The greatest golfers on the PGA TOUR Champions schedule are set to descend upon Sherwood Country Club October 28-30 for the inaugural PowerShares QQQ Championship, the first event in the new season-ending Charles Scwab Cup Playoffs series. Fans are sure to witness exciting competition as these legends of golf compete for their spot to further advance in the Playoffs, when the field of 72 golfers is cut to jst 54 that move on to the Dominion Charity Classic in Richmond, VA.
Equally compelling for spectators, the tournament will offer a multitude of events and venues to experience while watching the action. It all kicks off on Thursday with the “Community Champions Day”, an event that’s open to the public as a public celebration to the week ahead. The day will feature a tennis exhibition (9-11 a.m.) with Andy Roddick, James Blake, Jim Courier and Mark Philippoussis, a free golf clinic (1-2 p.m.) with PGA TOUR Champions players and a chance to experience some of the premium food and beverage available during tournament week.
From seafood to the classic grilled cheese, the tournament has it covered all week with a host of options from local food trucks including Baby’s Badass Burgers, The Grilled Cheese Truck, Good to Go Juice and Shrimp vs. Chef. Fans are also encouraged to stop by the StoneHaus Wine Lounge, which is slated to be the place to be once competition rounds start. Located at the driving range, the lounge offers prime viewing of the players as they practice.
What’s even more rewarding is the access that the tournament is offering to youth and military. All youth 18 and younger will receive complimentary Grounds admission when accompanied by a ticketed adult. In addition, the PowerShares QQQ Championship is offering complimentary Grounds admission and hospitality during the tournament for all active duty, reserve military members, military retirees and their dependents along with complimentary admission for veterans.
While at the PowerShares QQQ Championship, all military guests will be treated to complimentary food and beverages and up-close views of the action in the Patriots’ Patio presented by Frontier Communications, a military-exclusive venue located on 9 green.
There will also be a Military Recognition Ceremony held Saturday, October 29 at 7:00 a.m that will also be open to the public. The ceremony on 1 tee will feature a national anthem and color guard to honor military in the Thousand Oaks and Ventura County areas.
The tournament has made great strides in offering access to these great events to the public, but also to local organizations and deserving charities. The PowerShares QQQ Championship started the “Buy Now, Give Back” program to offer a ticket to charities through the Sherwood Cares Foundation, with every ticket purchased by fans.
“We’ve had the vision of making this a truly community-centric event,” said O.D. Vincent, Executive Director of the PowerShares QQQ Championship. “With venues and events that celebrate the best of our area, we really do have something for everyone.”
Tickets are available on PowerSharesQQQChampionship.com.