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FAQs

Where is Silverado?

1600 Atlas Peak Rd., Napa, CA 94558

Where will I park?

The 2014 Frys.com Open offers FREE, convenient parking at:

Napa Valley College 2277 Napa Vallejo Highway, Napa, CA 94558 

Please refer to the Directions & Parking page here.

What is the shuttle schedule?

Date Start Time      End Time
Wednesday, October 9 5:00 am 7:00 pm
Thursday, October 10 5:00 am 7:00 pm
Friday, October 11 5:00 am 7:00 pm
Saturday, October 12 6:00 am 7:00 pm
Sunday, October 13 6:00 am 7:00 pm

How can I find out what time my favorite players tee off?

Daily pairings will be published in the daily newspaper sports sections and will also be posted on the Frys.com Open website and PGATOUR.com. Thursday and Friday pairings are determined before the tournament starts, with each golfer playing one day in the morning and the other day in the afternoon. Saturday and Sunday pairings are based on a player’s score, with the leaders teeing off last. Free daily pairing sheets will also be available at the tournament.

Will there be a charity component?

Yes. Proceeds from the 2014 Frys.com Open will benefit the American Institute of Mathematics (AIM), The First Tee of Silicon Valley, the American Cancer Society, Special Olympics of Northern California and selected charities that are working to improve the lives of others.

Will the tournament be televised?

Yes. All four rounds of the tournament will be televised on Golf Channel.

Are there restrictions on what I can bring onto the tournament grounds?

Items that are prohibited from being brought into the tournament include:

      • Weapons — even with a permit, violation is a felony (California Penal Code 12020-12040).

 

      • Beverages — exceptions will be made for specialty drinks such as baby formula.

 

      • Food Items.

 

      • Still or video cameras — Thursday through Sunday.

 

      • Radios/TVs or other noise producing electronic devices.

 

      • Purses, bags, fanny packs or other carry-in items larger than 6″ x 6″ x 6″ — sizing boxes will be located at the gates, and all bags are subject to inspection.

 

      • Coolers.

 

      • Bicycles.

 

      • Signs, banners or posters.

The unauthorized sale or give-away of tournament tickets and badges at the tournament site is prohibited.

What is a Mobile Device?

A mobile device is any device that can send and/or receive calls or data such as emails or text messages.

What is the Mobile Device Policy?

• The device must be on silent at all times.
 • Calls may be placed or received in TOUR approved designated areas only, called “cell phone zones”.
• No audio or video capture is permitted at any time.
• No still photography is permitted at any time during competition rounds.
• Texting and email will be permitted outside cell phone zones except when players are in position to         compete.
• Violaters will be warned and devices will be confiscated if the situation warrants.

GOLF ETIQUETTE 101

Stay quiet and stand still when the players are about to hit the ball. For your own safety, follow the directions of tournament marshals. Spectators will be removed immediately without warning for:

      • Refusal to obey quiet signs or signals

 

      • Distracting or embarrassing a player

 

      • Making rude, vulgar or other inappropriate comments or gestures toward a player

 

    • Booing or cheering at inappropriate times

SPECTATOR TIPS

Check The Weather
Check the weather forecast before you visit the Frys.com Open and dress appropriately. Expect cool mornings and sunny afternoons, so dressing in layers is the best idea.

Must-Have Items
Sunscreen, hat, comfortable shoes and binoculars.

Have A Plan
There are basically two ways to watch a golf tournament. “Parade Style” is where you pick a spot and watch the field pass by or “Cross-Country Style” is where you follow a particular player or group around the course.

Arrive Early
Arrive early to reserve a spot, especially if you plan on watching the tournament “Parade Style.” On Thursday and Friday, groups are simultaneously started on the first and tenth holes. Most people watch the action on the back nine holes which may give you the opportunity to get a better view of the players on the front nine.

Daily Pairing Sheet & Map
Pick up a daily pairing sheet to find out when the players tee off and the order of the groups. Pairing sheets include a course map, and are available near the entrances and at selected other locations on the tournament grounds. The pros usually play in threesomes on Thursday and Friday and twosomes on the weekends. Check the scoreboards to find out who the leaders are, and where they are on course. One way to tell the players from a distance is to look for their caddies, who wear color-coded vests (red, white and black), which will be indicated on the daily pairing sheet.

Autographs
Players are more receptive to requests for autographs after they have completed their round, so don’t interrupt them before or during their round. A good place to catch them is at the practice area, as most players will return there after they play their round.

Lost and Found
Lost and found will be located in the merchandise tent at the main entrance.