BMW Championship offers premium spectator experience
GOLF, IL – When patrons arrive at Medinah Country Club for the 2019 BMW Championship Aug. 13-18, they will experience the drama, action and excitement of the PGA TOUR’s FedExCup Playoffs in a fun-filled, fan-friendly environment. An interactive BMW Fan Challenge Powered by Topgolf CRUSH, a Bavarian-themed Biergarten and a free junior clinic are among the many features patrons can look forward to during the tournament.
“We’re planning a number of exciting activities for this year’s BMW Championship that we’re confident fans will find enjoyable,” said Vince Pellegrino, Western Golf Association Senior Vice President of Tournaments. “We’re committed to providing patrons with an unforgettable experience, and this year may mark our most exciting tournament yet for spectators.”
BMW Fan Challenge Powered by Topgolf CRUSH
Patrons can test their skills against the best golfers on TOUR at the BMW Fan Challenge, located across from the driving range. Powered by Topgolf CRUSH, every fan at the BMW Championship will have the opportunity to participate in a 5-ball challenge by hitting balls at designated targets using Toptracer ball-tracking technology.
Patrons will try to beat the scores of PGA TOUR players and have the opportunity for daily prizes. The highest score of the week will win a trip to the BMW Performance Center in Thermal, California, where they’ll experience power, speed and adrenaline through the BMW M School program.
In addition, the most important shot of the day awaits at the BMW Hole-in-One Challenge, also located at the BMW Fan Challenge. The first fan to record an ace will win a two-year lease on the all-new BMW 3 Series.
To celebrate BMW’s German roots, the 2019 BMW Championship will feature a Bavarian-themed Biergarten located between the 1st tee and 18th green. The Biergarten offers all patrons a place to relax and experience the BMW Championship without missing any of the action. The space features natural shade, picnic tables, authentic German beer and pretzels. With a large video board showing live tournament coverage, spectators can take a break and enjoy a taste of Germany while enjoying the competition of the BMW Championship.
Also located in the Biergarten, visit the BMW Putting Challenge to help support the Evans Scholars Foundation.
BMW Championship Free Junior Clinic
PGA TOUR professionals playing in the BMW Championship will conduct a free Junior Clinic for kids on Tuesday, August 13 at 4 p.m. Kids ages 16 and under are encouraged to attend. The event will take place near the driving range located near gate 2 on Course No. 1 at Medinah Country Club. Attendees can also enjoy complimentary hotdogs and beef sandwiches from Portillo’s.
Kids Autograph Zone
The 2019 BMW Championship will have a designated “Kids Autograph Zone” located near the Clubhouse at Medinah Country Club. This area gives kids the opportunity to get close and interact with their favorite PGA TOUR players. Players competing in the 2019 BMW Championship have been asked to spend time in the designated autograph zone before and / or after play to sign autographs for young fans.
BMW Owner Benefits
BMW Owners receive many exclusive benefits during the 2019 BMW Championship including promotions, private parking and personal concierge service at the event.
- BMW Owners’ Parking. There will be a BMW Owners’ Parking Lot with complimentary shuttle services to/from the tournament’s Main Entrance. BMW Owners must register at https://bmwchampionship.com/bmw-owner-benefits/ for a complimentary parking pass to gain access to the lot. Day-specific parking passes will be emailed to all registered BMW Owners. BMW Owners must present this parking pass when arriving to the lot to gain access. A limited number of parking spaces are available and are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
- BMW Owners’ Concierge: Located at Gate 1 and Gate 2, BMW Owners can show their BMW key fob to gain access to the Owners’ Concierge, which provides expedited tournament entry and a concierge team that will help answer questions.
- BMW Owner’s Pavilion. A BMW key, along with your tournament ticket, unlocks the best views of golf that the BMW Championship has to offer. Located between the 16th green and 17th tee, the venue features premier golf viewing and upgraded food and beverage for purchase in a climate-controlled venue. BMW Owners and a guest can access the BMW Owners’ Pavilion by simply showing their BMW key.
The BMW Championship offers a variety of ticket packages, including numerous upscale hospitality options for venues such as the Trophy Club, Green Coat Club and 1899 Club. Juniors 16 and under receive complimentary grounds admission when accompanied by an adult. The BMW Championship also offers Active Duty, Retirees, Active Reserve, and Veterans of any branch of service a complimentary ticket on each day of the BMW Championship, Tuesday through Sunday.