Beginning now, fans can text the word LPGA to 792273 ("SYBASE") to obtain two free daily tickets to the Sybase Match Play Championship. Fans will then receive a response message with a promotional code valid for (2) two free daily tickets to be redeemed online at www.sybasematchplaychampionship.com. Limited quantities of free tickets are available.
Fans can now purchase individual week-long grounds passes at a cost of $50 ($60 at the gate) which grant access to the tournament grounds March 17 - 22. Daily tickets, valid any one day Tuesday - Sunday, are also available for $20 in advance and $25 at the tournament entrance. Kids 17 and under are admitted free all week with a ticketed adult. Tickets can be purchased online at www.SybaseMatchPlayChampionship.com.
Fans will also have the opportunity to stay in touch with the latest tournament news through their mobile phones. By texting the word ALERT to 792273 ("SYBASE"), they will receive SMS alerts for important tournament-related information including event results, weather delays, traffic re-routing and special activities May 19 - 22. Fans can also sign up online to receive SMS alerts at http://www.sybasematchplaychampionship.com/mobile_alert_form.
"We are pleased to combine world-class mobile technology with world-class golf," said Dr. Raj Nathan, executive vice president and chief marketing officer, Sybase, Inc. "Text messaging will allow fans to have a more real-time interaction and more engaging experience with the tournament, on and off the golf course."
Sybase is the global leader in mobile messaging services, with reach to 900 mobile operators, 4.5 billion mobile subscribers worldwide, and processing more than 1.5 billion messages per day. Services include SMS and MMS mobile messaging, mobile marketing and mobile CRM, as well as mobile commerce services for operators, brands, enterprises and financial institutions.
Standard message charges apply for all text messages.
The Sybase Match Play Championship will return to Hamilton Farm, a private golf club located on an elegant historic estate less than an hour from New York City that has been recognized twice as a Platinum Club of America by the Club Leaders Forum. The Club's facilities include 36 holes of golf designed by renowned course architects Dr. Michael Hurdzan and Dana Fry. Hamilton Farm is home to the nation's only USGA rated 18-hole par-3 course that Ron Whitten, Architecture Editor of Golf Digest, calls "one of the best par-3 courses in America." Hamilton Farm Golf Club is developing 18 cottages on the north end of the property that wind around three holes of the par-3 Hickory golf course. Residents in this exclusive gated community enjoy a luxurious lifestyle with scenic golf course views. Cottage lots are available to members of the Club, 55 and older.
More information on the Sybase Match Play Championship is available at www.sybasematchplaychampionship.com.