Corporate Hospitality Sales Strong for 2012 U.S. Women’s Open

KOHLER, Wis.– Kohler Co. and the United States Golf Association (USGA) are pleased to announce a strong surge in corporate sales over recent weeks, leading to Blackwolf Run’s clubhouse and premium hospitality venues for the upcoming U.S. Women’s Open to be sold out for the July 2 – 8 event in Kohler, Wis.

Only a limited number of all-inclusive, two and four-day skyboxes options remain along the 18th fairway. Perched above all the action, these coveted packages enjoy all the inclusive amenities, from nearby paved guest parking with air-conditioned motor-coach transportation to and from the main admissions gate, food & beverage services, dual-logoed corporate and championship commemorative merchandise opportunities, to the best shaded stadium seating on the final hole of the championship.

Due to growing interest and demand, the 2012 U.S. Women’s Open has introduced a final corporate savings incentive program for Group Ticket/Badge bulk orders. Benefiting organizations, alumni, social, and/or professional groups, clubs, and companies small or large, this program rewards them for a simpler investment beyond the all-inclusive nature of larger corporate hospitality packages.

“We’ve heard from a number of companies and clubs who were eager to be a part of the championship, but on a more daily or more mass level as a way to enjoy fellowship and reward their members, employees and others within their networking circles,” explained Jackie Endsley, Account Manager for Corporate Programs for the 2012 U.S. Women’s Open. “The Group Ticket/Badge bulk order program has been well received in this manner, especially for those groups who were eager to activate in either a simpler, or in a mass way, with one such organization coming in and purchasing over 700 tickets in one transaction.”

Investment levels for Group Ticket/Badge bulk orders are available for all ticket and badge types, with limited quantities remaining on the upgraded Trophy Club experience. From as little as a $1,000 to over $24,000 investment, savings of 4 to 15 percent off retail ticket and badge prices are included.

The Women’s Open returns to The Original Championship course at Blackwolf Run this summer, July 2-8, 2012. To learn more about these and other remaining 2012 U.S. Women’s Open Corporate Hospitality offerings, please visit www.2012uswomensopen.com, or contact Jacquelyn Endsley, Account Manager – Corporate Programs, at (920) 453-2886 or jacquelyn.endsley@kohler.com.

About Blackwolf Run and 2012 U.S. Women’s Open
Site of the first Kohler-hosted golf championship in 1998, The Original Championship Course at Blackwolf Run welcomes the 67th U.S. Women’s Open, July 2-8, 2012. One of Pete Dye’s crowning achievements, Blackwolf Run opened for play in June 1988 and was named that year's "Best New Public Course" by Golf Digest. It has continued to accumulate awards and honors including regularly being ranked on the list of "America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses" by Golf Digest and the "Top 100 You Can Play" by GOLF Magazine.

About Kohler Co. Hospitality & Real Estate Group
The Kohler Co. Hospitality & Real Estate profile includes The American Club, boasting the first and only Forbes Five-Star hotel property in Wisconsin, and world-renowned championship golf courses Whistling Straits and Blackwolf Run. Kohler Co. also operates The Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa in the birthplace of golf, St Andrews, Scotland, a AA Five Red Star property and recognized as one of the 10 most exclusive lodgings in the world. The Hotel stands astride the 17th hole of the Old Course and the North Sea. Just behind the 18th hole, Kohler Co. is renovating what will be known as Hamilton Grand, 26 of the world’s most extraordinary apartments that will be sold as 99-year leaseholds in the spring of 2012.

About The American Club Resort
The American Club Resort is in a select group being one of only 36 hotels worldwide to be rated both Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five-Diamond, while the Kohler Waters Spa is one of just 30 spas worldwide to earn the Five-Star – both firsts in the State of Wisconsin. Additionally, it was named No. 3 Golf Resort in North America, by Golf Digest Magazine. In addition, Kohler has hosted the 1998 U.S. Women’s Open at Blackwolf Run, as well as the 2004 and 2010 PGA Championships and 2007 U.S. Senior Open at Whistling Straits. Kohler will also play host to the 2015 PGA Championship and 2020 Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits. The resort features 11 dining establishments from the Forbes Four-Star Immigrant Restaurant to traditional pub fare at Horse & Plow and rustic Italian at Cucina. The resort is located in the Village of Kohler, Wis., one hour north of Milwaukee.

About the USGA
The USGA conducts the U.S. Open, U.S. Women’s Open and U.S. Senior Open, as well as 10 national amateur championships, two state team championships and international matches. Together with The R&A, the USGA governs the game worldwide, jointly administering the Rules of Golf, Rules of Amateur Status, Equipment Standards and World Amateur Golf Rankings. The USGA’s working jurisdiction comprises the United States, its territories and Mexico.

The USGA is a global leader in the development and support of sustainable golf course management practices. It serves as a primary steward for the game’s history and funds an ongoing “For the Good of the
Game” charitable giving program. Additionally, the USGA’s Course Rating and Handicap systems are used on six continents in more than 50 countries. For more information about the USGA, visit www.usga.org.

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