Tickets for The Presidents Cup 2011 are officially on sale, and interest is expected to be extremely high for the much anticipated team competition set to play at The Royal Melbourne Golf Club from November 15-20, 2011.
Fans are encouraged to explore the variety of ticket options to enjoy the best that the game of golf has to offer with Fred Couples and Greg Norman returning to captain the United States and International Teams, respectively. The Americans currently hold an all-time 6-1-1 lead in the competition, but the lone International Team victory came in 1998, when the event was last held in the Sandbelt region.
“This spectacular showcase of golf’s best will attract heads of state, industry leaders and golfing enthusiasts from around the world to Melbourne,” said Premier of Victoria Ted Baillieu. “It is wonderful that Melbourne has been given the honour of hosting the event a second time – the first time a city outside of America has been this fortunate. Melbourne will offer a wonderful experience on and off the course for golfing enthusiasts. Melbourne has it all – world-class hotels, restaurants serving the finest cuisine from our renowned chefs, memorable art galleries and theatre and of course our stunning beaches and parks.”
“We’ve seen tremendous interest already in The Presidents Cup 2011, as illustrated by the more than 6,000 individual tickets that have been sold through travel packages and the 4,000 room nights booked,” said The Presidents Cup Executive Director Matt Kamienski. “We’re thrilled to now open the ticket sales process to the general public and begin the real countdown to what promises to be an exciting event for all of Australia and fans around the world.”
Tickets are available via www.presidentscup.com, by calling Ticketmaster at 136 100 or by visiting a licensed Ticketmaster outlet. In addition to daily and weekly general admission tickets, fans can now purchase weekly Captains’ Club (a first-class hospitality option that offers food and premium beverages for purchase, scoring terminals, big-screen televisions for a sports-bar environment at the event), The Reserved Grandstand Tickets (situated behind the 16th green, this option guarantees the ticket holder prime viewing of the 16th and 17th holes, where many matches are decided) and tickets to the Opening Ceremony. There are also special prices for family ticket packages, which will be provided to any group of two adults and two children or one adult and three children.
|Weekly Captains’ Club (Tuesday-Sunday)||$650|
|Weekly General Admission (Tues-Sun)||$475||$395||$295
|Tuesday (Practice round)||$60||$45||$30||$150|
|Wednesday (Practice Round)||$60||$45||$30||$150|
|Captains’ Club & Grandstand (Tuesday-Sunday)||$770|
|Gen. Admission & Grandstand (Thursday-Sunday)||$595||$515||$395|
* Concession Tickets are available for Victorian Seniors Card, Interstate Seniors Card, Australian Pensioner Concession Card, Health Care Card and a Victorian Public Transport Student Concession Card. Your concession card must be on you at all times and presented upon request.
- The Opening Ceremony is the official start to The Presidents Cup and seating is limited. Opening Ceremony tickets are $35 as an upsell to a Wednesday ticket.
- Radios, which provide audio of tournament coverage, are available to enhance a fan’s on-site experience for $15.
- Parking is available for pre-purchase at the cost of $15 daily or $60 weekly.
The Presidents Cup is a declared event under the Major Sporting Events Act 2009 as such ticket scalping is an offence – offenders risk penalties of over $7,000 for individuals and over $350,000 for body corporates, and the risk of having the ticket cancelled.
Players are not personally paid for their participation in The Presidents Cup; there is no purse or prize money. Each competitor, instead, designates charities or golf-related projects of his choice to receive a portion of the funds raised through the staging of each Presidents Cup. On behalf of the players, captains and captains’ assistants, more than $4.2 million was distributed to charitable causes from The Presidents Cup 2009. Additional donations were made to The First Tee of San Francisco and the Victorian Bushfire Appeal in 2009 and to the Premier’s Disaster Relief Appeal following the Queensland floods in March 2011. In total, more than $23 million has been raised for charity since the inception of The Presidents Cup in 1994.