PGA Golf Grand Slam 2009 at Port Royal Golf Course Ready To Begin
October 20, 2009 (PRLEAP.COM) Sports NewsThe PGA Grand Slam of Golf 2009 is ready to get started in Southampton, Bermuda. With finishing touches being finalized, the forecast looks good for the tournament. Despite a rainy weekend of clouds and rain in Bermuda, including some heavy thunderstorms, the forecast calls for clearer skies on Tuesday and Wednesday and temperatures around 23-25 degrees Celsius (approx 75 degrees Fahrenheit).
Over a year of planning has been taken in order to make the recently revamped Port Royal Golf Course ready for the Grand Slam. Tickets are available for the two days of golf, along with detailed photos of each hole online via the official Port Royal website at http://www.portroyalgolf.bm
"It's fantastic, and final preparations are going well," said PGA director David Charles. "We had a lot of rain earlier in the week, but it (the course) dried out very fast, so we're excited, and it's really shaping up nicely. Several inches of rain have fallen upon the course in the past week, including a five inch deluge last Tuesday, but the expert ground staff at Port Royal Golf Course, headed by Steve Johnson, Director of Agronomy, have done a great job making sure the course stays in good shape whatever the weather may be.
The PGA Grand Slam is scheduled to take place at Port Royal in 2009 and 2010. In both cases, it will bring three exciting days of golf featuring some of the top golfers in the world. Winners of the Masters tournament, the U.S. Open, The Open Championship (British Open), and the PGA Championship are competing in the tournament, which this year includes Angel Cabrera, Stewart Cink, Lucas Glover and Y.E. Yang, three of whom are first timers in the Grand Slam of Golf.
Port Royal Golf Course was renovated with both the golfer and fan in mind, as the views from several of the course's holes are exceptionally scenic – but at the same time, the greens are very visible. A bonus for visitors to Bermuda and Port Royal is that they can also play on the same holes that these top pros have played on, as the course provides access to visitors during non-tournament weeks. View the official Port Royal Golf website for more information. Live scores and updates will also be available throughout the tournament on The Imagine Golf Club website.
Since 1970, the PGA Grand Slam of Golf has grown over the years to a 36-hole annual tournament of the top pro golfers. The 16th hole has been photographed, and the Imagine Golf Club website even hosts an online simulation golf game - where prizes will be offered during the Grand Slam weekend and throughout the month of October.
Port Royal golf course is the official site of the PGA Grand Slam of Golf for 2009 and 2010, while Imagine Golf Club is a social network for golfers, featuring the chance to connect with other golfers on advice and the latest golf news.