Where is Cordevalle?
CordeValle is located off Highway 101 in San Martin, which is between Morgan Hill and Gilroy. To obtain directions from online map services, please enter “13675 Watsonville Road, Morgan Hill, CA, 95037” or “13145 E. San Martin Avenue, San Martin, CA 95046″.
Where will I park?
The 2012 Frys.com Open offers FREE, convenient parking. Please refer to the Directions & Parking tab under Patron Info for more information.
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 2012 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 a select number of additional Silicon Valley charities.
Will the tournament be televised?
Yes. All four rounds of the tournament will be televised on The 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 (except sealed bottled water and special drinks such as baby formula)
• Food Items (unless pre-prepared, in clear bags and carried by hand in a plastic grocery style bag. Sliced fruit will be allowed.)
• Still or video cameras — Thursday through Sunday.
• Pagers — unless they can be set to vibrate.
• Radios or TVs.
• 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 purses, bags and fanny packs are subject to inspection.
• The 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
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.
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 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.
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.