PGA Grand Slam Getaway Debuts for Golf Travelers

PGA Grand SlamGolf Excursion to Beautiful Island of Bermuda Brings Golfers Up Close with Four Major Winners at 2011 PGA Grand Slam of Golf, Where Past Winners Include Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Ernie Els;  Masters Champion Charl Schwartzel to Headline 2011 Event

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — It’s a golf getaway like no other, as it offers the chance to see golf’s four major (The Masters, U.S. Open, Open Championship & PGA Championship) winners up close in a competition to determine the 2011 PGA Grand Slam of Golf champion.  Today, The PGA of America announced the PGA Grand Slam Getaway, an excursion for golf travelers to the beautiful island of Bermuda to play multiple rounds of golf while watching a season-ending showcase event that boasts the most difficult requirement in the game – a Major Championship.

The 29th PGA Grand Slam of Golf, which takes place at the Port Royal Golf Course in Southampton, Bermuda, October 18-19, has featured past champions such as Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Ernie Els, and will be headlined this year by 2011 Masters Champion, Charl Schwartzel, who recently became the first major champion to earn a berth in this year’s event.  The remainder of the foursome for the PGA Grand Slam of Golf will feature the winners of the U.S. Open Championship, June 16-19, at Congressional Country Club in Potomac, Md.; the Open Championship, July 14-17, at Royal St. George’s, England; and the 93rd PGA Championship, Aug. 8-14, at Atlanta Athletic Club in Johns Creek, Ga.

As part of the excitement surrounding the PGA Grand Slam of Golf and the island of Bermuda, which boasts seven spectacular golf courses, The PGA of America has created 3-, 4- and 5-night PGA Grand Slam Getaway golf packages that include: luxurious accommodations at The Fairmont Southampton; breakfast daily; admission for 3 days to the PGA Grand Slam of Golf event at Port Royal Golf Course; daily transfers to/from the hotel to Port Royal; and championship golf on the acclaimed Fairmont Southampton, Riddell’s Bay or Belmont golf courses.  The package prices, which include tax, range from $615-$1,170 per person, based on double occupancy, length of stay and rounds of golf.  Golfers interested in purchasing the getaway packages from The PGA of America can visit or call 1-866-260-4409.

The PGA Grand Slam of Golf features a $1.35 million purse, with the winner receiving $600,000; second place $300,000; third place $250,000 and fourth place $200,000.  TNT’s prime-time broadcast of the event reaches a worldwide audience of 88.9 million U.S. homes and international viewers in more than 100 countries.

Hosted by the Bermuda Department of Tourism, Port Royal Golf Course, and the Fairmont Southampton Hotel, The PGA Grand Slam of Golf was established in 1979 and has grown from an 18-hole, single-day charity event to a 36-hole annual showdown that matches professional golf’s best against each other.  Ernie Els captured the 2010 PGA Grand Slam of Golf title at Port Royal.

The PGA of America

Celebrating its 95th year, The PGA of America has maintained a twofold mission of its founders: to establish and elevate the standards of the profession and to grow interest and participation in the game of golf.  By establishing and elevating the standards of the golf profession through world-class education, career services, marketing and research programs, The PGA enables its professionals to maximize their performance in their respective career paths and showcases them as experts in the game and in a multi-billion dollar golf industry.  By creating and delivering dramatic world-class championships and exciting and enjoyable promotions that are viewed as the best of their class in the golf industry, The PGA of America elevates the public’s interest in the game, the desire to play more golf, and ensures accessibility to the game for everyone, everywhere.  The PGA of America brand represents the very best in golf.