Visitors Bureau ready for U.S. Women’s Open at Shoal Creek

FROM STAFF REPORTS

BIRMINGHAM – The 73rd U.S. Women’s Open Championship at Shoal Creek will team up with the Greater Birmingham Convention & Visitors Bureau on regional ticketing and volunteer promotional efforts. Conducted by the USGA, the championship will be held May 28-June 3, 2018.

“We believe the U.S. Women’s Open Championship will greatly benefit from the support of the Birmingham CVB, and this collaboration further demonstrates the Birmingham community’s strong support for this championship – the most important championship for women in golf,” said Matt Sawicki, U.S. Women’s Open Championship Director. “An international audience will focus their attention on Birmingham during this championship, and the CVB’s reach and voice at the local and regional level will help promote and elevate the championship for players, their guests, and fans from across the state, country and around the world.”

Through the CVB’s “Visit Birmingham” messaging, promotional efforts for the championship will include messaging that encourages fans to experience the sights, sounds and tastes of Birmingham while they are in town for the championship, while at the same time inspiring visitors to invest in future visits. The CVB will also augment the championship’s promotional efforts with additional advertising and marketing inventory.

“It’s our pleasure to join the USGA in promoting the U.S. Women’s Open Championship in our community,” said J. John Oros, Jr., Birmingham CVB president and CEO. “Guest experiences are our primary focus, and we intend to make return visitors out of first-time guests. The U.S. Women’s Open underscores Birmingham’s ability to host sporting events of the highest caliber. The city is an established domestic golfing destination and is emerging in international markets as well.”

The U.S. Women’s Open Championship is the ultimate test of golf for the best female players in the world. Hosted at iconic venues nationwide, 2018 marks the first time a U.S. Women’s Open will be staged in Alabama, and the sixth USGA championship to be contested in the state.

Upgraded Championship and Eagles Nest ticket packages are on sale now at Uswomensopen.com. Opportunities to participate in the 73rd U.S. Women’s Open as a volunteer, from scorers to course marshals, greeters to ball-position laser operators, can also be found at Uswomensopen.com.