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Day 160: Free Tickets to the U.S. Open Next Week!

The US Open June 13th - 19th

Have you heard the news?  The U.S. Open is coming to Bethesda June 13th – June 19th at The Congressional Country Club  located at 8500 River Rd.  I drove by today to get a photo and it’s locked down like Fort Knox so don’t plan on any sneak peeks from the road.

Looking for some tickets so you can really get to see some of the action?  Well, you can get them for FREE by volunteering to help at the event.  The volunteer spaces are almost filled but you can reserve one of the last spots by visiting the Eventbrite Volunteer Registration page.  However, if you just want to relax and enjoy the show without having to trade physical labor, try StubHub for tickets.

The Practice Rounds will be conducted June 13th – 15th followed by the Championship Rounds June 16th – 19th.  If there is a playoff, it will be held June 20th.

Congressional Country Club has been a golf destination in our area since the early 1920’s.  As the Congressional Country Club website recounts:

Congressman Oscar E. Bland and O.R. Lubring of Indiana, founders of the Club, set out to provide an informal common ground where politicians and businessmen could meet as peers, unconstrained by red tape. They took their idea to Herbert Hoover, then Secretary of Commerce, who agreed to serve as Founders’ Club President and, from 1922-1923, Honorary Founding President of a soon-to-be-built Congressional Country Club. Primarily because of the determination of these original two visionaries, the Club was incorporated in December 1921. Construction of the Club took two and one-half years from concept to completion. Its international recognition, intended for the world of politics, has been achieved instead in the world of golf.

It’s your chance to be a part of Congressional’s history and attend the U.S. Open.  Who’s your favorite for the win?     ~Amy

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