This post is sponsored by USGA. All opinions are my own.
The 42nd U.S. Senior Open Championship, contested June 21-26, was
the third U.S. Senior Open Championship held at the club. It’s the 90th USGA
championship that has been conducted in Pennsylvania.
The field comprised of 156 of the world’s best professional & amateur senior golfers !
This was certainly a can’t-miss, family-fun event of the summer in the Lehigh Valley area.
The U.S. Senior Open was first played in 1980. The championship for golfers
age 50 and older is open to any professional and amateur golfer with a
Handicap Index® not exceeding 3.4.
Eight players have won both the U.S. Open and the U.S. Senior Open
Championships. The list includes current champion Jim Furyk, Billy Casper,
Hale Irwin, Orville Moody, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Gary Player and Lee
The U.S. Senior Open featured several different family-fun elements including but not limited to the “19th Hole” and the family favorite Junior Experience.
The 19th Hole is an outdoor festival-like setting located in the
middle of the three finishing holes (16, 17 & 18) of the championship Old
This upgraded ticket area includes various interactive activities
■ Golf simulators presented by X-Golf Lehigh Valley
■ A 9,000 sq. ft. putting green
■ Live music in the late afternoon during practice rounds
(Tuesday and Wednesday) presented by C.F. Martin
■ Jumbotron and TVs to watch all the action
■ A variety of lawn games such as cornhole, bean bag bucket
toss, and more.
■ 19th Hole ticket holders will have access to the Flight Deck,
a Sports Bar presented by Yuengling and a wide variety of
food and beverage options within the 19th Hole
○ The 19th Hole will feature a Players’ Lounge and Social Gaming
App presented by Wind Creek. 19th Hole ticketholders will be able
to place wagers in real-time on all the action taking place on the
16th, 17th and 18th holes to win points which can then be
redeemed for prizes on-site.
○ 19th Hole tickets start at $50
Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital offered fun
games & activities for juniors of all ages throughout the week.
○ Coloring and other art activities
○ Golfzilla inflatable targets
○ A junior-only grandstand overlooking the 15th tee
○ Scavenger hunt on practice round days that will take juniors and
their parents all over the golf course
○ Kid’s Hour on the 19th Hole Putting Green each day
(Tuesday-Sunday) from 10 – 11 am with the Lehigh Valley
Phantoms mascot meLVin.