CHARLOTTE – Competition won’t be the only thing heating up when Charlotte’s Quail Hollow Club hosts the 2017 PGA Championship next week.
Temperatures in the 80s are expected, but the PGA of America has a comprehensive plan in place to help spectators and competitors alike manage the heat.
“It’s August in Charlotte, so there was never any question that championship week was going to be a hot one,” 2017 PGA Championship Director Jason Mengel said. “We want spectators to enjoy the competition and stay as cool as possible during the event next week, which is why we’ve installed hydration stations as well as misting and cooling fans throughout the golf course to keep spectators hydrated and comfortable.”
Spectators are encouraged to bring one unopened, sealed bottle of water with them to the championship, which can be refilled for free at hydration stations at the sixth and 13th holes.
Fans also are advised to use sunscreen and wear a wide-brimmed hat for protection from the sun. Additionally, a wide selection of food and drinks will be available throughout the grounds.
“It’s important spectators plan ahead on how to deal with the heat so they can enjoy Charlotte’s first major golf championship,” Mengel added. “With the strongest field in golf on hand, you won’t want to miss a minute of the action.”
Visit www.PGAChampionship.com for details.