Thursday, July 5, 2012

The Greenbrier Classic

Here's a great guest post by Werner Loots to introduce you to this years Greenbrier kicking off today...


It’s that time of year again – The Greenbrier Classic tees off between July 2nd and 8th at the well known Old White TPC Course, located at the outstanding Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.
To some, it may seem like yesterday when Stuart Appleby won the inaugural event at The Old White TPC course in 2010. Few true golf enthusiasts will forget the nail-biting one-hole playoff between Bob Estes, Bill Hass and Scott Stallings in 2011. Stallings won with a birdie on 18 and finished with an overall fourth round score of 69.
The 7,274 yard Old White TPC course was designed by Charles Blair MacDonald in 1914, but was redesigned and improved in 2010.
This beautifully manicured par 70 course was ranked 42nd (out of 52) in difficulty on the PGA TOUR in 2010. Even though it is one of the easier courses on the PGA Tour, the 72 sand traps, 10 water hazards and fast greens will ensure that the pro’s will have to be at their best to go really low.
The Greenbrier Classic was voted the Best-in-Class tournament on the PGA TOUR in 2011, and the 2012 promises to be even better! The 2012 field is stronger than ever before and include stars like: Phil Mickelson, Sergio Garcia, Kenny Perry and 5-time British Open winner, Tom Watson.
With a total purse of $6.1 million, 500 FedEx Cup points up for grabs and 156 top pro golfers competing, the 2012 Greenbrier Classic promises to deliver high quality golf and great excitement!

The off-course entertainment will also add to the excitement, with three special concerts featuring: Toby Keith with special guest Lionel Richie, Rod Stewart with special guest The Fray, as well as the ever-popular Bon Jovi!
Catch all the live action on The Golf Channel (Thursday & Friday) and on CBS (Saturday & Sunday). For more information about the area courses, visit Golf Now’s West Virginia page.

Travelling to the Greenbrier Classic
By Car The Greenbrier is located in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia and situated off Interstate 64 just east of Lewisburg, WV. Driving to The Greenbrier is a great option if you live in the Washington DC or Charleston area – the scenery en route is really beautiful.
By Plane Daily non-stop flights arrive from New York's JFK International Airport and Atlanta's Hartsfield Jackson Airport on Delta Airlines. Seasonal service is also available on Continental Airline from Cleveland, OH.
By Train Amtrak Train service is available via The Cardinal line from New York to Chicago.
Event and Ticket Information:
(855) 453-4858
www.greenbrierclassic.com


Werner Loots has been playing golf for over 15 years and enjoys helping other golfers play better golf. You can take advantage of over 85 web pages of great free golf tips at: www.great-free-golf-tips.com