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    Going to my first PGA event!

    My friend's dad has tickets to the Memorial, and gave us his final round tickets for Sunday! I'm really excited. Anybody ever been to a PGA event? Nobody in my group has ever been to one so does anybody have tips on what to do and what to expect? What should I wear, particularly shoes? I don't want to wear dress shoes since I'll be walking a lot. Would it be stupid to wear my golf shoes?



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    Re: Going to my first PGA event!

    Quote Originally Posted by driegner View Post
    My friend's dad has tickets to the Memorial, and gave us his final round tickets for Sunday! I'm really excited. Anybody ever been to a PGA event? Nobody in my group has ever been to one so does anybody have tips on what to do and what to expect? What should I wear, particularly shoes? I don't want to wear dress shoes since I'll be walking a lot. Would it be stupid to wear my golf shoes?
    Worked at a US Open and have been to several other events (Phoenix, John Deere).

    Dress like you're going to play golf. Some will wear golf shoes, but any tennis shoes should be ok. Bring umbrella if rain nearby. Sunscreen if no rain.

    Can either pick a group to follow or pick a location that allows easy access to a tee-box and green/approach that you can alternate between.

    It all goes well with cold beer. Enjoy!



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    Re: Going to my first PGA event!

    dear god dont wear golf shoes you dont need grip to hit a ball, youre just walking around



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    Re: Going to my first PGA event!

    I know some events will not allow you to wear golf shoes and trust me you don't want them unless it's raining. Just wear tennis shoes. For the love of god DO NOT wear denim or some stupid graphic tee. And for that matter don't be a tool shed and try to look like Rickie Fowler. Look the part, but don't try to stand out. Don't be "that guy," who screams get in the hole when it's a par 4 tee shot..or any shot. I have plenty more don't do's but it would take all day.

    Have fun watching El Tigre win!



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    Re: Going to my first PGA event!

    Quote Originally Posted by ZJohnson View Post
    I know some events will not allow you to wear golf shoes and trust me you don't want them unless it's raining. Just wear tennis shoes. For the love of god DO NOT wear denim or some stupid graphic tee. And for that matter don't be a tool shed and try to look like Rickie Fowler. Look the part, but don't try to stand out. Don't be "that guy," who screams get in the hole when it's a par 4 tee shot..or any shot. I have plenty more don't do's but it would take all day.

    Have fun watching El Tigre win!
    Bahahaha this is such a solid post. When I get to computer, you must get rep.


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    Re: Going to my first PGA event!

    Like others have said, wear tennis shoes. Don't be "that guy" and wear golf shoes. I've volunteered several years ago for the John Deere Classic and I attended the 2003 British Open at Royal St. George's. Make sure to at least search out the big names, just so that you can say you've seen them, even it it's on the range.



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    Re: Going to my first PGA event!

    I interned at KCRG and help cover the John Deere Classic two years ago. It was a hot day and a lot of walking which I know this sounds simplistic, but make sure you are hydrated.



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    Re: Going to my first PGA event!

    and turn your cell phone off. I have been to the JDC a couple times. have fun, these players are amazing.



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    Re: Going to my first PGA event!

    I like to get there early and follow a group for a couple of holes and then go to a par 3 and park it in the grandstands for the rest of the day. That way you get to see everyone and have a great view at an approach shot.



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    Re: Going to my first PGA event!

    Quote Originally Posted by bigredqb7 View Post
    dear god dont wear golf shoes you dont need grip to hit a ball, youre just walking around
    This. Nothing I look more forward to more than taking my golf shoes off after a round. Wearing them just to walk around is crazy talk and is reserved for d-bags and wannabees.



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    Re: Going to my first PGA event!

    Just out of The Memorial, wear tennis shoes, golf shirt (or some type of collared shirt) and denim shorts. Course is in great shape and the views are excellent on every hole. Have a great time!



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    Re: Going to my first PGA event!

    Quote Originally Posted by jbcyclone View Post
    Just out of The Memorial, wear tennis shoes, golf shirt (or some type of collared shirt) and denim shorts. Course is in great shape and the views are excellent on every hole. Have a great time!
    Khaki shorts!



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    Re: Going to my first PGA event!

    Quote Originally Posted by ZJohnson View Post
    Don't be "that guy," who screams get in the hole when it's a par 4 tee shot..or any shot.
    Dear God, can this fad please die already? If I was actually at a tournament and anyone within arm's length from me screamed anything just nanoseconds after a player made contact with the ball, I would knock them out. And I'm sure everyone around me would applaud with gusto, as this has to be the most boorish, annoying behavior of all time.

    The Scots must hate what us 'Mericans have done to their beloved game.



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    Re: Going to my first PGA event!

    I wish I had these comments when I went to john deer a couple of years ago. I just wore athletic shorts since it was hot and looked likean idiot.



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    Re: Going to my first PGA event!

    Been to the Bridgestone Invitational the past 10 years.. my suggestion is to find a spot that has shade on a green with a nearby Tee Box. My location every year is the 17th Grandstands and I can turn around and watch them tee the 18th. I'm in the shade ALL day and it is a short Par 4 so there is some unique approaches.


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