Plenty of Action Off the Links at 2016 Barracuda Championship
PLENTY OF ACTION OFF THE LINKS AT 2016 BARRACUDA CHAMPIONSHIP
RENO, Nev. (June 15, 2016)—The 2016 Barracuda Championship is so much more than a golf tournament, with activities for spectators of all ages to enjoy, including the all-new Discovery at Barracuda Kids STEAM Zone, revamped Tito’s Terrace with bar games and live music and the Fields of Honor Million Dollar Shootout, among other returning amenities.
The Discovery at Barracuda Presented by Circus Circus Kids STEAM Zone is free to attend for all tournament spectators from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, June 30 through Sunday, July 3. Visitors will be treated to interactive demonstrations, brainteasers, art projects, 3D printers and golf exhibits in The Discovery’s largest off-site event in the museum’s history.
Tito’s Vodka presents a whole new way to experience the Barracuda Championship this year with Tito’s Terrace on the ninth fairway. The brand new VIP sky box features flat screen TVs for premium tournament coverage, a live DJ and a full bar complete with bar games.
In addition, the location allows for unparalleled views of the ninth fairway, one of the more challenging holes at Montrêux Golf and Country Club. Daily passes to Tito’s Terrace can be purchased for $50 and include access to the tournament grounds and two drink tickets. Ticket packages for Tito’s Terrace are available as well, starting at $475.
Tournament guests can get in on the action like never before with the Folds of Honor Million Dollar Shootout, July 1 through July 3 from 10:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. Spectators can stop by the first practice hole for a chance to win prizes. Participants will attempt to hit their ball closest to a hole 125 yards away. The top three shots closest to the pin from each day will be entered into the final Folds of Honor Million Dollar Shootout on Sunday, July 3, immediately following the Closing Ceremonies. Participants can purchase one shot attempt for $10 or three for $20.
The nine finalists will be challenged to aim for the hole 175 yards away, but this time on the 18th fairway with $1 million at stake. If a finalist hits a hole in one shot, they will win $1 million to be split evenly with the Folds of Honor, a non-profit that provides scholarships and financial assistance to the families of fallen military members.
Lake Tahoe acoustic duo Ike & Martin are set to perform a free show for all Barracuda Championship attendees at the Coors Light 19th Hole from 6 to 8 p.m. on July 2, right after the conclusion of Mixology at Montrêux.
The 18th annual Barracuda Championship also sees the return of many fan favorite events:
First Tee Clinic – June 28
This free clinic gives children a chance to learn the fundamentals of a proper swing and the game from PGA TOUR pros. No pre-registration is required, however children must be accompanied by a parent and bring their own clubs. Participants can park for free at Galena High School where they will be shuttled to the Montrêux driving range for the clinic. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Patriots’ Luncheon – June 28
The Barracuda Championship and Reno-Tahoe Open Foundation pay special tribute to our nation’s troops while raising money for the Veterans Guest House with the sixth annual Patriots’ Luncheon at the Reno Air National Guard Base. Attendees have the unique opportunity to experience an actual military base while hearing stories of incredible heroism and strength from soldiers. Tables for the Patriots Luncheon can be purchased for $1,000 and include eight open seats, with a ninth seat to be filled by a local military. Individual tickets are available for $125.
William Hill Wine Walk – June 30 – July 3
William Hill Wine, the official wine of the PGA TOUR, is attending the Barracuda Championship with four tasting stations spread across the course. Visitors can enjoy samples of William Hill’s vast selection of wines every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for just $20. Tickets can be purchased at any Wine Walk station.
Nature’s Bakery Heroes Hangout – June 30 – July 3
The ninth fairway of the 18h Annual Barracuda Championship dons its stars and stripes for the return of the Nature’s Bakery Heroes Hangout offering military active duty, guard, reserve, veterans and first responders including EMTs, police and firefighters an epic viewing spot of the PGA TOUR event complete with complementary food and drinks from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. A qualifying form of identification is required for entry.
Drive, Chip and Putt Championship Sub-Regional Qualifier – July 2
The Drive, Chip and Putt Championship is a free nationwide golf development competition aimed at building sound fundamentals in the three most important aspects of golf— driving, chipping and putting. Girls and boys ages 7 through 15 can compete in the sub-regional qualifier at the Barracuda Championship on July 2, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. To register, visit DriveChipandPutt.com.
Mixology at Montrêux – July 2
Mixology at Montrêux, a craft cocktail competition, will feature five of Reno’s best bartenders shaking, stirring and serving up their signature libations on Saturday, July 2 from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Coors Light 19th Hole. Mixology visitors will vote on their favorite drink, with the winning bartender taking home $500 and the title of Barracuda Bartender of the Year. Aside from expertly crafted cocktails, attendees will be treated to lawn games like corn hole, bucket pong and yard dice as well as a special performance by Ike & Martin. Advanced tickets are $35, including admission to the Barracuda Championship or current Barracuda Championship ticket holders can purchase admission at Mixology for $10.
Saint Archer Craft Beer Day – July 3
Join the Barracuda Championship and Saint Archer Brewery for Craft Beer Day on Sunday, July 3. Spectators who purchase a special Saint Archer’s Mug can enjoy $3 Saint Archer beers all day.
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About Barracuda Championship
The 18th annual Barracuda Championship, an official PGA TOUR event, takes place June 27-July 3, 2016 at Montrêux Golf & Country Club in Reno, Nev. The tournament is one of just 46 full-field stops during the PGA TOUR Season and is part of the FedEx Cup series, a points competition for PGA TOUR professionals. The internationally televised event brings in millions of dollars in coverage for the Reno-Tahoe region through its affiliation with Golf Channel as it follows 132 PGA TOUR professionals competing for a share of the tournament’s $3.2 million purse. Montrêux Golf & Country Club has been the host site since the tournament’s inception in 1999. The Barracuda Championship is managed and operated by the Reno-Tahoe Open Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, comprised of key sponsors including title sponsor Barracuda Networks, Eldorado Hotel Reno, AT&T and NV Energy.