Attending the PGA? Things To Keep In Mind

Published 08/05 2013 04:38PM

Updated 08/06 2013 09:32PM

Hundreds of people are already on the grounds here at Oak Hill Country Club.  Security is tight so there are some rules you'll want to keep in mind if you're heading out here.

First you have to get to Oak Hill Country Club in Pittsford there's no public parking allowed so even though this lot is full you are not going to be driving in.

"We have a number of public lots and if you go to and look at our spectator guide it has detailed directions to get you to both the west and the South lot here in Rochester," PGA director David Charles said.

Upon arrival your ticket will be scanned. An important note here- your ticket can only be scanned once as there is no re-entry. You are going to go through security next.

"Bags only 10×10×10 or smaller are allowed in we do not allow backpacks in and chairs are allowed in even if they're in a carry bag. You just have to take it out when you go through the checkpoints," Charles said.

You can only take pictures with your camera or cell phone until Wednesday during practice rounds. Recording video is not allowed.

"Championship rounds Thursday through Sunday you're not allowed to bring a camera on property and you're not allowed to use your mobile device as a camera; to take photos they could be confiscated," Charles said.

Remember to turn your phone on vibrate or silent. You can only make or receive calls in designated areas like concession stands, but you can text on the course.

"We have a committee that is going around with the groups, the mobile device enforcement team, and they will confiscate the items if you are taking photos with them or talking around players," Charles said.

The most important thing to remember to enjoy your experience watching the best golfers go head to head at the 95th PGA Championship.

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