Vol 22 March 2013

Mac Everett
General Chairman

Kym Hougham
Executive Director

Jan Ivey
Director of Marketing and Partner Relations

Tony Schuster
Director of Operations

Gwen Crow
Tournament Coordinator

Paula Burnett
Volunteer Coordinator

Christine Lockett
Tournament Project Manager

James Stevens
Tournament Assistant

2013 Patron Planner Edition

Before you head out
The 2013 Wells Fargo Championship is right around the corner and we want to make sure each of our patrons is completely prepared. Please take the time to review all of our spectator information. We look forward to seeing you during our 11th annual event!

Tournament Event Schedule
2013 Commitment List

Helpful Tips for Tournament Guests

How can I find out what time my favorite players tee off?
Daily pairings will be posted on WellsFargoChampionship.com and published in the daily newspaper sports sections. Thursday and Friday groupings are determined close to noon on Tuesday, with each golfer playing one day in the morning and the other day in the afternoon. Saturday and Sunday pairings are based on a player's score, with the leaders teeing off last. Complimentary daily pairing sheets will also be available at the tournament.

Have a Plan
There are basically two ways to watch a golf tournament. “Parade Style” is where you choose a spot and watch the field pass by or “Cross-Country Style” is where you follow a particular player or group around the course.

Arrive Early
Arrive early to reserve a spot, especially if you plan on watching the tournament “Parade Style.” On Thursday and Friday, groups are simultaneously started on the first and tenth tees. Most people watch the action on the back nine holes which may give you the opportunity to get a better view of the players on the front nine.

Daily Pairing Sheet & Course Map
Pick up a daily pairing sheet to find out when the players tee off and the order of the groups. Pairing sheets include a course map, and are available near the entrances and at selected other locations on the tournament grounds. The pros usually play in threesomes on Thursday and Friday and twosomes on the weekends. Check the scoreboards to find out who the leaders are, and where they are on course. One way to tell the players from a distance is to look for their caddies, who wear bibs with their player’s name on the back.

What do I wear?
Be sure to check the weather forecast in order to determine your outfit for the day. Always bring a rain jacket or poncho and wear light colored and cool clothing on hot and mostly sunny days. Also, be sure to wear comfortable shoes, preferably with flat soles in order to avoid injury that may result due to uneven terrain (and yes, many do wear golf shoes). Don’t forget your sunscreen!

Merchandise Check Stand
A designated area located beside the main merchandise tent at the Driving Range allows patrons to purchase merchandise and leave their items in a safe location, while enjoying the rest of the day.

Patrons with young Children
We encourage parents with young children to bring umbrella strollers since they are easier to maneuver around the golf course. Diaper bags are permitted but will be checked at security points. We do offer kid friendly menu items such as peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, whole fruit, and yogurt. These items can be found at Full Menu Concession Stands on the course.

Safe-Tee Kid Program
Patrons can pick up these brightly colored wristbands labeled “Wells Fargo Championship-Safe-Tee Kid” at the Information Services tent located at the main entrance near the bus shuttle. Each wristband serves as a friendly reminder for children to contact a tournament ambassador should they be separated from their parents. Ambassadors will be dressed in tournament uniform and have an official credential.

Special Needs
We are committed to servicing disabled patrons regarding special needs. Please see Handicapped Parking Information for additional details. Dedicated wheelchair-accessible buses will shuttle disabled persons and their guests to the tournament. Upon arrival to the grounds, Ambassadors working with the Special Needs Committee will update patrons with pertinent information and direct, escort, or transport individuals to Reserved Seating Areas.

Youth View
A designated fenced in area located near the Driving Range allows children 12 and under to view PGA TOUR players warm up prior to tee off and practice after their rounds are completed. Parents will not be allowed in this area but can watch nearby.

Other Tips

  • “SILENT” all cell phones.
  • Review the course map posted on the website prior to arriving at the tournament.
  • Car-pool whenever possible and remember where your car is parked.
  • Drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration.
  • Full Menu Concession Stands are located at the Event Hill near the Clubhouse, 4 Tee, 8 Tee, 13 Green and 16 Fairway.
  • Express Concession Stands are located at 6 Green, 9 Tee, 18 Fairway and Champions Park.
  • Wear headgear and sunglasses for protection from the sun and use sun block.
  • Familiarize yourself with the CMC First-Aid Stations located on-site.
  • Stay behind the gallery ropes and cooperate with the marshals.
  • Kneel, or sit down, if you are in the front row.
  • Remain still through each shot and do not move until all players in the group have played or completed the hole.
  • Walk carefully, never run.
  • In the event of an emergency, please contact your nearest police officer or tournament official.
  • Wells Fargo ATM machines can be found in the Wells Fargo Connection Center on the main pedestrian entrance path, main Merchandise Tent and 9th green concession area.
  • Tickets must be prominently displayed at all times.
  • Volunteers in Guest Services wearing “Ask Me” pins will be able to answer any questions you may have while on-site.
  • Children under 12 should be kept at a safe distance while play is in progress. Parents should take extra precautionary measures when choosing a viewing location.
Printable Spectator Information