Tuesday (June 21) and Wednesday (June 22), and at 7 a.m. Thursday (June 23)-Sunday (June 26). There is NO public walk-up entrance to the Quicken Loans National. All spectators must park at a designated tournament parking lot and board the tournament shuttle buses to the tournament.

New in 2016, fans can use Uber to ride to the Quicken Loans National and be dropped off at the main entrance. Fans who are new to Uber can sign up with promo code QUICKEN2016 and get their first ride free up to $15.

Gate Times

Tuesday, June 21

Gates open 6:30 a.m.

Professional practice rounds 7 a.m.–7 p.m.

Wednesday, June 22

Gates Open 6:30 a.m.

Quicken Loans National Pro-Am 6:45 a.m.–7 p.m.

Quicken Loans Shot for Heroes Kick-Off Event (Quicken Loans Shot for Heroes platform near 18 green) 1:30 p.m.–2 p.m.

Thursday, June 23

Gates Open 7 a.m.

First round 7:20 a.m.–6 p.m.

Golf Channel broadcast 3 p.m.–6 p.m.

Friday, June 24

Gates open 7 a.m.

Second round 7:20 a.m.–6 p.m.

Golf Channel broadcast 3 p.m.–6 p.m.

Saturday, June 25

Gates open 7 a.m.

Third round 8 a.m.–6 p.m.

Golf Channel broadcast 1 p.m.–2:30 p.m.

CBS broadcast 3 p.m.–6 p.m.

Sunday, June 26

Gates open 7 a.m.

Final round 8:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m.

Golf Channel broadcast 1 p.m.–2:30 p.m.

CBS broadcast 3 p.m.–6:30 p.m.

Awards ceremony on 18th green 6:30 p.m.

Youth Admission

Youth ages 12 and under are admitted to the grounds free if accompanied by a paid adult (limit 2 youth per adult). Complimentary youth grounds tickets are available for pick up at the Ticket Office.

Ticket Office & Will Call

The Ticket Office and Will Call is located at the main entrance and will be open at the regular scheduled gate times. Spectators needing to pick up tickets at will call should park first at general or preferred parking and take the shuttle to the main entrance, where they can visit the ticket office and will call before entering the tournament grounds.

Prohibited Items

All guests may be subject to inspection prior to entering the tournament. The following items are not permitted on tournament grounds:

  • Backpacks/large purses
  • Beverage containers and coolers
  • Large camera bags and cameras (except Tuesday and Wednesday)
  • Chairs in bags and folding-arm chairs (higher than 18 inches or wider than 20 inches)
  • Ladders
  • Packages
  • Pets/animals
  • Periscopes
  • Picnic baskets
  • Radios and televisions
  • Signs/banners
  • Video cameras/recorders
  • Weapons and firearms

For a detailed list of what is permitted, please visit www.QLNational.com/spectators.

Mobile Device Policy

The use of mobile devices (cell phones, smartphones, tablets) is permitted at the 2016 Quicken Loans National following this policy:

  • Device must be on silent at all times.
  • Calls may be placed or answered only in designated “Cell Phone Zones.”
  • Devices may not be used to capture audio/video at any time during tournament week.
  • MondayWednesday: Still photography of all areas is permitted.
  • ThursdaySunday: NO PHOTOS OF PLAYERS AS THEY EXECUTE A GOLF SHOT WITHIN ANY COMPETITION AREA.
  • Still photography of all other areas is permitted.

For ticket information, including the Quicken Loans Hole-In-One House, Clubhouse and private Cabana packages available for the 2016 Quicken Loans National, please visit www.QLNational.com/tickets

More information about the Quicken Loans National is available at www.QLNational.com. Fans can also follow the Quicken Loans National @QLNational on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

About the Tiger Woods Foundation

Where you come from shouldn’t mean failure. At the Tiger Woods Foundation, it doesn’t. Our programs break the cycle of poverty through college-access opportunities for low-income students. At Tiger Woods Learning Center satellites across the country, scholars in grades 5-12 are immersed in an interactive STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) curriculum. Here, they make the connection between school and career, while planning a road map to college. Tailored to the needs of the first-generation scholar, the Earl Woods Scholarship Program provides four-year college scholarships coupled with an unyielding support system. But we don’t stop there. Through dedicated mentors, professional development workshops and internships, our one-to-one philosophy ensures the success of our students in college and beyond. See how our scholars are smashing the cycle of poverty at tigerwoodsfoundation.org and @TWFoundation.

About Quicken Loans

Detroit-based Quicken Loans Inc. is the nation’s second largest retail home mortgage lender. The company closed more than $200 billion of mortgage volume across all 50 states since 2013. Quicken Loans generates loan production from web centers located in Detroit, Cleveland and Scottsdale, Arizona. The company also operates a centralized loan processing facility in Detroit, as well as its San Diego-based One Reverse Mortgage unit. Quicken Loans ranked “Highest in Customer Satisfaction for Primary Mortgage Origination” in the United States by J.D. Power for the past six consecutive years, 2010 – 2015, and highest in customer satisfaction among all mortgage servicers in 2014 and 2015.

Quicken Loans was named among the top-30 companies on FORTUNE magazine’s annual “100 Best Companies to Work For” list for the last 12 consecutive years, ranking No. 12 in 2015. It has been recognized as one of Computerworld magazine’s ’100 Best Places to Work in IT’ the past 11 years, ranking No. 1 in 2015, 2014, 2013, 2007, 2006 and 2005. The company moved its headquarters to downtown Detroit in 2010, and now more than 10,000 of its 13,000 team members work in the city’s urban core. For more information about Quicken Loans, please visit QuickenLoans.com, on Twitter at @QLnews, and on Facebook at Facebook.com/QuickenLoans.

About PGA TOUR

The PGA TOUR is the world’s premier membership organization for touring professional golfers, co-sanctioning more than 130 tournaments on the PGA TOUR, PGA TOUR Champions, Web.com Tour, PGA TOUR Latinoamérica, Mackenzie Tour-PGA TOUR Canada and PGA TOUR China.

The PGA TOUR’s mission is to entertain and inspire its fans, deliver substantial value to its partners, create outlets for volunteers to give back, generate significant charitable and economic impact in the communities in which it plays, and provide financial opportunities for TOUR players.

Worldwide, PGA TOUR tournaments are broadcast to more than 1 billion households in 227 countries and territories in 30 languages. Virtually all tournaments are organized as non-profit organizations in order to maximize charitable giving. In 2015, tournaments across all Tours generated a record $160 million for local and national charitable organizations, bringing the all-time total to $2.3 billion.

The PGA TOUR’s web site is PGATOUR.COM, the No. 1 site in golf, and the organization is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.

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