News & ToursSeptember 10, 2007

Sobering News About the Tour Event at Turning Stone

It's bad enough for organizers of the PGA Tour event at Turning Stone Resort and Casino that most of the game's biggest names will likely skip the tournament Sept. 20-23 because it falls between the Tour Championship and the Presidents Cup. Now comes word that spectators won't be able to enjoy a beer while they watch the action.

The Oneida Indian Nation, which sponsors the event, tried to get a liquor license for the resort and casino and, specifically, for the tournament, but State of New York officials said they won't decide on this matter until Oct. 3.

How big a blow is this? If you go to turning-stone.com, one of the first things you see is

a click-on that reads, "Important Notice About Alcohol at Turning Stone."

Last year during the tournament, alcohol was available in one hospitality tent for corporate sponsors, but it couldn't be served anywhere else.

--Ron Kaspriske

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