LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- It is kind of a preview of the 2014 PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Eastern Jefferson County.
This week PGA tournament officials are trying to woo corporate spectators who have deep pockets.
Even though the PGA tourney is eleven months away, it has erected a model hospitality village overlooking the 17th tee for current and prospective buyers to preview on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week.
So far about 60 percent of the available corporate space has been sold.
"We still have a long way to go in terms of the last 35 to 40 percent of our inventory out there," says 2014 PGA Championship Director Brett Sterba, "so a strong week like this will really help us get to where we want to be which will be a sellout."
Corporations use big sporting events like the PGA to reward loyal customers and to attract new ones.
The corporate tents range from the ten person Champions Club to a swanky chalet that will hold a hundred people.
The costs: from $8,500 to $240,000.
The PGA wants to attract more companies from Kentucky and Southern Indiana.
The organization isn't disclosing the names of those companies nor the ones that have already committed to the tents.
Says Sterba, "the companies that are out supporting this event are good corporate citizens in each community and if you know your community you probably have a good idea who those companies may be here at Valhalla."
After the showings this week the tents that are at Valhalla now will come down.
Chalets like this are not natural on a golf course," explains Sterba, "and we don't want to interrupt the members of Valhalla who play here on a day to day basis."
The tents for the tournament in August will be built starting in June.
The PGA says general tickets sales are going great, that daily ground tickets are sold out for the Saturday and Sunday sessions.
To find out what options remain, visit: www.2014pga.com.
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