PGA Cuts Ticket Prices for Next Year’s Players Championship

Price cut underscores a weakening golf industry as both golfers and spectators guard their diminished disposable income.

Palm Coast, FL – October 30, 2009 – The 2010 PGA Players Championship tickets go on sale Sunday. They will be cheaper than ’09 tickets. The move by the PGA Tour underscores weakening in the golf industry as both golfers and spectators guard their diminished disposable income.

October 30, 2009 – Jacksonville Business JournalTickets for The Players Championship next year will start at $45, down 40 percent from this year’s price of $75. Tickets go on sale Nov. 1, and the lower price is only available through the end of the year.
Weekly tickets are available in the same two-month stretch for $145, down 27 percent from $199.
Toby’s Commentary: In a less is more comment reminiscent of Washington DC, the tournament director explained that the cut would benefit charities because more tickets would be sold. Discretionary income is down. Both golf and charitable spending are down too.

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  1. George Edward Chuddy
    George Edward Chuddy says:

    Golf suggestion

    As most of you are now aware, for decades last century we were fortunate enough to be able to acquire a ‘Gold Card’ and play all of the ‘Four Sisters’ Golf Courses in P.C. This, along with the very Hi End ‘Players Club’ attracted many prospective buyers to Palm Coast. It worked. Disney uses this concept.
    Has anyone given thought to perhaps having representatives from all the Golf Courses in the County get together and form an ‘Agreement’ where each Course, rather than being competitive try to be cooperative, work under one umbrella and help any Course needing it p.r.n.
    Since it worked for decades why not expand this concept and offer ‘Come to Flagler County…Golfers and Tennis lovers Heaven – play at all of our ‘Ten Sisters’ ( or is it 11) Golf Courses.
    We’re hoping that the older Sister Palm Harbor Golf Course runs enough fund raisers as we did in the past to possibly acquire Matanzas Golf Course or help it at least not be an eyesore and continue to deteoriate; help the Conservatory Course remain open longer, hopefully making more successful sales there until build out, help Grand Haven if it needs it, contingent upon the outcome of Flagler Beaches’ 9 holes help it, help Grand Landings, etc. Maybe offer Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum Golf Cards as the income level or skill levels improve or some such.
    Perhaps this can be the vehicle for the start of a County wide ‘Agreement’. If successful, do the same with the nice ‘Players Club’ since it has grass courts for the Tennis lovers and The Players Club attracted many here.

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