For Release –September 21, 2019
Shriners Hospitals for Children Open Returns to TPC Summerlin Sept. 30-Oct. 6
Fashion Show by select Downtown Summerlin retailers to headline
"Kick Off Your Heels" Women Luncheon on Oct. 1
As the home of an impressive collection of ten public and private golf courses, including Nevada’s only two Tournament Players Club (TPC) courses, the master-planned community of Summerlin® has long been known as a golfer’s paradise. For the 27th consecutive year, the eyes of the golf world once again turn to Summerlin as the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open® unfolds at TPC Summerlin, Sept. 30 – Oct. 6.
The event, now in its 37th year in Las Vegas, is a PGA TOUR FedEx Cup tournament that is expected to draw a field of 144 of the world’s top golf professionals to compete for a $7 million purse, which includes a championship prize of more than $1.2 million. The winner will take home the Howard Hughes Cup, the championship trophy sponsored by The Howard Hughes Corporation® whose namesake, Howard Hughes, was an avid golfer in addition to his legacy as a wildly successful businessman, aviator and visionary.
Big names committed to participate this year include Adam Scott, who became an All-American during his brief stint as a member of UNLV’s men’s golf program in the late 1990s; Brooks Koepka, the world No. 1, who played in the tournament four years in a row from 2014-2017; and Phil Mickelson, making his first appearance at the Shriners since 2005.
As the only PGA TOUR event in Southern Nevada, the tournament enjoys considerable support from Summerlin residents who take great pride in this fact and come out in droves to watch championship golf in their own backyard, according to Danielle Bisterfeldt, VP, marketing, Summerlin.
“As the host community of this golf tournament, Summerlin is exceptionally proud of its history with the PGA TOUR and this event that raises much needed funds for Shriners Hospitals for Children, said Bisterfeldt. “The Howard Hughes Cup is a symbol of our ongoing relationship and support of this tournament that takes place in our own community at the award-winning TPC Summerlin. Like many golf fans and Southern Nevadans, we look forward to a great week of championship golf, and we invite everyone to join us.”
Summerlin spans 22,500 acres along the western rim of the Las Vegas valley on land purchased by Howard R. Hughes in the 1950s. The community is today home to more than 100,000 residents and has ranked among the country’s best-selling communities for decades. Its hallmark lifestyle is created in large part by a robust list of amenities that includes 10 golf courses, 150 miles of trails, nearly 250 parks of all sizes, 26 public, private and charter schools and more.
“TPC Summerlin was among the community’s very first courses and continues to rank among the city’s best,” said Bisterfeldt. “It serves as the centerpiece to Summerlin’s first custom home neighborhoods and provides residents with access to PGA TOUR golf just minutes from home.”
According to Patrick Lindsey, tournament executive director, TPC Summerlin has been synonymous with the tournament for more than 25 years. “From Tiger Woods’ first professional win in 1996 and UNLV grad Ryan Moore’s win in 2012 to last year’s thrilling win by Bryson DeChambeau whose 60-foot, eagle putt on #16 put him in the winner’s circle, a lot of history has been made at TPC Summerlin. This year, the tournament is nearly a month earlier than it has been in the past, so the late summer weather is sure to be a boon to an already popular PGA TOUR event beloved by both fans and players, alike.”
Tournament play is Oct. 3 - 6 and the public is invited to watch all the action and follow their favorite players throughout the four-day tournament. General admission tickets start at $15 per day and include access to the tournament grounds. Fans 18 years and younger receive free admission when accompanied by an adult; UNLV students with a valid student ID receive free admission; and police, fire, EMT, active and retired military personnel enjoy complimentary admission. In addition, they have access to the exclusive Patriots’ Outpost sponsored by U.S. Bank, The Folded Flag Foundation and DM Moore Group, Oct. 2-6.
The Hill, presented by Casamingos, gives ticketholders exclusive access to the 10,000-square-foot hospitality space with upgraded food and beverage options and sweeping views of the closing holes. Tickets to The Hill start at $35.
On Oct. 1, the 8th annual Kick Off Your Heels Luncheon for women is held on The Hill at TPC Summerlin overlooking the 16th, 17th and 18th greens. This year, the luncheon features a fashion presentation from select Downtown Summerlin retailers, a delicious hosted lunch by Maggiano’s Little Italy at Downtown Summerlin, cocktails and silent auction – all to benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children. Guests are encouraged to literally “kick off their heels” and wear flat shoes to ensure the event is extra fun and relaxing. Tables for the luncheon are available for $1,000 and individual tickets are available for $125. To purchase, visit www.KOYH.givesmart.com .
The tournament’s beneficiary is Shriners Hospitals for Children with 22 locations in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Shriners provides advanced care for children with orthopedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate in a family-centered environment, regardless of the families’ ability to pay.
For a full calendar of tournament events and to purchase tickets, visit shrinershospitalsopen.com.
- Bryson DeChambeau, winner of the 2018 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, holds the Howard Hughes Cup, the championship trophy sponsored by The Howard Hughes Corporation, developer of the Summerlin master-planned community, home of TPC Summerlin and host of the tournament.
- The 2019 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open returns to TPC Summerlin Sept. 30 – Oct. 6. Now in its 37th year in Las Vegas and 27th year in Summerlin, the PGA TOUR FedEx Cup tournament is expected to draw a field of 144 of the world’s top golf professionals to compete for a $7 million purse, which includes a championship prize of more than $1.2 million.
Developed by The Howard Hughes Corporation, Summerlin began to take shape in 1990 and has ranked in the country’s top 10 best-selling master-planned communities for nearly two decades. Located along the western rim of the Las Vegas valley, Summerlin encompasses 22,500 acres with approximately 6,000 gross acres still remaining to accommodate future growth, including infrastructure, open space and common areas, all within the master plan. The community is currently home to nearly 100,000 residents who enjoy an unparalleled list of amenities. These include more than 250 neighborhood and village parks, more than 150 completed miles of trails, 27 public and private schools, 14 houses of worship, ten golf courses, shopping centers, medical and cultural facilities, business parks and dozens of actively selling floor plans. Homes are available in a variety of styles – from single-family homes to townhomes– priced from the $300,000s to more than $2.5 million. For information on custom homesites in The Ridges please call 702.255.2500. Luxury apartment homes offer monthly rents starting from the $900s.
About The Howard Hughes Corporation®
The Howard Hughes Corporation owns, manages and develops commercial, residential and mixed-use real estate throughout the U.S. Our properties include master planned communities, operating properties, development opportunities and other unique assets spanning 14 states from New York to Hawai‘i. The Howard Hughes Corporation is traded on the New York Stock Exchange as HHC with major offices in New York, Columbia, MD, Dallas, Houston, Las Vegas and Honolulu. For additional information about HHC, visit www.howardhughes.com, or find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
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