August 28, 2014
11:12 pm

Building a Championship Village

The parking lot at the Harbor Shores Golf Club is an increasingly busy scene these days, and the periphery of the club house will continue to ramp up with creation of a small Championship village over the next several weeks leading up to the 75th Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid.

In fact, construction is now underway on the KitchenAid Fairway Club, the Mercedes Benz Performance Center and the PGA of America's Main Concession Stand. For those who were here for the 2012 version of the Championship, that "village" is now being constructed bordering the Harbor Shores Driving Range to the right of the club house complex as viewed from the street. In 2012 the "village" promenade was showcased bordering the first fairway to the left of the clubhouse complex. Traffic flow was a major factor in the decision to relocate the entry village according to the facilities boss, Tony Thompson. 

Also under construction are the hospitality suite skyboxes behind the 15th green and the Bourne Club grand stand complex behind the 16th green. Many other TV tower complexes, scoreboards, leader and thru boards, concession stands and the like are yet to come, but all are being strategically plotted by staff of the Senior PGA, crews from Harbor Shores and Kemper Lesnick, and ancillary parties responsible for the successful implementation of one of the largest, oldest, and most prestigious major golf championships in the nation. 

The Championship will be hosted at Harbor Shores from May 22nd through the 25th, the Memorial Day weekend, with a field of 156 of the finest players on the Champions Tour. More than 1,800 volunteers have been recruited by the Senior PGA staff and they will be picking up their uniforms and undergo training beginning this weekend for the upcoming Championship.

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