Spectator etiquette for the PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club

Ok, sports fans, listen up. If you are fresh off your raucous experience at the 150th Kentucky Derby, you’re going to have to dial it back when you show up to the 106th PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club.

Sure, you can expect the same excitement and electricity at the tournament venue as you did at the racetrack. But it’s a hard “no” to screaming, “Go Baby Go!”

Fancy hats and stiletto heels are also ill-advised.

“I’d say the first thing you want to do before you come to the tournament is take a good look at our website so you know what you can and can’t bring to the venue and also familiarize yourself with the grounds,” Ryan Ogle, 2024 PGA Championship director, told the Courier Journal. “I would also decide how you want to enjoy the fan experience.”

Do you want to follow the players or do you want to sit down and let the players come to you? Or perhaps you would like to experience a mixture of both.

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Branded merchandise available inside the new PGA Shops at the Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Ky. on May. 8, 2024.

Ogle gave us his favorite spots to watch tournament play, including Hole 13 and 14 and Hole 7 and 8. He said several grandstand bleachers are free to use across the golf course.

Here are four more tips from Ogle to help you get the most out of your PGA Championship experience.

What golf etiquette do I need to know for the 106th PGA Championship?

Apr 9, 2024; Augusta, Georgia, USA; Tiger Woods and Justin Thomas chat as they walk down the no. 1 fairway during a practice round for the Masters Tournament golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports

Spectators are encouraged to cheer and clap in response to great play but unsolicited and consistent calls from the gallery toward players and others are prohibited. A Championship Marshal will raise their arms to signal when spectators must remain quiet and when you are moving around the tournament grounds you must walk. Running is considered unacceptable behavior.

First appeared on www.courier-journal.com

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