Get ready for Open at 19th Hole

Pilsner Urquell, the official beer of the 2009 Open, is offering golf fans the chance to prepare for the world’s oldest major in style.

Golf fans in London have never had it so good.
Last week the European Tour’s flagship event, the BMW PGA Championship, was won by local boy Paul Casey at Wentworth, just outside the M25.
This week thousands of spectators are making their way south of the city, taking advantage of the free tickets on offer for the 2009 European Open at the London GC in Ash, Kent.
And over the eight days they can also visit the ’19th Hole’, an Open Championship golfing extravaganza organised by Pilsner Urquell to celebrate their status as the tournament’s official beer.
The ’19th Hole’ is an outdoor event taking place at two locations in the capital – Parsons Green in the west and the Broadgate Arena in the east.
The event is totally free of charge and there is plenty for golf fans to get excited about.
You can start the day by challenging friends with some putting on the four-hole outdoor practice green.
Then perhaps play the Turnberry course on the virtual golf simulator – re-enacting the classic ‘Duel in the Sun’ when Tom Watson and Jack Nicklaus went head to head in the 1977 Open at Turnberry.
Or perhaps recall the victory in 1986 of last year’s surprise round three leader Greg Norman.
At the Parsons Green event you can even conclude the golf by having your photograph taken with the Claret Jug.
After that finish your day in perfect style – repair to the clubhouse where you can relax, pour your own complimentary glass of Pilsner Urquell and test your expertise with the golf quizzes.
And don’t miss the opportunity to win a VIP trip to this year’s Open Championship in a competition that also has a full set of Callaway clubs and cases of Pilsner Urquell on offer.
For golf fans the experience promises to be a great end to a stunning fortnight of live golf in the capital, the perfect start to the run-up to the Open Championship – or even both!
The Parsons Green event takes place on Saturday 30th May (12-8pm) and Sunday 31st May (12-7pm).
The Broadgate Arena dates are Wednesday 3rd, Thursday 4th June (12-9pm) and Friday 5th June (12-8pm).
Earlier this week, at the European Open, Sergio Garcia revealed that he made a preparatory trip to Turnberry for this year’s Open – the ’19th Hole’ is your chance to do the same!