Tickets Available for 2016 U.S. Senior Open Championship

Tickets now available at special introductory offer for the 2016 U. S. Senior Open Championship

Hospitality Packages available

COLUMBUS, OH August 13, 2014 – Officials from the 2016 U. S. Senior Open Championship, conducted by the United States Golf Association (USGA), today announced the official launch of ticket sales for the world’s most prestigious senior golf championship.

Tickets available for the 2016 US Senior Open

Tickets available for the 2016 US Senior Open

The 37th playing of the U.S. Senior Open will be conducted August 8 – 14, 2016 at Scioto Country Club in Columbus, Ohio, in conjunction with the host Club’s centennial celebration.

Weekly Grounds tickets, which are valid Monday – Sunday and provide access to the championship grounds, are available for a special introductory rate of $100 each through December 31, 2014.

Tickets for the 1916 Club, also valid Monday – Sunday, provide access to the championship grounds and the 1916 Club, an air-conditioned pavilion located between Hole Nos. 13, 14 and 15. The 1916 Club features upgraded food and beverage available for purchase within a sports bar atmosphere for the special introductory price of $185 per ticket through December 31, 2014.

Junior tickets are available on a complimentary basis for children ages 17 and under accompanied by a ticketed adult.

Scioto Country Club clubhouse

Scioto Country Club’s rich history is associated with two of the USGA’s greatest champions in Bobby Jones and Jack Nicklaus.

Tickets may be purchased by visiting

“The launch of ticket sales for the 2016 U.S. Senior Open marks an exciting step in our journey towards the return of major championship golf at Scioto Country Club,” said the championship’s general chairman Walt Dennis. “We are thrilled to offer introductory pricing for the championship and we are confident the event will provide an unparalleled experience that golf fans will cherish as we add a new chapter to the already rich golf history here in central Ohio.”

In related news, hospitality packages for the 2016 U.S. Senior Open Championship continue to be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Hospitality packages offer a variety of unique opportunities to entertain clients, play in the Championship Invitational and gain exposure through the Official Championship Program.

Hospitality venues include: private access to designated rooms within the Clubhouse at Scioto Country Club; On-Course Villas & Chalets that are selectively positioned in the middle of the action and feature private, climate-controlled indoor and outdoor space with full furnishings and a custom bar; and the Trophy Room, which is located within the Scioto Country Club ballroom or the outdoor terrace and includes food and beverage, restroom access and television viewing. Packages for the Trophy Room are available as a table of ten or individual access.

“Scioto Country Club will be an incredible venue for the U.S. Senior Open,” said Kip Eriksen, COO, HNS Sports Group, the management company for the 2016 U.S. Senior Open Championship. “Corporate clients will have a unique opportunity to enjoy world-class golf at one of the most decorated courses in the country. The hospitality vantage points positioned on Hole Nos. 8, 9, 16, 17 and 18 are spectacular and will provide clients and their guests a great experience throughout the week.”

To purchase tickets, or for more information about the U.S. Senior Open, including hospitality options, please visit

About the USGA

The USGA conducts the U.S. Open, U.S. Women’s Open and U.S. Senior Open, as well as 10 national amateur championships, two state team championships and international matches, attracting players and fans from more than 160 countries. Together with The R&A, the USGA governs the game worldwide, jointly administering the Rules of Golf, Rules of Amateur Status, equipment standards and World Amateur Golf Rankings. The USGA’s reach is global with a working jurisdiction in the United States, its territories and Mexico, serving more than 25 million golfers and actively engaging 150 golf associations.

The USGA is one of the world’s foremost authorities on research, development and support of sustainable golf course management practices.  It serves as a primary steward for the game’s history and invests in the development of the game through the delivery of its services and its ongoing “For the Good of the Game” grants program. Additionally, the USGA’s Course Rating and Handicap systems are used on six continents in more than 50 countries.

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About Scioto Country Club

Founded in 1916 by Dr. James Hamill, Samuel Prescott Bush, the grandfather of President George H. Bush, W.K. Lanman and Butler Sheldon, Scioto’s heritage is among the richest of all the clubs in the United States. From its inception, Scioto has been an important part of the history of Upper Arlington and the city of Columbus. Designed as the first 18-hole course in Central Ohio by renowned Scottish-born architect Donald Ross, the course is celebrated as a great achievement in golf course architecture, one that demands precise shot-making. Scioto is one of only four golf courses that has hosted five different major competitions, starting with the 1926 U.S. Open, won by golfing legend Bobby Jones; and followed by the 1931 Ryder Cup, 1950 PGA Championship, 1968 U.S. Amateur and 1986 U.S. Senior Open. Scioto is also where one of golf’s greatest players, Jack Nicklaus, learned the game under the watchful eye of legendary teaching professional Jack Grout. Scioto Country Club provided the link between the two greatest names in golf in the 20th century, that of Jones and Nicklaus. Over its nearly 100-year history, the club has grown to include outstanding recreational facilities in addition to its warm clubhouse experience. Today it stands as a pillar in the Upper Arlington community, an important gathering place for family and friends, and a treasured part of central Ohio.

About HNS Sports Group

HNS Sports Group is a Dublin, Ohio-based LLC founded in 2000. The company offers over 125-plus years of collective experience and is committed to providing professional, efficient and effective client representation in the categories of sponsorship consultation, event management, hospitality management, sales representation and tournament operation within the golf market. To learn more about HNS Sports Group, visit