August 09, 2009
August 4, 2009, Baltimore, MD - Beginning this week, the Sam Snead Trophy, awarded annually to the winner of the Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship, will begin a two-month tour to Baltimore-area restaurants, providing golf fans the opportunity to see the trophy up-close. Named in honor of the player with the most wins in PGA TOUR history, the trophy is comprised of two hand-carved pieces of Waterford Crystal, and the bowl is etched with 18 greens and appropriately numbered flags.
Patrons dining at each restaurant while the trophy is displayed will be offered the opportunity to purchase tickets to the 2009 Championship at a 25% discount using a special code when ordering tickets via the official tournament website, www.ceseniorplayers.com. The Trophy Tour begins at ESPNZone in downtown Baltimore and will make a different stop each week leading up to the Championship, September 29-October 4 at Baltimore Country Club in Timonium. The Trophy Tour schedule is as follows:
Aug. 3-9 ESPNZone, 601 East Pratt St., Baltimore, 410-685-3776
Aug. 10-16 The Capital Grille, 500 East Pratt St., Baltimore, 443-703-4064
Aug. 17-23 The Oceanaire Seafood Room, 801 Aliceanna St., Baltimore, 443-872-0000
Aug. 24-30 Glory Days Grill, 1220 E. Joppa Rd., Towson, 443-901-0270
Aug. 31-Sept. 6 The Oregon Grille, 1201 Shawan Rd., Hunt Valley, 410-771-0505
Sept. 7-13 Bluestone, 11 W. Aylesbury Rd., Timonium, 410-561-1100
Sept. 14-20 Michael's Caf, 2119 York Rd., Timonium, 410-252-2022
Sept. 21-27 Tarks, 2360 West Joppa Rd., Lutherville, 410-583-8275
Individual daily and weekly tickets to the Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship are now on sale. Those wishing to purchase tickets to the Championship may do so by:
• Logging on to the Official Tournament Website: www.ceseniorplayers.com;
• Calling 410-853-7064;
• Visiting the Championship Office at 2328 W. Joppa Road, Suite 120 in Lutherville;
• Or visiting Wegmans Food Market in the Hunt Valley Town Center on Shawan Road in Hunt Valley.
Tickets available are listed below. Advance prices are valid through Sunday, September 27. Consumers can save 33 percent off the gate price of a grounds ticket by ordering in advance of the tournament. Additionally, weekly discounted tickets will only be sold in advance and will not be available at the gate.
Practice/Pro-Am Round Grounds ticket $10 $15
Valid one day, either day, Tuesday-Wednesday
Competition Round Grounds ticket $20 $30
Valid one day, any day, Thursday-Sunday
Weekly AREVA Championship Club ticket package $90 Not Available
Includes Practice/Pro-Am round ticket for Tuesday and Wednesday and AREVA Championship Club ticket for Thursday through Sunday. Note ticket does not include food and beverage. Food and beverage will be available for purchase in the AREVA Championship Club.
Weekly Clubhouse ticket package $165 Not Available
Includes Clubhouse ticket for Tuesday through Sunday. Note ticket does not include food and beverage. Food and beverage will be available for purchase in the Clubhouse.
Children and Military are admitted to the Grounds for free. Children age 17 and under are admitted for free when accompanied by a paying adult. Free admission is also available to active members of the military, retired members of the military and active reservists. Members of these groups will need to show identification at the Tournament Ticket Gate.
About the Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship
The Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship is one of five major championships on the PGA TOUR's Champions Tour for eligible professionals age 50 and over. Dates for the 2009 event are September 28 - October 4. The event will be played on the East Course at Baltimore Country Club in Timonium, MD, with a field of 78 Champions Tour players competing for a share of the $2.7 million purse, the largest of the season. The final two rounds of the event will be broadcast on NBC in high definition and aired in more than 140 countries around the world (1:30-3:30 p.m. Saturday, 4-6 p.m. Sunday). The first and second rounds of this final major of the season will air on the GOLF CHANNEL (1:00-3:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday). Since the inception of both the Senior Players Championship and the former Constellation Energy Classic, nearly $9 million has been raised for charities in the communities in which the tournaments were staged. To purchase tickets, for information about corporate sponsorship opportunities or to become a volunteer for the 2009 tournament, please visit the Official Tournament Website at www.ceseniorplayers.com or call the Tournament Office at 410-853-7064.
About Constellation Energy Group
Constellation Energy (www.constellation.com) is a leading supplier of energy products and services to wholesale and retail electric and natural gas customers. It owns a diversified fleet of generating units located throughout the United States, totaling approximately 9,000 megawatts of generating capacity, and is among the leaders pursuing the development of new nuclear plants in the United States. The company delivers electricity and natural gas through the Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE), its regulated utility in Central Maryland. A FORTUNE 500 company headquartered in Baltimore, Constellation Energy had revenues of $19.8 billion in 2008.
About the Champions Tour
The Champions Tour is a division of the PGA TOUR, Inc., a tax-exempt membership organization of professional golfers age 50 and older. Conceived in 1980 as the Senior PGA Tour, it started with just four events and purses totaling $475,000. The Champions Tour will feature a minimum of 25 official events offering $55.6 million in prize money in 2009 and its highest average purse ever, $1.91 million. The Champions Tour operates under the umbrella of the PGA TOUR which includes the PGA TOUR, Champions Tour and Nationwide Tour. The Champions Tour's primary purpose as an entity of the PGA TOUR is to provide significant competitive and earnings opportunities for players age 50 and older; to protect the integrity of the game; and to help grow the reach of the game in the U.S. and around the world. In addition to providing competitive opportunities for its membership, Champions Tour events also generate significant sums of money for charity. The commissioner of the PGA TOUR is Tim Finchem. Mike Stevens is president of the Champions Tour. TOUR headquarters is in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.
# # #