Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The tournament takes place June 27-30.
Remember all the commotion caused by Tiger Woods' participation in the AT&T National at the Congressional Country Club in Bethesda last year? Get set for it to happen all over again, as Woods will be returning to Congressional to defend his title against 131 of the Professional Golfers' Association of America Tour's best golfers at the 2013 AT&T National, June 27-30, according to a news post on mymcmedia.com. "Last year, Woods, a two-time AT&T National champion, shot a 2-under-par 69 on Sunday to finish at 8-under and hold off Bo Van Pelt, who shot 71 and finished 6-under," according to mymcmedia.com. "I’m really looking forward to defending my title at the AT&T National," Woods told mymcmedia.com. "The Washington, DC, community has been …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Monday event at Congressional Country Club charged attendees $1,000 per ticket, The Washington Post reports.
Maryland Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. raked in nearly $200,000 at an "opulent" Monday fundraiser at Bethesda's famed Congressional Country Club, The Washington Post reports. Attendees were charged $1,000 per ticket, according to the report. Guests included newly-elected congressman John Delaney (D), most of the state senators from Montgomery County, County Executive Isiah Leggett (D) and former County Executive Doug Duncan, who will once again seek the county executive seat, as Patch first reported. The longtime Senate president is running for another term, but will use much of the funds raised Monday to help fellow Democrats in Senate races, The Post reported. Read the full story at The Washington Post.
Friday, June 29, 2012
Temperatures reached 98 degrees Friday afternoon.
It's undeniably hot out on the golf course at Congressional Country Club. I'm going to take the editorial liberty to say that. But that hasn't stopped residents from Maryland, Virginia and DC from coming out in droves to see Tiger Woods. Those who came to the U.S. Open in 2011 were denied the opportunity when Woods pulled out of the tournament, but the loyals on Friday got a chance to see him shoot three under for the day and two under for the tournament so far. Woods isn't the only draw for golf lovers. "It sure beats working," said Jason Sutphin, a Fairfax, Va., resident lounging in the shade at the tournament. Sutphin came out with two other men. They'd given each other tickets for Father's Day. "We bought them for each other - with …
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
We're keeping our eyes peeled for Tiger Woods this week at the AT&T National Golf Tournament and elsewhere around town. We need your help.
Patch is on Tiger Watch this week. As the AT&T National Golf Tournament tees off this week, tournament partner Tiger Woods will be in town with the Tiger Woods Foundation raising money to support education for underserved youth. In between his tournament and foundation work, Woods may grab a slice of pizza in Bethesda. Perhaps he'll pick up a caramel macchiato at Starbucks in Potomac. Keep your eyes peeled and your camera ready. Let us know where you've spotted Tiger, and upload your photos here. We promise to do the same.
Thursday, June 23, 2011
A USGA contractor will begin taking down the bridges, constructed for the U.S. Open, Thursday night.
A United States Golf Association contractor will begin the de-construction of temporary pedestrian bridges, put in place as part of the transportation plan for the U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club, Thursday night. The River Road pedestrian bridge, located on River Road near the intersection with Bradley Boulevard, will be removed beginning Thursday night. The construction will close the road from 10p.m. Thursday to 2a.m. Friday morning. The Bradley Boulevard pedestrian bridge, located near the intersection of River Road, will begin around 9a.m. Tuesday, June 28, and should wrap up around noon that day. Bradley Boulevard will be closed during that time. Montgomery County police and transportation officials will be in the area to help…
Friday, June 17, 2011
The stand, still in business after moving locations, is raising money for a Bethesda children's charity triathalon.
As the U.S. Open focuses the news spotlight on Bethesda, a children’s charity lemonade stand operating near Congressional Country Club drew a flurry of media attention Thursday and Friday after the stand was cited for operating without a permit. The news spread to the websites of major news groups nationally and even internationally—USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, the New York Daily News, and Toronto's The Globe and Mail, to name a few. It started when local news station WUSA9 Thursday filmed the stand being cited by a county official for operating without a permit. The citation meant the families of the children operating the stand would need to go to court and potentially pay a fine of up to $500. The kids were selling drinks to Open…
Children were raising money for charity, WUSA9 reports.
A citation that was issued to the parents of children selling lemonade along the side of Persimmon Tree Road near the U.S. Open has been rescinded, according to a Montgomery County spokeswoman. WUSA9 and other outlets reported that Montgomery County issued the families a $500 citation for operating without a permit. The children were selling lemonade for charity, according to the report. "I think the county's wrong," one child told WUSA9. "We're sending the money to charity," another said. County spokeswoman Bonnie Ayers said the family was selling the lemonade without a permit and was creating a traffic hazard on one of the major thoroughfares to and from the U.S. Open. The citation was issued Thursday after two warnings to move, Ayers …
And if you were lucky enough to snag one, expect delays on the Red Line this weekend.
Sunday passes for shuttles to the U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club from the Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro have now sold out, according to Transportation Management Services (TMS), the company that contracts with the United States Golf Association (USGA) to run the service. By about noon on Thursday, all passes for Thursday, Friday and Saturday had been sold, according to Mike Moulton, who runs the project for TMS. By 7 a.m. Friday, all the passes for Sunday were also gone, Moulton said. The shuttle buses are run via a reservation system. 3,500 daily passes had been available with an additional 800 weekly passes that allow passengers to ride any day of the week. Along with the daily passes for Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, all…
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Only a few hundred remain for Sunday.
Update, Friday, June 17: All Metro shuttle passes are now sold out. Original post: Passes for shuttles that run between the U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club and the Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro station have sold out for Thursday, Friday and Saturday, according to Transportation Management Services (TMS), the company that is contracting with the United States Golf Association (USGA) to run the shuttles. Passes for the shuttles, which can handle about 3,500 daily spectators, didn't sell out during practice rounds on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, according to Mike Moulton, who runs the project for TMS. But as the championship rounds got underway Thursday, the passes sold out quickly—passes for Friday and Saturday sold out Thursday …
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
The U.S. Open is prompting significant delays around Congressional Country Club.
Traffic is building around Congressional Country Club as the U.S. Open moves into its final day of practice rounds, but the congestion is likely to begin to peak once the championship rounds officially kick off on Thursday. Tuesday evening, traffic was crawling at major thoroughfares around the club including River Road. The transportation plan put into place by the United States Golf Association and local and state transportation agencies, which took a year to develop, is largely based on shuttling in spectators from massive offsite parking lots in Gaithersburg. About 15,000 offsite spots have been secured, and an additional lot has been set up at Dulles airport. Monday, about 12,500 spectators entered the gates at Congressional during …