July 10, 2012
With the John Deere Classic in full swing, TPC Deere Run has been well groomed and manacured in order to accommodate families, fans and golfers.
According to CBS4, the company’s 175th anniversary has made the tournament an even bigger spectacle than normal, as the 2012 John Deere Class will feature a number of additional offerings for fans of all ages.
The new Family Zone attraction is aimed at adding another dimension of tournament fun for parents, grandparents and children of all ages.
According to the news outlet, fans who enter in through the main entrance of the course will notice a large tent between the 7th tee box and the 8th green, where John Deere equipment of all sizes and models will be on display.
Another space will be available for younger fans of the brand, as the Family Zone will be housed in a 116-by-60 tent elsewhere on the course.
Parents and their children will be able to play Wii golf, participate in a Long Putt Contest and get free mini-lessons from Iowa PGA pros in one of the indoor hitting bays at the course.
The Family Zone will also have a number of older models of John Deere equipment on display, as a variety of historical tractors, a replica of the first “self-scouring steel plow,” pictures of previous models and parts from throughout the history of the brand will be available for fans to see.
The John Deere Classic will also host Youth Day, which is provided for younger fans free of charge. The company will allow visitors and guest to view the pro golfers who are on the course during several practice rounds.
The 2012 Chick-fil-A Youth Clinic at the driving range at TPC Deere Run will take place on Youth Day and will be hosted by PGA Tour pros Pat Perez and Jason Gore.
The Heroes’ Walk program is new to the 2012 event, as uniformed military personnel will caddy for pros on the 15th hole just days before the start of the tournament. They will interact with the golfers and share stories about their experiences with the PGA tour players.